For this year’s Free Comic Book Day, Marvel Comics will have something for every fan, offering four separate titles packed with exciting entry points into the Marvel Comics mythos.
In addition to lead-in stories to the biggest comic book sagas of 2023 including Fall of X and Jonathan Hickman and Valerio Schiti’s upcoming epic, these titles will also spotlight creators and characters from different cultures, communities, and identities, providing the perfect first comic for new readers.
You can find details on each of these comics below, but the preview artwork released seems to confirm that the X-Men will return to the Jim Lee costumes from the 90s later this year. We’re sure the timing of that isn’t coincidental, especially with X-Men ’97 coming to Disney+ in late 2023.
Ironheart is also highlighted ahead of hr Disney+ series, and the sight of Spider-Man battling an ape might be the craziest think you see today (although this gives it a run for its money).
Avengers/X-Men #1 features a pair of all-new stories that set the stage for the next evolution in mutant adventures, Fall of X! First, X-Men masterminds Gerry Duggan and Joshua Cassara give fans a peek at the drama to come at this year’s Hellfire Gala and reveal the surprising fate of Captain Krakoa. Then, superstar artist Javier Garrón joins Duggan for a story that features the rise of Stark Sentinels and lays the groundwork for an uncanny new team book launching later this year. Plus meet Jonathan Hickman and Valerio Schiti at the crossroads of science and magic with a sneak peek at their upcoming mystery project!
Spider-Man/Venom #1 will web-sling readers into the exciting developments currently taking place in the world of Amazing Spider-Man and Venom! First, see Zeb Wells and Patrick Gleason unleash the full fury of Peter Parker’s new spidey suit and reveal the exciting plans for one of Spider-Man’s fiercest foes. Then witness a symbiote experiment gone horribly wrong and the creation of a terrifying new enemy for Venom in a story by writer Al Ewing and new Venom artist CAFU. Plus a surprising preview of the new Marvel saga just on the horizon by two of Marvel’s top creators!
Marvel’s Voices #1 invites readers to the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed Marvel’s Voices series, which spotlights creators and characters across Marvel’s diverse and ever-evolving universe. The book will include a range of stories from previous Marvel’s Voices issues that star Ms. Marvel, Luke Cage, Wave, and more! Plus a brand-new Ironheart adventure by writer John Jennings and Paris Alleyne that debuts her deadly new nemesis, Khem!
And last, but certainly not least, Spidey & His Amazing Friends #1 is back! Swing into adventure with Spidey, Ghost-Spider, and Miles as they face off against Green Goblin, Doc Ock and more in this spectacular special. Filled with easy-to-read comic stories based on the hit Disney Junior show, this book is perfect for the youngest readers aged 5-7. Young fans will even be able to test their wall-crawling skills with thrilling interactive activity pages! Kids will love this not-to-be-missed comic: the perfect primer for the newest generation of Spider-Fans!
Take a closer look at the preview art below, and keep checking back here for more details on this year’s Free Comic Book Day offerings ahead of the festivities on May 6.