Marvel Previews Blood Hunt, Amazing Spider-Man and More in FCBD 2024 First Look

Marvel Comics has shared new details and first-look previews for its Free Comic Book Day 2024 titles.

As previously announced, Marvel has no fewer than five books lined up for FCBD in May. First up is Free Comic Book Day 2024: Blood Hunt/X-Men #1. The one-shot teams writer Jed MacKay with artist Sara Pichelli for a prelude to MacKay’s upcoming Blood Hunt event series. Then, Gail Simone joins forces with David Marquez for the first glimpse at the X-Men’s post-Krakoa era.

Next, in Free Comic Book Day 2024: Spider-Man & The Ultimate Universe #1, writers Zeb Wells and Deniz Camp team with artists Ryan Stegman and Juan Frigeri to preview the next wave of Marvel’s new Ultimate Universe titles and the future of Amazing Spider-Man. The one-shot also offers a sneak peek at Al Ewing‘s next Venom arc. Things continue in Free Comic Book Day 2024: Marvel’s Voices #1, which seeks to spotlight diverse creators and characters from across the Marvel multiverse.

Then, Marvel takes readers to the galaxy far, far away for Free Comic Book Day 2024: Star Wars/Darth Vader #1 — which heralds the next chapter in the publisher’s official Star Wars line of comics. Finally, Free Comic Book Day 2024: Spidey & His Amazing Friends promotes the Disney Junior animated series, which returns for Season 3 this coming Monday.

Check out the updated synopses and first-look previews for Marvel’s Free Comic Book Day 2024 titles below:

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2024: BLOOD HUNT/X-MEN #1

  • Written by JED MacKAY & GAIL SIMONE
  • Art by SARA PICHELLI & DAVID MARQUEZ
  • Cover by KAEL NGU
  • In FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2024: BLOOD HUNT/X-MEN #1, the long night arrives! Take your first bite of this upcoming saga from writer Jed MacKay that sees the vampires of the Marvel Universe step out of the shadows and plunge the world into darkness. Starring the Avengers, Moon Knight, Doctor Strange, and of course, pop culture’s iconic vampire hunter, Blade, BLOOD HUNT promises to leave a profound mark on the Marvel Universe in its wake.
  • FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2024: BLOOD HUNT/X-MEN #1 will also give readers their very first look at what’s next for mutantkind. Written by Gail Simone and drawn by David Marquez, this story follows Jubilee on a journey to where it all began and is packed with jaw-dropping hints at the X-Men’s post-Krakoa landscape.

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2024: SPIDER-MAN & THE ULTIMATE UNIVERSE #1

  • FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2024: SPIDER-MAN & THE ULTIMATE UNIVERSE #1
  • Written by ZEB WELLS & DENIZ CAMP
  • Art by RYAN STEGMAN & JUAN FRIGERI
  • Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
  • In FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2024: SPIDER-MAN/THE ULTIMATE UNIVERSE #1, see the start of the next ongoing series set in the Marvel’s new Ultimate line! By the time it comes out, readers will have met the new Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate Black Panther, and the new Ultimate X-Men. Now, a new team of ULTIMATE heroes emerge to help put this twisted universe on track towards a hopeful future in a story by Deniz Camp and Juan Frigeri.
  • FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2024: SPIDER-MAN/THE ULTIMATE UNIVERSE #1 will also set up the return of Norman Osborn as Green Goblin, a storyline coming soon to Zeb Wells’ AMAZING SPIDER-MAN run; and a special preview of Al Ewing’s next mind-bending arc of VENOM!

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2024: MARVEL’S VOICES #1

  • Written by NIKESH SHUKLA & MORE
  • Art by TADAM GYADU & MORE
  • Cover by ANAND RAMCHERON
  • For the second year in a row, Marvel proudly spotlight creators and characters from different cultures, communities, and identities in FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: MARVEL’S VOICES. Collecting acclaimed stories from last year’s MARVEL’S VOICES one-shots—including MARVEL’S VOICES: AVENGERS, MARVEL’S VOICES: X-MEN, AND MARVEL’S VOICES: SPIDER-VERSE—experience various corners of the Marvel Universe and see firsthand how it truly represents the world outside your window.
  • FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: MARVEL’S VOICES will also contain essays about Marvel history, creator interviews, and an all-new story starring the breakout spider-hero from last year’s Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse film: Spider-Man India! Over the years, Marvel’s Voices has evolved from a podcast to a year-long publishing program that illustrates the richness and breadth of the Marvel Comics mythos. Stay tuned in the months ahead for announcements about the exciting ways the initiative will uplift and inspire readers throughout 2024!

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2024: STAR WARS/DARTH VADER #1

  • Written by CHARLES SOULE & GREG PAK
  • Penciled by IBRAIM ROBERSON & RAMON ROSANAS
  • Cover by PHIL NOTO
  • For the first time ever and fitting for May the 4, Marvel is proud to offer a STAR WARS Free Comic Book Day title with FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2024: STAR WARS/DARTH VADER #1, which explores the exciting storytelling coming to the galaxy far, far away. Are there Rebel survivors stranded on Hoth? Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Lando Calrissian, and Chewbacca mount a dangerous rescue mission to Echo Base! Lightsabers! Blasters! Snowtroopers! All-out action amongst the wreckage of AT-AT walkers, Rebel airspeeders and frozen weapons of mass destruction!
  • Darth Vader also employs a surprise character from the past to help him find Luke Skywalker. But Sabé, former handmaiden of Padmé Amidala is also on a quest for the son of Vader. Having worked for him as an Imperial Commander, Sabé has enough resources to cause chaos for anyone who stands in her path. How will this affect the Dark Lord’s plans to remove Palpatine from power?

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2024: SPIDEY & HIS AMAZING FRIENDS #1

  • Swing into adventure with Spidey! Spidey, Ghost-Spider, and Miles will 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!

Free Comic Book Day 2024 takes place on Saturday, May 4.

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