Hooray for Comic Book Day 2022! One of the greatest days of the year. A day when fans of comics and graphic novels gather to celebrate. What better way to celebrate than with a kick-ass rock show.

What is Free Comic Book Day?

According to Wikipedia

Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is an annual promotional effort by the North American comic book industry to attract new readers to independent comic book stores. The event was proposed by Joe Field in the August 2001 issue of Comics & Games Retailer magazine and Free Comic Book Day was launched in 2002, coordinated by the industry's single large distributor, Diamond Comic Distributors.

Free comics are great. But, a FREE rock show is even better. As part of the annual celebration of comics, Missoula's Dark Horse Bar is offering up a FREE rock show on the patio. An unofficial kick-off to summer, the Comic Book Day Metal Show will feature performances from 3 bands on the outside stage.


  • Blessiddoom
  • Elephant Graveyard
  • Deathcare Industries

On top of the LIVE music, the event will also include prize giveaways and drink specials. If you needed a reason to dress up and rock your favorite cosplay, the event will also include a costume contest for big prizes.

In years past, I have seen some amazing cosplay at the show. Everything from HALO Master Chief to a full-body Predator costume. Heroes and villains are welcome to the show.

The always talented Eddie Johnson of Blessiddoom put together a fan-friggin-tastic promo video for the show. An 8-bit blast from the past that nearly gave me nightmares. Nightmares include one of the only NES video games that I would lose sleep over. A game based on one of your favorite comics of the 90s. Inspired by the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game.

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