The Press Release:
Todd McFarlane will unleash an all-new comic book series—King Spawn—this August. This new title will continue the dramatic events from recent blockbuster Spawn’s Universe #1 and is nearly three decades in the making. King Spawn #1 marks the first time an ongoing, monthly Spawn series has been launched in over 28 years and joins an elite group of famed heroes—like Spider-Man, Batman, and Superman—with more than one monthly title devoted to the same character. King Spawn is projected to have even higher sales than the record-setting Spawn’s Universe #1.
“My goal is to give fans twice as much Spawn to read than they had before… and at the lowest price possible! And by the end of the year, there will be a Spawn-related book available for fans every week of the month,” said McFarlane. “We will be introducing new heroes and villains along with classic characters as we expand the Spawn Universe into the future.”
To that point, one of the all-time classic fan-favorite villains from the original series makes his long-awaited return in the initial storyline of this new title.
An all-star creative team will help launch this series, including writers Sean Lewis, Todd McFarlane, and artists Javier Fernandez, Brett Booth, Philip Tan, Stephen Segovia, Todd McFarlane, and Marcio Takara. Along with famed cover artists Greg Capullo, Sean Gordon Murphy, Puppeteer Lee, David Finch, McFarlane, Booth, and a few more still to be announced.
The release of King Spawn #1 is nearly three decades in the making and marks the first time a #1 Spawn issue has been available, in monthly form, in over twenty-eight years. Issue #1 is a massive 56 pages thick with stunning art and action-packed storytelling.
King Spawn #1 will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, August 18, SRP $5.99.
* Cover A by Lee
* Cover B by McFarlane
* Cover C by Finch
* Cover D by Murphy
* Cover E by Capullo
* Cover F by Booth
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ABOUT SPAWN & LEGENDARY ARTIST & SPAWN CREATOR TODD MCFARLANE:
Todd McFarlane’s Spawn is one of the world’s best-selling and longest-running monthly comic books, with several hundred million copies sold worldwide in more than 120 countries. McFarlane made history with the release of the historic Spawn #300 and record-breaking Spawn #301. These milestones earned McFarlane the Guinness World Records title for the world’s longest-running, creator-owned comic book series ever. Todd McFarlane’s Spawn made history with the release of the historic Spawn #300, and Spawn #301 has earned the Guinness World Records title for the longest-running creator-owned superhero comic book series in the world. The road to McFarlane’s history-making comic run began in 1992 when he co-founded Image Comics and the released Spawn #1, still the single-best-selling issue all-time for any creator-owned comic. The comic became an Emmy Award-winning animated series on HBO and a live action feature film that grossed $100 million. McFarlane became a true comic book superstar for his record-setting work on Marvel Comics’ Spider-Man franchise, where he co-created Marvel’s top villain Venom. After garnishing prominent success in the comic industry, McFarlane founded the international award-winning McFarlane Toys, one of America’s top action figure manufacturers. In 2020, the new release of a Spawn figure on Kickstarter set a new Kickstarter record, in its category, for raising just under $3.5 million in 30 days. Spawn and all related characters and elements © & ™ TMP
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS:
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This is exciting news for sure and I clearly remember hitting the local comic book shop when the original “Spawn” #1 was released. I still have a few copies of that secured in one of the many long boxes because way back then you always purchased multiple copies. It great to see the expansion of the Spawn mythology and one has to hope that even more toys come to being created as a result. I’ll be asking for a copy to be reserved for sure come August and who knows, perhaps I will even purchase an additional copy or two and hope to see Todd himself at the upcoming New York Comic Con if I think I will be in attendance. What do you readers think about this new series announcement? Will you be purchasing? Chime in down below in the comments section and I will see you next time around. Keep safe out there.