The Press Release:
Image Comics President and SPAWN creator, Todd McFarlane, will pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman in the upcoming SPAWN #311 with a cover in memory of the late actor who brought to life Marvel’s Black Panther character in the Avengers films.
“Given the limited amount of minority characters in the comic industry today that are considered major Superheroes, I thought it appropriate for one of those well-known heroes (Spawn) to pay tribute to a man who made a lasting impact on helping shape such a strong superhero of color,” said McFarlane. “Chadwick Boseman is a person who honed his skills and then made a career using them. Then he fought a fight against his own body that showed the true spirit of this man. We should all admire the traits Chadwick shared with us. And the inspiration he gave to millions of children around the globe who got to see a strong, meaningful and proud hero that looked like themselves.”
SPAWN #311 Cover B by McFarlane will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, October 28.
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: The loss of actor Chadwick Boseman still resonates greatly in the hearts of geekdom as it was a shocker and a terrible loss in an already craptastic year. Though I was a newbie to the actor and only really knew him from “Black Panther”, I enjoyed that movie considerably and know the ramifications of his passing will impact the future of the MCU. This McFarlane variant is stunning and though I’ve generally stood on the side when it comes to variant covers, I might be picking this one up and adding it to my collection. What do you readers think about it? Chime in down below in the comments section and I will see you next time. To see our memorial toast to the late actor just click HERE.
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