The first issue of Todd McFarlane’s Spawn was released in 1992 and it went on to sell over 1.7 million copies and solidified Image Comics as a force in the industry with its collection of creator-owned comics.

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McFarlane has been the creative force behind Spawn for 27 years and with the upcoming publication of issue 301, Spawn will be the longest running creator-owned comic in the world. To celebrate this milestone, Todd McFarlane will write, draw and ink the historic 301st issue.

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“I could think of no better reason to return to the drawing board than to celebrate the record-breaking 301st issue of the SPAWN comic,” said McFarlane, creator of SPAWN and President at Image Comics. “It is with great pride that I can say that after nearly three decades of producing the SPAWN title, that I am still 100% in the creative driver’s seat of the character I brought to life back in 1992,” said McFarlane. “I wrote and drew that first issue and will do the same for this historic issue as well.”

SPAWN #301, a 48-page full-color comic book will be in stores September 25, 2019. Also available will be black and white Spawn #301 “Artist Edition” variant showcasing McFarlane and Capullo’s original, inked artwork.

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