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.
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.
“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.