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Todd McFarlane Announces Four New Titles Building His Own Shared Comic Universe

Image Comics‘ President Todd McFarlane has announced his attempt at creating his own multi-character, interconnected comic book universe. His stated goal is to establish a shared fictional universe over time in the vein of what the other comic industry giants, Marvel, and DC Comics, have accomplished with their comic book universes.

The announcement was given by McFarlane during a first look presentation at the Direct Market Retailers at the Annual ComicsPRO Conference.

The character Spawn, created by McFarlane, will be at the forefront of the initial launch of new titles, but the long-term goal is that Spawn will become but one of many characters that will succeed not only in the comics industry but in many mediums across the globe.

McFarlane will capitalize on the twenty-eight-year success story of Spawn, which has seen sales increase between 150 to 600% from pre-pandemic orders. The Spawn title currently is a top 5 monthly selling title on the Diamond Distributors Top 100 Chart. Recently, a 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. That figure was also recently awarded the prestigious People’s Choice 2021 Toy of The Year (TOTY) by The Toy Association, Inc.

As part of his announcement, McFarlane announced four new titles coming out in 2021, with three of them continuing as regular monthly titles, meaning that there will be an opportunity for fans of the Spawn character and his new expanding world to get their stories from it on a weekly basis instead of just twelve times a year.

In June, in what McFarlane is calling “2021 the year of Spawn,” comic retailers will be able to order Spawn’s Universe #1. This will be a book that will set the stage with a story that will then spill out into the other new monthly titles. The first title will release in August with a book called King Spawn #1. The character Spawn will now join the rare company of stalwart characters, like Superman, Batman, and Spider-Man, that will have multiple monthly books for the same title character. It will also mark the first time in twenty-eight years that anyone can buy a monthly issue #1 Spawn book. It gives McFarlane hope of reaching a new generation of readers that missed out on the initial launch of the Spawn back in 1992.

In October comes the second new monthly called Gunslinger Spawn. This title character has been a huge hit among the fanbase over the past year, and each of his appearances has garnered enthusiasm at the stores and online.

Finally, there will be a new #1 team book, which will band five characters together to fight against forces too big for any of them to take on alone. That book is titled The Scorched. Spawn, Redeemer, Gunslinger, Medieval Spawn, and She-Spawn begins the group’s adventures. However, McFarlane promises a rotating cast of heroes over the coming months to keep the roster of heroes fresh. He also said that he would be bringing in new major villains into the fold, too.

To lend a creative hand on some of this expanding list of titles, McFarlane has recruited an all-star list of comic book creators such as Art Adams, Jason Shawn Alexander, Carlo Barberi, Brett Booth, J. Scott Campbell, Greg Capullo, Donny Cates, Jim Cheung, Mike del Mundo, Javier Fernandez, David Finch, Jonathan Glapion, Kevin Keane, Aleš Kot, Puppeteer Lee, Sean Lewis, Sean Gordon Murphy, Ben Oliver, Stephen Segovia, Paulo Siqueira, Marc Silvestri, Marcio Takara, and Frank Quitely, as well as others he will be announcing in the coming months.

Today’s Digital Releases Include the Imperfects, Ororo, Wolverine, and Harlequin Romance

There’s six new releases on comiXology for your reading pleasure. Check out the new comics from Marvel and Harlequin below or get shopping now.

Marvel Nemesis: The Imperfects

Written by Greg Pak
Art by Renato Arlem
Cover by Jae Lee
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Collects Marvel Nemesis: The Imperfects #1-6.

An evil scientist sets his crosshairs on planet Earth, in search of test subjects for his experiments, transforming even the most timid creatures into vicious fighting machines. Thousands of years later, the Thing, Wolverine, Spider-Man and Elektra all find themselves unwilling participants in the scientist’s millennia-old trials…or perhaps not all of them are that unwilling.

Marvel Nemesis: The Imperfects

Ororo: Before The Storm

Written by Marc Sumerak
Art by Carlo Barberi
Cover by Mark Brooks
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Collects Ororo: Before the Storm #1-4.

Celebrating 30 years of Storm! The back alleys of Cairo’s thieves-quarter are no place for a child to grow up — unless that child is destined to be one of the greatest Marvel heroines of all time! Long before she became the X-Man known as Storm, a young orphan named Ororo Munroe stalked the streets of Cairo picking pockets and scraping to survive. Get ready for some awesome Egyptian action and adventure as Ororo leads her fellow street urchins on the adventure of a lifetime! This is a history lesson you won’t want to miss!

Ororo: Before The Storm

The Innocent’s Secret Baby Vol. 1: Billionaires & One-Night Heirs

Written by Carol Marinelli
Art by Yuuki Mizuswa
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While staying at a very fancy Venetian hotel, Lydia happens to be seated at a table beside Raul Di Savo, a real estate tycoon. He overhears the conversation between her and her stepfather, who plans to use Lydia for a business deal. Lydia is disgusted by the terms and flees the table, but Raul chases her and presents her with an offer she can’t refuse. He’ll stay with her tonight, but on her terms. She’s never had anyone in her life respect her opinions, so why does he?

The Innocent's Secret Baby Vol. 1: Billionaires & One-Night Heirs

Une Nuit Dans Le Désert

Written by Maggie Cox
Art by Mao Karino
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Le travail de Gina l’a amenée jusqu’au royaume du désert de Kabuyadir, un endroit dans lequel, il était une fois, elle a passé une nuit magique avec un homme costaud du nom de Zahir. Alors qu’ils se sont promis de se revoir un jour, Gina n’a pas pu croire aux voeux d’amour de son amoureux au long cours, alors elle a rompu. Elle est maintenant revenue pour évaluer le Coeur du Courage, un joyau transmis par la famille royale Kabuyadir avec la prophétie que tous les membres de la famille royale ne vivront toujours que par amour. Et qui devrait arriver pour accueillir Gina au palais, sinon Zahir lui-même ! Jamais, dans ses rêves les plus fous, Gina n’aurait imaginé que Zahir était un roi ! L’a-t-il appelée ici pour se venger de l’avoir largué il y a tant d’années ?

Une Nuit Dans Le Désert

Wolverine Vol. 1: Brotherhood

Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Darick Robertson
Cover by Esad Ribic
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Collects Wolverine (2003) #1-6.

The world’s deadliest mutant Wolverine embarks on a dangerous mission of revenge, seeking justice for a young neighbor who was murdered in her sleep. Logan must use all of his lethal skills to take on a mysterious organization hell-bent on keeping its dark secrets hidden from the world.

Wolverine Vol. 1: Brotherhood

Wolverine Vol. 2: Coyote Crossing

Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Leandro Fernandez
Cover by Leandro Fernandez
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Collects Wolverine (2003) #7-11.

In a dusty border town on the edge of Mexico, Wolverine, the world’s most dangerous – and most popular – mutant, chances upon a grisly discovery that begs for his unique brand of justice.

Wolverine Vol. 2: Coyote Crossing

Preview: Wonder Woman #763

Wonder Woman #763

Written by: Mariko Tamaki
Art by: Carlo Barberi

A brand-new foe has made her presence known in the life of Wonder Woman, and Liar Liar isn’t going anywhere! In this issue, this unhinged young villain is revealed as the mastermind behind the psychic phenomenon spreading chaos across the globe-but is there more to her than meets the eye? Maxwell Lord is about to find out the hard way, with a bombshell that will shake the smarmy mogul to his core. Can Max trust someone who so ruthlessly uses deception to manipulate her opponents in the first place?

Wonder Woman #763

Preview: Wonder Woman #762

Wonder Woman #762

Written by: Mariko Tamaki
Art by: Carlo Barberi
In Shops: Sep 08, 2020
SRP: $3.99

NEW VILLAIN ALERT: LIAR LIAR DEBUTS! Random acts of violence are breaking out all over the Earth, and Wonder Woman is closing in on the source. The problem? It looks like a new ally is to blame for the widespread pandemonium. Check out the debut of the deadly new villain Liar Liar in this issue, plus the shocking connection between this new threat and a face from the past…

Wonder Woman #762

Preview: Wonder Woman #761

Wonder Woman #761

(W) Mariko Tamaki (A) Carlo Barberi, Matt Santorelli (CA) David Marquez
In Shops: Aug 25, 2020
SRP: $4.99

It’s the team-up no one saw coming: Wonder Woman and Maxwell Lord! This evil jerk has returned to Diana’s life, but is Max here to save the day? With a new psychic phenomenon affecting more and more people, Wonder Woman is going to need all the help she can get to contain this frightening new warping of the mind…

Wonder Woman #761

Review: Hit-Monkey: Bullets and Bananas

He’s a monkey. He’s a hitman. He’s an assassin. He’s Hit Monkey!

Hit Monkey: Bullets and Bananas collects Hit-Monkey #1 (2010A), Hit-Money (2010B) #1-3 and Deadpool (2008) #19-21.

Story: Daniel Way
Art: Dalibor Talajić, Carlo Barberi
Color: Matt Hollingsworth, Dalibor Talajić, José Villarrubia, Marte Gracia
Ink: Sandu Florea, Juan Vlasco
Letterer: Jeff Eckleberry, Joe Sabino

Get your copy in comic shops now and in book stores October 29! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
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Preview: Adventures of the Super Sons #12 (of 12)

Adventures of the Super Sons #12 (of 12)

(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Dan Mora
In Shops: Jul 03, 2019
SRP: $3.99

It’s been a long road, but Superboy and Robin have finally made their way back home! Unfortunately, an armada of about a gazillion juvenile super-delinquents is back too, and these pint-sized hell-raisers are out to conquer Earth! It’s the final battle between the son of Batman, the son of Superman, a big fan of Lex Luthor and whatever a “Doomsdame” is in this epic finale to the Super Sons saga!

Preview: Adventures of the Super Sons #11 (of 12)

Adventures of the Super Sons #11 (of 12)

(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Carlo Barberi, Matt Santorelli (CA) Dan Mora
RATED T
In Shops: Jun 05, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Superboy and Robin have been chased through the galaxy by Rex Luthor and his band of murdering minors…and at last the final battle has begun! Using the Dimensional Cube and a brand-new, shiny army of prison planet escapees, Rex has opened the portal to Earth to start his invasion! But Jon and Damian have an army of their own, and when you’re backed by a cybernetic cowboy, an intergalactic ride-share program and several hundred “planeteers,” how could you not put up an epic fight?!

Adventures of the Super Sons #11 (of 12)

Preview: Avengers: No Road Home #8

Avengers: No Road Home #8

(W) Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Mark Waid (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Yasmin Putri
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 03, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE ALL-NEW WEEKLY AVENGERS EVENT CONTINUES!
Team Hulk vs. Nyx, Queen of Night! Team Herc vs. Oizys, Creature of Misery! One Avenger faces the supreme test – and one Avenger falls!
LEGACY #716

Avengers: No Road Home #8

Preview: Adventures of the Super Sons #8 (of 12)

Adventures of the Super Sons #8 (of 12)

(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Carlo Barberi, Matt Santorelli (CA) Dan Mora
In Shops: Mar 06, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Incarcerated on the prison planet of Takron-Galtos, Superboy and Robin face off against their fellow inmate Rex Luthor and the newest members of the Gang! But Robin has a plan, and it involves a piece of glittering jewelry called a Green Lantern ring! Be here for the start of “No Evil Shall Escape Their Sight”!

Adventures of the Super Sons #8 (of 12)
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