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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.

Early Preview: Eternals #1

Eternals #1

(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Esad Ribic
(Variant Covers) Alex Ross, Art Adams, Mahmud Asrar, Russell Dauterman, Dave Johnson, Alan Davis, Mike Del Mundo, Frank Cho, Rian Gonzales, Jeff Johnson, J. Scott Campbell, Greg Land, Todd Nauck, Dan Panosian, Joe Quesada, Khary Randolph, Ron Lim, Otto Schmidt, Walt Simonson, Superlog, Skottie Young, Leinil Francis Yu
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 06, 2021
SRP: $4.99

NEVER DIE. NEVER WIN. ETERNALS.

What’s the point of an eternal battle?

For millions of years, one hundred Eternals have roamed the Earth, secret protectors of humanity. Without them, we’d be smears between the teeth of the demon-like Deviants. Their war has waged for all time, echoing in our myths and nightmares.

But today, Eternals face something new: change. Can they – or anyone on Earth – survive their discovery?
From the thought provoking minds of Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Uncanny X-Men, Thor) and Esad Ribi? (Secret Wars, King Thor) comes a new vision of the classic Marvel mythology!

Eternals #1

Detective Comics #1027 Gets Variants from Bermejo, Campbell, Coipel, Lau, and Quitely

Celebrating 1000 issues since the first appearance of Batman, Detective Comics #1027 is the blockbuster comic that’s a big as most graphic novels! Containing a gallery of tribute art from some of comics’ finest talents, stories from some of the biggest names in comics (including a hint at what’s to come for the future of both Gotham City and the DC Universe), this is a must-have book for fans of Batman, his allies and his enemies!

In the tradition of other landmark titles such as Action Comics #1000 and Detective Comics #1000, Detective #1027 will also feature a highly collectible series of variant covers, and DC has released a first look five of the ten “Friends and Foes” available for retailers to order. Numbering ten in total, these covers will showcase the Dark Knights allies and enemies that have been at the heart of Batman’s quest to protect the citizens of Gotham.

Enjoy this look at the main cover by Andy Kubert, in addition to these “Friends” variant covers by Lee Bermejo, J. Scott Campbell, Olivier Coipel, Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, and Frank Quitely! Next week, we’ll preview another five variant covers, featuring the evildoers of Gotham City.

Detective Comics #1027 arrives at open and operating comic book stores and participating digital retailers on Tuesday, September 15, and sells for $9.99.

Preview: Black Cat #12

Black Cat #12

(W) Jed MacKay (A) Carlos Villa (CA) J. Scott Campbell
Rated T
In Shops: Aug 05, 2020
SRP: $3.99

• Well, she did it this time. Black Cat stole an Iron Man armor from Iron Man, and he is NOT pleased.
• So she is on the run (fly, really) from Iron Man through Manhattan but also still on the run from the Thieves Guild. So it’s tough being Felicia Hardy right now.
• And it’s possible the armor wasn’t what she was stealing from Iron Man. Uh-oh.

Black Cat #12

Oblivion Song #25 Kicks Off a New Story Arc

Oblivion Song #25 by Robert Kirkman, Lorenzo De Felici, and colorist Annalisa Leoni will kick off an exciting new story arc of the critically acclaimed series this July from Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment. It boasts both an eye-popping cover by J. Scott Campbell and a special origin story included in the issue drawn by Leoni.

In Oblivion Song #25, Nathan Cole’s world has changed. Nothing could have prepared him for what has happened, what he’s had to do, and how it has affected him. Starting now, he embarks on a new journey with full knowledge of Oblivion and what caused the Transference! The fate of the Earth rests in his capable hands!

For fans hoping to catch up on the adventure before the new story arc begins, Oblivion Song Book One hardcover will be available on the same day, with the Image Giant-Sized Artist’s Proof: Oblivion Song #1 hitting shelves available the following week.

Available at comic book shops on Wednesday, July 8:

  • Oblivion Song by Kirkman & De Felici #25 Cover A by De Felici (Diamond Code APR200105)
  • Oblivion Song by Kirkman & De Felici #25 Cover B by David Finch & Leoni (Diamond Code APR200106)
  • Oblivion Song by Kirkman & De Felici #25 Cover C by Arthur Adams & Leoni (Diamond Code APR200107)
  • Oblivion Song by Kirkman & De Felici #25 Cover D by Charlie Adlard (Diamond Code APR200108)
  • Oblivion Song by Kirkman & De Felici #25 Cover E by Campbell (Diamond Code APR208101) 
  • Oblivion Song by Kirkman & De Felici Book One hardcover (Diamond Code MAR200100)

Oblivion Song by Kirkman & De Felici #25 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

Available at comic book shops on Wednesday, July 15:

  • Image Giant-Sized Artist’s Proof: Oblivion Song #1 (Diamond Code APR200113)

Preview: Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular

Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular

(W) Ed Brubaker, Paul Dini, Tom King, Ann Nocenti, Mindy Newell, Will Pfeifer, Others (A) Cameron Stewart, Mikel Janin, Adam Hughes, Emanuela Lupacchino, Steve Rude, Jim Balent, Tula Lotay (CA) Joëlle Jones
In Shops: Jun 03, 2020
SRP: $9.99

Our gal Catwoman is turning 80 next year (and looking very good, if we meow say), and DC is celebrating with nothing less than with a huge soiree, invite only, packed with creators who mean the most to her and to whom she means the most! Stories featured in this 100-page spectacular include a tail-sorry, tale-that takes place at the end of the Brubaker/Stewart Catwoman run, in honor of artist Darwyn Cooke. Plus, Catwoman is caught by an exotic cat collector, runs into a wannabe thief trying to prove himself as her apprentice, encounters a mystery involving memorabilia from alternate continuities, and of course some Bat/Cat fun.

Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular

DC Reveals the Decade Variant Covers for the Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular

DC is celebrating Catwoman‘s 80th anniversary this April! The character debuted alongside Batman in 1940’s Batman #1 and since has become an icon.

To honor this publishing milestone, on April 15, 2020, DC will celebrate Catwoman’s 80th anniversary with a landmark one-shot, Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1.

DC will be releasing 8 variant covers celebrating each decade and you can see them below!

  • 1940s variant cover by ADAM HUGHES 
  • 1950s variant cover by TRAVIS CHAREST 
  • 1960s variant cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL 
  • 1970s variant cover by FRANK CHO 
  • 1980s variant cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU 
  • 1990s variant cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO 
  • 2000s variant cover by JIM LEE, SCOTT WILLIAMS, and ALEX SINCLAIR 
  • 2010s variant cover by JEEHYUNG LEE 

Celebrate DC’s Feline Fatale with Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 Decade Variant Covers!

On April 15, 2020, DC will celebrate Catwoman’s 80th anniversary with a landmark one-shot, Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1. Since the character first appeared alongside Batman in 1940’s Batman #1, Catwoman has become an icon to millions of comic book fans. The undeniable magnetism between Batman and Catwoman has been one of comics’ most reliable constants: wherever Catwoman goes, Batman is sure to follow, if only to take her down.

Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1, with a main cover by Joëlle Jones, will feature decade variants by:

  • 1940s variant cover by ADAM HUGHES 
  • 1950s variant cover by TRAVIS CHAREST 
  • 1960s variant cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL 
  • 1970s variant cover by FRANK CHO 
  • 1980s variant cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU 
  • 1990s variant cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO 
  • 2000s variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS 
  • 2010s variant cover by JEEHYUNG LEE 

Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 is a prestige format comic book retailing for $9.99 and available at local comics retailers and digital retailers on April 15, 2020.

Preview: Black Cat #10

Black Cat #10

(W) Jed MacKay (A) Kris Anka (CA) J. Scott Campbell
Rated T
In Shops: Mar 04, 2020
SRP: $3.99

• Felicia and Logan on the run from all matter of Madripoorian murder squads!
• Kade Kilgore, former head of the Hellfire Club, current boss of the criminal capital of the world, has marked them for death and you won’t believe who comes to collect!

Black Cat #10

Vampirella Window Cling, Out Now

Vampirella Window Cling

Art: J. Scott Campbell
$9.99

Perfect for fans and retailers! Because you can never have enough of the enchanting Vampirella you can now enhance your windows, walls or doors with this amazing Vampirella Window Cling featuring art by J. Scott Campbell!

Custom window clings are a great way to show your fandom. The multi-surface stock is able to be used on glass, metal, plastic laminate and other surfaces – even outdoors! The adhesive is effective, long-lasting, reusable and leaves no residue.

Vampirella Window Cling
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