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The Scorched #1 Sells Over 270,000 Copies

Todd McFarlane’s Spawn franchise made history in 2021 with the BEST YEAR OF SPAWN EVER, breaking several long-held comic industry records. The newest record includes massive sales for his newest monthly title, The Scorched #1. Sales for the book made it the “Biggest New Team Book” from the past 30 years (including a new relaunch of Marvel’s X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy), with more than 270,000 copies sold. This is the fourth, major record-setting 2021 new title for McFarlane, all records have been set in under six months, and this marks the most records ever broken by a comic franchise in a six-month period.

Kicking off the reign of records, McFarlane’s Spawns Universe #1 became Image Comics’ top-selling first issue of the 21st century. The sales of King Spawn #1 demolished The Avengers record, becoming the comic industry’s highest ordered monthly superhero launch of the 21st century. Gunslinger Spawn #1 was the biggest launch of a new superhero monthly title in the comic industry of the past 25 years. Gunslinger Spawn #1’s total sales are more significant than Marvel’s Spider-Gwen launch in 2015, and there hasn’t been another new character comic close to that number in the 20 years prior to its release.

Following suit with the record-breaking 2021 titles, Spawns Universe #1King Spawn #1Gunslinger Spawn #1, and now The Scorched #1 has become one of the top selling Image Comics books in the 21st century.

The Scorched #1 is the first all-new monthly issue of McFarlane’s superhero team book by writer Sean Lewis and artists Stephen Segovia and Paulo Sequeria. After 30 years of the longest-running monthly comic title SpawnThe Scorched gathers the best characters for three decades and puts them together into one title. McFarlane has also recruited some of the top talents in the industry for this inaugural launch.

The first issue’s initial characters in The Scorched #1 will include Reaper, Spawn, Redeemer, Gunslinger, Medieval Spawn, She-Spawn, and much more waiting in the wings.

Don’t miss your opportunity to collect the latest McFarlane #1 comic issue with the release of The Scorched #1 available at comic book shops (48 pages, full color, rated: Teen+, $5.99, FREE UPGRADE PREMIUM COVER STOCK) and on digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.

  • Cover A by Puppeteer Lee – Diamond Code OCT210015
  • Cover B by Brett Booth (connecting cover to King Spawn and Gunslinger Spawn) – Diamond Code OCT210016
  • Cover C by Greg Capullo – Diamond Code OCT210017
  • Cover D by Todd McFarlane – Diamond Code OCT210018
  • Cover E by Don Aguillo – Diamond Code OCT210019
  • Cover F by Marc Silvestri – Diamond Code OCT210020
  • Cover G by Ryan Stegman – Diamond Code OCT218159
  • Cover H 1:50 incentive copy by Capullo sketch – Diamond Code OCT210021
  • Cover I 1:250 incentive copy by McFarlane (signed) – Diamond Code OCT210022

The Year of Spawn Continues with the Superhero Team Book: The Scorched!

The Scorched, Todd McFarlane‘s highly anticipated first ever superhero team book, is next on deck in the Year of Spawn. It follows his three record-breaking new comic title releases in 2021. McFarlane’s chosen creative team for The Scorched series is the top creative team with writer Sean Lewis and artists Stephen Segovia and Paulo SequeriaThe Scorched #1 is the first all-new issue of McFarlane’s Superhero team book. After 30 years of the regular monthly Spawn book, The Scorched gathers the best characters for three decades and puts them together into one title. The first issue’s initial characters in The Scorched #1 will include Reaper, Spawn, Redeemer, Gunslinger, Medieval Spawn, She-Spawn, and many more waiting in the wings.

The stunning covers for The Scorched #1 are created by superstar artists Ryan StegmanPuppeteer Lee, Brett Booth, Greg Capullo, Don Aguillo, fellow Image founder Marc Silvestri, and McFarlane. Booth’s cover of The Scorched #1 interconnects with King Spawn #1 and Gunslinger Spawn #1 to form one epic work of art.

The Scorched #1 will include forty-eight pages of full-color with a premium 8 pt. cover stock showcasing the top talents in the industry for this inaugural launch.

The Scorched #1 will have a 1:250 copy incentive cover which McFarlane will hand-sign and create a unique sequential number for each issue (based on the Final Order Cutoff total). Each signed copy of The Scorched #1 1:250 includes a CGC Certificate of Authenticity that retailers can send in and redeem through CGC to have their books graded. This is the only time McFarlane will sign The Scorched #1 1:250 copy incentive cover.

Additionally, The Scorched #1 will have a 1:50 copy incentive variant cover by Capullo.

For every 250 copies of The Scorched #1 issues ordered, retailers will become eligible to order five incentive covers of The Scorched #1 by Capullo and one The Scorched #1 McFarlane incentive cover.

Join the battle with The Scorched #1 extravaganza as an epic tale of heaven, hell, and earth all begin to collide!

The Scorched #1 will be available at comic book shops (48 pages, full color, rated: Teen+, $5.99, premium 8 pt cover stock) and on digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play on Wednesday, January 12, 2022:

  • Cover A by Puppeteer Lee – Diamond Code OCT210015
  • Cover B by Brett Booth (Connecting Cover) – Diamond Code OCT210016
  • Cover C by Greg Capullo – Diamond Code OCT210017
  • Cover D by Todd McFarlane – Diamond Code OCT210018
  • Cover E by Don Aguillo – Diamond Code OCT210019
  • Cover F by Marc Silvestri – Diamond Code OCT210020
  • Cover G by Ryan Stegman – Diamond Code OCT218159
  • Cover H 1:50 copy incentive sketch by Capullo – Diamond Code OCT210021
  • Cover I 1:250 copy incentive McFarlane signed – Diamond Code OCT210022
The Scorched #1

King Spawn Gets Nearly 500,000 Pre-Orders

King Spawn

Image Comics has announced that the upcoming launch of Todd McFarlane’s new monthly comic book, King Spawn #1, has shattered sales records. With just under a half-million pre-orders by comic stores retailers, this marks the single largest new superhero monthly title launch in the comic book industry in the past 25 years based on the standard sales formula of the comic book industry (non-returnable, non-retailer exclusive sales).

The debut issue currently stands at pre-orders of 497,000 copies.

The Spawn character was first introduced in 1992, with the release of Spawn #1, to a record of 1.7 million copies that still stands today as the highest selling, creator-owned comic issue of all time. Published by Image Comics, the Spawn character also set a record as the longest running, creator-owned comic on the planet when issue #301 was published in 2019.

McFarlane has announced his plans to once again expand the Spawn range in a new “shared universe”. The initial step in that plan was Spawn’s Universe #1 which was released in June to the largest sales from Image since 1998. The first issue of King Spawn beat that number by two and a half times.

King Spawn #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, August 25:

  • King Spawn #1 Cover A by Puppeteer Lee – Diamond Code JUN210027
  • King Spawn #1 Cover B by McFarlane – Diamond Code JUN210028
  • King Spawn #1 Cover C by David Finch – Diamond Code JUN210029
  • King Spawn #1 Cover D by Sean Gordon Murphy – Diamond Code JUN210030
  • King Spawn #1 Cover E by Greg Capullo – Diamond Code MAY218952
  • King Spawn #1 Cover F by Brett Booth – Diamond Code MAY218953
  • King Spawn #1 Cover G by Donny Cates – Diamond Code JUN218205
  • King Spawn #1 Cover H 1:50 copy incentive Raw by Capullo – Diamond Code JUN218206
  • King Spawn #1 Cover I signed 1:250 copy incentive by McFarlane – Diamond Code JUN218207

King Spawn #1 Gets a Todd McFarlane 1:250 Cover

The highly anticipated August launch of King Spawn #1 will have two exciting retailer incentive covers. There will be a Todd McFarlane’s King Spawn #1 1:250 retailer incentive that will be the lowest print run ever released by Todd McFarlane Productions. Additionally, each book will be hand-signed by legendary Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, and each book will have its own unique number on it. This is the only time McFarlane will sign the King Spawn #1 McFarlane retailer incentive issue.  This incentive cover is exclusively offered to retailers that order 250 copies of King Spawn #1.

Additionally, a Greg Capullo, black and white, King Spawn #1 retailer incentive cover will be offered to retailers that order 50 copies of King Spawn #1; they will receive the Capullo retailer incentive cover. For every 250 King Spawn #1 issues ordered, retailers will receive five King Spawn #1 Capullo retailer incentive covers and one King Spawn #1 McFarlane retailer incentive cover. Both King Spawn #1 retailer incentive covers are available only to comic book shops who order enough King Spawn #1 copies to receive them by the Final Order Cutoff date, Monday, August 2.

McFarlane also has revealed an art collaboration with Eisner Award-nominated writer Donny Cates. Cates is a featured cover artist on King Spawn #1.

The superstar creative team for this title includes writers Sean Lewis and McFarlane, and artists Javier Fernandez, Brett Booth, Philip Tan, Stephen SegoviaMarcio Takara, and McFarlane. Along with cover artists Greg Capullo, Sean Gordon Murphy, Puppeteer Lee, David Finch, Donny Cates, Booth, and McFarlane.

The release of King Spawn #1 is nearly three decades in the making and marks the first time a #1 Spawn issue has been available, in monthly form, in over 28 years. Issue #1 is a massive 56 pages thick with stunning art and action-packed storytelling.  

The King Spawn #1 continues the dramatic events from the recent blockbuster Spawn’s Universe #1 comic book. King Spawn is expected to have even bigger sales than the record-setting Spawn’s Universe #1

King Spawn #1 McFarlane signature and unique numbering will vary in placement on the actual books from the example revealed. The exact print run number will be available after FOC on Monday, August 2.

King Spawn #1 will be available at  comic book shops  and digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, August 25.  SRP $5.99.

  • King Spawn #1 Cover A by Lee – Diamond Code JUN210027
  • King Spawn #1 Cover B by McFarlane – Diamond Code JUN210028
  • King Spawn #1 Cover C by Finch – Diamond Code JUN210029
  • King Spawn #1 Cover D by Murphy – Diamond Code JUN210030
  • King Spawn #1 Cover E by Capullo – Diamond Code MAY218952
  • King Spawn #1 Cover F by Booth – Diamond Code MAY218953
  • King Spawn #1 Cover G by Cates – Diamond Code JUN218205
  • King Spawn #1 Cover by Capullo retailer incentive cover 1:50 (raw) – Diamond Code – Diamond Code JUN218206
  • King Spawn #1 Cover by McFarlane retailer incentive cover 1:250 (signed) – Diamond Code JUN218207

King Spawn is Coming this August

Todd McFarlane will unleash an all-new comic book series—King Spawn—this August. This new title will continue the dramatic events from recent blockbuster Spawn’s Universe #1 and is nearly three decades in the making. King Spawn #1 marks the first time an ongoing, monthly Spawn series has been launched in over 28 years and joins an elite group of famed heroes—like Spider-Man, Batman, and Superman—with more than one monthly title devoted to the same character. King Spawn is projected to have even higher sales than the record-setting Spawn’s Universe #1.

To that point, one of the all-time classic fan-favorite villains from the original series makes his long-awaited return in the initial storyline of this new title.

An all-star creative team will help launch this series, including writers Sean Lewis, Todd McFarlane, and artists Javier Fernandez, Brett Booth, Philip Tan, Stephen Segovia, Todd McFarlane, and Marcio Takara. Along with famed cover artists Greg Capullo, Sean Gordon Murphy, Puppeteer Lee, David Finch, McFarlane, Booth, and a few more still to be announced.

The release of King Spawn #1 is nearly three decades in the making and marks the first time a #1 Spawn issue has been available, in monthly form, in over twenty-eight years. Issue #1 is a massive 56 pages thick with stunning art and action-packed storytelling.  

King Spawn #1 will be available at  comic book shops  and digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, August 18,  SRP $5.99.

  • Cover A Lee – JUN210027
  • Cover B McFarlane – JUN210028
  • Cover C Finch – JUN210029
  • Cover D Murphy – JUN210030
  • Cover E Capullo – MAY218952     
  • Cover F Booth – MAY218953
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