This treasury features an entire year’s worth of Mutts comics, including sketch art and illustrations by author Patrick McDonnell. Printed on recycled paper.
Suicide Squad: King Shark (2021-) #7
Written by Tim Seeley Pencils Scott Kolins Inks Scott Kolins Cover by Rain Beredo, Trevor Hairsine Purchase
KIng Shark and Defacer are trapped in the Roachrealm, a dimension built of trash and refuse! And to make it worse they’re pursued by Amanda Waller’s Limbo Legion!
TidalWave Artist Showcase: Sean Gordon Murphy
Written by Sean Gordon Murphy Art by Sean Gordon Murphy Cover by Sean Gordon Murphy Purchase
Sean Gordon Murphy is an American comic book creator who is known for his work at DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics as well as his creator owned projects. He got his start at TidalWave working on projects such as “Judi Girl” and the award-winning series “Lost Raven”. Murphy also did covers for the TidalWave series “Black Tide”. This 30-page gallery showcases never before seen images and covers from this artist.
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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
The highly anticipated August launch of King Spawn #1will 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 Segovia, Marcio 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
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.
From comic page to big screen, Tokyo Ghost is being adapted into a film with Cary Fukunaga directing. Fukunaga is the director behind the eagerly awaited James Bond entry, No Time to Die. Legendary Entertainment is the studio developing the film.
Based on the comic series by writer Rick Remender artist, Sean Gordon Murphy, letterer Rus Wooton, and colorist Matt Hollingsworth the comic series was published by Image Comics. Remender will pen the film project.
Tokyo Ghost is set in 2089 when humanity has become addicted to technology. It’s a way to escape reality. Two peacekeepers are given a job that takes them to the tech-free nation of Tokyo, the last tech-free country on Earth.
Tokyo Ghost was originally released in 2015 and lasted ten issues. The 10 issues were then released in two volumes as well as a deluxe edition featuring all ten issues.
Written by: Katana Collins, Sean Gordon Murphy Art by: Matteo Scalera
Gotham City’s fate hangs in the balance in this conclusion to Harley Quinn’s quest to catch a serial killer!
Harley knew the risks when she agreed to help the GTO capture Gotham’s most savage new criminals and all her fears have come to pass. Her pursuit of Starlet and the Producer has magnified the overwhelming responsibilities of motherhood, endangered her life and loved ones and forced her to revisit the most painful memories of her own criminal past.
Now, on the eve of Starlet’s final spectacular act at the Gotham Film Festival, the case has become personal. As Harley grieves a shocking personal loss, she prepares to risk everything to prove she can deliver on her commitments and bring the case to a close. With one final assist from Bruce, Harley heads to center stage for a showdown that will make or break Gotham’s future—and determine Harley’s role within it.
Written by: Katana Collins Art by: Matteo Scalera Color: Dave Stewart
The Producer’s scheme is in motion, and the GTO is on high alert as Gotham’s hope of a peaceful new horizon begins to collapse. Rattled and recovering from a close encounter with Starlet, Harley examines whether her complicated past with villainy is a burden or a boon to her new identity. She weighs two final options: break all ties and retire to a quiet life, or embrace the chaos, risk, and responsibility of protecting the people and the place that created her. The choice itself may be fantasy, as a targeted attack on Harley ends in tragedy and drives Bruce to a reckless decision that could extend his prison sentence indefinitely.
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.
Written by: Katana Collins, Sean Gordon Murphy Art by: Matteo Scalera
Harley and the GTO seize an opportunity to investigate the Starlet’s failed murder attempt. When the survivor offers a startling revelation about Agent Hector Quimby, the team acts quickly on the intel (and a handful of colorful clues) to interrogate an inconvenient new suspect. Harley’s fears are realized when she makes a chilling discovery that reminds her of The Joker’s worst obsessive behaviors-a development that casts light on new suspicions and conflicts of interest, and threatens to compromise the whole case.
Written by: Katana Collins, Sean Gordon Murphy Art: Matteo Scalera
Gotham City’s elusive serial killer, the Starlet, and her mysterious benefactor reach the pinnacle of their power, terrorizing the city and teasing the GCPD with strange clues and a famous new victim. Harley goes rogue and hunts down a shocking major lead in the case, but her ruthless style backfires and she puts herself at the mercy of Commissioner Montoya for a shot at redemption. When FBI Agent Hector Quimby becomes an ally in a crucial moment, he and Harley forge a partnership that will soon take them down a familiar and ominous road.