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Spawn #297 Heads Back to Print in the Lead up to Spawn #300

Image Comics has announced that a second printing of Image Comics’ President Todd McFarlane’s Spawn #297 has been greenlit in order to keep up with increasing demand for the long-running series. 

Momentum and frenzied buzz surrounding the classic antihero series continues to build leading into historic Spawn #300 and record-breaking Spawn #301 when Spawn becomes the longest running creator-owned comic in the world.

The road to Spawn’s record-setting 300th issue continues as Al Simmons’ war with Heaven and Hell is brought to light in issue Spawn #297. McFarlane and Jason Shawn Alexander continue their exploration of the epic Spawn saga, leading to the recording-setting 300th issue!

Spawn #297 second printing (Diamond Code APR198592) will be available on Wednesday, June 26. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, June 3.

Spawn #297 second printing

Todd McFarlanne and Greg Capullo to Draw Spawn #300 with More Creators Joining Them

Todd McFarlane’s Spawn is about to celebrate a historic milestone as it breaks the record for the longest-running, creator-owned comic in the world. To mark this momentous occasion, McFarlane has gathered a team of superstars from the comic industry to contribute to this giant sized 72-page book. 

The big news for Spawn #300 is that award-winning artist, Greg Capullo, returns to illustrate Spawn. Capullo first brought his talents to Image Comics‘ longest running title, with issue #16, leading to a visually-stunning run as the book’s featured artist, culminating in the hallmark 100th issue. 

Following his seminal work on DC Comics’ iconic Batman, Capullo will be the main featured interior artist on Spawn #300, alongside another major revelation…

For the first time since 1995, Todd McFarlane, one of the top-selling artists in comic book history, will return to pencil and ink interior artwork of the character he created during his high school days!

The superstar creative team doesn’t end with Capullo and McFarlane. Current Spawn artist, Jason Shawn Alexander, fan-favorite J. Scott Campbell, rising star Jerome Opeña, and best-selling writer Scott Snyder, all bring their talents aboard to help usher in Spawn’s next grand evolution.

Spawn #300, a 72-page full-color comic book, celebrating 27 years, and counting, of the hit independent series with an all-star lineup of comics creators, will be in stores August 29, 2019. The title will feature 12 covers by McFarlane, Capullo, Campbell, Opeña, and Alexander, including gorgeous black and white “Artist Edition” variants showcasing the original, inked artwork of both Capullo and McFarlane. This historic, oversized issue will retail for $7.99.

Spawn #300

Spawn #296 Heads Back to Print as Spawn #300 Looms

Image Comics has announce that Image Comics’ President Todd McFarlane’s Spawn #296, with art by Jason Shawn Alexander and cover by Francesco Mattina, will be rushed back to print in order to keep up with increasing demand for the long-running series. Fan excitement around the classic antihero series continues to build momentum leading into historic Spawn #300 and record-breaking Spawn #301 when Spawn becomes the longest running independent comic in North America. 

The road to Spawn’s record-setting 300th issue begins with Spawn #296. Witness the secrets of Al Simmons’ past, present, and future. Every hero! Every villain! Revisit Spawn’s legend in an epic, wide-screen story that kicks off a celebration 27-years in the making. 

Spawn #296 second printing (Diamond Code MAR198648) will be available on Wednesday, May 29. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, May 6.

Spawn #296 second printing

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Crossroad Blues

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that and wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Women.com – 9 Graphic Novels to Read For Folks That Don’t Like Superheroes – What do you think of these suggestions?

CBS42 – $100k in rare comics stolen from Las Vegas collection – If anyone has any information, please help.

CBR – Spawn Movie Reboot Will Be ‘Dark, Ugly’ Todd McFarlane Assures – Because what you want to describe your movie as is “dark” and “ugly.”

How to Love Comics – How Do I Start Reading Comics? The Simple Guide For Those New To Comics [2019 Edition] – This could be helpful for those getting in to comics this year.

Reviews

Atomic Junk Shop – Crossroad Blues

Greg Nicotero is Tapped for Spawn

The Walking Dead Director and Effects Specialist, Greg Nicotero has been tapped for Todd McFarlane’s new Spawn movie.

Nicotero, an award-winning executive producer, director, and make-up special effects creator on The Walking Dead has come on board, with his company KNB EFX, to create the new Spawn design for the upcoming McFarlane/ Blumhouse Spawn feature film.

McFarlane, Nicotero and KNB EFX Group,  worked together on the 1997 Spawn movie.

This year, McFarlane has announced an ensemble of award-winning talent that has signed on to the Spawn Movie Cast –  Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Jamie Foxx (Ray, Django Unchained, The Amazing Spider-man) has been cast as Spawn and Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (Hurt Locker, Wind River, The Avengers) has been tapped to play Twitch.

This newest adaptation—a gritty, R-rated reimagining marks McFarlane’s film directorial debut. McFarlane is partnering with Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions, the producing force behind recent hits Get Out and Split and The Purge franchise, to develop a feature film around the Spawn comic character created by McFarlane.

Jeremy Renner Joins Spawn as Twitch

Jeremy Renner is going from bows and arrows to guns and supernatural joining the new Spawn reboot.

Renner will be playing Detective “Twitch” Williams, a part of a duo of detectives who are drawn into the world. Based on the characters created by Todd McFarlane, Twitch actually will be the person on screen the most according to the announcement. Renner was at the top of the list for McFarlane as far as casting for the role.

The film will star Jamie Foxx as the title character and will have a budget between $10-$12 million with an R rating. McFarlane, who will direct, says the next step is locking a distributor and financing.

The character of Twitch was also to be a part of a television show, Sam & Twitch, following the detective and his partner. Kevin Smith was attached to the show which was to air on BBC. It is currently in limbo.

The character debuted in Spawn #1 in 1992 and went on to star in his own series which lasted 26 issues after a four year run that was hampered by delays.

Jamie Foxx is Spawn!

After months of speculation as to when the new Spawn film will happen and who will star, we now know the answers. Jamie Foxx will star in Spawn, the reboot of the classic comic series. The Blumhouse film will be directed by Todd McFarlane, his debut and he’s the creator of the character. Foxx has been talking to McFarlane for five years to play the role.

Foxx will play Al Simmons, a CIA black ops member who is betrayed and makes a deal with the devil to become a Hellspawn.

The comic series was one of the launch series for Image Comics in the 90s created by Todd McFarlane. The budget for the film is reported to be between $10-12 million and the film will be R-rated.

McFarlane is taking a horror spin that blends what is real and what is nightmare on the screen avoiding retreading an origin story.

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It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d you get? What’d you enjoy? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below.

While you decide on that, here’s some comic news from around the web in our morning roundup.

DC Comics – Update: Doomsday Clock #5 Will Hit Comic Book Shops On May 30 – Well ok then.

The Comichron – Black Panther leads advance reorders as Infinity Gauntlet, Action #1000 keep rolling – For those that enjoy the horse race.

Newsarama – Spawn Role Offered To Jamie Foxx – Report – Interesting.

Newsarama – Deadpool 3? Ryan Reynolds Doesn’t Think It’ll Happen – Bets it happens?

Image Reveals #WeBelieve in Colorists Apperciation Variants

Image Comics has revealed the black and white Spawn #286 cover artwork by legendary artist Todd McFarlane and the seven Colorist Appreciation variants that display the high impact of colorists on the artistic medium.

A selection of bestselling colorists—Moreno Dinisio, Frank Martin, Matthew Wilson, Owen Gieni, Annalisa Leoni, Nikos Koutsis, Jean-Francois Beaulieu—each put their own spin on the same McFarlane cover for these #WeBelieve in Colorists variants, and each cover displays their radically different techniques and stunning results.

We Believe in Colorists is the second of many initiatives throughout Image’s planned #WeBelieve 2018 campaign highlighting the important, lately overlooked talent of the comics industry.

Comics is a visual storytelling medium with an artist’s inks and the colorist’s pallete working hand in hand to convey the tone and mood within a finished piece of artwork.

Available on Wednesday, May 30th, final order cutoff deadline on Monday, May 7th:

  • Spawn #286 CVR A B&W by McFarlane (FEB188683)
  • Spawn #286 CVR B by Dinisio (FEB188684)
  • Spawn #286 CVR C by Martin (FEB188685)
  • Spawn #286 CVR D by Wilson (FEB188686)
  • Spawn #286 CVR E by Gieni (FEB188687)
  • Spawn #286 CVR F by Leoni (FEB188688)
  • Spawn #286 CVR G by Koutsis (FEB188689)
  • Spawn #286 CVR H by Beaulieu (FEB188690)

Image Expands Its Image First Line

Image Comics is listening to feedback from direct market retailers and announced it’s expanding its popular “Image Firsts” editions—printings of the first issues of popular series that only cost $1. Perfect for readers interested in trying out a variety of new series without feeling the effects on their wallet, five popular titles will have their Image First editions brought back to print while seven additional bestselling series will get Image First editions this April. These new releases will be available in stores on Wednesday, April 25th—just in time for retailers to stock up for the influx of new customers on Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5th.

The final order cutoff deadline for retailers on all three is Monday, April 2nd.

New Image Firsts to be added to the line:

AFAR #1 by Leila Del Duca & Kit Seaton (Diamond Code FEB180593)
In a fantastical post-industrial desert, 15-year-old Boetema suddenly develops the ability to astral project to other planets while she sleeps. When she accidentally gets a young man hurt on a planet light-years away, she must figure out a way to project back to save him. On her own world, Boetema’s two parents have temporarily left her and her 13-year-old brother, Inotu, to make a living as salt shepherds. Left to their own devices, the two siblings must flee across a dangerous desert when Inotu gets into trouble with a threatening cyborg bodyguard. As Boetema visits amazing planets and encounters vibrant cultures, she must confront her mistakes and learn to trust in Inotu as she navigates her newfound abilities.

CURSE WORDS #1 by Charles Soule & Ryan Browne (Diamond Code FEB180595) 
A wizard has appeared in present-day New York! His name is Wizord, and he’s here to save us all from dark magical forces bent on our destruction. He’s the best wizard of all time! Or…he’s not, and he’s lying to everyone, and secretly is the dark magical force, but wants to hang out in our world for a while because it’s so much nicer than the hellhole he comes from. Secrets, and spells, and talking koalas—CURSE WORDS is a gonzo dark fantasy from Charles Soule (Daredevil, Letter 44, Star Wars) and Ryan Browne (GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS).

FEAR AGENT #1 by Rick Remender, Tony Moore & Jerome Opeña (Diamond Code FEB180596)
The critically acclaimed hit series FEAR AGENT returns to Image Comics. Newly recruited fans can experience the whiskey-soaked, laser-scorched life of Heath Huston, the galaxy’s last Fear Agent. When down-and-out alien exterminator Heath Huston stumbles upon an extraterrestrial plot to commit genocide against the human species, he must put down the bottle and resume his role as a peacekeeper…the last Fear Agent!

MOONSHINE #1 by Brian Azzarello & Eduardo Risso (Diamond Code FEB180597)
From writer Brian Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso—the Eisner Award-winning creative team behind the crime classic, 100 Bullets—comes a brutal new series that puts a horror twist on a classic gangster tale! Set deep in Appalachia during Prohibition, MOONSHINE tells the story of Lou Pirlo, a city-slick “torpedo” sent from New York City to negotiate a deal with the best moonshiner in West Virginia, Hiram Holt. Lou figures it a milk run, but what he doesn’t figure is that Holt’s just as cunning and ruthless as any NYC crime boss. Not only will Holt do anything for his illicit booze operation, he’ll stop at nothing to protect a much darker, bloodier family secret.

MOONSTRUCK #1 by Grace Ellis & Shae Beagle (Diamond Code FEB180598)
Werewolf barista Julie and her new girlfriend go on a date to a close-up magic show, but all heck breaks loose when the magician casts a horrible spell on their friend Chet. Now it’s up to the team of mythical pals to stop the illicit illusionist before it’s too late. The first chapter of the brand-new, all-ages, magical, coffee-laden adventure from Lumberjanes creator Grace Ellis and talented newcomer Shae Beagle.

REDNECK #1 by Donny Cates & Lisandro Estherren (Diamond Code FEB180599)
The Bowmans are vampires who have quietly run the local barbecue joint in their small town for years, living off cows’ blood. Their peaceful coexistence ends as generations of hate, fear, and bad blood bubble to the surface—making it impossible to separate man from monster! Critically acclaimed writer Donny Cates (GOD COUNTRY) and artist Lisandro Estherren serve up the tale of a different kind of family just trying to get by, deep in the heart of Texas.

STREET ANGEL #1 by Jim Rugg (Diamond Code FEB180600)
Jesse “Street Angel” Sanchez is the Deadliest Girl Alive! Follow this punker and fall for her rebellious spirit through a series of standalone adventures available now: STREET ANGEL: AFTER SCHOOL KUNG FU SPECIAL, THE STREET ANGEL GANG, STREET ANGEL: SUPERHERO FOR A DAY, and the forthcoming STREET ANGEL GOES TO JUVIE in stores this May. And don’t miss this year’s Free Comic Book Day title: STREET ANGEL’S DOG.

Popular Image Firsts coming back to print:

AGE OF BRONZE #1 by Eric Shanower (Diamond Code FEB180594)
Daring heroes, breathtaking women, betrayals, love and death—the most spectacular war story ever told: The Trojan War. When a lustful Trojan prince abducts the beautiful Queen Helen of Sparta, Helen’s husband vows to recover her no matter the cost. So begins the Trojan War. From far and wide, the ancient kings of Greece bring their ships to join the massive force to pledge their allegiance to High King Agamemnon. Featuring the greatest of the Greek heroes: Achilles, Odysseus, and Herakles, along with a cast of thousands. AGE OF BRONZE: A THOUSAND SHIPS reveals hidden secrets of the characters’ pasts, serving up joy and sorrow, leading up to the brink of war, and foreshadowing the terror to come. AGE OF BRONZE has been nominated for numerous Eisner Awards.

THE FADE OUT #1 by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips (Diamond Code FEB180601)
Brubaker and Phillips’ hit series, THE FADE OUT is an epic noir set in the world of noir itself, the backlots and bars of Hollywood at the end of its Golden Era. A movie stuck in endless reshoots, a writer damaged from the war and lost in the bottle, a dead movie star and the lookalike hired to replace her. Nothing is what it seems in the place where only lies are true. THE FADE OUT is Brubaker and Phillips’ most ambitious project yet.

FATALE #1 by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips (Diamond Code FEB180602)
Secrets, lies, horror, lust, and monsters from the time before time all collide in FATALE: DEATH CHASES ME. In present day, a man meets a woman who he becomes instantly obsessed with, and in the 1950s, this same woman destroys the lives of all those who cross her path, on a quest for… what?

MAGE #1 by Matt Wagner (Diamond Code FEB180603)
Kevin Matchstick was a lonely, disaffected everyman until events beyond his control conspired to prod him into becoming the hero he never wanted to be. Accompanied by a mysterious wizard and a crew of loyal friends, the reluctant hero must discover the courage to accept his true power and defeat the dark powers that threaten reality itself.

SPAWN #1 by Todd McFarlane (Diamond Code FEB180604) 
Al Simmons returns from Hell to become the anti-hero known as SPAWN. SPAWN’s hugely popular 1992 debut sold an amazing 1.7 million copies—an unprecedented feat in independent comics. A whirlwind of growth and expansion followed: more comics, action figures, film, and award-winning animation. The SPAWN comic went on to become an Emmy Award-winning animated series on HBO and a live-action feature film from New Line Cinema that grossed $100 million. A new SPAWN movie is currently in development with Blumhouse Productions.

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