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Spawn #300

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

The Comichron – September 2019 comics sales estimates: Spawn #300 tops 262k copies, House of X #1 reorders take it above 200k – For those that enjoy the comics race.

PennLive – Holy court case, Batman! Pa. court revives lawsuit by vintage comic book restorers who claim they were slandered – This should be interesting.

Newsarama – ALA Launching ‘Best Graphic Novels for Adults’ Reading List – This should be interesting.

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X-Men #1

It’s a new week and we’re recovering from Baltimore Comic Con as we look towards Halloween Comicfest! While you kick off the week, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Comichron – Spawn #300, Spider-Man #1, X-Men reboot boost September periodical sales in $47 million month – For those that enjoy the horse race.

Kotaku – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Senators Call On Blizzard To Reverse Hearthstone Suspension – Interesting it’s getting to this level.

Entertainment Weekly – Patton Oswalt joins Amazon’s The Boys season 2 in secret role – Any guesses?

The Star – Home Ministry investigating distribution of comic books to educational institutions -Interesting and disturbing.

Reviews

AIPT! – Bad Luck Chuck
Talking Comics –
X-Men #1

Celebrate Spawn #301 with Todd McFarlane at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Chandler, Arizona

Todd McFarlane Spawn #301

Earlier this month, Todd McFarlane’s Spawn made history by becoming the Guinness World Record holder for the “Longest-Running Creator-Owned Superhero Comic Book Series”!

To celebrate this historic event, McFarlane and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Chandler, AZ are throwing a colossal Spawn Party. ALL FANS are invited to join in on the celebration with the creator of SPAWN himself on Saturday, October 26th from 12:00 – 5:00 pm

The Spawn Historic 301 event is open to the public and admission is FREE! The event will feature a FREE in-person autograph session with Todd McFarlane and the opportunity to take a picture with him (signature limited to one item per person). Fans will experience Spawn like never before with a red-carpet photo opportunity, event-exclusive Spawn comic, and so much more! Fans receiving a signature will receive a “Special Certificate of Authenticity” to mark this historic moment.

If you are dying to get a McFarlane original hand-drawn sketch, enter the Spawn costume contest at the event.  Bring your best SPAWN themed costume to impress the creator of Spawn. Todd will pick one lucky grand prize winner who will take home a coveted original sketch by McFarlane.

The Alamo Drafthouse has also teamed up with Todd McFarlane to feature the original 1997 Spawn movie showing at 5:30PM (limited seats available), and a commemorative Spawn Comic poster will be handed out with each movie ticket purchased.

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will have Spawn themed food and drink specials available to purchase. 

To commemorate this moment in history, Spawn merchandise will also be available for purchase. The Spawn merchandise includes a highly-limited Spawn #300 variant comic.   As well as Spawn BumBumz vinyl figures,  Spawn pins, t-shirts, and lanyards. Also, your favorite local comic shops will be there with a slew of Spawn comics to purchase. 

Fans will get a rare viewing of historic comic pages from Todd McFarlane’s personal collection of original Spawn artwork spanning over the past three decades. 

Alamo Drafthouse and Spawn have teamed up to provide a LYFT discount to encourage savings on travels to and from the event. Please use code GWR301 to receive your discount of 10% off of two rides to and from the event. 

The address for the Alamo Drafthouse is 4955 S. Arizona Avenue Chandler, Arizona 85248.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Shoplifters Will Be Liquidated #1

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Batman’s Grave #1 (DC Comics) – Warren Ellis takes on Batman with Bryan Hitch and Kevin Nowland on art.

Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues #1 (IDW Publishing) – The original Karate Kid is told from Johnny’s perspective. Sounds entertaining to us as we’re fans of the film series.

Dead Legends Premier Edition #1 (A Wave Blue World) – The publisher is putting out premier editions of their comics which then switch to digital releases or a trade after. We’re intrigued if this new release method works and if this first issue would get us interested in continuing with that sort of release.

Ginseng Roots #1 (Uncivilized Books) – Craig Thompson recounts his life of harvesting ginseng from ages 10 to 20.

Hellmouth #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Angel and Buffy crossover in an event that already is selling out!

Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity #1 (DC Comics) – The latest DC Black Label comics is another Joker/Harley Quinn story and we’re intrigued how, and if, this one will be original to stand out.

RWBY #1 (DC Comics) – The popular anime gets a series from DC. How this will differ from the manga already released will be interesting.

Powers of X #6 (Marvel) – Jonathan Hickman’s new direction for the X-Universe wraps up.

Shoplifters Will Be Liquidated #1 (AfterShock) – The largest retailer in the world requires the best loss prevention staff and they defend things at any and all costs.

Smedley (Dead Reckoning) – The graphic novel is a solid introduction to the military hero and his rather interesting life of service and advocacy.

Spawn #301 (Image Comics) – The comic breaks a record for ongoing superhero series with this issue and that history-making fact is why it’s on our list.

NYCC 2019: Todd McFarlane Awarded a Guinness World Record

With the publishing of Spawn #301, Todd McFarlane stepped into uncharted territory in the comic world! Todd McFarlane has officially earned the Guinness World Records title for the longest-running creator-owned superhero comic book series for his creation of Spawn

Fans can witness Todd McFarlane receive his official Guinness World Records certificate next week at New York Comic Con! The ceremony will be taking place on Saturday, October 5th prior to Todd McFarlane’s very own panel, The Road to Historic Spawn #300 and #301.  The panel will be taking place in Room #1A10 from 5:45- 6:45 P.M. 

Guinness World Records adjudicator, Claire Elise Stephens, will be presenting Todd McFarlane with his award.

Fans who have been following the series understand that this was no easy feat. The Spawn comic book series was first published in 1992 by Image Comic’s and sold over 1.7 million copies. Following Spawn’s initial success, the series was curated into a feature film in 1997. This means the story of Spawn has been evolving for almost three-decades in order to achieve this goal!

NYCC 2019: Todd McFarlane to Appear as a Special Guest

New York Comic Con will be the first stop for Todd McFarlane as he celebrates Spawn becoming the Longest-Running Creator-Owned Superhero Comic! The Guinness World Record holder himself will be attending as a special guest from Thursday, October 3rd through Sunday, October 6th. 

To commemorate this moment in history, the Spawn Merchandise program will be coming to New York Comic Con with all-new exclusives! The merchandise program, which was relaunched earlier this year (for the first time in over a decade) spans from pins, t-shirts, lanyards, and much more!

In addition to the Spawn merchandise, there will be New York Comic Con Exclusive art prints and comic books. Fans will be excited to hear there are three different Todd McFarlane autographed art print options! The Spawn 300 Parody, Spawn 301 Parody, and Spawn 301A art prints are based on comic book covers and are available for only $20. There are two styles of limited edition Spawn 300 comic books: 500 Gold Foil Editions (available for $50) and 1,500 Silver Editions (available for $25). With a purchase of the Gold Foil Edition of Spawn 300, buyers will receive one of the Spawn BumBumz! Come and purchase your #spawnswag at Image Comic’s Booth #1444!

FREE signing sessions with Todd McFarlane will take place throughout the Comic Con as a thank you to fans! Fans can get their favorite comics, toys, and all new Spawn merch signed for FREE!

Have the chance to witness history by attending the following events: 

Todd McFarlane’s 2019 NYCC Schedule:

Thursday, October 3rd

TODD MCFARLANE FREE AUTOGRAPH SESSION
TIME: 2:00 
 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Image Booth #1444

**Limit 2 items per person and each person must be over 13 years of age. No sketches. No CGC, or other witnessing/grading. Autograph session is limited, and wristbands will be issued each day in the Image Comics Booth #1444 starting at 9:30 A.M. EXHIBITOR AND RETAILER BADGE HOLDERS WILL NOT RECEIVE WRISTBANDS.

SYFY NYCC LIVE STAGE 
TIME: 5:30 
 6:00 PM
LOCATION: TBD

Please check the New York Comic Con website for further details!

Friday, October 4th

TODD MCFARLANE FREE AUTOGRAPH SESSION
TIME: 2:00 
 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Image Booth #1444

** See above description for further information on signings and limitations.

Saturday, October 5th

TODD MCFARLANE VIP SIGNING SESSION
TIME: 11:00 
 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Room 1E04

The VIP Signing Session tickets will be distributed via lottery. Limit of one item per person. There will be no cgc/grading.

EXCELSIOR! REMEMBERING STAN LEE 
TIME: 2:45 
 3:45 PM
LOCATION: Room 1C03


Colleagues and friends of the late Stan Lee will meet with fans to discuss his life and legacy. Panelists include Todd McFarlane, Michael Uslan, Paul Levitz, Jim Salicrup, Denis Kitchen, and Danny Fingeroth!

TODD MCFARLANE FREE AUTOGRAPH SESSION
TIME: 4:00 
 5:15 PM
LOCATION: Image Booth #1444

** See above description for further information on signings and limitations.

ROAD TO HISTORIC SPAWN 301 PANEL AND SPECIAL SURPRISE PRESENTATION
TIME: 5:45 
 6:45 PM
LOCATION: 1A10

Todd McFarlane, Image Comics founder, creator of SPAWN, co-creator of VENOM and McFarlane Toys CEO, will talk about his 30+ years in the comic and entertainment industry. Todd will be raw and uncensored – talking toys, comics, industry advice and more! He will also be talking about one of the biggest milestones in his career, SPAWN 300 and SPAWN 301, which has set the record for the Longest-running creator owned superhero comic ever! A special suprise presentation will also be taking place at the panel!

**Bring your burning questions for Toddfather Q&A. This jam-packed panel is a must for any Todd McFarlane fan!
 

Sunday, October 6th

TODD MCFARLANE VIP SIGNING SESSION
TIME: 11:00 
 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Room 1E04

The VIP Signing Session tickets will be distributed via lottery. Limit of one item per person. There will be no cgc/grading.

TODD MCFARLANE FREE AUTOGRAPH SESSION
TIME: 2:00 
 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Image Booth #1444

** See above description for further information on signings and limitations.

Image Reveals a New Spawn #301 Cover from Clayton Crain

On the heels of Image Comicsreveal of Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo covers, Image Comics is pleased to unveil a surprise cover artwork update to the previously revealed Clayton Crain Spawn #301 cover. This electric new artwork will be available to retailers under the same Diamond Code (JUL190088), instead of the previously seen Crain artwork, and the final order cutoff deadline is Monday, September 16.  

This record-breaking, history-making Spawn #301 issue—by Todd McFarlane, President at Image Comics and creator of Spawn—hits stores on Wednesday, October 2. 

  • SPAWN #301 CVR A MCFARLANE – JUL190084
  • SPAWN #301 CVR B CAPULLO – JUL190085
  • SPAWN #301 CVR C VIRGIN CAPULLO – JUL190086
  • SPAWN #301 CVR D ALEXANDER – JUL190087
  • SPAWN #301 CVR E CRAIN – JUL190088 UPDATED ARTWORK
  • SPAWN #301 CVR F OPENA – JUL190089
  • SPAWN #301 CVR G VIRGIN MATTINA – JUL190090
  • SPAWN #301 CVR H PARODY MCFARLANE – JUL190091
  • SPAWN #301 CVR I B&W MCFARLANE – JUL190092
  • SPAWN #301 CVR J 25 COPY INCV VIRGIN MCFARLANE – JUL190093
  • SPAWN #301 CVR K ROSS – JUL198671
  • SPAWN #301 CVR L VIRGIN ROSS – JUL198672
  • SPAWN #301 CVR M SIENKIEWICZ – JUL198673
  • SPAWN #301 CVR N VIRGIN SIENKIEWICZ – JUL198674
  • SPAWN #301 CVR O CAMPBELL – JUL198675
  • SPAWN #301 CVR P VIRGIN CAMPBELL – JUL198676
  • SPAWN #301 CVR Q BLANK SKETCH CVR – JUL198708

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

Spawn #301 Clayton Crain

Spawn #301 Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo Covers Revealed

Image Comics is pleased to reveal more covers for the upcoming record-breaking, history-making Spawn #301 issue by Todd McFarlane, President at Image Comics and creator of Spawn. 

This record-breaking Spawn #301 hits stores on Wednesday, October 2. 

  • SPAWN #301 CVR A MCFARLANE – JUL190084
  • SPAWN #301 CVR B CAPULLO – JUL190085
  • SPAWN #301 CVR C VIRGIN CAPULLO – JUL190086
  • SPAWN #301 CVR D ALEXANDER – JUL190087
  • SPAWN #301 CVR E CRAIN – JUL190088
  • SPAWN #301 CVR F OPENA – JUL190089
  • SPAWN #301 CVR G VIRGIN MATTINA – JUL190090
  • SPAWN #301 CVR H PARODY MCFARLANE – JUL190091
  • SPAWN #301 CVR I B&W MCFARLANE – JUL190092
  • SPAWN #301 CVR J 25 COPY INCV VIRGIN MCFARLANE – JUL190093
  • SPAWN #301 CVR K ROSS – JUL198671
  • SPAWN #301 CVR L VIRGIN ROSS – JUL198672
  • SPAWN #301 CVR M SIENKIEWICZ – JUL198673
  • SPAWN #301 CVR N VIRGIN SIENKIEWICZ – JUL198674
  • SPAWN #301 CVR O CAMPBELL – JUL198675
  • SPAWN #301 CVR P VIRGIN CAMPBELL – JUL198676
  • SPAWN #301 CVR Q BLANK SKETCH CVR – JUL198708

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

Clayton Crain’s Spawn #301 Cover is Revealed

Image Comics has revealed the Clayton Crain cover for the upcoming record-breaking, history-making Spawn #301 issue by Todd McFarlane, President at Image Comics and creator of Spawn. 

This record-breaking SPAWN #301 hits stores on Wednesday, October 2. 

  • SPAWN #301 CVR A MCFARLANE – JUL190084
  • SPAWN #301 CVR B CAPULLO – JUL190085
  • SPAWN #301 CVR C VIRGIN CAPULLO – JUL190086
  • SPAWN #301 CVR D ALEXANDER – JUL190087
  • SPAWN #301 CVR E CRAIN – JUL190088
  • SPAWN #301 CVR F OPENA – JUL190089
  • SPAWN #301 CVR G VIRGIN MATTINA – JUL190090
  • SPAWN #301 CVR H PARODY MCFARLANE – JUL190091
  • SPAWN #301 CVR I B&W MCFARLANE – JUL190092
  • SPAWN #301 CVR J 25 COPY INCV VIRGIN MCFARLANE – JUL190093
  • SPAWN #301 CVR K ROSS – JUL198671
  • SPAWN #301 CVR L VIRGIN ROSS – JUL198672
  • SPAWN #301 CVR M SIENKIEWICZ – JUL198673
  • SPAWN #301 CVR N VIRGIN SIENKIEWICZ – JUL198674
  • SPAWN #301 CVR O CAMPBELL – JUL198675
  • SPAWN #301 CVR P VIRGIN CAMPBELL – JUL198676
  • SPAWN #301 CVR Q BLANK SKETCH CVR – JUL198708

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

Clayton Crain Spawn #301

Spawn #301 Opeña, Ross, Sienkiewicz, Campbell covers revealed

Image Comics has revealed a few more of the highly anticipated covers for the upcoming record-breaking, history-making Spawn #301 issue by Todd McFarlane, President at Image Comics and creator of Spawn. 

This record-breaking SPAWN #301 hits stores on Wednesday, October 2. 

  • SPAWN #301 CVR A MCFARLANE – JUL190084
  • SPAWN #301 CVR B CAPULLO – JUL190085
  • SPAWN #301 CVR C VIRGIN CAPULLO – JUL190086
  • SPAWN #301 CVR D ALEXANDER – JUL190087
  • SPAWN #301 CVR E CRAIN – JUL190088
  • SPAWN #301 CVR F OPENA – JUL190089
  • SPAWN #301 CVR G VIRGIN MATTINA – JUL190090
  • SPAWN #301 CVR H PARODY MCFARLANE – JUL190091
  • SPAWN #301 CVR I B&W MCFARLANE – JUL190092
  • SPAWN #301 CVR J 25 COPY INCV VIRGIN MCFARLANE – JUL190093
  • SPAWN #301 CVR K ROSS – JUL198671
  • SPAWN #301 CVR L VIRGIN ROSS – JUL198672
  • SPAWN #301 CVR M SIENKIEWICZ – JUL198673
  • SPAWN #301 CVR N VIRGIN SIENKIEWICZ – JUL198674
  • SPAWN #301 CVR O CAMPBELL – JUL198675
  • SPAWN #301 CVR P VIRGIN CAMPBELL – JUL198676
  • SPAWN #301 CVR Q BLANK SKETCH CVR – JUL198708

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

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