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J. Scott Campbell’s Cover to Spawn #300 is Revealed

Image Comics has revealed the highly-anticipated J. Scott Campbell cover for the upcoming milestone Spawn #300 issue by Todd McFarlane, President at Image Comics and creator of Spawn. This is just the first of many exciting cover reveals to come on the #Roadto300!

The record-setting Spawn #300 hits stores on Wednesday, August 28. The final order cutoff for retailers is Monday, August 5. 

  • Spawn #300 CVR A MCFARLANE – Diamond Code JUN190014
  • Spawn #300 CVR B B&W MCFARLANE – Diamond Code JUN190015
  • Spawn #300 CVR C CAPULLO – Diamond Code JUN190016
  • Spawn #300 CVR D CAPULLO VIRGIN – Diamond Code JUN190017
  • Spawn #300 CVR E CAPULLO & MCFARLANE – Diamond Code JUN190018
  • Spawn #300 CVR F B&W CAPULLO & MCFARLANE – Diamond Code JUN190019
  • Spawn #300 CVR G CAMPBELL – Diamond Code JUN190020
  • Spawn #300 CVR H OPENA – Diamond Code JUN190021
  • Spawn #300 CVR I ALEXANDER – Diamond Code JUN190022
  • Spawn #300 CVR J PARODY VAR MCFARLANE – JUN190023

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. 

This stunning cover by fan-favorite, best-selling artist J. Scott Campbell showcases Todd McFarlane’s dark hero in a stunning, heroic pose in front of an ornate stained glass window featuring various allies and villains from Spawn’s long history. 

The celebration of Spawn’s 300th and 301st issues is just beginning. More art and cover reveals will be shared over the coming weeks as the road to comic book history nears its destination. 

Spawn #300 J. Scott Campbell cover

DC Collectibles Reveals New Statues by Doug Mahnke and Todd McFarlane

In celebration of the 80th anniversary, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Collectibles have revealed the 100th Batman Black and White statue in the popular ongoing DC Collectibles line. The 100th statue is by creator Todd McFarlane.

The milestone #100 statue is based off McFarlane’s own cover of Batman issue #423. As with the previous 99 in the series, McFarlane’s design, reinforces the core value of DC Collectibles to represent the printed page in 3D form and pays homage to Batman’s rich legacy.

On top of McFarlane’s statue, DC Collectibles has also revealed statue #99 by Doug Mahnke.

SDCC 2019: Spawn Gets Event Exclusive Merchandise to Celebrate 300+ Issues

On the historic road to Spawn #300 and #301, Todd McFarlane Productions will be relaunching licensed Spawn merchandise for the first time in over a decade. The creator of Spawn himself, Todd McFarlane, has placed extra care into curating each piece of the Spawn Merchandise collection to ensure that it reflects the iconic superhero in the truest form. The release will signify Todd McFarlane’s momentous return to pencil and ink for Spawn #300 and #301. Issue #301 will officially make SPAWN the Longest-Running Creator Owned Comic in the World!

The full-fledged merchandise assortment of all things Spawn includes t-shirts, pins, lanyards, vinyl figures, and finally an exclusive Spawn art print and comic book. These items are 2019 Event Exclusive merchandise and range from Classic to Modern Spawn. All aspects of Spawn are seen through the merchandise, which reflects a journey from the initial release 27 years ago. 

There are two t-shirts available including the Spawn Orb T-shirt and the Spawn Parody T-shirt. The SPAWN Orb T-shirt features the classic SPAWN logo. The SPAWNParody T-shirt pays homage to the anti-hero’s iconic red cape. Both shirts are available in sizes ranging from small to 3X and are priced at $25.00.

There are five exclusive pins included in the collection: Spawn Logo Pin, Spawn Parody Pin, Spawn Triangle Pin, Spawn Skull Pin, and Spawn Orb Pin.  Pin collectors are in luck with a range of classic designs from the comics release in 1992, as well as highlighting more recent features of the SPAWN series. The price of the pins ranges from $10.00 – $12.00.

The McFarlane Event Exclusive Spawn Art Print features its own unique identification number and will be available in the limited quantity of 250 posters. Luckily fans may be able to get their limited edition Art Print signed because Image Comics is giving away free tickets to Todd McFarlane’s signing sessions beginning at 9:30 AM each day of Comic-Con. The SPAWN Art Print is solely available at the Image Comics booth #1915 for $20.00.

The collection will feature a new category of McFarlane Toys ripped straight from the pages of Spawn Kills Everyone 2, the Spawn BumBumz Vinyl Figure.  The Spawn BumBumz vinyl figure comes in premium packaging and contains an exclusive art card that features a scene from SPAWN Kills Everyone 2. There are two different versions available to choose from, including Black or Blue BumBumz and costs only $25.00 (as seen pictured below).

Another piece of the collection is the first ever Spawn Logo Lanyard! The price of the Spawn Logo Lanyard is $10.00.

Last but not least, is an SDCC Exclusive Spawn Comic Book ONLY AVAILABLE at the Image Comics booth #1915!

SDCC 2019: Todd McFarlane Celebrates Spawn and More

Todd McFarlane

In the midst of making history with Spawn #300 and #301, Todd McFarlane is heading to San Diego Comic-Con as a special guest. Fans will have the chance to meet the creator of Spawn from Thursday, July 18th through Sunday, July 21st at the Image Comics booth #1915. Todd will be serving on numerous panels, as well as, hosting multiple signing sessions where fans can get their favorite comics and toys signed for FREE! Join the journey on the road to Spawn #300 and #301, by attending any or all of the following events at San Diego Comic-Con. 

Todd McFarlane’s 2019 SDCC Schedule:

Thursday, July 18th

TODD MCFARLANE FREE AUTOGRAPH SESSION 
TIME: 2:00 
 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Image Comics Booth #1915

Fans not to worry, there are ample opportunities to attend a signing session with Todd McFarlane! Bring your favorite comics and toys to have them signed for FREE. **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 booth starting at 9:30 AM.
 

Friday, July 19th
“WHAT IS THE BEST SUPERPOWER?” PANEL
TIME: 1:00 – 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Room 25ABC

Todd McFarlane will be joined by other top panelists including Jonathan Hickman, Jae Lee, Joseph M. Linsner, Alitha Martinez, and J. Michael Straczynski.

TODD MCFARLANE FREE AUTOGRAPH SESSION
TIME: 3:00 – 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Image Comics Booth #1915

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

Saturday, July 20th

TODD MCFARLANE FREE AUTOGRAPH SESSION
TIME: 12:30 – 2:30 PM
LOCATION: Image Comics Booth #1915
** See above description for further information on signings and limitations.

SPOTLIGHT ON TODD MCFARLANE
TIME: 3:00 
 4:00 PM
LOCATION: ROOM 6DE

Todd McFarlane, Image Comics founder, creator of Spawn, co-creator of Venom and McFarlane Toys CEO, talks 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 will set the record for the longest-running creator-owned superhero comic ever!

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


Sunday, July 21stTODD MCFARLANE FREE AUTOGRAPH SESSION
TIME: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

LOCATION: Image Comics Booth #1915

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

THE ROAD TO HISTORIC SPAWN 300 & 301
TIME: 1:45 – 2:45 PM
LOCATION: Room 5AB

Image Comics will be hosting the panel The Road to the Historic SPAWN 300 and 301. Join Todd McFarlane and other surprise special guests from the superstar creative team of Spawn 300 and 301! This panel will serve as an inside look into the record-breaking moments, as well as, jumpstart the celebration of Spawn becoming the longest-running creator-owned comic in the world! As an added bonus fans will see new art reveals, experience giveaways, and much more!
 


McFarlane Toys will also have a display area at the Diamond Comic Distributors booth #2401, where attendees can get “First Looks” into upcoming fan-favorites, including world-renowned brands Harry Potter, My Hero Academia, Fortnite, Season 3 Stranger Things figures and more!

COMING SOON: a sneak-peek into the launch of the Spawn Merchandise Program, which is a 2019 Event Exclusive Program. In celebration of SPAWN 300 and 301, the Spawn Merchandise Program will first launch at San Diego Comic-Con. All merchandise can be found at the Image Comics booth #1915. 

McFarlane Sets a Record with Spawn #301

With its 301st issue, Todd McFarlane’s Spawn becomes the longest running creator-owned comic book in the world!

Spawn launched to record sales of 1.7 million copies when its inaugural issue was released in 1992, helping to cement the early days of Image Comics as a game-changing, new era in creator-owned comic books. Now, 27-years later Spawn, and Image Comics remain hallmarks of the comic book industry.

As a testament to the longevity of Todd McFarlane’s seminal creation, and to Image Comics’ revolutionary call for creators’ rights to own and control the characters and comic books they create, Spawn’s 301st issue will be a truly historic release, as McFarlane’s award-winning, fan-favorite superhero, will become the longest running creator-owned comic book ever.

To continue the celebration that begins with the deluxe sized, 72-page issue of Spawn #300, McFarlane will return, once more, to pencil and ink interior story pages for the record-breaking Spawn #301. Showcasing his unique blend of larger-than-life action and visual world-building, McFarlane will usher in Spawn’s next creative evolution in his signature “hyper-detailed” style that has been an inspiration to artists and storytellers across all genres of entertainment media.

Joining Todd on Spawn #301’s superstar creative team will be legendary Spawn and Batman artist, Greg Capullo, critically-acclaimed illustrator, Jason Shawn Alexander, top comic artists, Clayton Crain, Jerome Opeña, and Francesco Mattina, along with more surprises, including more top-tier comic book talent.

Spawn #301, a 48-page full-color comic book will be in stores September 25, 2019. Also available will be black and white Spawn #301 “Artist Edition” variant showcasing McFarlane and Capullo’s original, inked artwork.

This record-breaking, history-making, oversized issue will retail for $4.99.

SPAWN #300 hits comic shops on Wednesday, August 28. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, August 5:

  • SPAWN #300 CVR A MCFARLANE – JUN190014
  • SPAWN #300 CVR B B&W MCFARLANE – JUN190015
  • SPAWN #300 CVR C CAPULLO – JUN190016
  • SPAWN #300 CVR D CAPULLO VIRGIN – JUN190017
  • SPAWN #300 CVR E CAPULLO & MCFARLANE – JUN190018
  • SPAWN #300 CVR F B&W CAPULLO & MCFARLANE – JUN190019
  • SPAWN #300 CVR G CAMPBELL – JUN190020
  • SPAWN #300 CVR H OPENA – JUN190021
  • SPAWN #300 CVR I ALEXANDER – JUN190022
  • SPAWN #300 CVR J PARODY VAR MCFARLANE – JUN190023

SPAWN #301 hits comic shops on Wednesday, September 25. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, September 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 #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

Mondo Releases More 80 Years of Batman Postsers

This Tuesday, Mondo has part two of remaining posters from their 80 Years of Batman gallery show. This week we’re shining the Bat signal on several truly quintessential pieces of Batman covers from the ’70s and ’80s including revelatory artwork by titans of the industry including Neal Adams, Jim Aparo, Frank Miller, Todd McFarlane, and Dave McKean.

Moving away from the lighter, more kid-friendly adventure comics of the ’50s and ’60s, BATMAN was returned to the more hardened “Dark Knight” vigilante we mostly associate his character with. This is largely due to the contributions from many of the artists mentioned above as well as writers Dennis O’Neil, Jim Starlin, Grant Morrison, and David Vern Reed. 

These are some of the best covers in all of Batman history and Mondo is proud to celebrate the art as big as possible as beautifully printed silkscreen posters. 

These posters will be available tomorrow (6/4) at a random time via mondotees.com.

BATMAN 251 by Neal Adams. 24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster. Hand numbered. Edition of 250. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in June 2019. Ships to US, Japan, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands. $50

BATMAN 251 by Neal Adams

BATMAN 291 by Jim Aparo. 24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster. Hand numbered. Edition of 200. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in June 2019Ships to US, Japan, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands. $50

BATMAN 291 by Jim Aparo

THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS by Frank Miller. 24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster. Hand numbered. Edition of 275. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in June 2019Ships to US, Japan, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands. $50

THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS by Frank Miller

BATMAN 423 by Todd McFarlane. 24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster. Hand numbered. Edition of 250. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in June 2019Ships to US, Japan, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands. $50

BATMAN 423 by Todd McFarlane

BATMAN: A DEATH IN THE FAMILY by Jim Aparo. 24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster. Hand numbered. Edition of 250. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in June 2019Ships to US, Japan, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands. $50

BATMAN: A DEATH IN THE FAMILY by Jim Aparo

BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM by Dave McKean. 24″x36″ Screenprinted Poster. Hand numbered. Edition of 250. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in June 2019Ships to US, Japan, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands. $60

BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM by Dave McKean

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

Review: Marvel Tales Featuring: Venom

Marvel’s celebrating 80 years and they’ve relaunched Marvel Tales celebrating their classic characters. Each Marvel Tales packs in three previously released comics.

Marvel Tales Featuring: Venom includes Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #119, Amazing Spider-Man #316, and Amazing Spider-Man #361 by Peter David, Rich Buckler, Bob McLeod, D. Martin, Rick Parker, Jim Owsley, David Michelinie, Todd McFarlane, Bob Sharen, Jim Salicrup, Mark Bagley, Randy Emberlin, Joe Rosen, and Danny Fingeroth featuring a cover by Jen Bartel.

Get your copy in comic shops now! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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