If you’re a fan of Todd McFarlane’s Spawn, then September 4th can’t come soon enough. That’s the day Spawn 300 will hit shelves everywhere. The double-sized issue will tie the record for the longest-running, creator-owned comic book in the world. To commemorate the occasion, Image Comics has released more variant cover images to fans’ delight.
“It’s the longest running, creator-owned comic in the history of mankind, for all time,” McFarlane told That Hashtag Show at Comic-Con International last month. When describing Image Comics’ Spawn 300, McFarlane also had this to say:
Make it a cliffhanger, so you have to buy 300, which is a double-sized issue… you have to read the tying one and then the record breaker together to get the full story. We got a chance maybe again for back to back number one sales in the country.
Spawn 300 arrives September 4th
The recording-tying Spawn 300 and record-breaking Spawn 301 aren’t the only exciting things ahead for Todd McFarlane and Spawn, however. A new film adaptation is under way, as well. The text of the McFarlane press release is contained below:
SPAWN is currently being adapted for film—a gritty, R-rated reimagining—which will mark Image President, co-founder and SPAWN creator, Todd McFarlane’s film directorial debut. McFarlane, an Emmy/Grammy-winning producer/director is also on board as screenwriter and producer.
SPAWN sold an unprecedented 1.7 million copies at the time it was released and is one of the world’s best-selling and longest-running monthly comic books, with hundreds of millions sold worldwide in more than 120 countries, and 15 different languages.
The comic became an Emmy Award-winning animated series on HBO and a New Line Cinema feature film that grossed more than $100 million. McFarlane went on to direct and produce award-winning and critically acclaimed projects for top movie studios and record labels.
Stay tuned here to That Hashtag Show for a review of Spawn 300, and all your Spawn news as it happens!