There is never a dull moment at New York Comic Con and last night was no exception. You see I had an opportunity to attended a panel last night honoring a pretty well-known comic legend… Todd McFarlane. Not only did I get to see the McFarlane’s Road to the Historic Record-Breaking Spawn #301 panel, I also got an opportunity to talk with him after it was over.
Todd McFarlane honored at panel
Spawn fans from all over the world pack room 1A10 and the Javits Center at New York Comic Con. Most thought he would talk about his work on breaking the record on the longest running creator owned superhero comic…and he did. But first we were all treated to a surprise at the start of the panel. There Todd McFarlane was recognized and presented with a plaque from Guinness World Records. Before he was handed is plaque, he first brought up some of the people that helped him make the record possible. Those that joined him on stage were… Greg Capullo, Clayton Crain, Marc Silvestri, J. Scott Campbell, Jerome Opena, Bill Sienkiewicz, Jason Shawn Alexander, and Jonathan Glapion.
So, after the World Records presentation was completed Todd McFarlane then went on to talk about the beginnings of Image Comics and the road that he took to obtained this amazing record with Spawn. Fans were treated to pictures of Spawn covers throughout its run and even pictures of him at work. From airplanes to waiting on oil changes McFarlane found time to complete his projects. He also talked about how him, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Eric Lawson and others left Marvel and created Image Comics. McFarlane also talked a little about the Spawn movie. He told the crowd to go see the Joker movie. “lets shown everyone that people want a dark R rated comic movie” McFarlane added. The road block right now according to him is that the movie executives want Spawn to be P-13 and that is just not going to happen. Oh yeah and Jamie Foxx is still ready to go if the movie gets made.
After the panel I was able to talk with Todd McFarlane. We talked about what this record means to him and about what’s next for him and the Spawn movie. You can see that interview below.
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