Todd McFarlane’s SPAWN has a big milestone on the horizon — issue #300. As this momentous occasion approaches, we’ve learned that it will feature 72-pages of artwork, with artist Greg Capullo contributing to the majority of the drawing, and McFarlane inking over Capullo’s pencils. This is the first time since 1995 that McFarlane will be contributing pencil and inks to interior artwork.
There will be several other all-star artists contributing to the milestone comic, but Capullo’s pencils will be primarily featured. This is the first time Capullo has worked on SPAWN since issue #100. He began his journey with Image’s iconic character during the long running series’ early days, on issue #16.
Other artists contributing to the special occasion are current SPAWN artist, Jason Shawn Alexander, J. Scott Campbell (Danger Girl, Spider-Man), Jerome Opeña (Uncanny X-Force, Seven to Eternity) and Capullo’s long running partner in crime, writer Scott Snyder (The Batman Who Laughs, Justice Leauge, Wytches).
“I created SPAWN back when I was a teenager hoping to someday break into the comic book industry,” said Todd McFarlane, SPAWN creator, and President at Image Comics. “Now, over 40 years later, not only was I able to have a career drawing and writing comics, but SPAWN has been by my side for most of that journey. Even more exciting, SPAWN is becoming the longest running creator-owned comic in the world!”
“The group of creative folks helping out on this historic SPAWN 300th issue is something that I hope thrills the ‘inner 15-year-old’ in all of us. Plus, to have Greg Capullo come back to this title after so many long years, is what has me most excited as I personally consider him to be the top talent drawing in our industry today.” said McFarlane.
“The birth of Image Comics in 1992 was an exciting time, but there are few moments I remember more vividly than getting my hands on the first issue of SPAWN,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher & Chief Creative Officer at Image Comics. “Todd was already a comics superstar at that point–but SPAWN vibrated with an energy all its own and I think everybody knew it was destined not only to be a hit but to stand the test of time. The fact that we’re approaching issue 300 nearly 30 years later is a testament to its impact not just on Image, but the industry as a whole. Go, Todd!”
SPAWN #300 is the celebration of 27 years of one the most iconic characters in comic books. It 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.” The oversized issue will be in stores on August 29, 2019 and retail at $7.99.