If I were to ask you what the longest running creator owned comic in the world was, what would you saw? Better yet, how many guesses would it take before you got to Spawn? The character that Todd McFarlane created in high school is about to celebrate his 300th issue this August. When I say celebrate, I am talking quite the red carpet of creators.
One of the first big pieces of news is the return of Greg Capullo. Capullo will be the main feature artist in the 72 page story. Todd McFarlane himself will provide pencils and inks to the interior, as well as current Spawn artist Jason Shaun Alexander. If that wasn't enough J. Scott Campbell and Jerome Opeña will be lending their talents, as well. There will be 12 covers available for this landmark issue. On the writing side, Scott Snyder will join to provide a story of his own.
In a statement released by Image Comics today, McFarlane said,"I created SPAWN back when I was a teenager hoping to someday break into the comic book industry. 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."
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.