Spawn Comics to Expand This Summer, With 3 New Series
The world of the supernatural comic book series Spawn, created by Todd McFarlane, will expand this summer.
For the first time, in June, Spawn Universe, is a stand-alone issue that sets the stage for three new monthly comics: King Spawn, Gunslinger Spawn and The Scorched.
Spinoffs are nothing new, but McFarlane has a lofty goal: he wants to build a mutual universe of new characters strong enough for global successes. “We’ve seen it happen with Marvel, we’ve seen it happen with DC,” McFarlane said in a phone interview. “Could this be the third time?”
“It’s the most challenging and exciting piece of the puzzle,” he said. “And this is a very long-term plan.”
McFarlane has been working with several authors and artists on the project, published by Image Comics: Brett Booth, Donnie Cates, Jim Cheung, Greg Capullo, Robert Kirkman, and Frank Quitley.
The image was founded in 1992 by McFarlane and a group of artists eager to retain financial rewards from their creations. The same year he introduced readers to his title hero in Spawn No.1. In 2019, Spawn became the The longest running creator-owned comic book series. McFarlane said at the time, “I am grateful that I was able to get 15 minutes of fame in a 15-year career.” “Maybe it’s Canadian in me, but I try not to forget that I’m a lucky soul.”