27 years after its launch, Todd McFarlane’s Spawn is set to make history this September with issue #301 as it becomes the longest-running creator-owned comic book in the world.
“I could think of no better reason to return to the drawing board than to celebrate the record-breaking 301st issue of the Spawn comic,” said McFarlane, creator of Spawn and President at Image Comics. “Twenty-seven years ago, I began this journey on the Spawn title. That start, along with helping to co-found Image Comics, (today the third largest comic publisher in the nation) was with the goal of allowing creative people to own and control their ideas.
“It is with great pride that I can say that after nearly three decades of producing the Spawn title, that I am still 100% in the creative driver’s seat of the character I brought to life back in 1992,” McFarlane continued. “I wrote and drew that first issue and will do the same for this historic issue as well.”
Image Comics is celebrating the landmark first with the deluxe-sized 72-page Spawn #300 in August, followed by the record-breaking 48-page Spawn #301 in September.