I’m one of those comic collector’s who clearly remembers the days when Image Comics was first launched and how excited so many of us were at the idea of this creator driven enterprise. One of the reasons was because we were going to get a whole new universe of some potentially exciting and mysterious characters and perhaps the biggest character ever to come out of the Image Comics universe is Spawn. Created and drawn by the great Todd McFarlane, this was a hero unlike any other and his adventures thrilled and spooked us each and every month. This month, “Spawn” reaches its 250th issue and I’ve snared the cover, the premise and shall off up some additional thoughts below.
About The Issue: This HUGE, TRIPLE-SIZED 250th ANNIVERSARY ISSUE marks only the second time an independent comic book has reached such a lofty number! This issue marks the cataclysmic climax in the story of the current Spawn: Jim Downing’s final struggle against his costume while the fate of New York City lies in the balance. From the ashes of that battlefield comes the long awaited return of the original Spawn… AL SIMMONS. The celebration of this anniversary issue will feature covers from TODD MCFARLANE, GREG CAPULLO (Batman), SKOTTIE YOUNG (Rocket Raccoon), JOCK (Detective Comics), SEAN MURPHY (The Wake), and PHILIP TAN (Batman and Robin).
Story By: Todd McFarlane; Art By: Szymon Kudranski; Cover By: Todd McFarlane; Variant Cover By: Greg Capullo; Variant Cover By: Skottie Young; Variant Cover By: JOCK
PiercingMetal Thoughts: This is outstanding to see as a milestone for the “Spawn” comic and when it first came out in 1992, I was a continual reader up until about issue 50. I stopped collecting most of my titles based on financials and my interests in keeping every book slowing down. I kept up on the character thanks to trade paperback collections and he remains one of my favorite anti-heroes of them all.