The Press Release:
Image Comics President and SPAWN creator, Todd McFarlane, will pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman in the upcoming SPAWN #311 with a cover in memory of the late actor who brought to life Marvel’s Black Panther character in the Avengers films.
“Given the limited amount of minority characters in the comic industry today that are considered major Superheroes, I thought it appropriate for one of those well-known heroes (Spawn) to pay tribute to a man who made a lasting impact on helping shape such a strong superhero of color,” said McFarlane. “Chadwick Boseman is a person who honed his skills and then made a career using them. Then he fought a fight against his own body that showed the true spirit of this man. We should all admire the traits Chadwick shared with us. And the inspiration he gave to millions of children around the globe who got to see a strong, meaningful and proud hero that looked like themselves.” Continue reading Image Comics Reveals Todd McFarlane “Spawn” #311 Chadwick Boseman Tribute Variant→
The mega-media event known as New York Comic Con is around the corner and I am here to share some more details about some of the highlights that you should know about. This one refers to the great Todd McFarlane and his appearances and signings. You are NOT going to want to miss any of these if you can help it. Also, to see the other posts that have run so far just click HERE to be up to date.
The Press Release:
New York Comic Con will be the first stop for Todd McFarlane as he celebrates SPAWN becoming the Longest-Running Creator Owned Superhero Comic! The Guinness World Record holder himself will be attending as a special guest from Thursday, October 3rd through Sunday, October 6th. To commemorate this moment in history, the SPAWN Merchandise program will be coming to New York Comic Con with all new exclusives! The merchandise program, which was relaunched earlier this year (for the first time in over a decade) spans from pins, t-shirts, lanyards, and much more!
In addition to the SPAWN merchandise, there will be New York Comic Con Exclusive art prints and comic books. Fans will be excited to hear there are three different Todd McFarlane autographed art print options! The SPAWN 300 Parody, SPAWN 301 Parody, and SPAWN 301A art prints are based on comic book covers and are available for only $20. There are two styles of limited edition SPAWN 300 comic books: 500 Gold Foil Editions (available for $50) and 1,500 Silver Editions (available for $25). With a purchase of the Gold Foil Edition of SPAWN 300, buyers will receive one of the SPAWN BumBumz! Come and purchase your #spawnswag at Image Comic’s Booth #1444! Continue reading Todd McFarlane To Appear As Special Guest @ New York Comic Con→
As previously discussed, the San Diego Comic Con for 2019 is heading our way and with that being the case I’ve a lot of cool nerd news to showcase for you. This post outlines the stuff coming from Image Comics and if you’ve missed any of the other announcements just click HERE to open up a new tab with a full rundown of what’s been posted on PiercingMetal.com so far. Let’s go.
The Press Release:
Image Comics is pleased to return to San Diego, California this year for Comic-Con on Wednesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 21 and will be located in a new booth space—for the first time in decades—booth #1915.
Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show. Please refer to the official website at the close for the most up-to-date information.
LIMITED* CONVENTION VARIANTS SOLD AT THE IMAGE BOOTH (#1915):
*Quantities will be limited by customer and per day on a first-come, first-served basis. Please ask at the Image booth about availability.
• SEA OF STARS #1 by Jason Aaron, Dennis Hallum & Stephen Green, $10 +tax
• GUNNING FOR HITS hardcover by Jeff Rougvie & Moritat, $30 +tax
• BAD WEEKEND jacketed hardcover by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips, jacket art by Phillips, $16.99 +tax
• SPAWN #299 by Todd McFarlane, $10 +tax
• SPAWN Orb T-shirt, S-3X, $25.00 +tax
• SPAWN Parody T-shirt, S-3X, $25.00 +tax
• SPAWN Logo Pin, SPAWN Parody Pin, SPAWN Triangle Pin, SPAWN Skull Pin, and SPAWN Orb Pin, from $10.00 – $12.00 +tax
• The McFarlane Event Exclusive SPAWN Art Print featuring its own unique identification number and limited quantity of 250, $20.00 +tax
• SPAWN BumBumz Vinyl Figure, packaged with an exclusive art card, in black or blue, $25.00
• SPAWN Logo Lanyard, $10 +tax
Image Comics: Bone-Chilling Insight into Bestselling Horror Comic Books, Thursday, July 18, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Room: 23ABC
Join W. Maxwell Prince (Ice Cream Man), Pornsak Pichetshote (Infidel), Dan Watters (Coffin Bound), Jeff Lemire (Gideon Falls), Kieron Gillen (Die), and Chuck Brown (Bitter Root) as they discuss their spine-tingling craft and share the secrets to creating some of the darkest, most thrilling comic book series on the market. Moderated by Chloe Ramos-Peterson (Library Market Sales Representative at Image Comics). Continue reading Image Comics Reveals Panels, Signings & Exclusives For SDCC 2019→
Hey my fellow comic book fans, I am back with another interesting crop of variant cover editions and this time its the colorists that will be getting the love as a number of hot industry names take on the cover of an issue of “Spawn”. Read on down below and check out the stuff provided to us by Image Comics PR.
The Press Release:
PORTLAND, OR, 04/03/2018 — Image Comics is pleased to reveal the black and white SPAWN #286 cover artwork by legendary artist Todd McFarlane and the seven Colorist Appreciation variants that display the high impact of colorists on the artistic medium.
A selection of bestselling colorists — Moreno Dinisio, Frank Martin, Matthew Wilson, Owen Gieni, Annalisa Leoni, Nikos Koutsis, Jean-Francois Beaulieu — each put their own spin on the same McFarlane cover for these #WeBelieve in Colorists variants, and each cover displays their radically different techniques and stunning results.
“Colorists’ important contributions to our medium cannot be overstated, and even the best artwork can benefit from the involvement of just the right colorist,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “When I’m watching pages come in for a comic from the first pitch to the finished project, it’s often when the colorist gets involved that the book really begins to take shape, when the personality of the artwork and the storytelling really shine through. Once upon a time, colorists were just the last stop on the production train, but today, colorists are essential and trusted collaborators—often moving with artists or writer/artist teams from project to project. Every colorist has their own voice, and there’s no better way to highlight just how different finished artwork can look than by showing off the handiwork of seven different colorists and how their approach has impacted a single piece of artwork. We’re all thrilled with the result, and we hope you’re equally excited to see how the same artwork can look in the hands of multiple colorists.” Continue reading Image Unveils “Spawn” #286 “We Believe In Colorists” Variants→
As you diehard readers of the PiercingMetal website are well aware, we have been helping to laud the awesome 25th Anniversary of the fine folks at Image Comics a lot over the past year and we are continuing the process with this announcement about their latest batch of variant covers. Check it out.
The Press Release:
Image Comics is pleased to reveal the six of 30 variants planned for the final month of 25th anniversary variants—October covers in homage of iconic THE WALKING DEAD cover designs. This final month of variants will pay tribute to some of the hottest, most jaw-dropping moments from Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s long-running, and industry-changing series that went on to become a pop culture phenomenon.
Available in stores on Wednesday, October 4th:
ELSEWHERE #3 by Jay Faerber & Sumeyye Kesgin, cover by Kesgin & Riley
EXTREMITY #7 by Daniel Warren Johnson, cover by Johnson