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Special 25th Anniversary Edition of ‘Spawn’ Issue #1 On the Way

In the summer of 1992, famed comic book artist Todd McFarlane shook up the industry when he unleashed his very own comic creation SPAWN to the world.

Yes, it’s been 25 years since McFarlane introduced us to Spawn, and Image Comics is celebrating the Hellspawn’s silver anniversary with a “Director’s Cut” edition of the long-running comic series’ very first issue. The reprinted issue with be jam-packed with bonus content including the comic’s original artboards, commentary from McFarlane on each page, and even never-before-seen art.

The inaugural issue of SPAWN began the saga of Al Simmons who was once the U.S. government’s greatest soldier and most effective assassin. Mercilessly executed by his own men, Simmons was resurrected from the ashes of his own grave in a flawed agreement with the powers of darkness, he was reborn as a creature from the depths of Hell. Now Al Simmons is locked on Earth fighting the evil that is locked with him. Unable to save the love of his life, Wanda, he makes it his mission to save her daughter, Cyan.

This special anniversary edition hits comic stores on Wednesday, May 17th, and will have a retail price of $4.99. You can check out the three cover variations below, showcasing art from McFarlane, Ashley Wood, and Clayton Crain!

Spawn is currently on issue #275, keeping pace to become the longest running independent comic ever when it reaches issue #301.



  • Daniel Anderson

    Forgive me, as I’ve been out of the loop for quite some time (since the release of issue #4) but when the hell did Spawn become spiderman?

    • Grimphantom

      Since forever? I mean lets face it, the whole design pretty much scream when Mcfarlane work on Spider-Man and Venom. Heck, he repeated that same formula with Haunt.

      • Fracassi

        Agreed, and I’m not 100% but McFarlane was the first artist to illustrate Venom in the comics, right?

    • Joe Smith

      I’m sure the chain acting like a web is a tribute.

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