This week, Image released a celebration of the silver anniversary of Spawn with a special Director’s Cut Edition of Spawn #1 by Image Comics President, Todd McFarlane. The Director’s Cut includes the original artboards of Spawn #1, commentary from McFarlane on each page, and bonus, never-before-seen art.
Not only does it include original art board pages from Spawn issue #1, but includes three cover variations, showcasing art from McFarlane, Ashley Wood, and Clayton Crain and is priced at $4.99.
Seeing all that came from Spawn is pretty incredible. I enjoyed going back and working on SPAWN #1 again, and am excited to share the thought process of how Spawn came to be with the fans. They are the ones that really helped us reach 25 years and hopefully continue on for lots more!
Spawn fans will know that the first issue of the series was published by the newly formed Image Comics, and was the debut issue for the company co-founded by McFarlane. The comic has been running ever since then and is currently on issue #275, and may become the longest running independent comic ever when it reaches issue #301.
Spawn tells the saga of Al Simmons who was once the U.S. government’s greatest soldier and most effective assassin. Executed by his own men, Simmons was resurrected from the ashes of his own grave in a flawed agreement with the powers of darkness. Now Al Simmons is stuck on Earth fighting the evil that is caged with him. Unable to save the love of his life, Wanda, he makes it his mission to save her daughter, Cyan.
For more information about spawn, you can visit McFarlane’s website here.
Look out for the Director’s Cut Edition of Spawn #1 which is in shops now!