Todd McFarlane’s ‘King Spawn’ #1 Hits Nearly Half A Million In Pre-Orders

by Olly MacNamee

Todd McFarlane’s King Spawn has recorded just under 500,000 pre-orders, beating the previous best record for a superhero monthly title launch for 25 years. Bigger than even the Big Two, as Image Comics are quick to point out:

“Total pre-orders of 497K are bigger than any Marvel new monthly superhero launch, including Ironman, Hulk, Thor, or Captain America issue in the past quarter-century. McFarlane’s King Spawn #1 also topped any DC Comics new monthly title launch for the past two and a half decades, including Batman, Superman, Flash, or Wonder Woman.”

McFarlane said of this auspicious news:

“The numbers that came in were much higher than what I had projected. With sales that now have a historical impact in our industry. It proves that the character Spawn and the world he lives in still resonates to fans almost thirty years after I first introduced him. But the biggest thing for me is having King Spawn becoming another example to the creative community that you can have creator-owned success outside of the two huge publishing giants, Marvel, and DC Comics. Every story that shows you can make a career on your own will hopefully inspire other talented people to try. As President of Image Comics, advocating for the creators has been our goal since its inception in 1992.”

King Spawn #1 will be out on Wednesday, August 25th with plenty of copies for one and all!

Spawn #321 will be available on Wednesday, September 1st, with Gunslinger Spawn #1 available on Wednesday, October 6th.

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