The Summer Heats Up With Debut Of ‘Spawn’s Universe’

Comic book visionary Todd McFarlane is “spawning” a new, eerie universe.

To the delight of his legions of fans, McFarlane and Image Comics will reveal a brand-new extension of the famed Spawn franchise June 30. The new spinoffs, as reported by comicbook.com, will include three new titles that will be preceded by a special one-shot, 52-page issue–Spawn’s Universe No. 1 (check out the J. Scott Campbell cover elsewhere on this page).

Spawn’s Universe No. 1, written by McFarlane, will boast four stories–featuring Spawn, She-Spawn, Medieval Spawn and Gunslinger Spawn–illustrated by Jim Cheung, Marcio Takara, Stephen Segovia and Brett Booth. Each of these chapters, as explained, will focus on a different Spawn character and will introduce new villains. This double-sized issue carries a suggested retail price of $5.99.

The three new monthly spinoffs to follow later this year–King Spawn, Gunslinger Spawn and The Scorched–will spotlight “a new multi-character, interconnected comic book universe,” according to Image Comics.

McFarlane said this project has been decades in the making. “I’ve waited almost 30 years to be able to get to this moment,” he said. The writer/artist added he hopes Spawn’s Universe No. 1 grows into “a fully formed world populated with hundreds of characters. The stage will be set with this book, and soon I’ll be launching into new monthly titles for the first time since 1992.”

McFarlane said he’s anxious to show comics fans “all the crazy ideas in my head, as well as opening the floodgate to many talented creators who have said they’d like to join me on this journey.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for all future updates on McFarlane’s “crazy ideas” for Spawn and his new universe.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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