When it comes to comic book artwork, Todd McFarlane’s work on Spider-Man and Spawn titles belong in an elite category with few peers. The artist broke barriers with his updated look on Spidey, and he continues to cross milestones with Issue #301 of Spawn and beyond as the longest running creator-owned comic of all time. However, McFarlane has never drawn these two most beloved characters together on the same page and he rarely ever draws Spider-Man (save for a few in-person sketches here and there) in the 27 years since leaving Marvel Comics. That all changes with new cover art McFarlane created for the 50th anniversary edition of Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide!
McFarlane took to Twitter to unveil his new artwork featuring Spawn perched atop a building gargoyle while Spider-Man dangles from below its neck:
This is a momentous occasion in Comic Book History! It’s been 27 years since I left @Marvel Comics and drew Spider-Man professionally. But for the first time ever, Spawn and Spider-man, TOGETHER! #spawn #spiderman #overstreetguide #comics pic.twitter.com/Og0Xk2bxgC
— Todd McFarlane (@Todd_McFarlane) February 27, 2020
You can view the full artwork below:
Steve Geppi, President and CEO of Gemstone Publishing, had the following to say to Previews World about Overstreet’s collaboration with McFarlane:
“You knew the cover for 50th anniversary edition of the Guide would have to be special, and Todd McFarlane’s phenomenal Spawn and Spider-Man cover is the very definition of special. For five decades the Overstreet brand has defined comic book history, and now Todd has helped take that to another level.”
Diamond Comic Distributors will offer the book in their April 2020 Previews. Fans can pick up a softcover edition for $29.95 from retailers everywhere, and comic shops will be offering an exclusive hardcover edition for $37.50.
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