Spawn's Universe Shatters Record

by Jay Cochran
June 08, 2021
Todd McFarlane, Emmy, Grammy winner, co-founder, and president of Image Comics, the 3rd largest comic publisher, shatters the record for Image Comic's top-selling first-issue comic book of the 21st century by selling well over 200K units. The SPAWN franchise is bigger than ever before and has sold millions of comics and toys worldwide.

On the heels of the Spawn's Universe #1 June 23, 2021 release will be King Spawn, McFarlane's first NEW ongoing Spawn series since 1992. King Spawn, out in August, is expected to have even bigger sales than Spawn's Universe #1.

Spawn's Universe and King Spawn are only the beginning. Coming in October is the highly anticipated Gunslinger series and in December comes another brand-new title called The Scorched. Both series are on track to also sell more than 200K units each, meaning that by the end of 2021, McFarlane will have crossed the threshold of 200K units with four different titles in less than six months.

These titles include the mythology of McFarlane's major superhero character SPAWN, a multi-record breaking and Guinness Records holding title that has sold over 120 million copies worldwide since its release in 1992. Prior to that, McFarlane worked at both Marvel and DC Comics, where he also set records for his work on The Amazing Spider-Man comic title where he helped co-create the character VENOM, the feature film of the same name has accumulated a worldwide box office total of more than $850 million to date.

The industry and fans have recognized McFarlane's award-winning projects in entertainment, comics, publishing, and toys with 2 Grammy nominations, 1 Grammy win, 2 Emmy Awards, 2 MTV Video Music Awards, 1 Canadian MuchMusic Award, the 2021 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award, a People's Choice Award, Guinness World Record holder and more than 150 International awards.
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Tha_Starkiller - 2021-06-08 @ 8:30 pm

I hope the Medieval Spawn design by Stephen Segovia in His chapter of Spawn's Universe is used fora future Mega-Fig like Violator ?

JayC - 2021-03-30 @ 12:21 pm
Beginning in June, Todd McFarlane officially releases the beginning of his new world-building universe. Nearly 30 years in the making, the highly anticipated SPAWNS UNIVERSE #1 is set to visually expand with a reveal of some of the stunning artwork by superstar artists Brett Booth, Jim Cheung, McFarlane and colorist FCO. McFarlane takes on the writing duties for this inaugural book that will be the launchpad to build a bigger multi-character, interconnected comic book universe based around his top-selling monthly SPAWN comic.SPAWNS UNIVERSE #1 will be available with several variant covers. Most prominently, featuring the extraordinary artwork of J. Scott Campbell, who will be doing a set of four covers, each depicting one of the major characters who will be making the biggest impact in all the 2021 comic titles McFarlane is unleashing. Additional variant covers will be created by McFarlane and a group cover by artist Brett Booth with inks by McFarlane. More covers and incentives will be announced later. However, these initial six covers will set the stage for over a dozen high profile artists to add their depiction of SPAWN and other fan-favorite heroes that will set the stage for three new monthly spin-off SPAWN titles: KING SPAWN, GUNSLINGER SPAWN, and THE SCORCHED, all releasing nationwide in 2021.Contained inside SPAWNS UNIVERSE #1 will be four different stories - SPAWN, SHE-SPAWN, MEDIEVAL SPAWN, and GUNSLINGER SPAWN - highlighting different SPAWN characters from the past and present. As well as the introduction of new villains. The acclaimed artists working on each of the chapters will be:JIM CHEUNG chapter with SPAWNBRETT BOOTH chapter with GUNSLINGER SPAWN,STEPHEN SEGOVIA chapter with MEDIEVAL SPAWNMARCIO TAKARA chapter with SHE-SPAWNSPAWNS UNIVERSE #1, a 52-page, one-shot issue, will launch in June with a retail price of only $5.99. Given the current pricing from other comic companies, this will be one of comics most outstanding value of the year!McFarlanes vision is to create new exciting superheroes and new major villains over the next year and beyond. Todd McFarlane said, Ive waited almost 30 years to be able to get to this moment. To deliver on ideas, I hope they will grow from this initial seed called SPAWNS UNIVERSE #1 into a fully formed world populated with hundreds and hundreds of characters in the near future. The stage will be set with this book, and soon Ill be launching into new monthly titles for the first time since 1992. I cant wait to show comic readers all the crazy ideas in my head as well as opening up the floodgate to so many talented creators that have said theyd like to join me on this journey.It has been more than 28 years for collectors and fans since a SPAWN #1 title has released, and 2021 will bring four new Spawn-related #1 titles to comic retailers nationwide. In 1992, the SPAWN comics first issue was released and sold an unprecedented 1.7 million copies, a record still unsurpassed for a creator-owned comic book. The original SPAWN book is one of the worlds bestselling and longest-running comics, with over 100 million copies sold in more than 120 countries.

K9K1N6 - 2021-02-20 @ 9:47 pm

that Gunslinger Spawn is truely looking sick amazing as hell and i'm a damn sucker for western cowboy looks

EvilHayato - 2021-02-19 @ 4:56 am
5 hours ago, Mr_Scary92 said:

the medieval Spawn has always been my favorite but it seems that one and Violator will be more on the static/statue side as the man always liked, I will looking forward to whatever may come out of this project .

The Medieval spawn and Violator are actually his older statue figures from years ago. Same with the hunched over spawn. Im guessing those are going to be next to be redone/revised or they are just showing what hes done in the past along with future projects.

Redeemer and Cowboy spawn are looking pretty neat. I am really curious who he does next in this style.

SpiderS - 2021-02-19 @ 4:42 am
1 hour ago, Lord_Scareglow said:

You were going to say Slash, now wern't you... I'm rolling, because every time I look at that Gunslinger Spawn I that's just Slash Spawn, I mean com on... we see you Todd.

Yes, sometimes it even feels wrong that this Spawn doesn't have a guitar.

Lord_Scareglow - 2021-02-19 @ 3:42 am
3 hours ago, SpiderS said:

They look great, I especially love Sla... I mean cowboy Spawn, unlike MK and KS version this one has smooth costume, it wold be interesting to see Todd making Gold Label Spawn like this, maybe even reusing torso from that figure?

You were going to say Slash, now wern't you... I'm rolling, because every time I look at that Gunslinger Spawn I that's just Slash Spawn, I mean com on... we see you Todd.

SpiderS - 2021-02-19 @ 12:35 am

They look great, I especially love Sla... I mean cowboy Spawn, unlike MK and KS version this one has smooth costume, it wold be interesting to see Todd making Gold Label Spawn like this, maybe even reusing torso from that figure?

JayC - 2021-02-18 @ 10:34 pm

Todd just put out this video and in the video he's talking about this new comic universe but while he does that he shows off these figures. No details on any of the figures but this confirms IMO they are coming someway. The big question is if the will be general retail, Kickstarter or both.

Lord_Scareglow - 2021-02-18 @ 10:33 pm

This sounds very very cool, I am very excited to see how this works out in time, I'm on board with this, I just have one question can we get Haunt in this universe, please Todd.

80sboy4 - 2021-02-18 @ 10:20 pm

Interesting, hope this spawns (pun intended) into a new dedicated line for Spawn.

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