McFarlane's Lowest Print Run Ever Released, and each book will be signed with its own UNIQUE number on it

PORTLAND, Ore. 07/23/2021 — The highly anticipated August launch of King Spawn #1 will have two exciting retailer incentive covers. There will be a Todd McFarlane's King Spawn #1 1:250 retailer incentive that will be the lowest print run ever released by Todd McFarlane Productions. Additionally, each book will be hand-signed by legendary Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, and each book will have its own unique number on it. This is the only time McFarlane will sign the King Spawn #1 McFarlane retailer incentive issue. This incentive cover is exclusively offered to retailers that order 250 copies of King Spawn #1.

"After listening to the retailers who wanted more time and information about this new incentive, here is why this incentive book will be so special. First, each book will have its own unique sequential number on it (based on the final Final Order Cutoff total). Making each book a 'one-of-a-kind' item as no other book will have that same number!" said McFarlane, creator of Spawn and President at Image Comics.

"Second, each of those books will also be signed by myself. This will mark the lowest print run I've ever offered to retailers! And I will never sign another copy of these books… meaning the total number of signed books will always be limited to this initial offering."

"Third, you have my promise that I will never sign another copy of this book in the future."

"And lastly, for those retailers who do qualify for the 1:250 cover I have done, you will also be getting five of the unsigned Greg Capullo 1:50 incentive covers as well. So, that is six incentive covers in total for every 250 copies a store orders."

Additionally, a Greg Capullo, black and white, King Spawn #1 retailer incentive cover will be offered to retailers that order 50 copies of King Spawn #1; they will receive the Capullo retailer incentive cover. For every 250 King Spawn #1 issues ordered, retailers will receive five King Spawn #1 Capullo retailer incentive covers and one King Spawn #1McFarlane retailer incentive cover. Both King Spawn #1 retailer incentive covers are available only to comic book shops who order enough King Spawn #1 copies to receive them by the Final Order Cutoff date, Monday, August 2.

McFarlane also has revealed an art collaboration with Eisner Award nominated writer Donny Cates. Cates is a featured cover artist on King Spawn #1.

"I am always looking for ways to have fun and enjoy the process of making comics, and collaborating with Donny on this cover was a way of reminding myself of all the cool covers I used to see from creators when I was a young collector."

The superstar creative team for this title includes writers Sean Lewis and McFarlane, and

artists Javier Fernandez, Brett Booth, Philip Tan, Stephen Segovia, Marcio Takara, and McFarlane. Along with cover artists Greg Capullo, Sean Gordon Murphy, Puppeteer Lee, David Finch, Donny Cates, Booth, and McFarlane.

The release of King Spawn #1 is nearly three decades in the making and marks the first time a #1 Spawnissue has been available, in monthly form, in over 28 years. Issue #1 is a massive 56 pages thick with stunning art and action-packed storytelling.

The King Spawn #1 continues the dramatic events from the recent blockbuster Spawn's Universe #1comic book. King Spawn is expected to have even bigger sales than the record-setting Spawn's Universe #1.

King Spawn #1 McFarlane signature and unique numbering will vary in placement on the actual books from the example revealed. The exact print run number will be available after FOC on Monday, August 2.

King Spawn #1 will be available at  comic book shops  and digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, August 25.  SRP $5.99.

  • King Spawn #1 Cover A by Lee - Diamond Code JUN210027
  • King Spawn #1 Cover B by McFarlane - Diamond Code JUN210028
  • King Spawn #1 Cover C by Finch - Diamond Code JUN210029
  • King Spawn #1 Cover D by Murphy - Diamond Code JUN210030
  • King Spawn #1 Cover E by Capullo - Diamond Code MAY218952
  • King Spawn #1 Cover F by Booth - Diamond Code MAY218953
  • King Spawn #1 Cover G by Cates - Diamond Code JUN218205
  • King Spawn #1 Cover by Capullo retailer incentive cover 1:50 (raw) - Diamond Code - Diamond Code JUN218206
  • King Spawn #1 Cover by McFarlane retailer incentive cover 1:250 (signed) - Diamond Code JUN218207

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Todd McFarlane's Spawn is one of the world's best-selling and longest-running monthly comic books, with several hundred million copies sold worldwide in more than 120 countries. In addition, Spawn's Universe #1 is Image Comics' top-selling first issue of the 21st century.

McFarlane's Spawn made history with the release of the historic Spawn #300, and Spawn #301 has earned the Guinness World Records title for the longest-running creator-owned superhero comic book series in the world. The road to McFarlane's history-making comic run began in 1992 when he co-founded Image Comics and the released Spawn #1, still the single-best-selling issue all-time for any creator-owned comic.

The comic became an Emmy Award-winning animated series on HBO and a live-action feature film that grossed $100 million. In addition, McFarlane became a true comic book superstar for his record-setting work on Marvel Comics' Spider-Man franchise, where he co-created Marvel's top villain Venom.

After garnishing prominent success in the comic industry, McFarlane founded the international award-winning McFarlane Toys, one of America's top action figure manufacturers. In 2020, the new release of a Spawn figure on Kickstarter set a new Kickstarter record, in its category, for raising just under $3.5 million in 30 days.

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Carmen Q. Bryant
Executive Director, Public Relations
Todd McFarlane Productions