PORTLAND, Ore. 9.4.2019 — Image Comics is pleased to announce that the highly-anticipated, milestone issue—SPAWN #300 by Todd McFarlane, President at Image Comics and creator of SPAWN—has sold out at the distributor level. It is being fast-tracked for a second printing in order to keep up with overwhelming customer demand.
The record-setting SPAWN #300 hit comic shops shelves yesterday. The SPAWN #300, second printing (Diamond Code JUL198857) will be available on Wednesday, October 2.
Momentum and frenzied buzz surrounding the classic antihero series continues to build leading into the record-breaking SPAWN #301—also scheduled to hit stores on Wednesday, October 2—when SPAWN becomes the longest running creator-owned comic in the world.
SPAWN is currently being adapted for film—a gritty, R-rated reimagining—which will mark Image President, co-founder and SPAWN creator, Todd McFarlane’s film directorial debut. McFarlane, an Emmy/Grammy-winning producer/director is also on board as screenwriter and producer.
SPAWN sold an unprecedented 1.7 million copies at the time it was released and is one of the world’s best-selling and longest-running monthly comic books, with hundreds of millions sold worldwide in more than 120 countries, and 15 different languages.
The comic became an Emmy Award-winning animated series on HBO and a New Line Cinema feature film that grossed more than $100 million. McFarlane went on to direct and produce award-winning and critically acclaimed projects for top movie studios and record labels.