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SPAWN #350 NEW DIRECTION SENDS SHOCKWAVES THROUGH UPCOMING KING SPAWN, THE SCORCHED & GUNSLINGER SERIES' STORYLINES

TEMPE, Ariz. 02/08/2024 — This month marks a pivotal moment in the history of Todd McFarlane's Spawn. The monumental issue #350 promises an unprecedented shift and new direction for the acclaimed Spawn series—initiating not only a new era for Spawn, but also sending shockwaves through the rest of the Spawn Universe of titles. In Spawn #350, after a 250-issue vacancy, a NEW RULER will sit on the Throne of Hell, and this momentous reveal will affect the direction of the main Spawn series' storyline—as well as radically change trajectory of its monthly companion series: King Spawn, The Scorched, and Gunslinger.

This line-wide new direction makes February the perfect time for new readers to get on board with the Spawn Universe. In light of this massive narrative change, Spawn #350—along with King Spawn #31, Gunslinger #29, and The Scorched #27—all serve as ideal jumping-on points for both seasoned Spawn fans and newcomers alike, and will offer compelling introductions to the Spawn Universe. The events of Spawn #350 will change the status quo for these titles forever… and readers will want to see the fallout.

As the repercussions of the events unfolding in Spawn #350 echo throughout the Spawn Universe, they will impact the fate of every character. The balance of power will undergo a dramatic shift. Characters—both past and present—will find themselves at the forefront of this ever-evolving storyline, reshaping the Power Rankings within the Spawn Universe.

Continuing to showcase their creative ingenuity, Spawn and Gunslinger are set to undergo artistic transformations, too, as esteemed artists Brett Booth and Carlo Barberi exchange artistic roles—bringing fresh perspectives to both titles beginning with Spawn #351 and Gunslinger #29. These titles will showcase this new direction with a bold cover banner atop the title’s logo, and future issues of The Scorched and King Spawn will also don the same callout banner.

Fans will soon bear witness to their beloved characters' struggles with the consequences of losing the powers once bestowed upon them from Heaven or Hell, while also adapting to their newfound roles and identities.

It will affect everyone.

Spawn #350 by McFarlane, Rory McConville, Booth, and Barberi will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, February 21:

  • Cover A by Puppeteer Lee (cardstock) - Lunar Code 1123IM223
  • Cover B by McFarlane (cardstock) - Lunar Code 1123IM224
  • Cover C by Ryan Stegman (cardstock) - Lunar Code 1123IM225
  • Cover D by Booth (cardstock) - Lunar Code 1123IM226
  • Cover E by Jonathan Glapion (cardstock) - Lunar Code 1123IM227
  • Cover F by McFarlane (cardstock) - Lunar Code 1123IM228

King Spawn #31 by McFarlane and Jeremy Haun will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 6. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, February 12:

  • Cover A by Fernandez (cardstock) - Lunar Code 1223IM299
  • Cover B by Randal (cardstock) - Lunar Code 1223IM300

Gunslinger #29 by McFarlane and Barberi will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 6. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, February 12:

  • Cover A by Randal (cardstock) - Lunar Code 1223IM283
  • Cover B by Robeck (cardstock) - Lunar Code 1223IM284

The Scorched #27 by John Layman and Stephen Segovia will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 13. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, February 19:

  • Cover A by Randal (cardstock) - Lunar Code 1223IM317
  • Cover B by Barends (cardstock) - Lunar Code 1223IM318

Spawn #351 by McConville and Booth will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 20. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, February 26:

  • Cover A by Randal (cardstock) - Lunar Code 1223IM319
  • Cover B by Aguillo (cardstock) - Lunar Code 1223IM320
  • Cover C by Brett Booth - Lunar Code 1223IM842

The Spawn Universe of titles will all also be available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.

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About Spawn and Legendary Artist and Spawn Creator Todd McFarlane:

Todd McFarlane’s Spawn is one of the world’s best-selling and longest-running monthly creator-owned comic books, with hundreds of millions sold worldwide in more than 120 countries. 2019 marked the year that legendary artist Todd McFarlane made history with the release of the historic Spawn #300 and record-breaking Spawn #301. These milestones have earned McFarlane the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the world’s longest-running creator-owned superhero comic book series.

SPAWN is currently a top 5 monthly selling title on the Diamond Distributors Top 100 Chart and was one of the best-selling comic titles for all of 2019. SPAWN was the only title to have two issues in the Top 11. SPAWN #300 claimed the #2 spot. The World Record Breaking SPAWN #301 placed #11 on a list of more than 8000 books published in 2019.

The comic became an Emmy Award-winning animated series on HBO and a live-action feature film that grossed more than $100 million.

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. That figure was also recently awarded the prestigious People’s Choice 2021 Toy of The Year (TOTY) by The Toy Association, Inc.

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