First Look at 'Haunt' San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Comic Book
New Comic Collaboration from Todd McFarlane and Robert Kirkman
Friday, July 10, 2009

Updated July 22: added Guinness World Record Acceptance Ceremony special event

Haunt is coming!

The highly anticipated collaboration from Todd McFarlane and Robert Kirkman hits stores nationwide this October.

A team of creative all-stars brings this exciting new hero to life! Join McFarlane (inks/co-creator), Kirkman (writer/co-creator), Ottley (pencils), and Capullo (layouts) as this intriguing, original character develops in this brand-new ongoing series.

While the first issue is still a few months away, you won't have to wait that long to get your hands on something Haunt-ed. We are releasing an exclusive preview comic at this year's San Diego Comic-Con International. This 20-page first look features interior art from the first issue, as well as behind the scenes content and art.

Take a look at what this uncanny creative team has in store for you. And be sure to stop by our booth (#2729) to snag your copy of this exclusive comic.

Haunt SDCC Preview
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Check out the event and item list below to start planning your SDCC 09 McFarlane experience.

Panel Schedule
Get the inside scoop on all things McFarlane. From toys, to comics and movies, Todd is going to tell you all about his current projects.

Disney Press: Comics and Graphic Novels
Friday, July 24 from 11:30-12:30
Room 3

Jordan Mechner, Prince of Persia creator and writer of the upcoming Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time graphic novel, and artists Todd McFarlane (Spawn), Cameron Stewart (Seaguy), Bernard Chang (Wonder Woman), and Tommy Lee Edwards (Daredevil) for a discussion and Q&A session. Plus, get a sneak peek at the upcoming Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time graphic novel, and an advance look at the book's connections to the secrets within the upcoming Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time movie. Panelists will also look into the future and announce some of Disney Book Group's upcoming graphic novels for 2010.

(Todd is scheduled to appear during the first half of this panel.)

The Image Comics Show
Friday, July 24 from 11:30-12:30
Room 5AB

Todd McFarlane will be joining his fellow Image partners, and Mayhem's Tyrese Gibson with many more special guests as they talk about what new things are planned from Image Comics.

(Todd is scheduled to appear during the second half of this panel.)

Todd McFarlane Signing Schedule
Don't miss your chance to get Todd McFarlane's autograph.

Todd McFarlane and Image Comics
Friday, July 24 from 1:00pm-2:30pm
Image Comics, booth #2729
Come by the Image Comics' booth for your chance to get autographs from Todd and the other Image Comic Book creators and partners.

Todd McFarlane Grifball Signing
Friday, July 24 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.
Entertainment Earth/Toys 'R' Us, booth #2343
Our friends over at Toys "R" Us and Entertainment Earth are hosting a Todd McFarlane signing. While you are there, pick up the Toys "R" Us Exclusive Halo Grifball Spartan (more details below) by McFarlane Toys.

Todd McFarlane and Image Comics
Saturday, July 25 from 10:00am-11:30am
Image Comics, booth #2729
If you are unable to attend the Friday signing here is another chance. Todd and the other Image Comic Book creators and partners will be at the Image Comics' booth.

Spawn Creative Team Signing
Todd McFarlane and Whilce Portacio
Saturday, July 25 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Image Comics, booth #2729
Todd McFarlane and Whilce Portacio have been working non-stop on your favorite monthly comic book, Spawn. Now is your chance to get some face time with these two creators.

Haunt Creative Team Signing
Todd McFarlane, Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley
Saturday, July 25 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Image Comics, booth #2729
One of the most anticipated collaborations in comic history, Todd McFarlane (Spawn), Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead) and Ryan Ottley (Invincible) will be available together one day only to sign our exclusive Haunt preview book.

Special Events

Guinness World Record Acceptance
Todd McFarlane and Stan Lee
Saturday, July 25 around 5:00pm
Image Comics, booth #2729
Guinness World Records present "The record for the Best Selling Comic, Single Edition is Spider-Man No.1 (first published in 1990 with an initial print run of 2.35 million) Stan Lee, creator, and Todd McFarlane (USA) writer and illustrator of the edition, at Comic Con in San Diego, California, USA.

Convention Exclusives
Exclusive, limited edition, items that you can only get at the San Diego Comic-Con.

Haunt Preview Comic Book
Todd McFarlane Productions, booth #2729
Get a copy of this limited edition, exclusive, 20-page preview of the upcoming Haunt book by McFarlane and Kirkman.

Halo Grifball Exclusive Action Figure
Toys 'R' Us and Entertainment Earth, Booth #2343
This Spartan features the highly coveted Recon armor, a bomb, a gravity hammer and sword hilt accessories. The Grifball Spartan is limited to 6,000 pieces.

We will also be selling other comics at our booth, including the following trade paperbacks:

Spawn: Origins Vol. 1
Reprints the stories and artwork (by Todd McFarlane himself) that laid the groundwork for the most successful independent comic book ever published. Spawn: Origins Vol. 1 includes the introduction of Spawn and a number of other memorable and menacing characters, including Malebolgia and the Violator.

Spawn: Endgame Vol. 1
Features the all-new Spawn and the return of award winning Spawn creator, Todd McFarlane to his flagship title along with combined talent of Whilce Portacio (WetWorks) and Brian Holguin (Spawn: Godslayer). This volume reprints the sold out, monumental Spawn issues 185-190: of the Spawn: Endgame story arc. This milestone in the Spawn saga re-imagines the classic character as only Spawn's creator Todd McFarlane can.