‘Spawn’ #220 To Feature Six Variant Covers!
Celebrating 20 Years, 220 Issues … And Counting!
Friday, June 01, 2012
When a comic book has an anniversary, fans can usually expect a special cover to commemorate the occasion. Todd McFarlane decided to celebrate 20 years of Spawn ass-kicking in Spawn #220 with not one, but six variant covers! Each cover was drawn by the Spawn creator himself and all hold a special meaning to the Spawn legacy and Image Comics, also celebrating its 20th anniversary.
“Cover A” features a visual spoof on Todd’s variant cover for Spawn #200.
“Cover B” is Savage Dragon #1 Spawnified
“Cover C” is an homage to Youngblood #1 with specialized Spawns like Omega Spawn & Gunslinger Spawn!
All of these covers also come in a retail incentive B/W format.
With only 7,500 copies printed, a separate exclusive edition will also be in stores alongside the regular monthly title. The Spawn #220: 20th Anniversary Collector’s Special features an homage cover to Spawn #1 drawn by the current Spawn artist, Szymon Kudranski! The Collector’s Special strips the color from all the internal pages, giving fans their first opportunity to see Kudranski's amazing use of shadow work.
As another tribute to the Spawn legacy, fans will discover that the page layouts and panel placements of Spawn #220 are identical to the first issue of the Spawn comic book! If that wasn’t already enough, Spawn #220 includes a revamped Spawn #1 poster created by Clayton Crain!
At the very end of this issue, Todd speaks directly to the fans in a letter encouraging his faithful Spawn followers and fellow artists to “scratch their creative itch.” With so many issues of Spawn hitting shelves this month, Todd also thought it would be helpful if he chronicled Spawn historical moments, from the very first issue, to the rise of Jim Downing.
Spawn #220 will be available in comic stores nationwide Wednesday, June 6th. To find a comic shop near you, call 1-888-COMIC-BOOK or visit www.comicshoplocator.com.
Todd McFarlane Productions
Todd McFarlane Productions is the company behind the monthly comic book Spawn. Created by Todd McFarlane, Spawn debuted in May 1992, selling 1.7 million copies, making it the bestselling independent comic book of all time. Spawn is published in nine languages and distributed in more than 32 countries. Currently, TMP releases the long-running Spawn monthly comic now in its 19th year. Other TMP titles include Haunt, Hellspawn, and Sam & Twitch.
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