Todd McFarlane launches Spawn's Universe this June. The issue begins the "world-building" of the creator's new shared comic book universe. Spawn's Universe #1 includes artwork by artist Jim Cheung and colorist FCO according to a press release. McFarlane writes the debut issue, setting the stage for a new multi-character, interconnected comic book universe based on McFarlane's long-running Spawn series. Spawn's Universe #1 will have several variant covers. Artists include J. Scott Campbell, creating a set of four variants, each showing one of the notable characters playing a role in Spawn's Universe in 2021. Additional variant covers come from McFarlane and a group cover by artist Brett Booth, with McFarlane inking. Image Comics will reveal more incentives in the coming weeks.
Spawn's Universe will prime readers for three new monthly spin-off Spawn titles: King Spawn, Gunslinger Spawn, and The Scorched. Each title debuts in 2021. Spawn's Universe #1 is a 52-page, one-shot issue launching on Wednesday, June 30th, priced at $5.99. The one-shot includes four stories (Spawn, She-Spawn, Medieval Spawn, and Gunslinger Spawn) focusing on different Spawn characters and introducing new villains. The artists working on each of the chapters are:
- JIM CHEUNG – chapter with Spawn
- BRETT BOOTH – chapter with Gunslinger Spawn,
- STEPHEN SEGOVIA – chapter with Medieval Spawn
- MARCIO TAKARA – chapter with She-Spawn
McFarlane says, "I've waited almost 30 years to be able to get to this moment. To deliver on ideas, I hope they will grow from this initial seed called Spawn's Universe #1 into a fully formed world populated with hundreds and hundreds of characters in the near future. The stage will be set with this book, and soon I'll be launching into new monthly titles for the first time since 1992. I can't wait to show comic readers all the crazy ideas in my head as well as opening up the floodgate to so many talented creators that have said they'd like to join me on this journey."
Spawn's Universe #1 launches on June 30th. The official solicitation information follow:
- Spawn's Universe #1
- (W) Todd McFarlane (A) Jim Cheung, Todd McFarlane, Stephen Segovia, Marcio Takara (CA) J. Scott Campbell
- IT'S HERE: THE OFFICIAL INTRODUCTION TO THE LONG-AWAITED SPAWN'S UNIVERSE!A double-sized issue that begins a storyline so huge that three NEW SPAWN-related monthly titles will spill out from it, including...
- A new SPAWN title.
- GUNSLINGER SPAWN monthly.
- And a new TEAM book bringing a handful of these characters together in their own book.
- With this one-shot...the world of SPAWN changes forever! New heroes. New villains, and more importantly, new titles coming to a comic shop near you. Join this list of artists as we unveil a historic moment in the mythology of SPAWN'S UNIVERSE:
- JIM CHEUNG
- TODD McFARLANE
- STEPHEN SEGOVIA
- MARCIO TAKARA
- In Shops: Jun 30, 2021
- SRP: $5.99