Todd McFarlane offers the 1st SPAWN figure anew and revised via Kickstarter

25 years ago, the first Spawn action figure was released to high praise and changed the quality of action figures to high standards, putting more art and imagination for you collectors of all ages.

Besides the comic it was based on, the toy line took on a life of its own, with Tod McFarlane proudly putting forth his name as the production company. The first figure was an awesome sight to behold, with more comic book prose and grandeur. It also came with its own comic, a welcome coolness to the package.

Now, twenty-five years later, Todd McFarlane is joining forces with Kickstarter to deliver an updated version of that original first 1995 Spawn action figure and comic book release.

The new Original Spawn Action Figure and Comic Remastered (2020) figure will be 7-inches tall and come with a huge folding cape and weapon. The articulation in this version will be more than double what the original action figure had, and the included comic cover will be remastered by the international award-winning artist and creator of the Spawn character, Todd McFarlane.

The Original Spawn Action Figure and Comic Remastered (2020) Kickstarter campaign is now live. Link here, and a video here:

“As an artist and a creator, I have worked to evolve my creations to the highest artistic level achievable. I’m going back to the beginning of the first Spawn Action Figure and Comic I ever created. It will be remastered and modernized with all the skill sets, details, and technology that I have learned over the past 26 years to bring you the best version of that iconic Spawn Action Figure and Comic from 1995,” said Spawn creator Todd in a recent press release. “It’s an honor that Kickstarter is creating a new toy section on its platform and debuting it in conjunction with the first-ever Spawn Kickstarter.”

This newly remastered Original Spawn Action Figure and Comic (2020) version will come in a collector box with a slipcover to help preserve the condition of the figure, comic, and packaging. And speaking of the actual blister packaging, it will mimic the original design from the classic action figure of 1995, though upgrades will be all across the final product.

A new resealable shell will be used so that you may take out your Spawn Action Figure and Comic for display, but also be able to return them both into their packaging as you have never opened it.

You can also get an autograph by Todd McFarlane himself. Todd will be personally signing a nameplate that can be used for display with your Spawn Action Figure and Comic. And each autographed item will also come with a bonus weapon: A reimagining, hyper-detailed updated version of the wooden plank weapon from that original Spawn Action Figure from 1995.

The campaign has four levels: A Classic costume version. A Modern costume version (with new head), an ARTIST PROOF (what we’re calling the ‘black & white), and lastly, the 3-PACK bundle which will include a Classic, Modern and Black & White figure. The latter two figures are getting new head sculpt! The first three levels will be offered with or without an autograph while the 3-Pack will only be offered with an autograph. And each of the single figures will have a NEW never-seen-before cover remastered by Todd McFarlane himself. The backing levels range from $40 to $160 based on the offerings.

For additional, information visit the FAQ on the Spawn Kickstarter page. To stay updated on the Spawn Kickstarter Campaign Follow Instagram: @ToddMcFarlane, Twitter @Todd_McFarlane and FB @LikeToddMcFarlane

Captain’s Note: This new figure is awesome, and hoping there will be more updated remastered versions to those early Spawn figures, that I really enjoyed. My personal favorites were Cosmic Angela, Violator, Cyborg Violator, Vertebreaker, and the Heap.

Todd McFarlane’s Spawn sets history for a new comics record.

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With its 301st issue, Todd McFarlane’s Spawn becomes the longest running creator-owned comic book in the world!

Spawn launched to record sales of 1.7 million copies when its inaugural issue was released in 1992, helping to cement the early days of Image Comics as a game-changing, new era in creator-owned comic books. Now, 27-years later Spawn, and Image Comics remain hallmarks of the comic book industry.

As a testament to the longevity of Todd McFarlane’s seminal creation, and to Image Comics’ revolutionary call for creators’ rights to own and control the characters and comic books they create, Spawn #300 hits comic shops on Wednesday, August 28. Spawn #301 arrives a month later, which will surpass the previous record of Dave Sim’s Cerberus long-running creator-owned comic series.

“I could think of no better reason to return to the drawing board than to celebrate the record-breaking 301st issue of the Spawn comic,” said McFarlane, creator of Spawn and President at Image Comics. “Twenty-seven years ago, I began this journey on the Spawn title. That start, along with helping to co-found Image Comics, (today the third largest comic publisher in the nation) was with the goal of allowing creative people to own and control their ideas.

“It is with great pride that I can say that after nearly three decades of producing the Spawn title, that I am still 100% in the creative driver’s seat of the character I brought to life back in 1992,” said McFarlane. “I wrote and drew that first issue and will do the same for this historic issue as well.”

To continue the celebration that begins with the deluxe sized, 72-page issue of Spawn #300, McFarlane will return, once more, to pencil and ink interior story pages for the record-breaking Spawn #301. Showcasing his unique blend of larger-than-life action and visual world-building, McFarlane will usher in Spawn‘s next creative evolution in his signature “hyper-detailed” style that has been an inspiration to artists and storytellers across all genres of entertainment media.

Joining Todd on Spawn #301’s superstar creative team will be legendary SPAWN and Batman artist, Greg Capullo, critically-acclaimed illustrator, Jason Shawn Alexander, top comic artists, Clayton Crain, Jerome Opeña and Francesco Mattina, along with more surprises, including more top-tier comic book talent.

Spawn #300 hits comic shops on Wednesday, August 28. Spawn #301, a 48-page full-color comic book will be in stores September 25, 2019, and will retail for $4.99. Both will have multiple covers and editions.

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See the coming Image Comics special Spawn cover variants…

This May will celebrate the legacy of Spawn for Image Comics, during its 25th Anniversary; with a variety of special variant covers.

25 years ago in the next month of May, Todd McFarlane released Spawn, a long-running series starring a superhero/anti-hero with supernatural powers. The artwork and world-building felt special and new to fans of the ex-Spider-Man comics artist, but also special is the significance as a première title for Image Comics. The new publisher became known for its creator driven (and owned) works, prompting a rise in independent titles as a collective powerhouse along the DC/Marvel licensed properties. Many popular Image Comics titles followed since, including more notably Walking Dead, Saga, Maxx, Witchblade.

Now, shall come the variant covers celebrating the Image Comics première icon upon many current Image Comics titles. Each will be available to comic book retailers throughout the month. Black and white versions of a selection of the covers will also be available. Consult your favorite comic book dealer for more info. The schedule for each issue follows:

In stores on Wednesday, May 10th:

  • BLACK CLOUD #2 by Ivan Brandon and Jason Latour, cover by Greg Hinkle
  • REGRESSION #1 by Cullen Bunn and Danny Luckert, cover by Danny Luckert
  • RENATO JONES: SEASON TWO #1 by Kaare Kyle Andrews, cover by Kaare Kyle Andrews

In stores on Wednesday, May 17th:

  • GOD COUNTRY #5 by Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw, cover by Gerardo Zaffino
  • GRRL SCOUTS: MAGIC SOCKS #1 by Jim Mahfood, cover by Jim Mahfood
  • HORIZON #11 by Brandon Thomas, Juan Gedeon, Frank Martin, cover by Juan Gedeon and Mike Spicer
  • INJECTION #13 by Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey, cover by Declan Shalvey
  • ROSE #2 by Meredith Finch and Ig Guara, cover by David Finch

In stores on Wednesday, May 24th:

  • DEADLY CLASS #28 by Rick Remender and Wes Craig, cover by Wes Craig
  • MAGDALENA VOL. 4 #3 by Tini Howard, Ryan Cady, Christian DiBari, cover by Stjepan Sejic
  • THE OLD GUARD #4 by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernández, cover by Chris Samnee
  • PLASTIC #2 by Doug Wagner and Daniel Hillyard, cover by Daniel Hillyard
  • SEVEN TO ETERNITY #6 by Rick Remender and Jerome Opeña, cover by Jerome Opeña

In stores on Wednesday, May 31st:

  • MANIFEST DESTINY #29 by Chris Dingess, Matthew Roberts, Owen Gieni, cover by Matt Roberts and Owen Gieni
  • BLACK SCIENCE #30 by Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera, cover by Matteo Scalera

Here below are 8 of the 11 features (See above for the Renato Jones vol #2 cover). Click on each for cover artist and more info: