Extended Interview: Todd McFarlane Looks Back on 300 Issues of Spawn

In 1992, Spawn kicked off a bold new era in the comics industry. Proving once and for all that creators not only had a viable avenue outside of "the big two," but that they could also generate record sales.

Now, 27-years later, Todd McFarlane's Spawn is about to make history all over again. How? In the above interview with PREVIEWsworld Weekly's Troy-Jeffrey Allen, creator Todd McFarlane reflects on 300 issues of his creation, creators, concepts, and crazy ideas that spawned the SPAWN legacy.

"When I created the character I actually drew a 40-page comic book that I began," McFarlane explains in the above interview. "The difference was that it was against the backdrop of science fiction...because of Star Wars -- the first Star Wars movie was about to come out," he reveals. 

Discover more about the genesis of spawn, McFarlane's collaborations with Grant Morrison and Greg Capullo, as well as an update on the movie...and much more!

The history-making Spawn #300 hits comic shops on August 28th and will sport multiple covers (below). You can find out more by keeping an eye on PREVIEWSworld.com's TwitterFacebookYouTube, or Instagram

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(W) Todd McFarlane, Scott Snyder (A) Greg Capullo, Jason Shawn Alexander, J. Scott Campbell, Jerome Opena (A/CA) Todd McFarlane
SPAWN MAKES HISTORY! With this 300th issue, SPAWN becomes the longest-running independent series in comic book history. To celebrate, legendary artists TODD McFARLANE and GREG CAPULLO return with ALL-NEW interior pencils, with additional art provided by JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, and JEROME OPE A, a cavalcade of celebratory covers, and additional writing by SCOTT SNYDER! And next month, RECORDS WILL BE BROKEN with SPAWN #301!
In Shops: Sep 04, 2019
SRP: $7.99
PREVIEWS Page #37
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(W) Todd McFarlane, Scott Snyder (A) Greg Capullo, Jason Shawn Alexander, J. Scott Campbell, Jerome Opena (A/CA) Todd McFarlane
SPAWN MAKES HISTORY! With this 300th issue, SPAWN becomes the longest-running independent series in comic book history. To celebrate, legendary artists TODD McFARLANE and GREG CAPULLO return with ALL-NEW interior pencils, with additional art provided by JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, and JEROME OPE A, a cavalcade of celebratory covers, and additional writing by SCOTT SNYDER! And next month, RECORDS WILL BE BROKEN with SPAWN #301!
In Shops: Sep 04, 2019
SRP: $7.99
PREVIEWS Page #37
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Todd McFarlane, Scott Snyder (A) Todd McFarlane, Jason Shawn Alexander, J. Scott Campbell, Jerome Opena (A/CA) Greg Capullo
SPAWN MAKES HISTORY!
With this 300th issue, SPAWN becomes the longest-running independent series in comic book history. To celebrate, legendary artists TODD McFARLANE and GREG CAPULLO return with ALL-NEW interior pencils, with additional art provided by JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, and JEROME OPE A, a cavalcade of celebratory covers, and additional writing by SCOTT SNYDER!
And next month, RECORDS WILL BE BROKEN with SPAWN #301!
In Shops: Sep 04, 2019
SRP: $7.99
PREVIEWS Page #37
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Todd McFarlane, Scott Snyder (A) Todd McFarlane, Jason Shawn Alexander, J. Scott Campbell, Jerome Opena (A/CA) Greg Capullo
SPAWN MAKES HISTORY! With this 300th issue, SPAWN becomes the longest-running independent series in comic book history. To celebrate, legendary artists TODD McFARLANE and GREG CAPULLO return with ALL-NEW interior pencils, with additional art provided by JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, and JEROME OPE A, a cavalcade of celebratory covers, and additional writing by SCOTT SNYDER! And next month, RECORDS WILL BE BROKEN with SPAWN #301!
In Shops: Sep 04, 2019
SRP: $7.99
PREVIEWS Page #37
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Todd McFarlane, Scott Snyder (A) Jason Shawn Alexander, J. Scott Campbell, Jerome Opena (A/CA) Todd McFarlane, Greg Capullo
SPAWN MAKES HISTORY! With this 300th issue, SPAWN becomes the longest-running independent series in comic book history. To celebrate, legendary artists TODD McFARLANE and GREG CAPULLO return with ALL-NEW interior pencils, with additional art provided by JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, and JEROME OPE A, a cavalcade of celebratory covers, and additional writing by SCOTT SNYDER! And next month, RECORDS WILL BE BROKEN with SPAWN #301!
In Shops: Sep 04, 2019
SRP: $7.99
PREVIEWS Page #37
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Todd McFarlane, Scott Snyder (A) Jason Shawn Alexander, J. Scott Campbell, Jerome Opena (A/CA) Todd McFarlane, Greg Capullo
SPAWN MAKES HISTORY! With this 300th issue, SPAWN becomes the longest-running independent series in comic book history. To celebrate, legendary artists TODD McFARLANE and GREG CAPULLO return with ALL-NEW interior pencils, with additional art provided by JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, and JEROME OPE A, a cavalcade of celebratory covers, and additional writing by SCOTT SNYDER! And next month, RECORDS WILL BE BROKEN with SPAWN #301!
In Shops: Sep 04, 2019
SRP: $7.99
PREVIEWS Page #37
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Todd McFarlane, Scott Snyder (A) Todd McFarlane, Greg Capullo, Jason Shawn Alexander, Jerome Opena (A/CA) J. Scott Campbell
SPAWN MAKES HISTORY! With this 300th issue, SPAWN becomes the longest-running independent series in comic book history. To celebrate, legendary artists TODD McFARLANE and GREG CAPULLO return with ALL-NEW interior pencils, with additional art provided by JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, and JEROME OPE A, a cavalcade of celebratory covers, and additional writing by SCOTT SNYDER! And next month, RECORDS WILL BE BROKEN with SPAWN #301!
In Shops: Sep 04, 2019
SRP: $7.99
PREVIEWS Page #37
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Todd McFarlane, Scott Snyder (A) Todd McFarlane, Greg Capullo, Jason Shawn Alexander, J. Scott Campbell (A/CA) Jerome Opena
SPAWN MAKES HISTORY! With this 300th issue, SPAWN becomes the longest-running independent series in comic book history. To celebrate, legendary artists TODD McFARLANE and GREG CAPULLO return with ALL-NEW interior pencils, with additional art provided by JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, and JEROME OPE A, a cavalcade of celebratory covers, and additional writing by SCOTT SNYDER! And next month, RECORDS WILL BE BROKEN with SPAWN #301!
In Shops: Sep 04, 2019
SRP: $7.99
PREVIEWS Page #37
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Todd McFarlane, Scott Snyder (A) Todd McFarlane, Greg Capullo, J. Scott Campbell, Jerome Opena (A/CA) Jason Shawn Alexander
SPAWN MAKES HISTORY! With this 300th issue, SPAWN becomes the longest-running independent series in comic book history. To celebrate, legendary artists TODD McFARLANE and GREG CAPULLO return with ALL-NEW interior pencils, with additional art provided by JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, and JEROME OPE A, a cavalcade of celebratory covers, and additional writing by SCOTT SNYDER! And next month, RECORDS WILL BE BROKEN with SPAWN #301!
In Shops: Sep 04, 2019
SRP: $7.99
PREVIEWS Page #37
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Todd McFarlane, Scott Snyder (A) Greg Capullo, Jason Shawn Alexander, J. Scott Campbell, Jerome Opena (A/CA) Todd McFarlane
SPAWN MAKES HISTORY! With this 300th issue, SPAWN becomes the longest-running independent series in comic book history. To celebrate, legendary artists TODD McFARLANE and GREG CAPULLO return with ALL-NEW interior pencils, with additional art provided by JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, and JEROME OPE A, a cavalcade of celebratory covers, and additional writing by SCOTT SNYDER! And next month, RECORDS WILL BE BROKEN with SPAWN #301!
In Shops: Sep 04, 2019
SRP: $7.99
PREVIEWS Page #37



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