The Spawn Universe Expansion Continues With A Gunslinger Spawn Series
Todd McFarlane has been riding a massive wave of success with Spawn, and as a Spawn fan since the character's debut issue, I love to see it happening. Spawn's universe continues to grow and evolve, and with that evolution have come plenty of new titles for Spawn fans to enjoy. King Spawn, which recently hit comic store shelves, shattered records with sales of over a half-million copies. The upcoming Gunslinger Spawn will hopefully continue the trend of impressive numbers for Spawn books.
Gunslinger Spawn follows the story of a man out of time who is unwillingly thrust 200 years into the future to the 21st Century. Not only does he have to navigate a new world, but he'll have to deal with the demons of his past. No one is safe from his vengeance as he heads into battle with guns blazing as he tries to find his way back home.
Gunslinger Spawn returns with a vengeance, and he will make Spawn look like a Boy Scout,” said McFarlane, Spawn creator and President at Image Comics. “Finally, fans will get a glimpse into his history as we dig deeper into his past and explore his future.”
Acclaimed artist Brett Booth will be the featured artist on Gunslinger Spawn, with additional art by Philip Tan, Kevin Keane, and Thomas Nachlik, with colors by FCO, Andrew Dalhouse, and others. In addition, Gunslinger Spawn #1 will feature covers by a roster of superstar artists: Greg Capullo, John Romita Jr., TonTon Revolver, Booth, McFarlane, and The Walking Dead creator, Robert Kirkman! McFarlane will take the lead on writing the regular ongoing story, and he and Aleš Kot tackle the back-up tales.
Gunslinger Spawn #1 cover G adds another level of excitement to this new ongoing series. With pencils by Booth and inks by McFarlane, this cover, along with both the King Spawn #1 and The Scorched #1 (releasing in December 2021), interconnects to form one epic work of art.
Gunslinger Spawn #1 will be available at comic book shops (48 pages, full color, rated: Teen+, $5.99, premium 10 pt cover stock) and on digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play on Wednesday, October 20:
Cover A by Booth
Cover B by McFarlane
Cover C by John Romita Jr.
Cover D by Greg Capullo
Cover E by Robert Kirkman
Cover F by TonTon Revolver
Cover G by Booth (Connecting Cover)
Cover H 1:50 copy incentive by Capullo (Raw Pencils)
Cover I 1:250 copy signed incentive by McFarlane
Gunslinger Spawn #1 includes a 1:250 retailer incentive cover for retailers who order 250 copies. McFarlane will hand-sign and create a unique sequential number for each issue just like he did for the record-breaking King Spawn #1 (based on the Final Order Cutoff total). In addition, each signed Gunslinger Spawn #1 1:250 includes a CGC Certificate of Authenticity that retailers can send in and redeem through CGC to have their books graded. This is the only time McFarlane will sign the Gunslinger Spawn#1 1:250 incentive copy issue.
Additionally, a Gunslinger Spawn #1 1:50 incentive variant cover by Capullo will be offered to retailers who order 50 copies.
For every 250 Gunslinger Spawn #1 issues ordered, retailers will become eligible to order five incentive covers of Gunslinger Spawn #1 by Capullo and one Gunslinger Spawn #1 McFarlane incentive cover. If you want to score one or all of these covers, I recommend getting to your local comic shop and making sure you've secured your copies.
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