Ah it is with a heavy heart we bid a fond farewell to Spawn. Like Supreme before him, Erik’s run was epic and eventful, but all good things must come to an end. (Although the blow is softened sufficiently by the impending Ant relaunch!) ANYWAY be sure to pick up the final issue of Erik’s now legendary run on Spawn. It’s going to be a complete and total barn burner–Of that you can be sure.
HELLO BEAUTIFUL! Check out this variant Todd McFarlane did of Erik’s Savage Dragon wearing the hell spawn! So cool! Well it’s one of (4?) variants coming for Spawn 266 it seems! I’m not one for variants NORMALLY… but.. I feel myself caving… How about you? Going for them all?
WELL… I’m a bit saddened, but actually it’s also kinda to be expected. Much as Supreme was merely Erik’s intent to introduce a new direction and see who does what with it (though with Supreme—Uh.. not much was done with it), It seems Erik’s Spawn run was only ever really going to just kick things off in a new direction. Which.. I super dug the Satan Saga Wars and judging from the ‘human’ Spawn angle, I think it was a good new direction to push in.
To be clear–We’re STILL getting a few more issues of Spawn with Erik including his crossover with Malcom, ANT, AND SPAWN!!! So I’m thinking this run will go down as rock solid from start to finish.
Anyway from what the tale the solicitations are telling it seems like Todd is going solo like Han for 267! So we’ll see!
Well here’s a twist! After a daring new look to signify the hand off of the book from Dragon to his son Malcom–THE OLD LOGO IS COMING BACK!! I gotta say.. I did like the new logo, but the old one has earned that ‘classic feel’ after all those years of mileage. Is there some hidden narrative behind it or simply a fleeting flight of artistic whimsy!!! YOU SHALL SOON SEE! Uh.. I’m pretty sure Erik just said he just decided he liked the old one better.. but ya know.. I gotta have something to type here..
Anyway enjoy these covers 218 and 219 I haven’t seen yet! OH NO MAXINE PLEASE GOD NO!!! … and also THE TRIAL OF MR. GLUM!! 😀 😀 😀 EXCITING STUFF!!
Well the time is drawing near for these Spawn WIPs to dry up. So I’m enjoying them while they last. It’s been fun seeing the mutation from Erik’s work to the Erik/Todd love child that hits the printed page. That ninja looking Spawn is ESPECIALLY bad ass! Enjoy! (Click images for full size)
AW YEEEEAH!!! Look what we got here! It’s the latest sneak peeks into the future of Spawn and Savage Dragon. We had seen the line work for the Spawn cover previously. Ant’s looking to make the scene in a big way with a cross over in both Spawn AND Savage Dragon! Here’s THAT COVER:
MEANWHILE: This mysterious figure making mince meat of the treacherous trio has been CONFIRMED to be none other than the MIGHTY ONE!!! HE SHALL BE NAMED! Shall Brenda Funk appear!? OH SO MUCH TO GET STOKED FOR!!
Well it appears the All Mighty Ant is having a 3 way team up on the cover of Spawn 266! Here we have the black and white line work so naturally when the color cover hits I’ll be sure to hip you to that!
I have to say.. If Wanda and Maxine knew Al and Malcolm were running around with such a curvy red bottomed lady they would PROBABLY not be happy!
Well.. Maxine would probably be ok with it. Menage ANT Toi!
Woo! Look at these process shots Erik posted for Spawn#261! As you can see we have Satan punching the paste out of Al Simmons. Here are the black and white Erik Larsen originals: CLICK IMAGE FOR FULL SIZE
Aaaaaand the McFarlane, FCO finishing touches! Simply MAH-VUL-US!!! Spawn continues to be a stunner if you aren’t reading it do correct that! CLICK IMAGE FOR FULL SIZE
HEY HEY!!! Look at this! Spawnthusiasm continues here at dragonfan.net ! The final(ish) cover art for Spawn #263 has appeared. As with most of these Spawn issues, the final product tends to look a little different than the art that makes it into previews–All the same it’ll MOSTLY look like this!! Seems post Satan’s saga wars SOMEONE ain’t so super no mo! Ruh roh raggie…