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Massive Creative Team For Spawn #200 Announced

It's a milestone 200th issue. Will you be there?



It's hard to believe that Spawn is finally approaching issue #200.  I still recall reading issue #100.  There were some crazy things that went down there.  Alas, after that, it felt like things started going down.  I stuck it out over the next few issues but due to budgetary restraints, Spawn fell victim when I tried cutting down my pull list.
 
If you haven't been reading Spawn lately, now is a good time to start.  Things have been heating up once again.  Also with Image United approaching, there's definitely some major things coming our way.
 
In February, the 200th issue will be released.  Spawn.com posted some information about the creative team.

    •    Greg Capullo (Spawn, The Creech)
    •    David Finch (New Avengers, Ultimatum)
    •    Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Haunt)
    •    Jim Lee (Batman: Hush, All-Star Batman and Robin)
    •    Rob Liefeld (X-Force, Youngblood)
    •    Todd McFarlane (Spawn, Haunt)
    •    Danny Miki (Spawn, Ultimatum)
    •    Marc Silvestri (Cyberforce, Witchblade)
    •    Ashley Wood (Popbot, Spawn: Book of the Dead)

Pretty impressive.  Creator Todd McFarlane commented on why these creators were chosen:

Issue #200 is fairly significant in the history of any comic book. I was looking at my artist selection as more of an impact on the history of Image Comics. So, I started with people who came through the gates of Image, beginning with some of the original founders like Marc Silvestri, Jim Lee, and Rob Liefeld. Then I went to some of my favorite Image artists over the years like Greg Capullo, David Finch, Danny Miki, and Ashley Wood.

Besides pretty pictures, we needed to have a few surprises in the written story itself. The obvious choice for the job, at this point, was Robert Kirkman. 

There are more surprises as it's mentioned that they'll still have "a few surprises" up their sleeve.  Looks like it's time to catch up with Spawn.
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Posted by Dr. Detfink

If I am not mistaken Al Simmons was killed off some time ago right? And now, there's a new spawn? 
 
At this point, I could really care less. Spawn was a decent concept that just never was properly cultivated. It wasn't even a very good comic until Neil Gaiman introduced/organized much of what has been utilized in its first 100 issues. Was it any wonder that Gaiman and MacFarline got into it for a little bit over royalties? When Cogliostro screwed over Spawn, I rolled my eyes and dumped the title. 
 
Much like all of the Image titles of its time, they were very stylized crapfests. I wonder if Todd ever was successful in selling all the 'roid balls he collected over the years?

Posted by UnsolvedParadox

Last issue I read was #100 which was...odd. I'll pick this up, the artists attached are the main draw for me.

Posted by Grendel

Nope. Won't be there and haven't been since Spawn's issues were in their early twenties.

Posted by ARMIV

Ugh,why is his mouth always open now...shoot,when did he get a mouth?
And anyway,I don't think I'd be approaching the books even if I had money.
Spawn lost me a while ago.

Posted by The Human Stain

For some reason, I'm kind of intrigued. Maybe I'll start picking up Spawn again to see what's going on.

Posted by Xion

Nice nice. I been trying to keep up with Spawn again but its hard when your broke =(

Posted by Nyogtha

I've always wanted to see Finch, Silvestri and Lee work on the same thing, this will be good.

Edited by Media_Master

Never read Spawn before, so I'll probably check this out.

Posted by iLLituracy

Are they going to hand over Spawn to Kirkman altogether or is this just for issue 200?

Posted by mattydeNero

I started picking SPAWN up again once the ENDGAME arc began.  #195 took a million years, but it finally dropped in my box this week at my store.  I haven't read ANY of it yet due to the fact that I was waiting to see what #200 had in store for us.  So it's written by KIRKMAN and I see JIM LEE's name, sold.  Glad I've been spending money on a book that I haven't read in years.  I'm hypocritical, I guess.  I give people crap for buying comics just because they think it might be worth something.  I comics are meant to be read.  I just need Spawn in a big chunk.  I loved Spawn as a kid, can't wait for #200.
Posted by wadey wilson

I started reading spawn in issue #14, then I stopped reading around the time when Al Simmons and Wanda's unborn daughter came back to life. I also read many alternate spawn titles like blood and salvation, but I simply stopped caring when I heard Al Simmons was killed. The story was intriguing at the beginning, and it was worth reading, but unless Al returns, I don't think it will be the same
Edited by Dark Cell

sounds cool!
Posted by 1eyejoker

Just like what Top Cow did with Darkness #75, which I enjoyed immensely. I'm sure this will be just as good with all the talent involved. There's no doubt Kirkman will write a good issue. I'm most interested in seeing the art of Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, and Marc Silvestri.

Posted by TicketyTock

  Aren't the first 20 issues the only ones worth reading? Damn 90s    

Posted by InnerVenom123

He looks like Gargan-Venom if he went emo with that mouth. lol. Spawn should have no mouth, that's his thing. :P
Posted by King Saturn
Wow... this could be interesting
Posted by Dr. Maxwell
@Dr. Detfink said:
"  It wasn't even a very good comic until Neil Gaiman introduced/organized much of what has been utilized in its first 100 issues. "
I have a copy of that fateful issue, which is nice as they dont reprint that one anymore.
 
Havent really been following it lately, maybe this is a good enough to reason to start again.
Posted by KasadyCarnage
@InnerVenom123 said:
"He looks like Gargan-Venom if he went emo with that mouth. lol. Spawn should have no mouth, that's his thing. :P "

I agree.
Posted by goosehorn

meh ill pick up the collected addition.....if it makes it that far!

Posted by dc-kid21

I AM THERE

Posted by SirSparkington

I've been there for every issue so far, I'll be there for this one too.
Posted by ClayEugenie

I am geniunely excited for this. Does anybody have an estimate on the page count?