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