It's hard to believe that IMAGE Comics has existed for twenty years, but it has. The publisher that has brought us YOUNGBLOOD, SAVAGE DRAGON, SPAWN and many other creator owned properties will be celebrating a milestone this year. To commemorate 20 years of success as one of the most prominent publishers in comics IMAGE will be releasing two special tribute covers to SPAWN #220 which we've posted for you below.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Image Comics, the first of these nine covers by McFarlane, SPAWN #220, depicts “Savage Spawn,” referencing the first issue of SAVAGE DRAGON by Erik Larsen. (Cover B - APR120410)== TEASER ==
SPAWN #220 will also have a variant cover paying tribute to Rob Liefeld's YOUNGBLOOD #1 (Cover C - APR120411), as well as an original cover from McFarlane himself (Cover A -
APR120409). A black-and-white variant of each of the covers will be available as an incentive for retailers.
In addition, current SPAWN artist Szymon Kudranski has created a cover based on the original SPAWN #1 cover by McFarlane for the SPAWN: 20th Anniversary Collector's Special (APR120418). This special edition of SPAWN #220 publishes Kudranski's interior art in black-and-white along with additional content featuring a look back at a sampling of TODD McFARLANE's inked pages from SPAWN #1. It is limited to 2500 copies.
SPAWN #220 will be available to order starting in April and will be released on June 6th, 2012.