Todd McFarlane has said he hoped to create a comic that would make it 300 issues when he began his Spawn series back in 1992–to surpass Dave Sims’ Cerebus series and become the longest running independent comic book series. Now 27 years later he’s making it happen with a scheduled Issue #301 on its way. But first it’s the big 3-0-0 and plenty of variant covers to go with it. McFarlane also has a reboot film in the works, but little detail has been released, other than McFarlane intends to write the script, produce the project, and direct it.
For Issue #300 we count 18 covers in all. So make your picks and let your local comic book store know what you’re after. Keep in mind this release is similar to other benchmark issues–one-third of these covers will not be regular shop releases–so you will need to track those down on eBay or from collector retailers.
Covers were designed for this issue by McFarlane, Greg Capullo, J. Scott Campbell, Jerome Opeña, and Jason Shawn Alexander, along with black & white covers, logo covers, and “virgin” art covers, as well as a blank sketch cover.
Here are full-sized images of the covers for Issue #300, courtesy of Image Comics, and a preview of Issue #301:
A virgin art cover is expected for McFarlane’s standard cover (first shown in full size above) and a New York Comic Con cover will round out the set.
Image Comics lists a September 4, 2019, street date for Issue #300.