A second print of the book will hit comic shops on Oct. 2, which is the same release date as Spawn #301, which by Image’s count will elevate Spawn to the status of longest-running creator-owned comic…EVER. This Spawn #300 reprint is no surprise really, given that the landmark book with its many excellent covers seemed to generate buzz for the character not seen in some time.
As it should! Spawn hitting 300 issues is a pretty big deal, in a world where corporate-owned supeheroes have utterly dominated the tights and capes market for decades (with no end in sight, really).
Anyway, the full press release from Image about the reprinting can be found below:
Image Comics is pleased to announce that the highly-anticipated, milestone issue—SPAWN #300 by Todd McFarlane, President at Image Comics and creator of SPAWN—has sold out at the distributor level. It is being fast-tracked for a second printing in order to keep up with overwhelming customer demand.
The record-setting SPAWN #300 hit comic shops shelves yesterday. The SPAWN #300, second printing (Diamond Code JUL198857) will be available on Wednesday, October 2.
Momentum and frenzied buzz surrounding the classic antihero series continues to build leading into the record-breaking SPAWN #301—also scheduled to hit stores on Wednesday, October 2—when SPAWN becomes the longest running creator-owned comic in the world.
SPAWN is currently being adapted for film—a gritty, R-rated reimagining—which will mark Image President, co-founder and SPAWN creator, Todd McFarlane’s film directorial debut. McFarlane, an Emmy/Grammy-winning producer/director is also on board as screenwriter and producer.
SPAWN sold an unprecedented 1.7 million copies at the time it was released and is one of the world’s best-selling and longest-running monthly comic books, with hundreds of millions sold worldwide in more than 120 countries, and 15 different languages.
The comic became an Emmy Award-winning animated series on HBO and a New Line Cinema feature film that grossed more than $100 million. McFarlane went on to direct and produce award-winning and critically acclaimed projects for top movie studios and record labels.