Bleeding Cool has the cover of Spawn #216. It features artwork by Todd McFarlane, the creator of Spawn. It’s been a while since McFarlane has penciled artwork for Spawn. This cover is a recycled image from a cover not used back in the 90′s.
I got back into comics in 1990 because of Todd McFarlane. I was in the Air Force and stationed in upstate New York. There was a comic shop in the mall in Utica and there were posters in the window of upcoming comics. One of the posters was for Spider-Man #1, the book created specificity for McFarlane so he wouldn’t leave Marvel Comics.
The artwork blew me away.
I ended up going into that comic book shop and I bought a comic book. I returned the following week and bought a few more. The next week, I returned and bought some more comics, as well as a short box and some bags and boards.
I was hooked.
McFarlane left Marvel Comics in late 1991 and went on to co-found Image Comics with some other popular artists. Spawn #1 was published in 1992.
I’ve recently become nostalgic for Spawn. A couple of weeks ago, I purchased Spawn: Origins Book 1 on Amazon. It collects the first 12 issues of Spawn and it’s awesome.
I wish Todd McFarlane still drew comics.