On October 9, 2019 with the release of SPAWN #301, Todd McFarlane will step into uncharted territory in the comic world! Todd McFarlane will officially earn the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the longest-running creator-owned superhero comic book series for his creation of SPAWN.
"Any record that is based on longevity, is made on the backs of dozens of people. As much as I am proud to be receiving this award, I gratefully accept it on behalf of all those who helped me the past 27 years on this journey." - Todd McFarlane
Fans are invited to witness Todd McFarlane receive his official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS certificate next week at New York Comic Con! The ceremony will be taking place on Saturday, October 5th in Todd McFarlane's very own panel, The Road to Historic SPAWN 301. The panel will be taking place in Room #1A10 from 5:45- 6:45 P.M.
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS adjudicator, Claire Elise Stephens, will be presenting Todd McFarlane with his award. "I'm incredibly honored to be presenting this GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title to Todd McFarlane in honor of SPAWN 301 at an event that celebrates creators with such enthusiasm. Todd McFarlane displays immense passion, a key value of our mission and this achievement is a recognition of Todd's nearly three-decade career." - Claire Elise Stephens
Fans who have been following the series understand that this was no easy feat. The SPAWN comic book series was first published in 1992 by Image Comic and sold over 1.7 million copies. Since its debut, Spawn has continued to be a fan- favorite title around the world. Spawn is published in 12 languages and sold in 37 countries. The comic became an Emmy Award-winning animated series on HBO and a live-action feature film that grossed $100 million.This means the story of SPAWN has been evolving for almost three-decades in order to achieve this goal!
The fictional character SPAWN has been imbedded into the lives of many fans due to his natural timelessness. Fans need not worry, this is not the end of the road for SPAWN, there is more to come! For now, fans let us celebrate the success SPAWN has seen in becoming the longest-running creator-owned superhero comic book series!
For a list of Spawn titles, click here.