The 300th issue of Spawn will see creator Todd McFarlane joined by a number of collaborators, including the return of the series' longtime artist Greg Capullo.
Capullo penciled the flagship Image Comics series from 1993-2000, followed by a brief second run from 2003-04. In Spawn #300, he will provide the artwork for the landmark issue's main story, which will be written by McFarlane.
The 72-page special issue, which is structured as a tribute to the history of the character, features contributions from other creators as well, including McFarlane himself, who hasn't illustrated the character since 1995. Other contributors include current Spawn artist Jason Shawn Alexander, J. Scott Campbell, Jerome Opeña and writer Scott Snyder. In addition to an increased page count, the issue will release with 12 variant covers, including “Artist Edition” covers that will showcase the original, inked artwork of both Capullo and McFarlane.
"The group of creative folks helping out on this historic Spawn 300th issue is something that I hope thrills the ‘inner 15-year-old' in all of us," McFarlane said in a statement. "Plus, to have Greg Capullo come back to this title after so many long years, is what has me most excited as I personally consider him to be the top talent drawing in our industry today.”
Spawn #300 is scheduled to be released Wednesday, Aug. 29.