As Spawn #300 draws ever closer, Image Comics still has a few teasers in store. More specifically, the Portland-based publisher has unveiled sneak peek at the vivid interior art readers can expect from the history-making landmark issue, with pencils by Greg Capullo and inks by Spawn creator Todd McFarlane.
In a post to its official Twitter account, the Portland-based publisher provided uncolored, unlettered versions of pages 7, 8 and 10 from the upcoming 72-page epic.
A charred Al Simmons stands naked in a plainly decorated room before his eyes surge with necroplasm and his iconic costume returns. In just a few pages the reader has a strong sense of mood through the use of light and shadow that goes back to the very origins of the character. Spawn looms above, his eyes narrowed with a sinister concentration unique to his character design.
This release marks the latest in a long line of promotional art for Spawn #300, which upon publication will make everyone's favorite demonic superhero the longest-running independent comic book series in North American history. The occasion has not only brought artists like Capullo and McFarlane back to the book for the first time in years but also writers like Scott Snyder of Batman fame. Collectors can find a wide variety of variant covers for the seminal issue.
Spawn #300 was previously slated to go on sale Aug. 28. According to Image's website, however, the issue's release has been pushed back one week to Sept. 4.