The book that likely had a million copies printed and a likely roller coaster ride on value over the past 27 years.
McFarlane brought us Spawn #1 in 1992 soon after him and his band of Marvel buddies split ties from Marvel to start Image Comics.
It’s still one of the longest running and ongoing comics of all time without any type of reboot, particularly impressive as an independent comic book.
With the new movie coming soon, there’s been renewed interest in this particular book. I could find these at Half Price Books for a few bucks. I even picked up the NM copy I now have for $5 a few years back.
Even if you aren’t a fan, it’s still a book to appreciate for what it’s done for the industry. 27 years and it’s almost to issue #300 with a lot of covers to choose from. Pre-order to save money, buy the covers you like but don’t go heavy. History tells us these big event issues based on the issue number don’t normally heat up and usually gain a few bucks years down the road. With this one having a $7.99 retail price tag, it’s not worth it if it only turns into a $10 book 10 years from now like we see with issue #100 or #200 on average.
I don’t see this series slowing down anytime soon either. I’m sure McFarlane will eventually see a #400 and maybe a #500 one day.