Back in 1992, a comic book called Spawn launched, selling a record 1.7 million copies. Two and a half decades and 301 issues of later, Spawn is about to make history as the longest-running creator-owned comic book in the world.

“It is with great pride that I can say that after nearly three decades of producing the Spawn title, that I am still 100% in the creative driver’s seat of the character I brought to life back in 1992,” creator Todd McFarlane says. “I wrote and drew that first issue and will do the same for this historic issue as well.”

Yes, McFarlane — who originally created the character Spawn as a teenager — is teaming up with Greg Capullo (Spawn/Batman), Jason Shawn Alexander, Clayton Crain, Jerome Opeña, Francesco Mattina, and additional surprise collaborators to create a special, oversized comic book for the historic 301st issue.

Spawn No. 301 will be 48 full-color pages, retailing for $4.99 when it hits stores on Sept. 25. There will also be a black-and-white Spawn No. 301 “Artist Edition” variant showcasing McFarlane and Capullo’s original, inked artwork.

This is in addition to the previously announced Spawn No. 300, a 72-page anniversary issue of the comic that is set to hit comic book store shelves on Aug. 29.

Photo: McFarlane Toys

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Madeleine Buckley

Madeleine Buckley

Madeleine Buckley was a Senior Editor at The Pop Insider, The Toy Insider, and The Toy Book. She covered all things toys and fandom, and has appeared on Cheddar and a variety of regional news networks to talk about the latest trends in both. She is a movie score enthusiast, mediocre knitter, proud Syracuse alumna, and Marvel lover. You can usually find her at the movies or hanging out at home with her super-pup, Parker.