Todd McFarlane is a household name for comic book fans, thanks to his work on a number of Marvel and DC stories. He made his name in Marvel Comics, with runs on Incredible Hulk and Amazing Spider-Man but it was in Image Comics where McFarlane achieved huge success with Spawn, which is now the longest-running creator-owned comic book out there, officially getting a 2019 Guinness World Record.
Spawn has been consistently coming out is huge and knowing that we’re now in Spawn #301 is amazing. Despite mostly being known by Image Comics fans, there are plenty of casual fans who know the character, thanks to a bad movie, an underrated HBO animated show, and some video games, including a future DLC appearance in Mortal Kombat 11.
Here’s what McFarlane said when he received his Guinness World Record:
"Any record that is based on longevity, is made on the backs of dozens of people," said McFarlane. "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."
Fans of McFarlane are invited to witness the creator receive his official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS certificate next week at New York Comic-Con. The ceremony will be taking place on Saturday, October 5th prior to McFarlane's very own panel, The Road to Historic SPAWN 300 and 301. The panel will be taking place in Room #1A10 from 5:45 to 6:45 P.M.
Spawn #301 is coming out next week on October 9.