Was it “the best year of Spawn ever” in 2021? McFarlane and Image Comics have announced that Scorched is another record-breaker.
If you’ve been following along with what Todd McFarlane has been doing, it’s kind of tough not to be impressed. After coasting for quite some time with the comic book Spawn, and hitting some lofty issue numbers, the creator is on a massive roll.
Ripped from the pages of that book, came Spawn’s Universe, signaling a new initiative. That comic set the stage for what’s fast become a whole new universe of superhero action. Universe gave way to King Spawn, then Gunslinger Spawn, and now The Scorched.
Each one of those shattered records too. Spawn’s Universe started that off with its status as the biggest selling Image Comics book of the new century. King Spawn was even more impressive, knocking over Marvel’s latest Avengers re-start as the highest ordered superhero book (also of the 21st century). And Gunslinger? That became “the biggest launch of a new superhero monthly title” in 25 years. Not too shabby all around.
So what about The Scorched? Well that’s now the biggest selling new “team book” in 30 years. And when you consider all of the Avengers, X-Men, and Justice League comics that’ve restarted their numbering in the last 3 decades, that’s a pretty incredible feat.
The Scorched is also McFarlane’s 4th chart-topper, something that the creator is pretty pumped about.
“Thanks to a renewed interest from fans across the globe, The SCORCHED will make our 4th book to top the sales charts,” said McFarlane, SPAWN Creator. “ My expansion of the SPAWN mythology and his shared universe kicks off in a meaningful way with this team book that will set the course for many other titles we have planned for the next few years!”
THE SCORCHED #1 is the first all-new monthly issue of McFarlane’s Superhero team book by writer Sean Lewis and artists Stephen Segovia and Paulo Sequeria. After 30 years of the longest-running monthly comic title SPAWN, THE SCORCHED gathers the best characters for three decades and puts them together into one title. McFarlane has also recruited some of the top talents in the industry for this inaugural launch.
The first issue’s initial characters in THE SCORCHED #1 will include Reaper, Spawn, Redeemer, Gunslinger, Medieval Spawn, She-Spawn, and much more waiting in the wings.McFarlane
Like the rest of McFarlane’s new pawn titles, The Scorched is available both physically and digitally (via Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play). It’s out now, and of course has a healthy slate of variant covers for you to pick from. That is, if you can still find any at retail.