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  • First printed image of Spawn in a circulated publication, a comic book solicitation catalog
  • Mailing date: February 3, 1992
  • According to spawnworld.com, only one other image of Spawn is known to exist prior to the mailing of Up 'N Coming #15 and it was the outer sleeve of a VHS tape titled "Stan Lee Presents: The Comic Book Greats" (December 1991), although Spawn was not named or discussed in the video
  • *value unknown
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  • First printed images of Spawn in a U.S. publication
  • Mailing date: February 5, 1992
  • Front page advertisement of Spawn, preceded all comic book advertisements in Malibu comic books that were published between March/April 1992
  • Interior black and white, textless cover art for Spawn #1
  • According to spawnworld.com, only two other images of Spawn are known to exist prior to the mailing of Comics Buyer's Guide #953: the sleeve of a VHS tape titled "Stan Lee Presents: The Comic Book Greats" and a comic book solicitation magazine, Up N' Coming #15 (mailing date: February 3, 1992)
  • *value unknown
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  • First published images of Spawn in full color
  • Interior pin-up advertisement for Spawn #1 in full color
  • McFarlane reveals details about Spawn in an interior article
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  • First printed image of Spawn in an actual comic book (according to spawnworld.com)
  • One of two comics published in March 1992 that included the advertisement, the other being Robotech II: The Sentinels #13
  • Earlier images of Spawn have been printed in various catalogs and fanzines
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  • First printed image of Spawn in a comic book (advertisement)
  • One of two comics published in March 1992 that included the advertisement, the other being Torg #2
  • Earlier images of Spawn have been printed in various catalogs and fanzines among other publications
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  • Incorrectly cited as the first published image of Spawn in an advertisement
  • According to spawnworld.com, the same advertisement appeared in multiple comics that went on-sale in April 1992: Evil Ernie #5, Re-Animator #2, Rocket Ranger #3, Rust #1, The Southern Squadron: Freedom of Information #4, Torg #3
  • In March 1992, one month prior to Rust #1, Spawn advertisements were printed in two comic books: Robotech II The Sentinels #13 and Torg #2
  • Prior to the publication of Robotech II #13 and Torg #2, Spawn appeared in numerous catalogs and fanzines
  • *Character Search "Spawn" for more information on early appearances
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  • Variant cover with gold foil
  • Advertisement of Todd McFarlane's Spawn
  • Limited to 10,000 copies
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  • Cover appearance and interior images of Spawn
  • Back cover appearance of Spawn
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  • Variant printing error on back cover (see image to the left)
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  • Newsstand edition (UPC/barcode)
  • Includes a Spawn pin-up poster
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  • 1st appearance of Spawn
  • 1st appearance of Sam & Twitch
  • 1st appearance of Malebolgia
  • Pin-up of Pitt
  • Sellers typically attach a ratio to Spawn Newsstands such as 1:25 meaning there is 1 Newsstand copy for every 25 Direct copies, but there is no way to validate the accuracy of these numbers
  • [February 2021 - Todd McFarlane is launching the Spawn Universe in June beginning with a one-shot that will lead into 4 new titles: King Spawn, The Gunslinger, Scorched and more]
  • ⭐NEWSD: 9.8 sold for $975
  • ⭐DIRECT: 9.8 sold for $215
  • 🌟DIFFER: $760 (353%)
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  • Early cover appearance of Spawn
  • Comic Shop News is a free publication, printed on newsprint paper, given away at comic book stores
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  • Unreleased 200-page hardcover collection of Spawn #1 - #12
  • Distributed to employees, family and friends of the McFarlane company
  • *there are eight similar hardcover editions that collect up to issue #96, Curse of Spawn #1- #29 and a mini-series collection which will be added when there is sales data
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  • Death of Al Simmons (flashback)
  • Origin of Spawn, where it is discovered that Chapel was his murderer
  • 1st appearance of Jason Wynn who later becomes the Redeemer
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  • Cover art by Greg Capullo
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Anti-Spawn, later renamed The Redeemer
  • 1st appearance of Major Vale
  • First artwork on the Spawn title by Greg Capullo
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  • Revealed that Spawn's suit is named K7-Leetha
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  • 1st appearance of Cut Throat, a pirate version of Spawn
  • 16-page retailer incentive delivered with orders of Spawn #32 (1995)
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  • Variant cover art by Brad Gorby (1:25)
  • 1st cover appearance of Cut Throat, the pirate Spawn
  • 16-page retailer incentive delivered with orders of Spawn #32 (1995)
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  • 1st appearance of Daniel Llanso as Spawn, born 400 years in the future, post-Armageddon
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  • 1st appearance of the Commando Spawn suit, equipped with artillery to preserve Spawn's powers
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  • Scarce one-shot that features character biographies from Spawn and Eclipse, a defunct publisher whose properties were purchased by McFarlane in 1996
  • Cover art by Todd McFarlane
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  • 1st appearance of Hatchet, the zombie Hellspawn
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  • Official crossover appearance by Image characters: Spawn, Maxx, Savage Dragon, Shadowhawk and others
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  • 1st cover appearance of Wings of Redemption Spawn, Al Simmons touched by both darkness and light
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  • 1st full appearance of Mike Moran in the Spawn Universe, the alter ego of Miracleman
  • 1st appearance of Raven Spawn, a Malebolgia Death Knight
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  • 1st team appearance of a Hellspawn Army
  • 1st cameo appearance of Gunslinger Spawn (first full appearance occurred 6 years later)
  • Cameo appearance of an unknown She-Spawn and a few other distinctly different characters that could be developed at some point in the future
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 45,953
  • 📈 +700% increase in copies sold over previous week after Image announced a Spawn Universe expansion of titles with an emphasis on character introductions
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  • 1st cover appearance of She-Spawn in the U.S.
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  • 1st appearance of The Man of Miracles, a powerful being responsible for creating God and Satan in the Spawn mythos
  • *The Man of Miracles was meant to be Miracleman until a lawsuit rescinded McFarlane's ownership of the character
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Mandarin Spawn, originally a fan-favorite McFarlane Toy that crossed-over into comics
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 24,518
  • ✅ Which Spawns will rise to the top? That is the question after Todd McFarlane announced an expansion of the Spawn Universe beginning in June
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  • 1st appearance of 'Gunslinger' Spawn, a friend of Al Simmons' great-grandfather in the 19th century
  • Inspired by 'The Man in Black' from the Stephen King 'Dark Tower' series
  • Spawn is misspelled along the spine on all copies
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 22,649
  • 📈 +174% increase in copies sold over previous week after Image announced a Spawn Universe expansion with an upcoming title featuring Gunslinger
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  • 2nd appearance of 'Gunslinger' Spawn
  • Conclusion of the two-issue stories
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 22,324
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  • 1st appearance of War Spawn, a man who fought alongside his son in World War I and exchanged his life and soul so that his son could live
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 19,751
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  • Death of Al Simmons
  • 1st appearance of Jim Downing, becomes Spawn
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  • Team-up of Savage Dragon, Spawn, Witchblade, Shadowhawk and Invincible
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 6,384
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  • Collaborative series by Image founding fathers bringing all their characters into one story
  • Cover connects to a series of five other covers to produce one overall picture
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  • 1st cover and cameo appearance of Omega Spawn
  • Variant cover art by Jim Lee
  • Image United brought together the original founders for a crossover event featuring their independent characters
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  • 1st full appearance of Omega Spawn
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  • Anniversary issue
  • Origin of Omega Spawn
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  • Origin of Spawn's costume, the K-7 Leetha
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 15,701
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  • Origin of Spawn's costume, the K-7 Leetha, concludes
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  • Cover art inspired by The Amazing Spider-Man #300
  • Retailer appreciation edition, one per store
  • 25th Anniversary special
  • Silver foil title text
  • Black and white gallery of past Spawn covers illustrated by Todd McFarlane, numbered THX
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  • Variant cover art by Gerardo Zaffino celebrating 'Spawn Month'
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Ninja Spawn, originally a McFarlane Toy (2006) that crossed-over into comics
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  • 1st full appearance of Ninja Spawn
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  • 1st full appearance of Ninja Spawn
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  • 1st cover appearance of Plague Spawn
  • Variant cover art by Greg Capullo