Donny Cates tweeted last night "Just had a rad phone call with Todd McFarlane. Man, my life is awesome sometimes. You guys are in for some amazing stuff!" But what could it be? Well, this listing for an FOC cover for the upcoming King Spawn #1 may reveal all. Or at least reveal what the hell he is talking about.
KING SPAWN #1 CVR G CATES
(W) Sean Lewis, Todd McFarlane (A) Javier Fernandez, Brett Booth, Philip Tan, Stephen Segovia, Todd McFarlane, Marcio Takara (CA) Donny Cates
A historical NEW ongoing SPAWN series begins! The launch of this book, nearly three decades in the making, further expands the SPAWN UNIVERSE with a growing presence of Hell, Heaven, and Heroes here on Earth. A classic villain from Spawn's past has begun asserting his powers on Earth by corrupting as many souls as possible. And only Spawn knows that he even exists. Continuing the dramatic battles from SPAWN'S UNIVERSE #1, this is where it all begins!!!!! Don't miss out…the last time a new ongoing SPAWN series launched was in 1992.In Shops: Aug 18, 2021 Final Orders Due: Jul 26, 2021 SRP: $5.99
Donny Cates gets to do a cover of Spawn. This is not his first comic cover. But it seems that his previous one won't be his last, despite all indications to the contrary. Todd is also adding a 1:50 raw Greg Capullo cover and a 1:250 cover by Todd McFarlane signed by Todd himself. No idea what they look like yet, of course, but here's what Donny Cates has given in this field before.
Donny Cates named his first arc on Crossover after a Todd McFarlane phrase "kids like chains", wrote then reinvented Todd's character for Marvel, Venom, with chains, got Todd to do a cover for Crossover, Looks like he is now paying back the favour. I think Donny is ahead on this deal.