The Changing, Altering Storylines Of Spawn

These were the original solicitations to Spawn #306. #309 and #310 by Todd McFarlane and Ken Lashley. The series was put on pause and when it returned, Spawn #308 reflected real-life topical events, though the pandemic played out slightly differently in the Spawnverse. But now it seems that the series is undergoing other changes. Thee were the original solicitations for Spawn in September and October.

SPAWN #308
WRITER / COVER A: TODD McFARLANE
ARTIST / COVER B: PHILIP TAN & TODD McFARLANE
APRIL 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
EMBERS OF FATE Al Simmons has seen the future. Now, the terrible consequences of his actions in SPAWN #300 and #301 will have a ripple effect that leads toward annihilation. His every victory and every defeat change his fate, and the fate of the world. Superstar creative team TODD McFARLANE & PHILIP TAN kick off the next epic era of SPAWN!

SPAWN #309 CVR A MATTINA
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(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Ken Lashley (CA) Francesco Mattina
NEW STORY ARC Introducing new series artist KEN LASHLEY (X-Men, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man). "CONSEQUENCE OF SIN," Part One TODD McFARLANE and KEN LASHLEY continue to expand the SPAWN Universe. With the future in doubt and Medieval Spawn's legacy in question, Spawn, She-Spawn, and Reaper go on the offensive. But a long-time ally has shown his true colors, and Cogliostro rallies an army and a deadly new recruit…GUNSLINGER SPAWN.
In Shops: Jun 10, 2020 SRP: $2.99

SPAWN #310
WRITER / COVER B: TODD McFARLANE
ARTIST / COVER C: KEN LASHLEY
JUNE 24 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
"CONSEQUENCE OF SIN," Part Two New Heroes! New Villains! New Costume! The MYSTERIOUS and DANGEROUS army of Spawns continues to grow. First She-Spawn and Reaper! Then Medieval Spawn! Now Gunslinger Spawn has made his presence known. But who is a hero and who is a villain? And is Al Simmons strong enough to control them all? Maybe his new armor will help! TODD McFARLANE and KEN LASHLEY continue their epic tale!

Then things changes. Keb Lashley's 'Consequence Of Sin' Part One Spawn #309 was jumped to #308 and then replaced by Gerardo Zaffino going forward with a two-parter "Consequence Of Fallout." – part two of Consequence Of Sin forgotten about, and new character Red-Meat and instead we get the Omega Spawn…

SPAWN #309 (RES)
WRITER: TODD McFARLANE
ARTIST: KEN LASHLEY
AUGUST 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
NEW STORY ARC
Introducing new series artist KEN LASHLEY (X-Men, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man).
CONSEQUENCE OF SIN," Part One
TODD McFARLANE and KEN LASHLEY continue to expand the SPAWN Universe. With the future in doubt and Medieval Spawn's legacy in question, Spawn, She-Spawn, and Reaper go on the offensive. But a long-time ally has shown his true colors, and Cogliostro rallies an army and a deadly new recruit…GUNSLINGER SPAWN.

SPAWN #310 (RES)
WRITER / COVER B: TODD McFARLANE
ARTIST / COVER C: GERARDO ZAFFINO
SEPTEMBER 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
THE INFERNO FALLOUT, Part One
Join us as our new artist GERARDO ZAFFINO, brings his artistic visuals to the madness of Spawn's world. This issue introduces a new villain, RED-MEAT, whose sole purpose is to destroy anyone associated with Spawn.

SPAWN #311
WRITER / COVER B: Todd McFarlane
ARTIST / COVER C: Gerardo Zaffino
OCTOBER 28 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $2.99
"THE INFERNO FALLOUT," Part Two New Heroes! New Villains! New Costume! SPAWN continues down his path of eliminating those that have burned down the neighborhood he grew up in as a child. Fires, protests, and politics cannot hide them from Spawn's vengeful wrath…especially the mastermind behind it all called RED MEAT! TODD McFARLANE and GERARDO ZAFFINO continue to weave their tale of VENGEANCE!

The Changing, Altering Storylines Of Spawn
Spawn #311 cover.

But there have been some more changes – and it is Inferno Fallout and Red Meat no more. The listings have been replaced with the following – and a changed cover line.

SPAWN #308 CVR A MCFARLANE
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(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Ken Lashley (CA) Todd McFarlane
Introducing new series artist KEN LASHLEY (X-Men, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man). "CONSEQUENCE OF SIN," Part One TODD McFARLANE and KEN LASHLEY continue to expand the SPAWN Universe. With the future in doubt and Medieval Spawn's legacy in question, Spawn, She-Spawn, and Reaper go on the offensive. But a long-time ally has shown his true colors, and Cogliostro rallies an army and a deadly new recruit…GUNSLINGER SPAWN.
In Shops: Jul 29, 2020 SRP: $2.99

SPAWN #309 CVR A MATTINA (RES)
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(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Ken Lashley (CA) Francesco Mattina
"CONSEQUENCE OF SIN" PART 2
New Heroes! New Villains! New War! The MYSTERIOUS and DANGEROUS army of Spawns continues to grow. First She-Spawn and Reaper! Then Medieval Spawn! Now Gunslinger Spawn has made his presence known. But who is a hero and who is a villain? And is Al Simmons strong enough to control them all? Maybe his new armor will help! TODD McFARLANE and KEN LASHLEY continue their epic tale!In Shops: Aug 26, 2020
SRP: $2.99

SPAWN #310 CVR C BARENDS (RES)
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(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Jim Muniz (CA) Bjorn Barends
"The STORM… begins." SPAWN is on the hunt for someone, or something, insidious! Demons hiding among humans! Secret dealings with Big-Pharma! Dark plans are about to be exposed! There is a STORM coming, and SPAWN is at its center. TODD McFARLANE and JIM MUNIZ weave a dark and disturbing tale!
In Shops: Sep 30, 2020 SRP: $2.99

SPAWN #311 CVR A MATTINA
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(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Ken Lashley (CA) Francesco Mattina
Cult of Omega" (PART 1 of 3) SPAWN raises some of the 'dead' as he storms a palace that has been hiding the secrets of a hidden society whose members can combine to become more powerful than any SPAWN throughout time! Lead by their new king… the OMEGA SPAWN!
PART 1 of 3 TODD McFARLANE and Carlo Barberi launch an exciting and dangerous new chapter for SPAWN!In Shops: Oct 28, 2020
SRP: $2.99

The Changing, Altering Storylines Of Spawn
Spawn #311 cover.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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