CM Podcast 89 – Spawn

Image Comics will be celebrating 25 years in comics this month.  Hard to believe that a fledgling studio founded by “rockstar” artists who would go on to make millions of dollars would still be around today.

Image was founded by Rob Liefeld, Jim Lee, Erik Larson, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino and… Todd McFarlane.

Our podcast will be focusing on Todd’s comic creation, SPAWN!

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This 1st issue went on to sell 1.7 million copies.  Sure that seems like a lot but that could have been a fluke!  It was was thanks to the plucky spirit of the creators that Image studios persevered.

Jon and I go over a brief history of Todd McFarlane’s career prior to Spawn and then we will talk about the meager begins of the demonic anti-hero.

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“This image embodies everything that was happening in comics during the 90s”

Press play for a little history lesson on one of the founding fathers of the Image Universe.

Your Comics Pal,

Jim

Comics Misremembered Podcast 89

PS

I found the farting Violator video clip on YouTube.  This a the highlight of the movie so if you never saw it… you’re welcome.

CM Podcast 4 – The Image Years

Welcome to the 4th podcast.  This week Jon and myself focus on the founding of the Image Comic publisher.  We start with the past history of the founding members: Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee, Eric Larsen, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino and Whilce Portacio.  When then focus on their image launch titles: Youngblood, Spawn, WildC.A.T.s, Savage Dragon, CyberForce, ShadowHawk and Wetworks respectively.

We riff on these books for a few minutes and then play a few rounds of the Rob Liefeld Name Creator game (see previous post for rules).  We finally touch on the present state of Image comics and how it has changed over their 20+ years of publishing.  It is our longest podcast to date but we had a great time recording it and reliving our memories.

– Jim

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