Surprise! Batman and Spawn will reunite for a new one-shot in December. The upcoming comic was announced by Todd McFarlane at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, during DC’s Jim Lee and Friends panel.
Batman/Spawn #1 marks the first meeting of these two characters since 1994’s Batman/Spawn: War Devil, which DC is reprinting for a November 15 release. Written by Doug Moench, Alan Grant, and Chuck Dixon, and illustrated by Klaus Johnson, War Devil marked the second official meeting of Batman and Spawn, in which they end up working together to solve a mystery.
A third installment in the crossover series titled Spawn/Batman: Inner Demons was planned, but never released.
Very few details about the new Batman/Spawn one-shot have been revealed, though DC promises more information and artwork to come. What we know for sure is that McFarlane will write the script for the 48-page one-shot and Greg Capullo will illustrate it.
While this may be the third never-before-seen installment from the ’90s, chances are the creative team has come up with a new story with the last three decades in mind.
Either way, this is great news from McFarlane and Capullo. Batman/Spawn #1 will be available on December 13.
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