Spawn #315 is set to introduce a brand new character to the long-running series. Image Comics has announced that The Plague will be joining the roster of characters alongside the book’s protagonist, Al Simmons, aka Spawn.
It had previously been teased, via issue #313 of creator Todd McFarlane’s series, that a character by the name of “Plague Spawn” was on the way. Ultimately, the new addition didn’t show up in that issue, but readers won’t have to wait too long to see what the creative team has cooked up.
The publisher has also revealed five covers for the upcoming issue. They feature artwork by Björn Barends and Stephen Segovia, as well as three covers by Greg Capullo and two of those inked by McFarlane. We’ve included the covers below for you to check out.
Here is the synopsis for Spawn #315.
“‘CHAIN GANG,’ Part Two-A NEW TEAM… THE CHAIN GANG! BUT WILL THEY LAST? She-Spawn! Gunslinger Spawn! Medieval Spawn! The Reaper!”
Spawn #315 kicks off part three of the “Omega Society” storyline. Spawn. Medieval Spawn. Plague. And Monolith take on the gigantic force of OMEGA-SPAWN.
“Beginning with the introduction of a brand new character called the PLAGUE. We continue the recent success of the Spawn comic, driven by the awesome efforts of comic shops across this nation (and around the world), we will once again deliver on exciting covers that will excite the readers and help keep the sales of this title as strong for retailers as possible,” McFarlane said. “Through these complicated times, working as a team with retailers have given all of us some wonderful results we will strive to continue in 2021.”
Meanwhile, McFarlane is still trying to get his long-awaited Spawn movie reboot off the ground. The famed comic book writer/artist and toymaker signed a deal with Blumhouse Productions to make the movie a couple of years back. Jamie Foxx is attached to play Spawn, with Jeremy Renner on board to play Twitch Williams. McFarlane wrote the screenplay and says it will be R-rated, in addition to low-budget.
“We just signed off on the script, and are going into budgeting,” McFarlane said in an October 2020 interview with AzCentral.com. “We’re also having our casting meeting… It will be dark and heavy, serious, R-rated. It won’t be a superhero movie.”
He has also likened it more to Jaws than a traditional comic book movie. McFarlane is also insistent that he will direct the film, despite having no experience behind the camera.
Spawn #315 hits shelves on February 24.