Monday, April 13, 2020

Monday's Headlines | Todd McFarlane Opens Up

Spawn creator Todd McFarlane isn't just advocating that Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, and other top comic book publishers play nice and cooperate to get through the impact coronavirus continues to have on the comic book industry - he's putting his money where his mouth is and opening the door to a Spawn/Spider-Man crossover.

“Something as crazy as a Spawn-Spidey-[Venom], I don't know, maybe,” McFarlane told varies sources when asked if he'd ever consider an official meeting of the Marvel character that made him a superstar, and his creator-owned superhero that made him an industry leader. 

“I never really had a compelling reason to it, but you know, if part of it is that it helps a little bit in the stability of our industry, then maybe I should go back to doing manual labor and do my part. We should all be good soldiers somewhere along the line. So, yeah. We'll see where it all goes.”

“To me, I'm way more concerned about how it has any lasting effect, but, comma but, with where we stand today and not knowing what's going to happen on the other side of normality and what that even looks like in terms of the comic book industry, then I've been sort of asking myself, are we going to need some event book or things on the other side, not just one or not just two, I think we're going to need a steady drum of them.”

This lines up with comments McFarlane made this week , saying "If they put me in charge – and no one wants that, I understand! – here’s what I’d do. I’d take Image, Dark Horse, Marvel and DC – the top 90% of the market – and make a message from the four of us as a unified front, one message."

"Maybe we can coordinate the timing for once, so each company gets a turn in the spotlight," he suggests. "Maybe do some cross-company stuff, to make it sexy."
He has a valid point!