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    Reader Poll: After “Spawn,” Will Another Creator-Owned Series Reach #300?

    By | September 6th, 2019
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    This week marks a major milestone in comics. “Spawn,” started in 1992, reached its 300th issue on Wednesday. While there have been collaborators that have come and gone, Todd McFarlane has been the driving force behind the series for 25+ years now. That type of stability has always been rare in comics, but is even rarer in today’s era of short runs, reboots, and more self-contained stories.

    Aside from his fellow Image founder Erik Larson’s “Savage Dragon,” there doesn’t appear to be another creator owned series likely to hit 300 issues, and even “Savage Dragon” is 55 issues away from 300; four and a half years is a lifetime in the comics world.

    But then again, the business, like everything, is cyclical. Maybe ten years from now, we’ll be seeing more books hitting triple digits with regularity. And so, that leads us to our Reader Poll question of the day: will another creator owned book, save for “Savage Dragon,” ever reach 300 issues? Vote in the poll, and check back on Monday for the results!

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    Brian Salvatore

    Brian Salvatore is an editor, podcaster, reviewer, writer at large, and general task master at Multiversity. When not writing, he can be found playing music, hanging out with his kids, or playing music with his kids. He also has a dog named Lola, a rowboat, and once met Jimmy Carter. Feel free to email him about good beer, the New York Mets, or the best way to make Chicken Parmagiana (add a thin slice of prosciutto under the cheese).


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