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Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo to take on Batman - with Spawn thrown into the mix as well

After 28 years, Batman and Spawn plan a reunion this December
Batman/Spawn
Greg Capullo (DC/Image Comics/McFarlane Productions)

Todd McFarlane had promised a hurricane of an announcement at San Diego Comic-Con today, and he delivered – but he didn’t do so alone. At DC’s Jim Lee & Friends panel on Friday afternoon, McFarlane revealed that he’s teaming up with Greg Capullo for a new Batman/Spawn one-shot this December.

The 48-page special issue – to be titled, simply, Batman/Spawn – will be the first time the two characters have met since 1994’s Batman/Spawn: War Devil one-shot, which will be reprinted ahead of the new book’s release. That earlier title, written by the team of Chuck Dixon, Doug Moench and the recently departed Alan Grant with art by Klaus Janson, was DC’s half of a crossover publishing event that year, alongside Frank Miller and McFarlane’s Spawn/Batman, released by Image.

Both Capullo and McFarlane have history with the two heroes at the center of events; Capullo, famously, partnered with Scott Snyder for a hugely successful Batman run beginning in 2011 with the relaunch of the main Batman title, and had earlier been one of the primary artists on the Spawn title throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. McFarlane, of course, created Spawn in 1992 and has been responsible for the character ever since, but had also enjoyed a brief run on Detective Comics in the mid-'80s, completing the 'Batman: Year Two' storyline with writer Mike W. Barr after the departure of original artist Alan Davis.

Batman/Spawn: War Devil will be re-released November 15, with the all-new Batman/Spawn #1 by McFarlane and Capullo set for a December 13 release.

Keep track of this and ALL the news from this weekend with our San Diego Comic-Con 2022 coverage round-up.

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