Last month, DC Comics released the much-anticipated Batman/Spawn crossover one-shot written by Todd McFarlane and drawn by Greg Capullo with colors by Dave McCaig. Unsurprisingly, the reunion between the dark and brooding superheroes was a smash hit selling out and receiving a second printing on February 7th. However, DC has decided to up the ante by putting the artwork front and center with Batman/Spawn: Unplugged. This unlettered, inks only version of the Batman and Spawn team-up will highlight the art and inks by industry icons Greg Capullo and Todd McFarlane when it’s available at local comic shops next month.
McFarlane is thrilled about the new edition:
“It’s always exciting whenever us artists can present our work in as unfiltered a manner as possible. This book will let you see the true skill of how Greg Capullo does his masterful storytelling… and every line that we both put down.”
Greg Capullo echoed McFarlane’s sentiments:
“You guys did it again! You came out in stunning support for the Batman/Spawn crossover. The next treat we have in store is a raw release, stand alone, black and white version! No words. No color. Just the raw power of line art. I’m certain that you’ll dig it as much as Todd and I do.”
Fans that may have missed Batman/Spawn #1 are in luck as the original version of the crossover will receive a second printing and will be available at local comic shops on February 7th. The new printing will feature two covers by Capullo and McFarlane with a new logo color scheme.
Batman/Spawn #1 will also be featured alongside the original 90s crossovers, Spawn/Batman from Frank Miller and Todd McFarlane and Batman/Spawn: War Devil #1 by legendary Batman writers and artists Doug Moench, Chuck Dixon, Alan Grant, and Klaus Janson, in one complete collection, Batman/Spawn: The Deluxe Edition. In addition to showcasing all three stories, Batman/Spawn: The Deluxe Edition will include Greg Capullo’s pencils for Batman/Spawn #1, Klaus Jansen’s inks from Batman/Spawn: War Devil, a collection of retailer cover variants, and more! Batman/Spawn: The Deluxe Edition will be available wherever books are sold on April 4, 2023.
Check out some previously released interior pages from the new one-shot below. Batman/Spawn: Unplugged will go on sale in stores and digitally on Tuesday, February 7th.