(Spawn #4, September1992)
Art by Dave SimTODD McFARLANE:
(from Facebook, 30 May 2016)
I LIKE BIG CAPES AND I CANNOT LIE!!!
When I was starting out I was influenced by some of the GREATS in the comic book industry. One of those greats was Marshall Rogers. For those of you who don't know who he was, he worked at both Marvel and DC Comics as an illustrator of Batman AND Silver Surfer.
He also illustrated one of the FIRST graphic novels... called Detective Inc. (if you haven't looked it up... it's pretty COOL). Anyways... what I LIKED most about his art in that series, was the SEXY, BIG capes he drew.
So when I started Spawn, I wanted Spawn's capes to be BIG and SEXY.
His cape is ALWAYS big... ALWAYS!! The magnitude of the cape MAKES Spawn!!
You DON'T want a limp cape that looks like a towel on the back of a superhero... or in my case... an ANTI-SUPERHERO!