Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Spawn #10 The Ashcan Edition

Hi, Everybody!

The Spawn #10 Ashcan Edition is now live at cerebusoverload.com


To celebrate the launch of the Remastered & Expanded SPAWN No. 10, we are offering an advance 24 Page ASHCAN Edition only available here. Every ASHCAN will arrive hand Signed & Numbered by Dave Sim and will include an exclusive trading card! These will only be available from Tuesday October 13 - Wednesday October 14, and the print run will be strictly limited to the number of copies we sell during this 24 hour window. This edition will not be available on Kickstarter or anywhere else!

So get 'em while they're hot!!!

No idea if this is gonna be in there or not...

AND THEN TOMORROW, The Spawn #10 Kickstarter launches:

SPAWN No. 10



The 48 page deluxe, expanded edition featuring updated art, new covers in multiple collector variants, and rarities from the Cerebus Archive, printed on premium paper!

1992: After departing his enormously successful record-breaking run on SPIDER-MAN for Marvel Comics, Todd McFarlane launched his creation SPAWN which has since earned its place as the most successful independent comic-book of all time. Shortly after the initial launch, McFarlane invited 4 of the most respected writers in comics—Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Frank Miller, and Dave Sim—to collaborate with him on a string of single issues. At the time, Dave Sim was riding his own wave of success and popularity with his groundbreaking, award-winning series CEREBUS. Sim accepted McFarlane’s offer (as did Moore, Gaiman and Miller) and the two of them embarked on their collaboration which appeared in issue No.10 of SPAWN in 1993. McFarlane illustrated Sim’s story, bringing their popular characters together in a tale about Creator’s Rights called "Crossing Over." The issue made such an impact that their collaboration went on to win the 1993 WIZARD WORLD AWARD for “Best Single Story” and remains one of the most memorable collaborations in the history of comics.

2020: Dave Sim and Aardvark-Vanaheim have partnered with The Waverly Press to present Sim’s new modified version of this classic tale published nearly three decades ago expanded, with new content and rarities from this comics milestone. It’s still as fresh and relevant today as when it first appeared. While the original edition of SPAWN No. 10 was published in full color, this special edition - at Dave Sim’s insistence - presents the story in black and white. In the original edition, McFarlane drew what Dave Sim has called “the definitive Cerebus” (“...more people saw Todd’s Cerebus that one month than had seen my Cerebus in the decade prior to SPAWN No. 10”). Working gingerly and painstakingly around his career-ending (2015) wrist ailment, Sim fulfilled what he calls a “last ambition” to render the Kitchener Sequence as he originally pictured it, and to produce three new covers. He also redrew the Cerebus figures throughout the issue.

Todd Mcfarlane’s masterful inking style radically changed the aesthetics of comic-books forever. Transforming the 1980’s homogeneous “bullpen” style of the “Big 2” to the hyper-dynamic style that dominates the modern era. McFarlane’s loose, detailed, energetic art alongside Sim’s cartoon realism brush and line work highlights the power of each artist in the pages of this new edition of SPAWN No. 10!

This new edition of this classic issue comes in multiple cover variants including a premium Signed & Numbered variant. Alongside the 48 page book is a 24 page “Supplement” featuring behind the scenes art and rarities from the Cerebus Archive. In addition, we are offering a set of 9 new trading cards featuring “CERESPAWN’ and other new collectibles!

If you click they get real big:
Cerebus by Sim, everything else by Todd

How Dave wanted this to look.
Cover "A"

Cover "B"

Cover "C"

Cover "D"
Deluxe Signed and Numbered Cover ("E"?)

The Supplemental book

I'll be interrupting Hobbs with this.
Check out the new Cerebus masks and whatnots.

F. Paul Wilson and Divers Hands' Other Sandboxes which has a cover by Gerhard is now available.

Signed copies of Vark Wars: Walt's Empire Strikes Back (Signed by Dave, Signed by Dave and me, Signed by me after I scribble out Dave's name, Pretty much available Signed only...). If you've emailed me about it and haven't heard back, it's because I'm a lazy prick and haven't gotten around to taking care of that. I'ma do that this weekend...

As you all know, Wilf Jenkins was the Aardvark/Vanaheim lawyer for years, and during that time he was on the comp list. Wilf saved all his copies. Dave and Wilf have signed them, and there's a certificate of authenticity. The books will be available from Looking For Heroes, for $10 (CAD) plus $4 dollars shipping to Canada and $5 dollars shipping to the USA. All the money goes to the Food Bank of the Waterloo Region.

Order HERMANN #1! (The NEW CiH?)

And on the last Wednesday of the month (the 28th), pick up the Vault of Cerebus

Buy Batvark: PENIS (in stores NOW! (Possibly along with the "Censored For Grandma" Variant, Batvark: XXXXX.).) If you're in the market for a "Virgin" Batvark: Penis (limited to ONLY 253 copies!), there's one on the eBays, but it sold for $555!!!!! (So now it's a fight to see who gets to post another one. I tried to call "dibs", but it didn't work... But if you're the second highest bidder and still want a copy, I'm sure Hobbs would let one go for $550 bucks...plus shipping.)

For Auction, currently at $50 to Eric Bahringer:

Ya get this too.

Next Time: Spawn #10 Kickstarter. I just said that...


Steve said...

So, just bought mine.

And here I am, a fan and collector for decades...and I've never read Spawn #10, or any other issue.

But I'm willing to pony up the $57 for the ashcan; I've been selling on eBay like mad , saving my $$ for the Regency Edition. And this too, I guess.

Kudos as ever to all hands involved!


Jeff said...

Way back when SPAWN #10 came out, I and (I think) a coupla other guys did a key to all of the caged superheroes, based on the look of their gloves, drawn by Todd.

I wonder whether Dave changed any of them for this cover?

Jeff said...

Make that my question for the next Please Hold.

Dan E. said...

I bought a copy of Spawn #10 last week. The cover price was $1.95 and I bought it from my LCS for... $1.95. I guess it's not that valuable. I did enjoy reading it, but why is Cerebus BROWN?