Image Comics has provided us with a first look at November's cover to Spawn #185 by Greg Capullo, which will ship evenly with the Whilce Portacio and Todd McFarlane covers. The issue is the first of a new direction for the series, which sees McFarlane returning to writing the title, with fellow Image founder Whilce Portacio illustrating.As McFarlane described what he was looking for from the long-time Spawn artist:
“I was looking for a simple, stark image," McFarlane said. "All the #185 covers will have a white background. I needed a visual for people to look at and say, “Whoa, what is happening here?” and the answer to that question is inside the comic book. The cover is the teaser to what’s inside, and where we’re going with our new direction.”
And from Capullo's point of view: "Todd phoned me up and told me the type of image he was hoping for. So, away I went. When he saw what I had done, he told me it was too similar to the image (that I hadn't seen) that he'd done. So, the image you see is my second swipe at it. Kinda of cool, though. How we (Todd and I) think along the same lines, I mean. I love that."The solicitation for the issue reads:
SPAWN #185 story TODD McFARLANE & BRIAN HOLGUIN art WHILCE PORTACIO & TODD McFARLANE cover TODD McFARLANE variant covers WHILCE PORTACIO, GREG CAPULLO
What new surprises can come out of a book that's been around more than 180 issues? A LOT! Featuring a brand-new creative team and the return of two Image Comics founders - TODD McFARLANE and WHILCE PORTACIO! Get ready for an event as big as issue #1!
OCTOBER 29 - 32 PAGES - FC - $2.95