This marks the first time McFarlane has drawn a four-cover connecting artwork spread in his career. SCORCHED issues #3 through #6 connect to create one stunning piece of artwork commemorating SPAWN’s 30th anniversary in 2022.
McFarlane said: “The X-Men and Jim Lee’s artwork have inspired a whole generation of new comic book artists, and I wanted to tip my hat to Jim’s enormous impact on our industry. This marked the first time I have done any connecting covers, let alone four of them! I hope to keep reminding new customers that there was a time in the 1990s when our industry was near the zenith of excitement and innovative styles. Jim Lee was helping to lead that pack.”
McFarlane’s SCORCHED #1, launched in January 2022, set the sales record for the “Biggest New Team Book” from the past 30 years. This supergroup of heroes and villains includes Spawn, Cy-Gor, Overtkil, Redeemer, Gunslinger, Haunt, Soul Crusher, Medieval Spawn, She-Spawn, and more fan-favorite characters waiting in the wings.
Joining Mcfarlane on this issue is writer Sean Lewis, artist Stephen Segovia, and colorist Ulises Arreola with lettering by AndWorld Design. In addition to McFarlane’s cover, SCORCHED #6 will offer two alternate covers, including a cover by Björn Barends and a magnificent Blank Black Sketch cover.