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25 Years of Spawn

Spawn recently had a 25th-anniversary Director’s Cut issue published, as part of the Image 25th anniversary year releases.

I initially bought the McFarlane cover (an homage to Ultimate Spider-Man #1), enjoying the homage and ‘tradition’ of homage covers of the title.

I wound up buying a second copy (different cover) in a RARE case of finding a worthwhile variant.

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The cover’s a painted version based on the original #1 issue’s cover. And having a 2nd copy of #1 anyway, I realized I could put together a great little "art piece" utilizing the two issues, and so treated the purchase of the 2nd copy to be akin to buying a print.

And here in an 11" x 14" frame (the perfect size for bound-in comics posters or 2-panel wraparound covers and such) (or in this case, two distinct/separate issues), I have a copy of 1992’s Spawn #1, and 2017’s Spawn Director’s Cut #1.

Of course, being in the frame like this still physically protects the issues–they’re held tightly in place better than they’d be in a bag ‘n board; but the frame’s glass can be simply popped out with a little effort, so I still have "access" to these AS COMICS along with having this on my "art wall."

Digging out classic posters

In my first apartment, I went all-out decorating with posters, and had them all over the place. I actually bought several poster magazines just to have MORE, along with an X-Men calendar just for the images (that work quite well AS posters).

In my current apartment I’ve been a lot more reserved, aiming more toward having any posters that I hang be framed ones.

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As I’ve been unable to find exactly-matching frames for some, I did finally find several that fit these, with an acceptably-sized “border” left over.

The TMNT poster is from Wizard back in 2003 or so when the short-lived Dreamwave series based on the 2003 cartoon was being published.

The Prime vs. the Ultraverse poster is from a 1993 issue of Hero Illustrated, I believe. And the X-Men poster I believe is from 1993 or so, though I don’t remember where it’s from–it may have been a pull-out from a Wizard magazine, or else a comic shop promo.

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