Lee, McFarlane + Capullo reunite at SDCC to announce Batman/Spawn

The first crossover in more than 25 years between the two characters will arrive in December.

DC’s “Jim Lee & Friends” panel at San Diego Comic-Con brought a lot of interesting news and some surprise special guests — not the least of which was Todd McFarlane, Lee’s former Image Comics partner.

Along with artist Greg Capullo — who has a long history with both Batman and Spawn — they announced a new Batman/Spawn crossover project.

Batman/Spawn #1, a 48-page one-shot, will arrive in shops Dec. 13. Unfortunately they haven’t shared any artwork from it, but I’m sure that’s coming soon.

This marks the first time since 1994 that the two characters have crossed paths. That would have been in Batman/Spawn: War Devil:

War Devil was created by Chuck Dixon, Doug Moench, Klaus Janson and the late Alan Grant, who passed away earlier this week. Lee also announced a reprint of War Devil, which will arrive in stores Nov. 15. It was actually the second crossover between the two characters; the first one by Frank Miller and McFarlane came out a few months before War Devil.

There’s nothing like Comic-Con to bring people together.

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