Todd McFarlane Honors Chadwick Boseman in New ‘Spawn‘ Cover. ‘Spawn’ comic book creator and artist Todd McFarlane created an all-new cover for Spawn issue #311 in as tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther). Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. Boseman had not shared his diagnosis publicly, leaving many fans completely shocked by his apparent sudden death. Recently, the 42 and Get On Up star was laid to rest near his hometown of Anderson, South Carolina.
“Given the limited amount of minority characters in the comic industry today that are considered major Superheroes, I thought it appropriate for one of those well-known heroes (Spawn) to pay tribute to a man who made a lasting impact on helping shape such a strong superhero of color,” said McFarlane. “Chadwick Boseman is a person who honed his skills and then made a career using them. Then he fought a fight against his own body that showed the true spirit of this man. We should all admire the traits Chadwick shared with us. And the inspiration he gave to millions of children around the globe who got to see a strong, meaningful and proud hero that looked like themselves.”
Our deepest condolences go out to Chadwick Boseman’s family, friends and fans during this difficult time. Wakanda Forever.
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Featured Photo Credit: Todd McFarlane