Tor Books hosts Todd McFarlane at San Diego Comic-Con

Spawn creator and McFarlane Toys founder to sign in Tor booth #2301

New York, NY – July 14, 2010 – Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC—the largest publisher of science fiction in the world—and McFarlane Toys are teaming up at San Diego Comic-Con with a Halo: Reach poster giveaway and Todd McFarlane signing on Saturday, July 24th at 10:30 AM. This will be a limited one hour signing for the first 75 people. McFarlane will sign one free poster designed by McFarlane and Tor, and one additional item (i.e. Toy or Comic). Photography will be allowed.

This fall, Todd McFarlane’s McFarlane Toys will bring the world action figures from the most anticipated video game of 2010 – Halo: Reach! The Halo: Reach figure line will make its world debut at San Diego Comic –con booth #2401.

McFarlane Toys Todd McFarlane became a true comic book superstar in the 1980s as a result of his work on Marvel Comics’ Spider-Man franchise. In 1992, he launched his own comic title, Spawn, creating one of the most popular heroes of the 1990s. The title’s hugely popular 1992 debut sold an amazing 1.7 million copies – an unprecedented feat in independent comics. A whirlwind of growth and expansion followed: more comics, action figures, a top grossing film and Emmy Award-winning animation.

About McFarlane Toys
Grammy and Emmy Award-winning Producer/Director Todd McFarlane, creator of Spawn, is the force behind McFarlane Toys, one of America’s top action figure manufacturers. While McFarlane Toys produces products from many genres of pop culture, Microsoft’s HALO line has become the hottest selling action figures and vehicles ever produced by McFarlane Toys. McFarlane Toys also produces the highly collectible McFarlane Sports Picks line of officially licensed teams from the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL.. For complete information on this pop culture powerhouse, visit www.SPAWN.com.

About Tor Books
Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, is a New York-based publisher of hardcover and softcover books, founded in 1980 and committed (although not limited) to SF and fantasy literature. Between an extensive hardcover and trade-softcover line, an Orb backlist program, and a stronghold in mass-market paperback, Tor annually publishes what is arguably the largest and most diverse line of science fiction and fantasy ever produced by a single English-language publisher. Books from Tor have won every major award in the SF and fantasy fields, and for the last twenty-two years in a row the company has been named Best Publisher in the Locus Poll, the largest consumer poll in SF.