Friday, February 17, 2012

Spawn #77 Review

Next up on Image Month is Spawn. Which is probably the most well known Image character. Spawn is about Al Simmons who after being killed made a deal with Malebolgia (Essentially the Devil) to become a Hellspawn in return for seeing his wife again.Malebolgia returns Simmons to the world of the living, but with little memory, a badly burned and disfigured body, and his newly acquired hellspawn powers. I'm going to be honest, I never really liked Spawn. It's not that I don't like him, It's just I never really got into the comic. So I'm sorry if I'm not well versed on the characters.

The comic starts with Spawn going to Cog (short for Cogliostro) in order to find out who he is. Cog brings him to a museum that was once a church in order to look at the "Archives of the Hellspawn" so that he can understand the "Depth and Breadth" of his curse. while there Cog also reveals he was once a Hellspawn himself.. However he rebelled, and was doomed to walk the earth forever, trapped between Heaven and Hell

Cog believes that Spawn is the one that can lift his curse. However the only way to do it is by letting his demonic nature grow until he's strong enough to kill Malebolgia, and become the new king of hell. Spawn is against this since he would not only become the new ruler of hell but also because he would lose all of his humanity.

While this is happening officers Sam Burke and Twitch Williams are looking for Spawn. They run into a man that starts to shoot and them. The comic ends with Twitch being shot in the head.

The story is pretty good, and brings up a lot of interesting concepts. The art is amazing compared to other 90's books, and the cover is epic however it doesn't really have a lot to do with the story. The characters are pretty developed, and are also interesting. Overall this is a good comic, especially for the 90's.

Rating: 4/5

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