Spawn: Origins Volume 1

Spawn: Origins Volume 1❰Epub❯ ➞ Spawn: Origins Volume 1 Author Todd McFarlane – Bluevapours.co.uk Now back in print in time for the upcoming SPAWN movie this debut volume in the Origins series features the classic TODD McFARLANE stories and artwork that laid the groundwork for the most successful Now back in print in time for the upcoming SPAWN movie this debut volume in the Origins series features the classic TODD McFARLANE stories and artwork that laid the groundwork for the most successful independent comic book ever publishedSPAWN ORIGINS, VOLincludes the introduction of not Spawn: Origins PDF \ only Spawn, but also a number of other memorable and menacing characters, including Malebolgia and the ViolatorCollects SPAWN.

Todd McFarlane is a Canadian comic book artist, writer, toy manufacturer designer, and media entrepreneur who is best known as the creator of the epic occult fantasy series SpawnIn the late s and early s, McFarlane became a comic book superstar due to his work Spawn: Origins PDF \ on Marvel Comics Spider Man franchise In , he helped form Image Comics, pulling the occult anti hero character Spawn from his high school portfolio and updating him for the s Spawn was one of America s most popular heroes in the s and encouraged a trend in creator owned comic book propertiesIn recent years, McFarlane has illustrated comic books less often, focusing on entrepreneurial efforts, such as McFarlane Toys and Todd McFarlane Entertainment, a film and animation studioIn September, , it was announced that McFarlane will be the Art Director of the newly formed Studios, formerly Green Monster Games, founded by Curt SchillingMcFarlane used to be co owner of National Hockey League s Edmonton Oilers but sold his shares to Daryl Katz He s also a high profile collector of history making baseballs.

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  • Paperback
  • 160 pages
  • Spawn: Origins Volume 1
  • Todd McFarlane
  • 06 July 2019
  • 1534309217

10 thoughts on “Spawn: Origins Volume 1

  1. Gianfranco Mancini says:

    Sometimes, when I go on vacation, my old comics packed upstairs in the dusty webbed attic of my summerhouse on the mountains call me begging to be read again this year it s McFarlane s Spawn turn.This mix of Miller s Dark Knight the representation of tv journalism, the cape and some drawings , Howard Mackie s smash hit Ghost Rider The Pact with the Devil, the chains, the hellish powers , same drawn by McFarlane Spider Man look at the mask and some prospectives and everything crossing th Sometimes, when I go on vacation, my old comics packed upstairs in the dusty webbed attic of my summerhouse on the mountains call me begging to be read again this year it s McFarlane s Spawn turn.This mix of Miller s Dark Knight the representation of tv journalism, the cape and some drawings , Howard Mackie s smash hit Ghost Rider The Pact with the Devil, the chains, the hellish powers , same drawn by McFarlane Spider Man look at the mask and some prospectives and everything crossing the author s mind Detectives Sam and Twitch are a cocktail of Oliver Hardy and Batman s Bullock Alfred is just as not as good as I used to remember the movie is far worst, thrust me , but artworks aged much well, the Danny De Vito Joker Violator always made me laugh a lot, the Billy Kinkaid children murderer issue is a brutal politically incorrect sick fest and this 90s comic book shocked american comic dom being first good quality creator owned one after years of authors artists slavery from major editors.And reading Spawn again was like meeting again a long time lost friend, so four stars are totally deserved for me

  2. James DeSantis says:

    I m 28 Now, you re reading this, saying who gives a shit WellI say this because I didn t really grow up with Spawn in a way I did, because my father ran a comic book shop till I was 9 So Spawn came out 1992, I was 3 I knew Spawn by 5 Thenpopular once the character got a movie Of course, at 8 or 9 years old I thought the spawn movie was fucking AWESOME but then I got older and watched it again and knew that was just a dream Not real FAKE So anyway, Spawn Origins is like a I m 28 Now, you re reading this, saying who gives a shit WellI say this because I didn t really grow up with Spawn in a way I did, because my father ran a comic book shop till I was 9 So Spawn came out 1992, I was 3 I knew Spawn by 5 Thenpopular once the character got a movie Of course, at 8 or 9 years old I thought the spawn movie was fucking AWESOME but then I got older and watched it again and knew that was just a dream Not real FAKE So anyway, Spawn Origins is like a time capsule We can jump into the 90 s oncewith words like Rad being thrown around I loved seeing the art of the 90 s What s that It s very big muscular guys, lots of chains, and demons looking like uglier versions of the things from men in black who wouldn t shut the fuck up Spawn Volume 1 gives us the world of Spawn in a few short stories A couple of them connect, but you can see it sof a weekly episode type feel Spawn meets his arch nemesis, also meets a child molester murderer, we meet Twitch the detective pal, and a fewcharacters What I liked I m not going to lie I fucking LOVE 90 s art I get it It s over stylized but just like Rumble Recent comic or 90 s Nightwing, I just freaking love it It s over the top action and splash pages but it s so awesome to me Spawn is a pretty cool main lead Kind of a asshole, but also you can understand where he s coming from His death is a mystery and remains interesting The storyline of the child murderer was pretty good too and I liked that Also the villain, Violator, is pretty fun What I didn t like Some outdated words def feel old Also some small errors here and there in dialog can be distracting The exposition is also strong with this one where Todd tellseven though we can see it Overall though I won t lie I had a lot of fun reading it It sof a 3.5 but I ma bump it to a 4 just because it brought back so many memories plus it s 90 s in one comic book Can t hate that too much Check it out

  3. Malum says:

    I was a teenager in the 1990s, but for some reason I never read any Spawn comics I knew of the character, but his books just never entered my orbit Well, I finally read some Spawn comicsThey were awful So, without further delay, lets take a look at the problems here First of all, Todd McFarlane is obviously a huge Batman fan Specifically, he must be a Dark Knight Returns fan because this reminded me a lot of that book The biggest offense All of the pages of news reporters talking on TV I was a teenager in the 1990s, but for some reason I never read any Spawn comics I knew of the character, but his books just never entered my orbit Well, I finally read some Spawn comicsThey were awful So, without further delay, lets take a look at the problems here First of all, Todd McFarlane is obviously a huge Batman fan Specifically, he must be a Dark Knight Returns fan because this reminded me a lot of that book The biggest offense All of the pages of news reporters talking on TV screens It was a terrible device when Miller used it and it s terrible when McFarlane uses it It is basically a way to info dump while looking clever at the same time What it amounts to is lots and lots of expositional reading with no action on the page at all A special mention also goes out to the villain that looks like a clown There is homage and then there is just ripping something off This leads us to our next problem the exposition Sooooooooooo much exposition 90% of the dialog in these issues are literally people talking to themselves as they discuss their plans, their inner feelings, etc etc etc Instead of Spawn, this book should have been called schizophrenic because of all of the people that just stand around talking out lout to themselves at length Added to this, McFarlane sometimes puts little snippets of text in that describe the action that is taking place in the panel Isn t that what all of the pictures are for That, in turn, leads us to our next main issue The writing is god awful Instead of arguing this point, let me just share some of it with you Now there s darkness in my soul This can t be I m a black man Go to hell Believe me, Spawn, he already has This book is chock full of 90s goth cringe, lines that barely make sense, and jokes that fall way flat Along with the 90s dialog we get terrible old school names like Violator and Overt Kill As I was reading this 90s lesson in EXTREME, all I could think was All Spawn needs now is lots and lots of pouches Guess what At one point Spawn gets lots and lots of pouches Along with the terrible dialog, there is also the fact that none of the character s actions make any sense For example, one villain rips Spawn s heart out He is REALLY shocked that this doesn t kill Spawn A few panels later, he says that it s his job to show Spawn the ropes But wait, you just tried to kill him..Also, spawn has the power to look like a normal human Instead of using this power, he steals a hat and coat and just puts that on over his Spawn costume so that he can blend in In another scene, Spawn makes a guy stop harassing his secretary and tells him to start paying his child support The demon that owns Spawn s soul is like That s right, get evil So it s evil to make a guy pay his child support and stop sexually harassing someone So, if you can t tell, I really hated this book I might, however, readof this series later in hopes that it gets better somewhere It is the longest running indie comic of all time, so there must be something good in there somewhere, right

  4. Arun Divakar says:

    Most superheroes are not entirely what you would call brutal They want to change the world for the better and however grudgingly they go about being heroes with a minimal of bloodletting At the two major corporate houses of DC and Marvel, with the exception of Punisher, Wolverine and the Batman there aren t many heroes who are inherently violent by nature The nature of Frank Castle and Logan does not allow us to call them heroes and Batman always stops just an inch before beating his opponent Most superheroes are not entirely what you would call brutal They want to change the world for the better and however grudgingly they go about being heroes with a minimal of bloodletting At the two major corporate houses of DC and Marvel, with the exception of Punisher, Wolverine and the Batman there aren t many heroes who are inherently violent by nature The nature of Frank Castle and Logan does not allow us to call them heroes and Batman always stops just an inch before beating his opponent to death So what if there was a hero who never hesitated to kill and was someone who went beyond the textbook definitions of brutality Todd McFarlane s Spawn walks over that line and never hesitates before snubbing out a seemingly worthless low life case in point is a brutal pedophile and child killer This comic collects the seminal origin story of this enigmatic and brilliant character of the Spawn.The creation of image comics and the publication of Spawn was a watershed in the history of comics and yet the sensation could not be sustained for long While Spawn did receive rave reviews for its initial issues, the interest slowly tapered off with the years A CIA black ops operative Al Simmons gets killed off by his own team mates following which his soul goes to hell Once there, he strikes a Faustian bargain with a demon and lands back on earth hideously deformed, five years torn out of his life and packing a powder keg of supernatural powers The first issue is an exploration of Spawn s powers and how he manages to overcome some of his initial foes The artwork is brilliant and bears a lot of similarities to the brooding and dark cityscape of Gotham The antagonists are also ones who does not shy away from intense violence and there is a lot of blood and gristle splattered over the pages.Spawn is a chapter to note in the annals of American comics history and going by the origin story and the artwork, this is quite a good one

  5. Matt says:

    Dark, Horrific, Visceral, Intense Spawn is a horror fan s dream come true The artwork perpetuates the fires of hell and is incredible Spawn is a tragic, anti hero and his unique qualities make him a memorable character in comic book lore This is a menacing, gory, and macabre read that is entertaining and stimulating to the eye Great read.

  6. Andy says:

    The first six issues of Spawn are probably the worst written comic books I ve ever read The writing is so singularly bad that no matter how many millions of dollars Todd McFarlane has made in his career, I couldn t help wincing in embarrassment for him as I turned the pages There s just something about this specific blend of adolescent and pretentious impulses combined with the knowledge that this was McFarlane s big gamble for creative freedom that puts the whole project into its own private The first six issues of Spawn are probably the worst written comic books I ve ever read The writing is so singularly bad that no matter how many millions of dollars Todd McFarlane has made in his career, I couldn t help wincing in embarrassment for him as I turned the pages There s just something about this specific blend of adolescent and pretentious impulses combined with the knowledge that this was McFarlane s big gamble for creative freedom that puts the whole project into its own private sewer I mean, at one point, Spawn actually tells the DEVIL to go to HELL Did I say that happened once It actually happens every few pages When I was a kid, my local comic shop had a deal where they d give you a regular discount, if you signed up and gave them your contact information I did this, they ordered a huge box of Spawn 1 s and then they called me every night for weeks, telling me that the Spawn 1 s were selling fast and I needed to get my copies right away I m happy to say that I didn t buy any, under the theory that anything they were trying so hard to sell me was unlikely to appreciate I just checked eBay and plenty of copies of Spawn 1 are going for a few dollars right now I think I made the right choice

  7. Logan says:

    A fun brooding, dark but surprisingly humorous Now I ll tell you straight, Spawn is badass The story tells of a man who is killed, but brought back as a agent of Hell Spawn is pretty much immortal, and powerful as he feeds off negative energy The story is well written, and is actually humorous, I was quite surprised when I read this, the whole premise is depressing, the atmosphere is gritty but yet I couldn t stop laughing at all the jokes in this book As for his main Villain Violator, he i A fun brooding, dark but surprisingly humorous Now I ll tell you straight, Spawn is badass The story tells of a man who is killed, but brought back as a agent of Hell Spawn is pretty much immortal, and powerful as he feeds off negative energy The story is well written, and is actually humorous, I was quite surprised when I read this, the whole premise is depressing, the atmosphere is gritty but yet I couldn t stop laughing at all the jokes in this book As for his main Villain Violator, he is also badass but so funny Think of him as The Joker but for Spawn I highly recommend this book, however after this volume that s when spawn comics go down hill

  8. Amy Kaser says:

    the story, although corny at times, is good and interesting the artwork in this edition is excellent and in stunning glossy color

  9. Christopher (Donut) says:

    Some very good art, but a drawn out and less than compelling story.

  10. Rick Hunter says:

    One of my buddies added this to our group Comixology.com account It has been years since I read a Spawn book so I thought I d throw this in the rotation I read these issues as singles 20 something years ago when they came out and don t think I ve read them since I have watched all 3 seasons of the Spawn animated series from HBO repeatedly in that time though.Todd McFarlane is the creator of the series and served as writer, artist and inker on this volume Seeing Todd s art again makes me reme One of my buddies added this to our group Comixology.com account It has been years since I read a Spawn book so I thought I d throw this in the rotation I read these issues as singles 20 something years ago when they came out and don t think I ve read them since I have watched all 3 seasons of the Spawn animated series from HBO repeatedly in that time though.Todd McFarlane is the creator of the series and served as writer, artist and inker on this volume Seeing Todd s art again makes me remember why I fell in love with it in the first place He s in the top 10 best comic artists of all time The majority of his art is highly detailed He was one of the first artists on Spider man that ever drew in all the webs on Spidey s suit and put a lot of details in the webbing Just seeing that beautiful art in this book has taken me for a trip down memory lane The art gets 5 stars and the art critics in my head that normally look like Siskel and Ebert, but now look like Siskel and Ebert dressed as Sam and Twitch, are giving two thumbs up.McFarlane s writing, on the other hand, isn t quite so stellar He did a good job with the plot and the entire concept for the comic was great, but some of the dialogue isn t that great and the neither is the story telling It is easy to see why he turned over the writing reins to others after this volume The stories of Billy Kincaid and Overt Kill which each take place in a single issue in this book, were handled much better by the writers of the aforementioned HBO series Those writers took the time to flesh out the storyand adddepth to it McFarlane seemed to rush the story a good bit His writing gets 3 stars.The 5 star art score and the 3 star writing score give us a 4 star overall score for the book As a whole, this book is better than I thought it would be I didn t know how well it would stand the test of time I thought maybe my memory of it was greater than the actual book was, but it held up well in comparison This is still a great beginning to a tremendous character that helped launch one of the best comics companies around Check this out if you re a Spawn fan Hell, even if you ve never read a Spawn comic, but have been curious about the character, check it out

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