copyOfFirstPage._SX1280_QL80_TTD_Spawn #290

Image Comics

Written by Todd McFarlane

Art by Jason Shawn Alexander

Letters by Tom Orzechowski

Colors by Lee Loughridge

After confronting the President live on TV, Spawn continues to put his plan into action. With the help of Marc Rosen, he has moved onto the next phase, which involves dispatching his agents including Cy-Gor around the world to shake up things. His actions get the attention of a shadowy figure who uses an old foe of Spawn’s to hunt him down.


Thinking that Al is trying to avenge the death of Wanda, an old foe attacks to send a message to the wayward Hellspawn. What they don’t know is that Spawn has a bigger plan that anyone imagined and it is going to shake things up on a global scale.

I liked the tone of this issue. McFarlane is building some great tension and suspense in this storyline and it is keeping readers on their toes. I find myself wondering what Al’s endgame is and whether or not he will succeed. The fight Al has in the issue was one of those moments where I wondered if everything was going to be derailed and ended up pleasantly surprised by the outcome and more curious as to what was going to come next.

Alexander does a really good job with the art in this issue. I enjoyed the way he framed the characters as well as how he paced the panels. The art was able to match the tension of the story really well. There were some really scary visuals in this issue and they helped to set and maintain the mood of the narrative.

Spawn #290




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