Written by Todd McFarlane
Art by Szymon Kudranski
Letters by Tom Orzechkowski
Colors by Lee Loughridge
Marc continues to find out information for Spawn. A task that is made all the more difficult by the fact that Al refuses to let him use a computer. When Spawn arrives, he takes Marc to his base where a bank of computers allows them to input everything that they have learned and Al comes to a revelation that could change everything about his fight and how he is conducting it.
After telling Marc the back story of the creation of the first Spawn and how that story plays into Al’s upcoming plans, he takes his new partner down to see a demon he’s captured who has given some valuable information. When the demon holds Spawn to the deal they made, Al’s plan might be in serious trouble if the demon returns to its master.
I continue to be entertained by the immediacy of this story and the fact that Al is on the offensive with this ambitious plan. McFarlane has really given Spawn some much-needed character growth and I found myself more invested in Al and his plan. I also like the fact that Al’s plan is still evolving and that the reader is still unaware of aspects of it that have yet to be revealed. This is a smarter, more capable Spawn and that is gratifying to see.
The art in this issue is great and I really enjoyed the details in the characters as well as the drama of some of the panels. Everything looked good, especially in the panels depicting the story Al tells Marc. I continue to be interested in where this story goes next.