Written by Todd McFarlane
Art by Jason Shawn Alexander
Colors by FCO Plascencia
Letters by Tom Orzechowski
Al Simmons has revealed himself to the world as Spawn and the forces of both heaven and hell are starting to panic.
Al has already disrupted the stock market to hurt their financial interests and exposed many of their plans. Now he is leaving it to the people to decide what and where the truth is. His revelation unleashes a fury of media coverage as they try and refute his claims and expose the truth.
The confusion seems to be exactly what Al was hoping for because his next visit is from Clown. The demon confronts Al the same way he always has and expects for this fight to end the same way they always do, but this time things are different.
Al isn’t playing the game the same way anymore and his confrontation with Violator has the demon thinking differently and taking a desperate step to stop the attack. A step that looks like it might have Al on the ropes.
I continue to be impressed with how this story and Al’s plans grow and evolve. McFarlane is going deep into the psychology of this character and pulling out some great drama from both the character and the world around him. The unpredictability of where this story is going is what makes it so appealing. It’s rare to be completely surprised by many comics anymore, but Spawn is providing some fascinating twists and turns.
The art by Jason Shawn Alexander is beautiful. All of the panels are filled with glorious detail and composed brilliantly. You really get a sense of the power and presence of these characters through the art.