Updated on 16 October, 2021
If you're a fan of the Spawn comic books, there's no time like the present to read them again. For those unfamiliar with the story, it's about a group of humanoids called theSpawn who are from a planet called earth. Their home planet has been devastated by some mysterious force, and they must find a new home in this brave new universe. In doing so, they encounter a variety of other interesting beings along the way. It's a fun ride for anyone that's a fan of sci-fi, fantasy and just plain fun. And of course, if you've never been a fan, you'll enjoy it too.
One of the most important things that separates Spawn from any other comic is its protagonist - the Gunslinger. The story begins in 2021, shortly after Earth is invaded by aliens who use advanced weapons to attack the humans on the ground. One of these humans, a young woman called Olympia is gravely injured during the battle. She is taken away to a facility where doctors perform surgery on her to repair any damage done to her body during the battle. But as time goes by, she starts to exhibit signs of amnesia...
After this resurrection, Olympia is placed into a new body, and is given the task of hunting down and killing the aliens who attacked her world. While in this new body, she discovers that she has other memories that she hasn't been able to recall in her earthly life. These memories lead her on a chase through an alternate universe, where she battles the Gunslinger in a race to obtain the ultimate gun. This comic book continues for three separate issues, beginning in Issue #1. Each issue is worth a solid read, especially if you have never read the Spawn comics before.
Written by Steve Wolk, the first issue of Spawn is worth picking up and reading. Unlike most creator-owned comics, where the writer and artist are on completely different sides of the proverbial coin, Spawn was created by Todd Mooradian, who writes the comic with assistance from his writing partner Jennifer Tratchenberg. This allows the creators more room to explore their characters. In fact, the entire creative team has never worked together before, which is what leads to some great storylines and characters. You will definitely want to pick up the first issue to see how everything starts out.
In the first issue, it is revealed that Spawn was a highly wanted super villain, which made him famous, but also kept him behind bars since he was a classified item. When he was captured and incarcerated in a high-security prison, his mind was uploaded into a computer, which was designed by a group consisting of female scientists. Using the latest technology available at the time, the computer reconstructed the mind of the deceased Spawn and placed him into a state of near-clown condition.
There are many similarities between the Marvel comics and the movie version of the character, aside from the fact that both spawn from one of the greatest comic book writers of all time. First, spawning from the mind of an established, beloved writer of Marvel, you can rest assured that the first issue will be less than successful, because of the established formula. However, this formula is what makes Spawn so loved by his fans and many critics. If you truly want to read Spider-Man comics for the most part, you will need to pick up the first issue of this fantastic comic book series.
One of the major differences between the comic books and the blockbuster movie adaptation is the portrayal of the character's personality. In the comics, we learn more about Peter Parker's childhood, his time as a teenager dealing with bullies, his love life, and eventually getting married. These are crucial elements that many of us do not get to know about Peter Parker, so it's nice to see a different side of the comic book personality. Similarly, Spider-Man: Homecoming offers a glimpse of the young Peter Parker in high school and deals with some of the issues that teenagers face when developing into a teenager. This comic book allows us to learn about what happens to Peter Parker after he goes to high school as well as dealing with the emotional toll that being a teenager has on a young person.
It's easy to forget why Spider-Man: Homecoming was such a huge hit upon its release. Its lead role and the fantastic artwork all point to one very important question - why isn't there a Spawn Comic Book series? Sure, interest in Spider-Man: Homecoming and the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man movie is likely to drive sales of the comic books in the future, but why stop there? If the characters in these comic books are as great as their creator, no one should stop making them.