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Spawn. Volume 1 : origins collection
McFarlane, Todd.
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1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Government agent Al Simmons is resurrected from the depths of hell and returns to earth as a warrior guarding the people of New York City while attempting to learn about his own past and battling creatures such as Malebolgia and the Violator.
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Spawn created by Todd McFarlane.

"Collecting issues 1-6."

"Originally published in single magazine form as Spawn, issues 1-6"--Title page verso.
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Featuring the stories and artwork (by Todd McFarlane himself!) that laid thegroundwork for the most successful independent comic book ever published. Spawn Origins Volume 1 includes the introduction of not only Spawn, butalso a number of other memorable and menacing characters, including Malebolgiaand the Violator. Collects Spawn #1-6.

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Library Journal Review

Steven Niles (30 Days of Night) and Spawn scribe David Hine chronicle the plight of the Hellspawn once known as Al Simmons, condensing the narrative of the long-running image comic and providing insights into the dramatis personae. Unfortunately, even though Niles has the reputation of a horror master, his prose is disappointing and ultimately bores. Furthermore, as the majority of the considerable Spawn canon is covered here, the authors are limited to touching upon major plot points and characters, eschewing the details that might have proved more satisfying. The layout is poorly executed as well, with text broken up into single lines and awkwardly placed blocks ruining continuity. Where this does shine is in Ashley Wood's (The Official Metal Gear Solid Comic Book) paintings. From the tiny single panel insets to the majestic full-page splashes, his vivid artwork seems to breath a menace of its own. Verdict Spawn fans and genre enthusiasts are better off buying the collected volumes of the actual comic book.-George Sun, New York (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.