COMIC TITLE: Spawn #300 (2019)
Greg Capullo, J. Scott Campbell, Jason Shawn Alexander, and Jerome Opeña – Artist
Todd McFarlane and Scott Snyder–Writer
September 4, 2019
Image Comics

spawn 300You all know that I am definitely a sucker for history especially when it’s history in the making. You’re probably asking then why are you making a big deal out of a comic with a 300TH issue since you covered two that made it to a thousand? The answer is very simple and that is that they made history as it becomes the longest running independent comic book in history and it was the series McFarlane worked on when they created Image Comics back in the early 1990’s. Alongside Scott Snyder (Batman: Endgame), the art was done by Greg Capullo (Batman), J. Scott Campbell (Danger Girl), Jason Shawn Alexander (Abe Sapien), and Jerome Opeña (Uncanny X-Force) for Spawn #300. In the last issue, Spawn was struggling with the forces from Heaven and Hell as they both wanted him gone especially since he revealed his true identity. Now, the race is on to try and catch Spawn before he can complete his plan of bring both Heaven and Hell to it’s knees. In this issue, he is confronted by an old foe in that dastardly clown after discovering that someone in Albania has been contaminating the water sources forcing the world to go crazy. Now that his enemies have been revealed, he has to reveal his army because he is not messing around and we even get the debut of a new Spawn to match.

spawnThe opening scene in the comic book is just absolutely nuts, but it introduces us tot he effects of what is being poured into the water system as a little girl murders everyone in her family. It definitely helps set the tone for the rest of the comic as the war rages on and we have a front row seat to it. As I said in the above paragraph and that is this was a very special comic because it helped spark a revolution as a bunch of writers and artists took a chance on themselves and left their cushy jobs at Marvel/DC to start Image Comics. That is also why I was proud to have this as the comic book of the week for this week. I love the use of different artists for all the different chapters because they got to inject their look for Spawn in this very special issue so that was very cool. Capullo had a huge chunk of the beginning of the comic and it was very noticeable that it was his style. McFarlane had the second chapter and it was very fitting because it was sort of a rebirth/true reveal of Spawn. Campbell had chapter 3 which was a very epic today’s style look while Alexander took chapter four which had a very different look in that it had the look of it being a painting. Opeña handled the last chapter of the comic and his kind of had a throwback look to all the 90’s comics like Barb Wire, etc. If you love Spawn then what are you waiting for, pick this one up and be a part of history.

Grades:

Story/Plot: A+

Artwork: A+

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+

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