After a bomb explodes at a school and children are brutally gunned down by psychos, King Spawn goes out to track down the killers with the help of his band of spawn people. His investigation leads him to discover that a cult of demons is behind the attack and that his old ally Black Azrael was up to something. As more and more demons slither through the locked dead zones and threaten to destroy the world, Spawn realises there were things in play that he didn’t anticipate.
Sean Lewis and Thomas Nachlik create a sublime supernatural crime noir story that will delight long time Spawn fans and welcome new ones to the universe. The book features some truly brutal sequences with characters getting ripped apart, their heads being torn off and even having their eyes plucked out. The gore is brought to life with FCO Plascencia’s amazing colours. There is also a cornucopia of fonts by Andworld Designs to show the voice and personality of each character. King Spawn has his rough letters to convey a gravely voice and the villains are given their own style that is sinister yet sleek.
A must read for all Spawn fans and a great introduction to the series for newcomers. Featuring some excellent back-up stories by Stephen Segovia, Marcio Takara and Phillip Tan that feel like table-setters for the next arc.