Book Title: Spawn #320
Book Description: Soul Crusher wants access to the Dead Zone. He needs Spawn to accomplish that though and Spawn doesn’t want it to happen. To entice Spawn Soul Crusher is using Cy-Gor, one of Spawn’s few remaining allies, as bait.
Soul Crusher pummels Cy-Gor to within an inch of his life to draw Spawn out. It works. Spawn appears and begins to fight Soul Crusher. At first the immortal tries to go easy on him; but Soul Crusher doesn’t have the ability to keep his mouth shut.
He makes a comment that invites a fire in Spawn. Spawn doesn’t have many friends left and Soul Crusher nearly killed one of them. Spawn can’t allow anything to happen to Cy-Gor and takes his wrath out on Soul Crusher.
Spawn is about to administer the killing blow when he has a vision that reminds him that he’s better than that. He tries to be the bigger person and walks away.
Soul Crusher is down, but not out. He grabs a knife and tries to make one last charge. It’s too bad for Soul Crusher that Cy-Gor isn’t concerned with being the bigger person.
Book Author: Todd McFarlane
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher - Orgnization: Image Comics
Illustrator: Carlo Barberi
- Interior Art(4)
- Cover Art(4.75)
As soon as I saw this cover in social media posting showing upcoming previews I knew I had to have it. The Toddfather did an incredible job creating an homage of his artwork on cover of The Amazing Spider-Man #316.
The artwork is incredibly detailed. It’s filled with action and intrigue. It makes people want to buy the book. Well done, Mr. McFarlane.
The creative team didn’t rest on their laurels and let the cover do all of the heavy lifting. The interior artwork is terrific. Mr. Barberi’s work in this issue is very vivid. It jumps off the page during the battle between Spawn and Soul Crusher.
The only drawback to this issue is there are a lot of references to events in other issues. I only got back into Spawn about eight issues ago. There’s roughly a 300 book gap with a lot of history that I’m still trying to catch up on.
The references have editor’s notes telling the reader which issue was referenced. That’s helpful, but more of an explanation than an issue number would be great.
As a geek on a budget, Spawn remains the best bang for my buck on my pull list. The cover price is a full dollar lower than any of its contemporaries. The only books you’re going to find a lower price tag on at your local comic book store are the dollar reprints of some of the classic issues from various titles and what you’ll find in the buck boxes. That alone should be plenty of reason to check out this powerhouse title!
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