Image Comics Review: King Spawn #9

by Carl Bryan
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Review: King Spawn #9

[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Publisher: Image Comics

Writers: Sean Lewis, Todd McFarlane

Artist:  Thomas Nachlik

Letters:  AndWorld Design

Colors: FCO Plascencia

Reviewed by: Carl Bryan


“Wanda?”Al Simmons seeing his wife Wanda in the snow

King Spawn #9 – With one vision of Wanda….. The stakes just got higher for Al Simmons.  What is the mysterious Exodus Foundation and what are their nefarious goals and why would they be offering Al a seat on the God Throne? Spawn finds himself so close to getting Wanda back.  Is this another trick at the hands of Malebolgia?


Our resident Spawn Historian, Sean Lewis, knows what we as fans want and especially what Spawn wants… Al wants his queen and his queen is Wanda. For the first time in a long time, we see Wanda caught in a bit of a nether region.  Not dead, yet not exactly alive.  But she is in a holding pattern put there by Azrael (no not that Azrael… wrong universe). 

Can Al lose his rage in order to bring his queen to him? Sean Lewis provides the words and Thomas Nachlik supplies the inks of pain as we see a very cold Al Simmons fighting once again for his soul.  After all, it always has been about love!  

Positives 2.0

King Spawn has returned Al back to his roots. It’s more graphic and provides the initial pain and anguish that true Spawn fans have come to expect.  Though the creatures are a bit more far-fetched in this issue, I just go with Sean Lewis as he has given the true Spawn followers back a glimpse of Wanda.

What if Al can get her back?  Is this the end of Spawn?  Will the others take his place?  Was this the plan all along by McFarlane and company?  So many layers to this new onion!

Accolades for World Record-Setting

King Spawn #9 continues to deliver! All of the Spawn titles are providing fans with something to read about on a weekly basis, but this book is the true history lesson as Sean Lewis is all about the Spawn canon. 

His writing arguably contributes more to the ideas that McFarlane put out there some thirty years ago than well… the Todd Father himself.   Don’t agree?  Check out Issue #1 of King Spawn to get you hooked.


Issue #8 has us on the edge of our seat as that one glimpse of Wanda….what would you do?  What will Al do?  Only Sean Lewis and Todd McFarlane know. Let’s hope they give King Spawn his queen.


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