Review: King Spawn #10
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Publisher: Image Comics
Writers: Sean Lewis, Todd McFarlane
Artist: Javi Fernandez
Letters: AndWorld Design
Reviewed by: Carl Bryan
King Spawn #10 – The God Throne, the Dead Zones, and the prophecy of King Spawn. While trying to save the world from the forces that seek to destroy it, has Spawn actually set the end-times in motion himself?
It’s evident that Sean Lewis and Todd McFarlane are using a page out of DC and Marvel’s playbook in this entry, but arguably they do it better than the “Big Two” Comic Companies. Recently, we’ve had Marvel’s Carnage Back, White, and Blood, and DC’s Batman Black and White, as well as Superman, Harley Quinn, and Wonder Woman comics that pay homage to the core colors.
Lewis and McFarlane provide King Spawn, with the core colors of what makes Spawn the King! This format works for Javi Fernandez as his renderings are super sharp. By using just black and white with that flood of red, you infer the real transformation of rage that is taking place with Spawn as he inherits a throne that arguably may lead to this character becoming what he doesn’t wish to become.
King Spawn is way past the storylines we see simultaneously developing in Spawn, The Scorched, and Gunslinger Spawn. I daresay that Lewis and McFarlane have turned King Spawn into the main timeline for the original series as he is all consumed with defeating his enemies and getting Wanda back. Love what they are doing in this book.
Accolades for World Record-Setting
King Spawn #10 continues to deliver! As I indicated before, this one has the core value of it all being about connecting with Wanda. Are we going about this in a Pet Semetary kind of vibe? If Al can bring Wanda back, will she truly be the Wanda that he knows and loves? A long time in purgatory can change a person! Check out Issue #1 of King Spawn to get you hooked.
Issue #10 has both grit and foreshadowing that this may not be the last time we see the Black, White and Red format being used. If this is how King Spawn presents itself, I am all for it as it is taking on some Frank Miller-type Sin City vibes. Long live the King!!!!