Truly, this issue captures the ingenuity of McFarlane’s art style without missing a beat in his run of the series. Each line is distinguished by varying shadows and lights with subtle coloring to offset the ink. Colorist Steigerwald's work complements the fantastic art being done by Jason Shawn Alexander and Todd McFarlane while also helping to streamline the narrative.
This issue starts to thread in and lay the groundwork for McFarlane’s Spawn. Each issue acts to further cement the series' achievement as the longest-running independent series. What’s more fascinating is that these issues offer two varied storylines: one where we focus on the plotting of the ensuing storyline and then a backstory. This provides further context for comic readers who are hoping to get themselves settled into the long haul of the Spawn mythos. Genuinely, it’s a new experience to follow a series where every issue adds into an already great legacy.
Creative Team: Todd McFarlane (writer), Jason Shawn Alexander and Todd McFarlane (artists), Jon Goff and Todd McFarlane (plotting), Tom Orzechowski (letterer), Peter Steigerwald (colorist), Francesco Mattina (cover artist)
Publisher: Image Comics
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