SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE TOO #1 BY TODD MCFARLANE, WILL ROBSON and GREG MENZIE
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SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE is back in this four-part miniseries! MORE CUTENESS, MORE KILLING, MORE ISSUES!
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In what can only be described as one of the funniest comics you’ll read this year, writer and Spawn creator Todd McFarlane brings us SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE TOO #1, with art by Will Robson and colors by Greg Menzie. This is a sequel spawned from McFarlane’s 2016 parody book of the same title. Filled with plenty of laughs, hilarious unexpected cameos, and comical moments this book is guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirits just before Christmas.

SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE TOO #1

The story follows the antics of a miniaturized version of Spawn. After chowing down on too much candy, soda, and chips, Spawn winds up getting a serious bellyache. He consults the aid of his mother who tells him to go see a doctor. What transpires after is a sequence of hysterical events too funny to even share without spoiling too much.

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The greatest thing about SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE TOO is watching McFarlane continuing to play with his own creation. There’s no question that Spawn is one of the most successful comic series of all time. That being said, it’s cool to see McFarlane still able to reinvent the character. Instead of the dark and brooding stories we’ve grown used to, this mini version of Spawn is bright and cartoony.

McFarlane stated in an interview at the 2018 Image Expo that this idea started as a joke. SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE TOO #1 gives him a chance to expand his miniature Spawn Universe and some other fun ideas. To see someone high up in the comic industry poking fun at their own character is entertaining. Plus, in a world filled with so much negativity, its great to make people laugh.

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It’s awesome that McFarlane kept with the continuity of Spawn’s ability to break the fourth wall. Given that this is a parody it blends well with the tone of the story. The only major flaw that Spawn has in the first issue is he doesn’t actually kill anyone. The lack of death thing kind of takes away a bit of the anticipation behind the title.

To balance this out, one of the coolest things imaginable happens, Spawn becomes a daddy. In other words, it looks like Spawn will have a bunch of mini me’s to do his bidding. It will be interesting to see what McFarlane and Robson have in store for the hell hero’s hellish offspring. Whatever comes next for Spawn and his babies I’m sure will be hilarious.

SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE TOO #1
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Will Robson’s art in SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE TOO is pretty top notch. Like Robson’s previous work on THE GREAT LAKES AVENGERS and SPIDERMAN/DEADPOOL, this book has a very cartoonish look. But this art style is a great idea because the main character acts like an immature adolescent. Further, Robson’s work shines brightly in all aspects, whether you’re looking at panels or splash pages.

From Spawn’s various facial expressions to the detailed backgrounds, Robson’s visuals help punch up the jokes and humorous dialogue within the story. Some of the best panels involve Spawn in the bathroom scolding his offspring. It serves to show us that Spawn thinks his children could be useful to him in the future. The colors by Greg Menzie adds the nice cherry on top to enhance Robson’s work as well. Menzie’s deep, bright coloring really helps show the detail in Robson’s pencil work.

To Be Continued

SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE TOO #1 is an awesome story. The storytelling and art are great. This series is off to a tremendous start and easily a fun read. McFarlane, Robson, and Menzie work really well together and don’t disappoint. SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE TOO #1 is a great addition to the SPAWN universe. With all the unexpected laughs in the first issue, it’s hard to tell what they have in store for the remaining three issues. If you like dark but fun comics, you will love this book.

 

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