Spawn’s Universe #1 (REVIEW)

Jun 23, 2021

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Spawn’s Universe #1
Image Comics

Written by: Todd McFarlane
Art by: Jime Cheung; Stephen Segovia; Marcio Takara; Brett Booth
Inks by: Adelso Corona and Todd McFarlane
Colors by: FCO Plascencia, Andrew Dalhouse and Peter Steigerwald
Letters by: Tom Orzechowski and Andworld Design

While Todd McFarlane sets the stage for what’s up next in the main Spawn book, the best parts of Spawn’s Universe #1 are centered around the newer characters.

Readers get a closer look at the featured character on the main cover, Jessica Priest (She-Spawn). This whole time, she’s seemed a little lost and frustrated with the world she’s been thrown into — understandably so. Spawn’s Universe #1 provides an even greater understanding of why She-Spawn wants nothing to do with this fight and will do anything to end it as soon as possible.

Of the three upcoming Spawn’s Universe titles, Gunslinger Spawn has probably received the most hype (the other two being King Spawn and The Scorched). Biggest reason seems to be the character’s look, which is fair. But his story in Spawn’s Universe #1 makes clear that readers are in for a kick-ass story, too.

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Medieval Spawn’s story is perhaps the most surprising of them all. It’s the first one readers get after the main story. Still not sure exactly where he and She-Spawn will fall in these new titles (maybe The Scorched). Either way, it’s very clear there’s a lot more to Medieval Spawn than readers were initially led to believe.

Spawn’s Universe #1 is a successful showcase of the world McFarlane has created. For new readers trying to find a way into Spawn’s world, this is a good place to great place to get to know the newer characters.

Score: 8.5

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