Image Day: Making A Deal With Malebolgia, Spawn Is Reborn!

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IMAGE DAY

In ‘Spawn’ (1992) #1, Spawn tells his origin story. Photo/Image Comics

IN IMAGE UNIVERSE

SPAWN MAKES A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL IN ORDER TO SEE WANDA

In ‘Spawn’ (1992) #1, Spawn makes a deal with Malebolgia in order to save his wife Wanda in 1992. Five years ago, news report of the death of American hero Lt. Colonel Albert Simmons. He was most well known for having saved the life of the President of the United States. Apparently, his death was involved in covert CIA operations in Botswana. His wife Wanda Blake was shaken at the time and was seen in company of Martian Alexander.

Spawn tells his origin story: He recalls his love for Wanda, his hate for Jason Wynn and Malebolgia. He tells of his heroism and of how he got betrayed by his government, then, he remembers his death. Then Spawn speaks of his remembrance of Wanda, his wife. He remembers his desire to see her, and the deal he made with Malebolgia in order to see her again. Then, Al was reborn as a hellspawn.

In ‘Spawn’ (1992) #1, Spawn tells his deal with Malebolgia in order to see Wanda again. Photo/Image Comics

HAUNTED BY AMNESIA, SPAWN SEEKS THE MAN WHO FRAMED HIM

Spawn feels powerful and feels his super powers can enable him to do anything. However, he is struggling to regain his memory. He tells of his deal with Malebolgia, exclaiming that the demon gave him super powers but robbed him of his memories.

Spawn is haunted by images of Wanda, but cannot seem to identify her. Spawn states she’ll remember him and says he is going to find Wanda. Then, he is going to find the man who framed him.

 

In ‘Spawn’ (1992) #1, haunted by amnesia, Spawn seeks the man who framed him. AP Photo/Image Comics

SPAWN BEGINS HIS CRIME-FIGHTING CAREER

In an alley, Spawn arrives on the scene where a woman is being assaulted by four men. The woman is fighting against the men. Wanting to make the woman scream, one of the men draws out a knife. Then, he rips off her purple shirt. Seeing the danger, Spawn intervenes. Spawn tells the men to get out or they are all dead. One of the more muscular men recognizes Spawn as one of the recent Youngbloods. The man with the knife, decides to “carve me a super–“1 Spawn responds by throwing the man through a window. Then Spawn asks “now, who’s next?”1

One of the men wearing a pair of sunglasses responds with an expletive. Spawn responds with necroplasm magic that explodes the man’s sunglasses. All the men flee. Spawn is left with the woman and reassures her they are all gone. The woman says not to hurt him and that she would do anything. Then, Spawn is haunted again by images of Wanda that have plagued him since his deal with Malebolgia. Then, Spawn remembers his funeral.

In ‘Spawn’ (1992) #1, Spawn throws a man through a window to save a woman’s life. AP Photo/Image Comics

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SPAWN REMOVES HIS SYMBIOTE AND DISCOVERS HE IS DEAD

Since making a deal with Malebolgia, Spawn has been suffering from amnesia. However, Spawn realizes he has a wife. Though, he does not remember her name nor the color of her eyes. Spawn regrets his crime-fighting and blames it on the symbiote he is wearing.

Though his deal with Malebolgia has led to Spawn’s rebirth, the last five years of his life have been taken away. Spawn believes he is alive but wonders why he can’t feel. Then, Spawn decides to take off the symbiote. He removes the mask and his left glove. Then, looking at his hand, he discovers he is dead. He exclaims “What am I?”1

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In ‘Spawn’ (1992) #1, Spawn removes his symbiote and discovers he is dead. AP Photo/Image Comics

SOURCES

Albert Simmons in Image Comics Database.
Spawn Vol 1 1 in Image Comics Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Spawn #1.

Image Day: Spawn Learns About Necroplasm Magic

IMAGE DAY

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS MATURE CONTENT ON MAGIC IN A FICTIONAL SETTING.

In 'Spawn' (1994) #19, Spawn survives an explosion of a click of bottles. He pursues the assailant, only to be interrupted by Harry Houdini.
In ‘Spawn’ (1994) #19, Spawn survives an explosion of a click of bottles. He pursues the assailant, only to be interrupted by Harry Houdini. Photo/Image Comics

IN ORIGINS

SPAWN

CIA FILES


THE HELLSPAWN

I was dead and went to Hell. In order to see my wife again, I made a deal with D. It turns out, I bargained more than I could hope for. I became a hellspawn.

Using CIA files, I tracked Wanda’s location. I found out she had re-married and had a daughter named Cyan. Then I got low.

A hellspawn I met, told me that I run on necroplasm magic, the juice that powers me. Once I get low, I must return to Hell.

I must learn to use my powers or else. What is necroplasm magic? A man showed up…


DATABASE FILES

In ‘Spawn’ (1994) #19, Spawn survives an explosion of a click of bottles. He pursues the assailant, only to be interrupted by Harry Houdini. Photo/Image Comics

I was chasing an assailant that triggered an explosion with a box of bottles. Then, this man showed up!

Sigh… Just what I was looking for? Someone to teach me about my powers!

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In 'Spawn' (1994) #19, Harry Houdini teaches Spawn about necroplasm magic.
In ‘Spawn’ (1994) #19, Harry Houdini teaches Spawn about necroplasm magic. Photo/Image Comics

What is necroplasm magic? Well, it is based on the will’s ability to use extra-dimensional energies to alter perception. In this case, the hellspawn’s symbiote – the K7 suit – uses the energies of another dimension, Hell, to conjure magic, spells and even create objects!

The power to conjure and create objects is called manifestation.

Neat, huh?

Read on!

Necroplasm Magic: Other than the counter problems he had, the only limit to Spawn’s mystical ability was Spawn’s imagination. Having been able to conjure up a car key using his mystic energy, materialize a box of fine wine for his friends in the alley and even resurrect the dead at the cost of his necro meter.

‘Spawn’, Image Database
In 'Spawn (1994) #19, Harry Houdini teaches Spawn about necroplasm magic.
In ‘Spawn (1994) #19, Harry Houdini teaches Spawn about necroplasm magic. Photo/Image Comics

I tested the suit in battle. A total rush of adrenaline! A hellspawn!

In 'Spawn (1994) #19, Spawn tests his necroplasm magic in a fight with street thugs, until Harry Houdini puts an end to the fight.
In ‘Spawn (1994) #19, Spawn tests his necroplasm magic in a fight with street thugs, until Harry Houdini puts an end to the fight. Photo/Image Comics

The evening ends with an invitation from Harry Houdini to an atomic bomb conference. What does that have to do with me?

In 'Spawn (1994) #19, Harry Houdini conjures two tickets to the Columbia University East-West Atomic Warfare Conference.
In ‘Spawn (1994) #19, Harry Houdini conjures two tickets to the Columbia University East-West Atomic Warfare Conference. Photo/Image Comics

Well, I still have to stop that kid that bombed me earlier!

Visit ‘Spawn’ at Image Database.


SOURCES

Albert Simmons in the Image Database.
Spawn Vol 1 19 in the Image Database.

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