Spawn Vs The Invisibles – Not With Grant Morrison (Spoilers)

There's something rather classic somewhere inside Spawn #319. As well as all the sci-fi and fantasy gore, and convoluted tales of heaven and hell, there is also a Tales From The Crypt-style story of punishment for evil crimes against the innocent, which it is possible only the likes of this comic can get away with, which also reminds me of Billy Kincaid's story in Spawn #5 all those years ago, just told with a little more unstated fear and dread, amidst all the cyborg gorillas and big mysterious bad men in suits.

The New Villains Of Spawn - Not Just A Man In A SuitJericho returns with all the biblical baggage that he brings with him. Might we expect some walls to start falling sometime soon?

The New Villains Of Spawn - Not Just A Man In A Suit

Cy-Gor as well, previously under the control of Spawn, now under the control of Jericho and The Disruptor. But we also discover the name of those from Heaven and Hell who are hidden around the world, being tracked down by Spawn.

The New Villains Of Spawn - Not Just A Man In A Suit

They are Invisibles. Who, especially with this type, bring back memories of Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell's The Invisibles for DC Comics in 1994, the same year Grant wrote Spawn for Todd. Might this have been a tribute to them? Since Todd is delving far into the past?

Spawn Vs The Invisibles - Not With Grant Morrison (Spoilers)
The Invisible Book One, cover by Brian Bolland

Especially as another gas-masked fellow joins the Universe… taking down anything with a supernatural bent…

The New Villains Of Spawn - Not Just A Man In A Suit

(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Bjorn Barends
This is where it all starts, folks! This month in the pages of SPAWN #319, we plant the "seed" that will grow into the new SPAWN'S UNIVERSE: #1 (also available this month)! Yes, the publishing world of SPAWN is officially expanding! And this is the jumping-on point for new readers! New threats, new allies, and, more importantly new titles! In Shops: Jun 30, 2021 SRP: $2.99

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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