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Spawn Origins, Volume 2 (Spawn Origins (TPB) #2)

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Featuring the stories and artwork by Spawn creator, Todd McFarlane, that laid the groundwork for the most successful independent comic book ever published. Spawn Origins Volume 2 includes classic Spawn stories written by Alan Moore and Frank Miller, as well as the introduction of memorable characters into the Spawn universe. Collects Spawn #7, 8, 11-14.
Paperback, 132 pages
Published August 4th 2009 by Image Comics (first published July 29th 2009)
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MissAnnThrope
04 February 2013

Ahh... now, this is the Spawn I remember falling in love with. Spawn: Origins Collection, Volume 2 brings more action and an awesomely pissed off Spawn, making this volume a gazillion times more kick-ass than the first volume. The addition of stories written by comic gods Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, and Frank Miller certainly upped the ante as well.

This volume was thrilling, contained lots of interesting backstories, and made me wish I, too, had some loyal hobo friends. Most importa
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James Beach
Dec 18, 2015 James Beach rated it liked it
Definitely more scattered than the first few issues, introducing characters with mixed significance, but still has really awesome moments and Spawn always looks amazing
Eli Poteet
Dec 06, 2016 Eli Poteet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this volume really sets up space for spawn through the ages and dimensions which really allows flexibility in the spawn universe. the last issue in this volume is one I read as a child. I am relieved to find this long lost memory from grade school, when I read it I devoured the images, choking down rhetoric beyond my youths comprehension. I totally "get" it now and can easily piece it into MacFarlanes collection.
Jack Gattanella
Jul 25, 2014 Jack Gattanella rated it it was ok
Shelves: funny-books
Two very good issues, one from Alan Moore, where we track a character named Billy Kincade (who I remembered as the child killer from the first season of the HBO show), and another from Frank Miller, which is just a balls-out action set-piece as one issue. Actually, the Moore one I think is probably better just because of its placement in this volume. Taken aside from it, it's just alright, at least compared to similar work from the Swamp Thing series, where characters also get put into ...more
Arturo
Apr 01, 2016 Arturo rated it liked it
While the first volume had little going on, with McFarlane's wordy dialogue yet little movement on plot. This volume contains issue #7 a fight with Overt-Kill. #8 a story by Alan Moore. #9 is not included but should be sought after, it's a story of Angela by Neil Gaiman. #10 is also not included but its a story by Dave Sim with his Cerebus character plus tiny bonus of Marvel and DC characters's .. Arms sticking out of prison bars. Not a big deal but I remember when I was little someone pointing ...more
Sara
I LOVE the several of these issues were written by Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore and Frank Miller- makes it all the more kick ass! Volume 2 of Spawn includes issues 7-9 and 11-14. Issue 10 is not included so just make a note because there will be a small gap in the story. I cannot fathom why issue 10 isn't included, but it's ok.

We meet Billy Kincaid again, which is so disturbing. I never wanted to see so much of this guys nakedness- bluh! However, we did get some history of Spawn's human death, and t
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Gavin
Aug 04, 2013 Gavin rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
The best story here is the one by Alan Moore, which follows a child killer and his journey into hell and all it's nightmarish scenarios.
There's another by Frank Miller, which is pure unadulterated violence, but rather yawn boring other than one or 2 cool scenes.
On the whole this was disappointing, McFarlane's art is superb one minute and just not at all captivating the next. His writing leaves a lot to be desired too. How this was the most successful independent comic ever makes me wonder...
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David Edmonds
The lower-end of a 3.5. Not quite as pretentious as the first volume and there seems to now be the cohesiveness of a story forming.

While I'm sure my younger self was blown away by this story, my older self can the flaws and whatnot now, but it seems to be holding up ok.
Jason Page
Jan 15, 2013 Jason Page rated it it was ok
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Fragmented story lines. Was a fan of McFarlane's artwork on Spiderman but found these storylines disjointed. Dissapointed.
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Todd McFarlane is a Canadian comic book artist, writer, toy manufacturer/designer, and media entrepreneur who is best known as the creator of the epic occult fantasy series Spawn.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, McFarlane became a comic book superstar due to his work on Marvel Comics' Spider-Man franchise. In 1992, he helped form Image Comics, pulling the occult anti-hero character Spawn from hi
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