Spawn #46 NM Image Comics Todd McFarlane Tony Daniel 1st print Tony Twist


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Spawn (1992) #46

Published Apr 1996 by Image.

“Revenge!” Written by Todd McFarlane. Art and cover by Tony Daniel and Kevin Conrad. Mafia leader, Tony Twist, orders an employees execution after suspecting him of stealing, and then receives a call from Sicily demanding the return of Overtkill. Tremor returns to murder two of Twists men before visiting him personally. During their encounter Twist tells Tremor that his brother, David, is still alive. In the alleys of New York, Spawn protects those essential to his existence, the worms, as he rebuilds his power. Spawn learns from Cogliostro that the angels are made of plasma similar to his own, and that Tiffany still lives, as the only way to vanquish an angel is by absorbing her light. Cogliostro reminds Spawn to fight for what is right by opening his mind and learning. Tremor seeks out Spawn for help. Meanwhile, Wanda’s work on the new hospital wing progresses and Terry’s illness is starting to worsen. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: This issue is dedicated to Frank Frazetta.

Spawn is an anti-hero that appears in a monthly comic book of the same name published by Image Comics as well as annual compilations, mini-series specials written by guest authors and artists and numerous cross-over story-lines in other comic books. Created by writer/artist Todd McFarlane, the character first appeared in Spawn #1 (May 1992). Spawn was ranked 60th on Wizard magazine’s list of the Top 200 Comic Book Characters of All Time, 50th on Empire magazine’s list of The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters and 36th on IGN’s 2011 Top 100 Comic Book Heroes.

The series has spun off several other comics, including Angela, Curse of the Spawn, Sam & Twitch, and the Japanese manga Shadows of Spawn. Spawn was adapted into a 1997 feature film and portrayed by Michael Jai White, an HBO animated series lasting from 1997 until 1999, and a series of action figures whose high level of detail made McFarlane Toys known in the toy industry.

It was announced in August 2009 that McFarlane had officially begun writing the screenplay for a new movie based on the character. “The story has been in my head for 7 or 8 years”, McFarlane said. “The movie idea is neither a recap or continuation. It is a standalone story that will be R-rated. Creepy and scary”. He added that “the tone of this Spawn movie will be for older audiences. It’s not going to be a giant budget with a lot of special effects; it’s going to be more of a horror movie and a thriller movie, not a superhero one. Like the film The Departed”. On March 31, 2011, Todd McFarlane said that he was three quarters through the script with a planned budget of around $10 million, and that it would feature no supervillains. Michael Jai White said in July 2011 that he was interested in returning to the role for the next film: “I hope [McFarlane] does [make the film]. In the next couple years I might have to produce it myself. It’s a no-brainer. Look at how these movies have done, superhero movies that have gone dark, and there hasn’t been one darker than Spawn. If we do it like we want to, it could be a game changer. I think Todd feels the same way as me — that we go R. Not a kinder, gentler Spawn, we go straight R — like pushing it, pushing NC-17. Give the fans what they expect. That edge brought [the comic book] to where it is. I would really like to show what that character can be.” In February 2013, McFarlane revealed to MTV Geek that he was still working on the script and a new animated series, and also mentioned that an Academy Award winning actor had shown interest for the part of Spawn, but did not reveal his name at the time. In July 2013, Jamie Foxx said he was “aggressively pursuing” the Spawn reboot.

In August 2013, McFarlane hoped to start shooting in 2014, with the studio wanting a draft of his script by December. On October 10, 2013, McFarlane revealed to Assignment X that he wanted the film to be an R-rated supernatural thriller without the superhero elements associated with Spawn.

On February 14 2016, McFarlane announced he had completed the script and hopes to start production sometime in 2016. McFarlane confirmed he had completed the script for the film with a larger-than-normal page count because he’s “putting in details for myself” in conjunction with his hopes to direct.

Features an Angela vs Spawn pin-up a Medieval Spawn pin-up by Aaron Lopresti.

Near mint condition. 1st print.