Spawn Wildcats 2 NM Future Spawn Alan Moore Scott Clark Image Comics 1996 1st print


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Spawn Wildcats (1996) #2

Published Feb 1996 by Image.

Alan Moore, writer; Scott Clark cover, penciler.

Future versions of the present day WILDC.A.T.S. cause trouble when an assassination plan is implemented against the current Spawn. It is revealed that the future Spawn has become a tyrannical murderer. Spawn rebelled and killed Malebolgia and became the monarch of Hell referring to himself as the Ipsissimus. Both teams of WildC.A.T.S. and the present-Spawn team up to try to save the future from this mad demi-god.

Spawn and the WildC.A.T.S travel to the future where a future version of Spawn, named the Ipsissimus, has ruled the world and made it demonic. After a scuffle with two of the Phlebiac Brothers, Vindicator and Vaporizer, the heroes meet the future Ben Santini. He’s part of the opposition against the Ipsissimus and has started a new team of Black Razors, even though they are young kids. He leads them to the future WildC.A.T.S and they make a plan of action. Before too long, Troika attacks. The three members were fused together by the Ipsissimus on a whim. Void teleports them out of there and they make the journey to the inevitable battle.

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.

Comic is in near mint condition, 1st print!