Questions, Part 3 (Spawn #3) ★★★☆☆

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Title: Questions, Part 3
Series: Spawn #3
Author: Todd McFarlane
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Genre: Comic
Pages: 32
Words: 1K



Synopsis:

From Imagecomics.fandom.com

Spawn suddenly recalls his ex-wife’s name is Wanda Blake. He decides to head to Central Intelligence Agency Headquarters to dig up Wanda’s file to find her. He thinks about how he used to think it’s an invasion of privacy but now he just wants his old life back. His memories are slowly returning to him and he knows the devil is playing with him. He knows there are many unanswered questions he needs to solve like who the clown was he met in the alley.

Elsewhere, Malebolgia laughs as he watches from his throne. He continues his plot to expand his army and use Spawn to aid in gathering the requisite soldiers. He’s glad he has sent several other followers to check in on him as no one from Hell truly trusts each other.

Sam Burke and Twitch Williams pour over the casework they have pilling up with the mob heart surgeon killings. Outside, Violator prowls the alleys singing songs to himself about murder.

At the Central Intelligence Agency Headquarters, Spawn breaks in to find Billy Miller sexually harassing his secretary Linda who is already married. Spawn picks him up by the throat and warns him to keep it in his pants. He then takes the file on Wanda Blake and retreats into the night.

Malebolgia laughs as Spawn uses violence which he loves and yearns for.

On the rooftops, Spawn reads she had started a fund in his name and maps the information to her current location.

Outside of Wanda’s house, Spawn uses his Necroplasm energy to transform into a Caucasian once more. He rings the doorbell and is beside himself with how beautiful she is. When a small child named Cyan comes to the door, he faints.

Upon waking up, he finds Wanda has married Terry Fitzgerald, and together they had Cyan. He is belittled as he could not have children with Wanda and now understands the devil is playing with him showing him that his wife has moved on, remarried, and had children. Spawn leaves wishing her happiness.

In a nearby alley, Spawn’s spell wears off and he returns to his vigilante costume. The clown walks up and threatens him again. This time he transforms in his true form of the Violator in front of him. Slightly surprised, Violator takes advantage of Spawn’s distraction and quickly plunges his hand into his chest ripping out his heart. Spawn collapses on the ground dead.

Violator walks away, shocked that Malebolgia’s favorite human was already dead.

Violator hears, “who said anything about being human” from behind him and turns around to see Spawn rejuvenated with green Necroplasm healing his heart wound.

My Thoughts:

If I was 15, I bet this volume would have blown me away. Spawn finding his wife, only to find she has remarried and has a little girl, that is quiiiiiiiiite dramatic! Him vowing vengeance on the demon (it’s name is Malebolgia I guess?) reminded me of what happened to Ghost Rider in one of the storylines, ie, he is given powers of darkness but chooses to fight the darkness instead of joining it.

Pile on the revelation that Spawn is supposed to be the focal point for a new army of somethings for the demon and you have a real passle of problems!

This little “Questions” arc has been a good intro to Spawn. I’ve enjoyed it and I like the art enough that I think I’m going to keep on reading this series. I’ll try to talk about the artwork in the next volume, as it’s really hard to write about a storyline for a 25page comic. I don’t know how dedicated comic bloggers do it for volume after volume. My hats off to you.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

31 thoughts on “Questions, Part 3 (Spawn #3) ★★★☆☆

        1. Either you’re replying to the CS Lewis post/comment, or you have a whole passel of mothers. Common sense tells me the former but I’ve learned that being on the internet and common sense don’t always go hand in hand.

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  1. I used to love reading comics, but I’ve never read Spawn. Do you have a bunch of vintage comics, or are you reading these digitally? I see there’s so many on Amazon now. Great review and glad you liked it. It’ll be neat to see how you feel about the series.

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    1. I have access to a large digital archive of comics.
      Reading on my laptop, for comics, is the best way for me now.

      There are over 300 volumes in this series, so I’m not sure what is going to happen. I definitely won’t be able to keep up this one volume a week thing for that long 🙂

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  2. I’m really enjoying these reviews, but I am biased about comics-related content, as you know. I find it difficult to write about comics, too. There are only so many ways you can say “the art is awesome!” There’s a great channel on YouTube that I sometimes watch for comics reviews/discussions, and to get some ideas. It’s called Cartoonist Kayfabe and is run by two comic book artists. Here’s the link to them discussing Spawn #1 if you are interested. The discussion starts at 1:43. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4rWIT3V5cc&ab_channel=CartoonistKayfabe

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    1. Thanks. Glad somebody is enjoying these 😀
      I have a feeling the “my thoughts” section is going to keep shrinking on these.

      I’m off to check out the link.
      Wow, those two can really talk, can’t they?

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        1. I was just listening to them, not watching anything, and comparing them to your podcast. Their voices were more dynamic than yours and had an up and down tempo both in volume and excitement (not quite the right word). I am guessing they talk in real life just how they talk on the podcast
          Was your podcast how you talk in real life or were you slowing down to be audible and clear?

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          1. I’m still figuring it out and finding my voice. I think I am talking like an English teacher in Japan 😂

            The double act works really well for them as they bounce off each other. Plus they know what they are talking about 😹.

            Thanks for the feedback!

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    1. A couple of reasons.
      1) I have access to single volumes and have to read them that way.
      1A) Trying to track down which volumes go into what story arcs seems like a lot of work
      2) I can read 3-4 volumes at once and voila, I have a month of thursday’s already taken care of 😀

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  3. What you are doing with these 25 page comics is what i started with the 1962 Marvel comics. I’ll only do a bulk review soon as i get to #15 as it was at a point where Marvel introduced someone that made all the magic happen from then on out…

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