Angela (Spawn #9) ★★☆☆☆

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Title: Angela
Series: Spawn #9
Author: Todd McFarlane
Rating: 2 of 5 Stars
Genre: Comic
Pages: 25
Words: 1K



800 years ago in a journal entry, Angela reads about Hellspawn and Heaven’s goal of exterminating them. She reads about the rules specified are only for Hellspawn in Living Realms, and those in Beyond Realms are not to be touched unless an official declaration of war is made with Hell.

The entry explains the best way to kill a Hellspawn is when it is still new and unadjusted to it’s carapace. That is when they are cronally confused, and new at using their powers. Because of this, they are also brash and use way too much power as opposed to a more experience Hellspawn. For this reason, while they are most vulnerable as a new Hellspawn, they are also potentially more dangerous or unpredictable. The journal explains that these Hellspawn sent to Earth, usually once every 100 years, and no more than one at a time, are potential officers in Malebolgia’s future war. The Living Realm acts as a trial to see if they are fit to lead. The best way to kill them, is a surprise attack, but beware their suit, or carapace, as they are equally wiley in their younger years.

Angela recalls posing as a young woman in distress in the 12th century. When Medieval Spawn, a new hellspawn at the time spots her, She asks him to take her to a remote location to save her sister from an ogre. Angela recalls reading how new Hellspawn are drawn to help people when they are first reborn. In the cave, she surprises him from behind and strikes him with her Dimensional Lance to kill him.

In the present day, Spawn speaks with a Count Cogliostro who not only knows his name, but knows about Hell and how it operates. Cogliostro requests Spawn to summon beer as a training and reward exercise and he does.

Angela appears at work, where she meets Gabrielle who informs her Raphaela has left her in charge of this world. Angela shows little regard for her talking down on her for being a freelancer and reveals she has a hunting permit. Gabrielle admits she can’t stop her from hunting but she requests it to be quick and clean.

Later, as Spawn and Cogliostro continue their discussion, Angela appears behind them. As she attacks, Spawn disappears in a pool. Angela, undeterred, follows in but is shot back to heaven when she realizes she is overpowered. Spawn picks up the lance left behind as Cogliostro urgently warns him to stop. As Spawn presses a button, he disappears in a while light and his Necroplasm is reset to 0000. Cogliostro mourns he was a good kid, just not very bright

My Thoughts:

In one of the previous reviews I had asked if there were going to be angels in this series, since there were demons. Well, this issue answered that question.

There are angels and apparently they are all hot chicks parading around in skimpy outfits killing hellspawns with big ass swords and spears. The odd thing is that Angela, the angel we are watching, is so badly drawn that while she’s barely clothed, she’s more grotesque than erotic and beyond the long hair it’s hard to call her a female. I am thankful that McFarlane didn’t go down the Boris Vallejo/Frank Frazzetta route in terms of art but still, I was almost as grossed out by her as I was by Spawn’s burned body.

This volume was straight up info dumping about hellspawns and some hints about angelic society. We also get a hint that there is supposed to be a “special” hellspawn and that maybe our Spawn was it. Given that the volume ends with Spawn’s magic being drained down to zero and then teleported away, we’ll see if that hint turns out to be real or not.

Rating: 2 out of 5.

21 thoughts on “Angela (Spawn #9) ★★☆☆☆

  1. Ah, you got to Angela. Sigh. She’s not really an angel, she’s long-lost Odin’s daughter and a lesbian angelic warrior who at some point even joins Guardians of the Galaxy… Or maybe this one is different but she certainly looks the same 🤣🤣🤣

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    1. Wouldn’t surprise me at all if that is her. Spawn was popular enough that he’d be courted by the Big 2 for crossover sales.

      And your description of her sounds just like something McFarlane would pull out of his backside to drive sales.

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    1. It just doesn’t work in a 25page comic. Need something to keep the action going.

      Yeah, I’ve seen a 1000% increase in chatter online about Bookshevikism today alone. Pretty soon we’ll be the dominant World Philosophy….

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          1. Could he be the third amigo? You know, he has actually lived in Russia before, supposedly. That’s invaluable experience! Sharpen the sword, lean it perfectly and the martyr will always fall…

            But talking of banning, did you know he’s LITERALLY banned me? Couldn’t comment on his last three posts! Perhaps Alex and my club Banned in the UK should morph with the Booksheviks…?

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            1. Lived in Russia? That is invaluable experience! He could be the King of uKraine if he plays his cards right.

              He really banned you? Man, that is NOT playing the cards right. I still don’t understand why he perma-banned Alex. I figured a week at most but nope, it’s still ongoing. Wonder how long you’re in the clink for then? I’m just waiting until my turn comes. Booksheviksim has enemies everywhere!

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              1. I know: we should ask him for a round of poker. We could get all the investment money we need for Bookshevikism there and then!

                Well, he’s threatened to ban me before, but now it’s… it’s really happened. I guess… indefinitely. I’m gutted. At least I’ll have company. Hope to see you in the gutter too one day!

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                1. I’ve only played poker once, so I might not contribute too much. But if you show me how to cheat easily, I’ll try to do My Fair(er) Share.

                  This talk of Bookshevikism really seems to have shaken Dix. I suspect a deep dark secret from his past. One that will impact the entire nation of Scotland for an entire generation. It’s no wonder he is silencing those who might, even inadvertently, reveal it.

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                    1. Well, I’m going to lay my cards down then.

                      I think Dix is braveheart and has a permanently blue woaded bottom. And is immortal.
                      Which is why he always tries to stop me from talking about blue bottoms on his blog. Nothing else makes sense!

                      What’s your theory?


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