Spawn: Resurrection #1

Spawn: Resurrection #1

Writer: Paul Jenkins Artist: Jonboy Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 11, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
7.5Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The return of Al Simmons, and the start of a brand new era for SPAWN!
No one quite knows where Al's been all this time, but it's clear he's come back a changed man. Wiser, stronger, and with the memories from an experience that's he's still struggling to understand. Tucked away in a crime-ridden corner of New York City, he's beginning to forge new alliances, preparing defenses, and testing out his newly acquired powers... because there's a battle coming, and it's something that makes the Heaven/Hell thing seem like a petty squabble. So just who did Al piss off so badly while he was away?

Paul Jenkins has replaced Brian Wood to be the next writer of SPAWN. Comics veteran Jenkins will be joining previously announced artist Jonboy Meyers starting with SPAWN: RESURRECTION, before the team takes over the regular series with SPAWN #251!

  • 9.0
    GWW - Cory Anderson Mar 12, 2015

    This issue, as stated, is largely an episode of "Al Simmons, this is your life" as he is shown the past. He's shown how everything he has ever lived for was ripped away from him and how everything is a lie. Also in this issue, to make the story feel even more relevant and relatable, some of the panels are filled with current events and hot button issues (Hands up don't shoot and Can't Breath are the main key panels that struck me as risky but strong plot point). By the end of the "Remember this? Remember how you were lied to and cheated on?" phase of the comic, there was still plenty of reasons for Al to take back the name of Spawn and keep the peace. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Mar 12, 2015

    Spawn gets a revamp as a familiar face comes back into the fold, with a new toy in hand. Also there's a talking dog. A talking dog! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Mar 15, 2015

    After reading this issue I'm looking forward to Paul Jenkins and Jonboy's new direction for the longtime Image character. It's been a while since I've read Spawn consistently and this new creative team has done enough to bring me back for at least their first first arc. Hopefully Jenkins will tone down his political views and commentary in future issues so it feels less preachy and neutral. If you've been waiting to get back into Spawn, this is the issue to do so. It provides enough of the past to get you ready for the future. Al Simmons is back and it looks as though he may be back and better than ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Lance Paul Mar 17, 2015

    Despite all its abrasiveness, I look forward to where this new creative team goes with McFarlane's child, and, once again, I can finally say I'm looking forward to a Spawn comic with issue #251 next month. The traveling nerd approved! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 11, 2015

    If you've been itching to dive into Spawn, you won't find a smoother entry point than this one-shot. Unfortunately, as much as this issue looks snazzy and succeeds in giving Al Simmons new motivation for taking back the mantle, there's little memorable about the larger conflicts or the tired angel vs. demon angle. The hamfisted political elements don't help. Hopefully this series will develop a stronger and more unique voice as the new creators settle in. Right now, there's not a huge amount of incentive to stick around. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Mar 16, 2015

    Despite not providing much advancement of the series' storyline, "Spawn Resurrection" #1 gives readers their money's worth. It talks too much but delivers exactly the kind of thing that those familiar with Spawn will expect. Read Full Review

  • 10
    TomSQUAREy Mar 22, 2015

    I'm ashamed to say that this is my first Spawn book. I'm not however ashamed to give this book a perfect score for both story and art!! Everything about it is right up my alley! Definitely Going to start reading here

  • 8.0
    Gizmo Apr 4, 2015

    Al's conversation with God is interesting and also provides a smartly veiled recap.

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