Spawn #200

Spawn #200

Writer: Todd McFarlane Artist: Todd McFarlane Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 12, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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SPAWN 200 ARRIVES! In June of 1992 the first issue of TODD McFARLANE's SPAWN hit bookshelves in record numbers. Now, 17 years later, the new Spawn, Jim Downing, comes head to head with the biggest enemy of the Spawn universe, with his new sidekick Clown. Can this dynamite duo team up long enough to survive the return of a ruthless Spawn villain? And what happens when GOD gets into the action? This double-sized issue is jam packed with over a dozen of comic's greatest creative talents. SPAWN #200 features the long awaited return of TODD MCFARLANE and GREG CAPULLO to interior artwork!

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 15, 2011

    Spawn #200 clears up a few points, resets the players for the next big arc, and calls on all of its 18 years (has it REALLY been that long?) of history to deliver a pretty damn good slam-bang thrill-ride issue. The sight of the heros costume rising up to fight infinite evil with a SKREEE! brought a smile to my face, causing Spawn #200 to earn a very respectable 3.5 out of 5 stars overall. I have to say the issue was a lot more enjoyable than I might have expected Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland Jan 15, 2011

    All in all...this seems an issue worth getting if you want to hold and read the 200th issue of this title, or are otherwise following the title. Otherwise, this feels more like an ending to the past couple years of issues, and it seems likely that the next issue would make a better jumping-on point for anyone looking to jump in and follow the monthly title. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 16, 2011

    McFarlane writes a letter in the back thanking a bunch of people but he also takes a moment to explain how the ride started and morphed over time. He's a good talker and this was a welcome addition to a book that's already 50+ pages all for just $4. Ultimately this is a book that doesn't really get me jazzed up to read another issue. It also verifies that I had a valid reason for dropping the book all those years ago. The story just isn't there. Well, not for my tastes anyway. I'm sure a lot of folks are into it but this issue went over my head. It looked pretty doing it but for someone coming in cold I was lost. McFarlane changed the industry but somewhere in the mix his great creation became a run-of-the-mill book that just isn't very interesting. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    IGN - Jan 12, 2011

    The best that can be said about Spawn #200 is that it doesn't attempt to shortchange readers. There are no reprints or dubious bonus stories to pad out the length, and the $3.99 is hardly unreasonable in today's marketplace. That said, the story that is offered in these pages is woefully unsatisfying. Perhaps over the span of the next 200 issues, Spawn will have progressed to the point where it's worth checking in on more than once a decade. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 12, 2011

    I haven't checked in on "Spawn" in a while, and after reading this issue, I'm reminded why. This, quite simply, is not my cup of tea. It's violent, gory, and offensive largely for the sake of being violent and offensive. I understand that's the "appeal" of one of "Hell's Soldiers," but it appeals very little to me. Read Full Review

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