Spawn #250

Spawn #250

Writer: Todd McFarlane Artist: Szymon Kudranski Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 4, 2015 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
5.2Critic Rating
4.2User Rating

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This HUGE, TRIPLE-SIZED 250th ANNIVERSARY ISSUE marks only the second time an independent comic book has reached such a lofty number! This issue marks the cataclysmic climax in the story of the current Spawn: Jim Downing’s final struggle against his costume while the fate of New York City lies in the balance. From the ashes of that battlefield comes the long awaited return of the original Spawn… AL SIMMONS. The celebration of this anniversary issue will feature covers from TODD MCFARLANE, GREG CAPULLO (Batman), SKOTTIE YOUNG (Rocket Raccoon), JOCK (Detective Comics), SEAN MURPHY (The Wake), and PHILIP TAN (Batman and Robin).

  • 8.0
    Critical Blast - Mike Maillaro Feb 7, 2015

    For the most part, I think this issue landed solidly. It had a lot to do here, tying up a lot of loose ends and giving the book back over to Al Simmons. I know I had grown really attached to Jim Downing, and I was a bit hesistant to see this book seeming to backtrack some, but the way the story played out made a lot of sense, and I thought it gave Jim a very fitting ending. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Feb 9, 2015

    Even though it's a bit bloated Spawn #250 should be a treat for long time readers who have been wanting to see Al return. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Feb 10, 2015

    If you were hoping to jump on board with Spawn here, I'd advise against it. This is a story where the purpose is to clean the slate in order to usher in something new. Existing readers may find this issue to be a very satisfying conclusion, despite the heavy script. While the very end of this issue left me excited for what's next, if you really want to jump back on board with next month's all new creative team, the journey to get there in this issue really does not need to be taken. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Sean Tonelli Feb 7, 2015

    Like the previous post-Simmons issues, Spawn #250 is more miss than hit. Jim Downing is still a weak character caught in a gorgeous package. Let's hope Spawn Resurrection coming next month can wash this taste out of our mouths. Read Full Review

  • 4.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 5, 2015

    If you're a lapsed Spawn reader, issue #250 probably isn't the Spawn comic you're looking for. There's nothing wrong with wrapping up loose ends, but this comic is a mess of melodramatic writing, pointless story developments, and an underwhelming showdown between man and suit. Kudranksi's art is solid, but that hardly justifies the $6 price tag. Hopefully the franchise has nowhere to go but up as the new creative team comes on board. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Feb 6, 2015

    While it's a great accomplishment to reach this issue, unfortunately there isn't enough happening in the book to recommend picking it up. Longtime readers may be disappointed when Downing is almost literally swept under the rug, and new or returning readers would be better off looking into next month's "Spawn Resurrection" #1 before returning for the next sequentially numbered issue. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics Bulletin - Lance Paul Feb 10, 2015

    Overall, I didn't find this comic a bad visual read, but, oh, was it overly written; a convoluted mess; excruciatingly long. So long, that it could take a couple seatings just to get through it. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    TomSQUAREy Apr 14, 2015

    Long winded, boring execution on a very interesting idea. Todd is a genius, but this one got way too wordy for me

  • 3.0
    AndrewAnson Feb 6, 2015

    For some reason I thought this was the issue that Brian Wood was going to start writing. Not only is this not written by Wood but apparently he has been booted off the title completely. This was written by McFarlane and it shows. I knew by the first gigantic speech bubble that this was not Wood. My God McFarlane loves long, wordy dialogue interludes. It was a tough read. This was the first issue I had read since I read the first 20 issues a few years ago... so I was lost. The book wraps up a previous story line and then introduces the old Spawn back into the narrative.

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