A government trained assassin in life, A vengeful hellspawn in death. Brought back from the dead to join Hell's army and release his carnage on anyone that may get in his way. Heaven and Hell battle for his already torn soul, while he wanders the alleys protecting the innocent and destroying the corrupt who disrupt the lives of the innocent. In the meantime he faces the tragedy of his death and the fact that he has been sent to Hell and he must also face the reality of losing his wife to an old friend.
This is part two and three of the series BUT reviewed part one earlier in July I believe. I am not going to talk much other than to say...AMAZING.
The art and direction is flawless with its burning cigarettes, gloomy alleys, filthy bums, flowing blood. With creatures coming through portals from both heaven and hell with influences on humanity that the likes of Job hasn't felt.
The characters are the marrow of McFarlane's stories. Although drawn with the hands the people of Spawn breathe as much life as any live action actor on the screen.
The story is flawless, long, and deeply told through the roots and veins of the previously mentioned characters. The engine of Spawn is fueled with violence and action that leaves you primordially satisfied and thirsty for more.
My only complaint is that after four and half hours of intense non stop amazingness you are left mid ocean without a paddle...it's as if the story ends in mid sentence or you reach the last chapter of a book only to realize the last 50 pages were ripped out and you are nowhere close to finishing. Evidently the series was meant for another season...but nope...never finished.
If you are in the least bit interested in supernatural symbolism, battle, or of a war that is being fought beyond what a cornea may capture then I highly recommend this series. But fasten your seat belts because as we all know HBO knows no bounds. That was your warning.