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Spawn #5 & Youngblood (1992)


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Spawn #5 by Todd McFarlane

“Justice”
Dedicated To: Will Eisner

You are cured, Billy Kinkaid.

Multiple bodies. All kids. All so mutilated we never did get a final body count.

No more.

Youngblood #1-5 (1992) & Hardcover (2008)

by Rob Liefeld with Joe Casey & Co.

Dedicated To: Jack “The King” Kirby & Joe Shuster

Kussein’s Terror Ends in Suicide

Let’s go, Berzerkers! Turn it up! We’ve got to reach Kirby in time!

His name is Prophet.

Damn, stupid ninjas!

This is the planet D’khay. I am Darkthornn, it’s ruler. Your trespass here is not welcome!

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Spawn #4 & Shadowhawk


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Spawn #4 by Todd McFarlane

“Questions,” Part 4
Dedicated To: Joe Shuster

Who gave you such powers?! Since when do humans begin to rate? They’ve always been too fragile for this!

Spawn continues his silence, for what does a man say to an offspring of the pits of Hell?

You have failed miserably! It is incompetents like you that make my battle against GOD so laborious!

Shadowhawk #1-4 (1992) by Jim Valentino

Out of the Shadows

His spinal column snaps like a twig. You are SHADOWHAWK… and you’re taking back the night!

God, I love my job! The sweet fragrance of flickering flame! The bloom of the billowing smoke! The screams of the recently domestically displaced! All are like music to the ears of– ARSON!

I still hunger. I must eat. Please forgive me.

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Spawn #3 & The Dragon Archives

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Spawn #3 by Todd McFarlane

“Questions,” Part 3
Dedicated To: Jerry “The Joker” Robinson

Finally, I remember her name. Wanda Blake. I remember how her grandma had a fit at the wedding, when she found out Wanda wasn’t going to take my last name.

Oh, my. Simmons, you poor pathetic fool! Threaten away, you little maggot. It’ll do you no good, ’cause you’ve been locked into a deal I can’t lose.

We always wanted children, but something wasn’t right. Doctors said it was no use. But it was me!

The Dragon Archives (1982-1992) by Erik Larsen

Graphic Fantasy (1982) #1-2, Megaton (1983) #1-4

I’m The Dragon. The name may sound familiar… I’ve been playing the part of a super-guy for the last eight years.

…He called himself The Bronze Man. He killed my wife… With Sue gone… I’ve had to raise our daughter by myself.

Paul? Paul… what is it honey? What’s wrong?

…Thinking about how much things have changed since the days when I was head of the S.O.S.

DAMN! Man, I’m going to be glad when Reagan’s term is over with! I can’t take too much more of this!

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Spawn #2 & Spawning Ground

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Spawn #2 by Todd McFarlane

“Questions,” Part 2
Dedicated To: Steve Ditko

…I’M THE VIOLATOR!

My wife. I’ve got to find her… Let her know I’m back, I’m alive.

It breaks my heart to report another couple of mafia killings. It looks like our boy the “heart surgeon” is at it again.

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Spawn #1 & Youngblood Battlezone

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Spawn #1 by Todd McFarlane

“Questions,” Part 1
Dedicated To: Jack Kirby

I want to die… again.

1987: Services were held today for Lt. Colonel Al Simmons at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia.

1992: I remember there was someone… to love. Someone to hate. And I was something. Something special.

Youngblood Battlezone (1993) by Rob Liefeld

The government has a department for almost everything. In 1984, our heads of state decided that they needed a powerful public force; a force that could represent the government to the people. They also needed an edge to put our nation ahead of other world powers; an edge that they could control and the people could trust. By the end of the year, YOUNGBLOOD was underway.

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