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  • Lotan Diker

Spawn - is a forgotten but excellent animated series, Creator: Todd McFarlane, 1997 - 1999

One of the most controversial characters in the world of comics is Spawn, the servant of a demon from hell, but one with a conscience and certain values. It is very violent; the main hero is deformed and ugly and he shows indifference and sometimes unimaginable cruelty. It deals with religious dogmas, wars between good and evil, and a lot of graphic violence.

It describes a secret agent named Al Simmons who is killed in the line of duty and makes a deal with a demon from hell and comes back all deformed. He becomes Spawn, a loyal servant with immense powers but a completely burned body. His beloved wife left with another man, and he was forced to live alone with the homeless and the rats. His mission is to do the devil's bidding and sometimes fight the angels of heaven.

Even though the series is over 20 years old, it still looks great. The dubbing is excellent, and the fights are very violent but also satisfying. The plot has many twists and turns and peaks of emotion and horror and relative to an animated series it does not show much mercy or empathy for its main characters.

At the beginning of each chapter, Todd McFlaren talks about the plot. We are then exposed to the dark world of Spoon, full of intrigue, evil and very complex characters, and interesting questions about the nature of good and evil in our world. The series only has three seasons and 18 episodes, but it is fascinating and very mesmerizing to watch. Relative to an animated series, the content in it is very blunt and serious and therefore not recommended for children to watch. Those who like complex comics with a serious and dark plot, full of religious references and plot tricks will be able to find what they want and enjoy.


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