Real Name: Albert Francis “Al” Simmons
Height: 6′ 2″
Weight: 234 (after rebirth from death)
Eyes: Brown (after rebirth, Green)
Hair: Black (after rebirth, Charred)
Citizenship: American ( after rebirth,Demon)
Place of birth: Detroit, Michigan (8th level of Hell after rebirth)
First appearance: Malibu Sun #13 (May 1992)
Universe: Image Comics’
Origins: Human (after rebirth Demon/Hell Spawn)
Full name is Albert Francis “Al” Simmons was born in Detroit, Michigan as the second of three children (Marc, Al, and Richard) to Matthew and Bernard Simmons. Simmons was a very gifted officer of the United States Marine Corps, where he attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He later joined the United States Secret Service, which led to his transfer to the Central Intelligence Agency. In the CIA, Simmons was recruited by Director Jason Wynn into a special top-secret covert ops division known as the U.S. Security Group, an elite task force with jurisdiction in all domestic and foreign situations.
Simmons was murdered during a mission in Botswana for the USSG’s Operation Knightstrike by fellow mercenary Bruce Stinson (also known as Chapel), at the order of Director Wynn, and was sent to hell because of his life as an assassin. After arranging a deal with the being known as Malebogia, Simmons agrees to become a HellSpawn in exchange for being allowed to see his wife,Wanda Blake, one last time.
Malebolgia returns Simmons to the world, but with little memory, a badly burned and disfigured body, and his newly acquired hellspawn powers. Overseen by a demon known as The Violator (Clown) that monitors his commitment to Malebolgia’s pact, Simmons slowly realizes that five years have passed since his death. After deciding to seek out Wanda for his one final visit, he shape-shifts his body but discovers his powers cannot indefinitely maintain his former appearance. After locating her, Simmons discovers that his wife has since married his best friend, Terry Fitzgerald, and the two have a daughter, Cyan. Emotionally shattered at his discovery, Simmons is left with the choice of whether or not to fulfill his agreement with Malebolgia.
Powers and Abilities:
While Spawn’s abilities have fluctuated over the years, his core powers are derived from the necroplasm that makes up his body. This dense substance grants him superhuman strength, weight, stamina, and healing. Despite his weight, he is superhumanly agile and can jump to great heights and across long distances. His necroplasm also gives him necro-magic, a variety of supernatural powers including teleportation, phasing, resurrecting the dead, necro-energy blasts, biological manipulation, and much more. He can unleash the very fury of Hell through his body, however his magic is limited by a meter which starts at 9,999 and drains each time he uses his necroplasm. He is able to “feed” off the evil energy of the world including people and “dark animals” (rats, bats, roaches, worms, insects, wolves, and snakes). He is also an empathic being able to sense the emotions of others whenever he chooses. He can manipulate the elements and fly.
Spawn wears a living, sentient necroplasm-based symbiote suit, named Leetha of the 7th house of K (K7-Leetha). The suit feeds from the necroplasm in Spawn’s body and his cape, spikes, and chains are all part of an organism that is bonded to his central nervous system; because of this connection he can mentally manipulate the suit to perform shapeshifting feats without draining his necro-meter.
Although Spawn is virtually immortal, he may be killed by a holy weapon forged in Heaven or by his own necro-power. He is also rendered powerless (and therefore mortal) in places that are immune to the influence of Hell, such as The Dead Zone (a patch of alley that is touched by Heaven) and the Greenworld.
Spawn also holds a vast arsenal of military grade weaponry and equipment as he frequently uses firearms as an alternative to his supernatural powers.
The Reconstructed World:
Spawn, now given the powers of a god and the protection of the Mother, gains the power to recreate Earth, restoring everyone to life, but leaving humanity every memory of the Rapture. Both God and Satan have no role in the “new” Earth, because they’re trapped in their perception of a barren Earth until they cease their seemingly endless fight, and Spawn, with his last act as a god himself, closes every door between Hell, Heaven and Earth.
As Al traverses the land of discarded souls he prepares to enter the human world. Escaping Hell, he arrives back in the alleys of New York City. Al Simmons searches for one spot in particular (perhaps the exact spot where he returned to Earth as a newly created Hellspawn at the beginning of the comic), once he finds the spot he is looking for he gathers his remaining Hellspawn energy and blows his own head off. The one “true” way to effectively kill a Spawn.
Al Simmons is reborn as the “Omega Spawn“, he has unlimited Necro-power and a brand new, super-powerful, female sybiote costume. He has been given complete and total control over all of Hell by Satan and he plans to combine the forces of Hell and Earth to destroy Heaven and imprison God. He has released all the super-vilians from Hell and all over the world they are attacking the heroes of Earth including The Witchblade host, Sara Pezzini, The Darkness (Jackie Estacado) and the Youngblood Group. Omega Spawn First contacts Jim in his apartment, Jim senses him and transforms into Spawn. Al explains himself and his plans to Jim and also reconizes Jim`s suit as K7-Leetha (who somehow got out of her imprisionment with Mammon and Morana). Al attacks Jim after offering him a seat at his side (which Jim rejected) and said that he, along with all the heroes of the world will suffer as Hell rules supreme and Heaven is destroyed and God is imprisioned. During the fight Jim teleports to a hospital. He eventually makes his way to the other heroes and explains the situation. Meanwhile, all the villians of Hell including Chapel(the very man who killed Al) and The Curse converge on Liberty Island.
Spawn meets Batman:
Batman comes to New York City in his search for an arsenal of high-tech weapons and robots that use decapitated human heads as their brains. Antagonistic, confrontational and suspicious of each other, Spawn and Batman engage in violent battles before realizing they are both after the same villain. Grudgingly, they decide to work together. The person they seek has been kidnapping and decapitating the homeless for use in the robots, but that’s only part of the plan: There is also a nuclear arsenal ready to be deployed.
Here a few videos of the HBO Animated series: Spawn ( No longer on)
Todd McFarlane’s Spawn is an Animated television series which aired on HBO from 1997 through 1999. It is also released on DVD as a film series. It is based on the Spawn comics series from Image Comics, and was nominated for and won an Emmy in 1999 for Outstanding Animation Program (longer than one hour). An unrelated series titled Spawn: The Animation is in production since 2009, with Keith David reprising his role as the titular character. Like the comic book, the series features graphic violence, sexual scenes, and extensive use of profanity. Todd McFarlane’s Spawn was ranked 5th on IGN’s list of The Greatest Comic Book Cartoons Of All Time.
Here’s short clip from the 1997 Spawn Movie:
Where Spawn now:
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