Fan-favorite artist PHILIP TAN returns to illustrate a dark vision of the future.“PROPHECY OF DEATH,” Part One The future is full of terrors, all unleashed by Al Simmons! A strange new threat unravels as the origin of the all-new Ninja Spawn begins.
Philip Tan has arrived to Spawn, putting the era of Jason Shawn Alexander in the past and kicking off what is sure to be a thrilling new future for the character. Hope you’re ready for an all-new direction, because Spawn #306 is a shocking turn into unknown territory that fans simply won’t see coming.
The road to #300 was quite a journey, and the impacts of that grand moment are still being felt months after. However, it seems the creative team was looking to inject an entirely new element into the story with Spawn #306. With Spawn falling into what feels like oblivion and readers being introduced to new characters like Raptor and Claudiaz, you might find yourself asking what in the hell just happened?
But don’t worry, it’s all a part of the plan!
Editor Jon Goff explains that this is an attempt to throw readers off and instill a bit of confusion not unlike what Al is going through. It’s a pretty dangerous choice that might be off-putting to a few readers, but with McFarlane at the helm I’m willing to bet the leap of faith will prove more than worthwhile. Raptor is a badass character without a doubt and the fight for the Heart of Heaven is a brilliant spectacle that allows Tan and the rest of the team to show off. But really only time will tell if this decision is a smart one.
There isn’t much Spawn in the issue at all, which is usually a problem for me, but the cliffhanger reveals not all is as it seems. It’s a wildly unknown situation with quite a few familiar faces like Wanda and even a certain psychopath named Billy… but there really isn’t enough groundwork done to give enough insight into what’s to come.
Fans of Spawn will most likely be intrigued at this new development in the more traditional superhero flair the series has pushed for, and Tan has proven to be a strong addition to the team. While there are some issues such as occasional anatomy awkwardness and a script that just leaves a lot of questions, this is an exciting new arc that shows a lot of promise.
Hope you're ready for an all-new direction, because Spawn #306 is a beautifully disorientating turn into unknown territory that fans simply won't see coming.
Spawn #306: The Monster Who Killed Our Future
Writing - 9/109/10
Storyline - 8/108/10
Art - 9/109/10
Color - 9.5/109.5/10
Cover Art - 9/109/10
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