The lead character from
A former government assassin, Lieutenant Colonel
Albert F. Simmons.
by Chapel and Priest, fellow assassins, Al is sent to hell where he makes a pact with
the devil (Known as Malebolgia in the comic). Al agrees to give Malebolgia his soul, and to lead hell’s army to the gates
of heaven, thus kick-starting the Apocalypse. Upon
making this deal with
Malebolgia, Al Simmons becomes
a Hellspawn, and adopts the name “Spawn
” for short.
possesses a variety of powers and abilities, with
the help of his parasitic suit, his cape and chains.
To name a few things, Spawn
is able to shoot concentrated *necroplasm from
his hands, and on occasion has shot a beam of necroplasm from
He can use his chains to grapple distant objects, to pull
himself up to difficult to reach areas, and to bind his victims
. They also come
in handy for whipping people
, and just
look kind of neat.
His cape gives him the ability to “fly” although it’s more
like floating, seeing as there is no wing or arm flapping involved. It can also take on the forms of many objects (Such as in the game SPAWN
: Armageddon, where it becomes
an axe named Agony) be used for self protection, as a shield, or to wrap up victims
in a “cocoon”. The cape also has the ability to hunt independently of Spawn
, although long
him would result
in death of the cape.
can also teleport, re-generate when harmed, and create illusions and hallucinations in other peoples minds. He has the ability to see what
is in peoples minds, hearts and souls. He absorbs the sins
through contact with
“underworld creatures” (things such as spiders, snakes, worms, insects) and gains much of his power this way.
is a master of guns and weapons, and knows many martial art styles, which aide him in his fighting technique.
is the matter from
is formed. Green and glowing in appearance, it is lethal to others in more
ways than one. If necroplasm
should find it’s way into
or blood system
you can expect an extremely painful
was created by Todd McFarlane and is a registered
Al Simmons is the current Spawn, but there have been past Spawns, and there will be future Spawns also. Cogliostro was a former Spawn, and in pre-issue 100 Spawn, Cog was Al's mentor.
"Curse of the Spawn" follows the future Spawn, where as "Medieval Spawn" follows the story
of a past Spawn, although "SPAWN" is the original.