Do you think Spawn could have a comeback in this, the new age of superheroes in pop culture?
I think that, if Deadpool can prove the viability of R-rated superhero movies, it's pretty likely to happen
>viability of r-rated superhero movies
dude don't.. don't get my hopes up. we know that will never happen. hell the deadpool GAME was fantastic and nothing ever came of its existence.
that doesn't make sense. spawn is cool. it just aint happening and it certainly aint happening above pg-13
Nah, I like Spawn but I don't see it happening, the culture has shifted to the opposite...
Spawn was popular when people wanted darker and more extreme stuff, these days people want light hearted and comedic....hence the popularity of the MCU
Deadpool is edgy sure but he also is "funny", so he can walk both sides of things
That isn't to say Spawn couldn't do decent with a new movie or something, people would see it I think and he still has niche fans....but he wouldn't become a pop culture icon like he was in the 90s with tons of merch and action figures and stuff, he'd be on a Ghost Rider/Punisher level of moderate success
Near as I can tell most peoples interest in Spawn kind of dried up when the the Al Simmons VS Malebolgia story reached it's logical conclusion and then they kept going but it was a lot less interesting and the tone was different and they brought in new guys and meh
>Is Spawn even still printed?
Apparently, yes, though I've heard that they've all but rebooted the series.
No, I don't think Spawn is making a comeback.
A lot of Spawn's edge was being violent and involving demons and Hell and shit. Violence isn't as shocking as it used to be these days. No one cares about demons and Hell because it's Christian-related, and Christian anything is uncool.
I'm personally amazed Spawn is even still in print. Are the people reading it Image loyalists or something? That's the only explanation I can think of.
Unless some media mogul is willing to splurge on getting him back in the limelight, no. That he blew up at all seems to owe more to the era he was created in than the quality of his comics.
>than the quality of his comics.
I mean the art was good, both for Mcfarlane and Capullo, but the writing was never more than okay excluding those guest writer issues early on by Alan Moore, Dave Sim, and others
I LOVE how everyone rode Spawn's dick in the 90's and early 00's, constantly talking about how he was so relevant and how traditional superheroes were outdated, when Spawn is ironically enough, a relic of the era he represented and capeshit is more popular than ever.
Eat shit, edge-lords of the 90's!
spawn could totally make a comeback, but they'd have to re-tool the character. I remember back in the day there was an arc where spawn was more of a supernatural element and the stories went on around him. he was the boogeyman, the Sasquatch of the alleys. I liked spawn because the spawn world was filled with demons and monsters, but sawan was always the worst of them all. a dragon fighting dragons blah blah.
spawn the superhero/comicbook movie? nah, spawn the horror/supernatural movie? sure. just take heavy inspiration from the HBO show.
do spawn have megabus or whatever are called that several issues pasted into one big book ??
i remember having till #120 and stop buyin cus lost job and all
i fucking loved the whole arc of malebolgia plan around #80 to 100 iirc
Yeah...the 90s were SOOO lame compared to the 2010s, what with our new trends of SJW pandering and super PC heroes
God I love the millenial era! Whor rules and Miles Morales will never be considered a relic
>That's until the ratings start dropping.
Not sure if that'll happen for awhile. GoT is pretty much the Star Wars of television right now. Even if that were the case, I don't think HBO would feel that a cartoon about a Hellspawn is going to be their answer.
>GoT is pretty much the Star Wars of television right now.
I just threw up in my mouth a little. Not because I hate Game of Thrones or Star Wars. Far from it. But because I imagined GoT introducing their equivalent to Jar Jar.
Did we play the same game? Because it was awful.
It is ironic in hindsight. It's like once people finally saw how shit the 90s-new millenia edge was, he practically stopped existing entirely. Like an old fad that you look back on and cringe at
The gameplay is very average, and it relies a lot on the charm of the character and good writing to pull it through. Unfortunately, that doesn't stop it from being coming repetitive.
I don't regret buying it, but I only payed $10. If I had bought it at launch I might not be so kind to it. That said, it's definitely not a terrible game, but outside of the humor nothing about it stands out.
Actually it went off the rails. It continued the child plot from the show, World ended in armageddon, serious shit went down and Spawn wound up king shit of everything.
Then it revealed the truth about Al, and it disgusted me so much I eventually stopped reading around the new guy. It felt like such a shitty way to end his arc.
Let's be honest...about 10 percent of anything Todd says is going to happen actually happens, I'll believe it when I see it
It really wasn't, it wasn't a great game but "awful" is pure exaggeration. It was a pretty decent run n gun/hack n slash with light RPG elements