Monday, August 06, 2007
90's Image Week: Spawn
I've heard alot of people over the last few years take shots at the early days of Image Comics. The 90's, they suck...or so alot of people think. Yes, they introduced some shitty things like variant covers, and marketing ploys that caused a crash for collectors. But sometimes I think older fans forget what Image meant to a lot of us, especially those of us in our 20's, or early 30's. There are a lot of creators that are loved today that we might have if it wasn't for the early days of Image. I'm one of those creators. If Image would not have started, I probably would not be reading, or drawing comics. It was my introduction into the world of comic books. As I get older, some of the books and ideas seem a little silly yes, but they should right. I'm older now. I shouldn't find the same material stimulating at 29, the same way I did at 14. But I can appreciate what it did for me then, and all the great things that have happened in my life because of Image being thrust upon the world.
So, this week, all my warm ups will be of early Image Comics characters. Today, is Spawn. One of my favorites, and first books. This is the only book in my life in comics that I bought issue 1 and own every one after. It's had a long ride, and I will never forget the anticipation I had for the day the new issue would come out. It introduced me to one of my favorite artists then, and still today...Greg Capullo.
So, enjoy Image week...big shoulder pads, huge amount of pockets, and obnoxiously big guns, it's all love!