Spawn is a fictional superhero appearing in a monthly comic book of the same name published by American company Image Comics. Spawn was adapted into a feature film and portrayed by Michael Jai White , an HBO animated series lasting from until , a series of action figures whose high level of detail made McFarlane Toys known in the toy industry, and a reboot film starring Jamie Foxx and Jeremy Renner. Todd McFarlane began drawing as a hobby at an early age, and created the character Spawn when he was 16, spending "countless hours" perfecting the appearance of each component of the character's visual design. Spawn enjoyed considerable popularity upon its initial release in the s. Comic book collecting was enjoying a marked upswing at the time, fueled by the speculator boom looking for the next hot book that would jump in value after its release. McFarlane's subsequent break with Marvel and the formation of Image Comics was seen by many as a sea-change event, changing the very way in which comics were produced.
Watch the trailer. An assassin named Al Simmons is double-crossed and murdered by his evil boss Jason Wynn. Al makes a deal with the devil and returns to earth as Spawn to see his wife. He is ordered by the devil's minion, The Clown, to kill Wynn.
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To save this word, you'll need to log in. History," 29 July Although surveys showed strong support for such measures in the spring, a second round would inevitably spawn a backlash. Send us feedback. See More First Known Use of spawn Verb 15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1 Noun 15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1 History and Etymology for spawn Verb Middle English, from Anglo-French espandre to spread out, shed, scatter, spawn, from Latin expandere to expand Keep scrolling for more Learn More about spawn Share spawn Post the Definition of spawn to Facebook Share the Definition of spawn on Twitter Time Traveler for spawn. See more words from the same century Dictionary Entries near spawn spavined spaw spawl spawn spawneater spawning ground spawny. Accessed 27 Aug. Keep scrolling for more More Definitions for spawn spawn. Entry 1 of 2 : to produce or lay eggs in water : to cause something to develop or begin : to produce or create something spawn.