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Sabby

Fish-Smackin' Knight

Postby Sabby » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:59 pm

I'm looking to get into Spawn, but I've always had troubling following comics. I own the AVP, Terminator and Steven King comics because they all have handy TPBs that are easy for me to follow. I just get the Omnibus books in order and there's no fuss.

Spawn is something I've been curious about and I looked it up, but the 'collections' seem to go on story arcs, so I'm confused as to which I'm supposed to read... I'm pretty sure that Spawn Collection Volue 1-3 are a safe starting point, but where do I go from there? I'm seeing TPBs for Armageddon, Origins and Endgame.
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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:31 pm

don't.
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syxxpakk

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby syxxpakk » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:12 pm

Google "Spawn Complete Collection," if anything comes up that, for instance, KICKS ASS or has a little H33T, you'll do fine.

Sabby

Fish-Smackin' Knight

Postby Sabby » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:21 pm

I've already looked for that. There is no 'complete' collection as far as I can see, just 3 issues of Spawn Collection and various story arcs.
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S.F. Jude Terror

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Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:22 pm

:lol:
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syxxpakk

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby syxxpakk » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:22 pm

Well shit.
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S.F. Jude Terror

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Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:24 pm

Images trade policy looks wonky here. Looking at Wikipedia, it looks like the regular Spawn series got one volume in 2011 and one in 2012. The comic appears to be up to to the 230s, and the most recent arc involved a crossover with another book, Haunt. I'm the webmaster of a comic book website and it looks impenetrable to me. :P

Are you looking to read from the very beginning of Spawn (the 90s)?

Sabby

Fish-Smackin' Knight

Postby Sabby » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:25 pm

Browsing on Ebay, I see a lot more collections then I first thought. Too many. Is Spawn story heavy? Like, if I were to get the first collection and then just jump to another PB at random, would I be lost?

Sabby

Fish-Smackin' Knight

Postby Sabby » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:28 pm

Sorry, missed your post Jude. Like I said, I'm not very familiar with how comics work. I'm only interested in collections, so if the original Spawn stuff is in an omnibus, I'd want that.
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syxxpakk

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Postby syxxpakk » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:33 pm

Maybe you're just not looking in the right BAY. Maybe try the one with the PIRATES.
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syxxpakk

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby syxxpakk » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:37 pm

Together we'll come to a solution, Sabby.
Only through a combined effort can we accomplish our goals.
Re-read my earlier posts.
Re-think prior strategies.
Even though you've done it before, it never hurts to try again.
Not giving things a second chance can sometimes lead to missed opportunities.
That sound good?
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:45 pm

Sabby wrote:Browsing on Ebay, I see a lot more collections then I first thought. Too many. Is Spawn story heavy? Like, if I were to get the first collection and then just jump to another PB at random, would I be lost?


Well, it was one of the original Image Comics, and the premise of Image at first was basically take these high profile, superstar artists from Marvel and have them start up their own books, with characters similar looking to the Marvel characters they were famous for drawing, but have them be creator owned. It was at the height of the 90s speculator boom, where everyone thought they could buy the latest #1 issue of a comic, put it in a polybag, and put their kids through college with in in twenty years. Take that for what it's worth.

If you want to start from the beginning, Amazon has this for $12: http://www.amazon.com/Spawn-Origins-Vol ... 160706071X

That would be the first six issues ever of the series, and you could continue with that series (Spawn Origins TPB) and read them in order up to about issue #100, which is a little less than halfway through the series, currently at 230-something. Those books appear to be in ongoing publication, so there's a chance they'll continue putting them out until it catches up.
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S.F. Jude Terror

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Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:45 pm

:lol:
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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:49 pm

Sabby wrote:I've already looked for that. There is no 'complete' collection as far as I can see, just 3 issues of Spawn Collection and various story arcs.


You didn't try very hard.

Sabby

Fish-Smackin' Knight

Postby Sabby » Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:07 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:
You didn't try very hard.


I'm not sure what more I could do man :/ I even went straight to Image Comics website. I cannot find a full collection.

And now I see where some of my confusion is coming from. This is all issue by issue, isn't it? I'm used to comics being kind of crazy all over the place, I didn't realize this was one linear path.

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