With Spawn, legendary writer and artist Todd McFarlane unleashed his iconic antihero on the world, and launched the most successful independent comic book in history. Spawn is a hero unlike any that has come before. A government agent, Al Simmons was killed by one of his own men. Resurrected from the depths of hell, he returns to earth as the warrior Spawn, guarding the forgotten denizens of the alleys of New York City. As he seeks answers about his past, Spawn grapples with the dark forces that returned him to earth, battling enemies and discovering unlikely allies. As he learns to harness the extraordinary powers he now possesses, he begins to grasp the full extent of what brought him back – and what he left behind.