Script/Plot: Todd McFarlane
Art: Carlo Barberi
Release Date: July 28, 2021
Reviewed by: Glimmer
Spawn #320 written by Todd McFarlane with art by Carlo Barberi features Spawn & Cy-Gor as they go head-to-head with a new adversary – Soul Crusher. After escaping his imprisonment, Cy-Gor finds himself face to face with a mysterious costumed human named Soul Crusher. During their battle it becomes clear that Soul Crusher’s true objective is to force a confrontation with Spawn, using Cy-Gor to draw him out into the open. The plan works. Spawn soon arrives on the scene and after a brief time of observation on the sidelines, comes to Cy-Gor’s aid. Now it’s Spawn’s turn to battle Soul Crusher and show him the true power of a Spawn.
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Spawn #320 is all about fight scenes. There are a lot of monologues and a lot of fighting. If you’re hoping for an in-depth story – you’re not gonna get it here. As a matter of fact, there’s not a lot of “word balloons” in this issue. But that doesn’t mean it’s not “wordy.” There are plenty of words, it’s just in the form of a monologue instead of a dialogue. Soul Crusher seems like an interesting character and I believe he will become an important rogues gallery figure in the future. However, this issue does little to fill us in on his backstory. Where this issue shines is in the artwork. Carlo Barberi gives us another gem that’s worth the price of admission (still just $2.99)! I loved the depiction of Soul Crusher – he looks really cool. Jay David Ramos does an excellent job with the colors, which add so much to both the artwork and overall enjoyment of the story. This is the beginning of the new Spawn Universe, so in this reviewer’s opinion, it seems this is basically an introduction to the new Soul Crusher character. I’m very interested in seeing where Todd Mcfarlane takes this character in the future.
Spawn #320 is an introduction to a new character called “Soul Crusher.” Although we don’t learn much about his backstory, we get a glimpse at his fighting skills and powers as he takes on both Cy-Gor and Spawn. This is a good issue for fans who like fight scenes and stunning visuals. It’s also a good issue for new readers who are looking for a simple straightforward issue to start reading Spawn. And for $2.99 it’s definitely worth the price of admission. However, if you’re looking for an in-depth story – it’s not here.