Rat-City. On the trail of the story of the century, two
reporters meet with their secret source only to be cut down in a bloody rain of
bullets by mob hit-men sent to silence them. But, there is a new occupant
dwelling in the shadows of the alley. His name is SPAWN. He deals with the mob
thugs, killing them quickly and harshly.
Spawn knows death. He is a dead man returned to the living by the forces of
Hell. What he doesn't know is who or what he is now. Enter CLOWN, a mysterious
and obnoxious demon sent from Hell to help shape and guide him into his new
role as demonic warrior. To balance the assault of information, Spawn meets a
mysterious old homeless man named COGLIOSTRO. He will try to help and guide
him, but for now Spawn must learn a few lessons on his own.
Spawn faces the fact that he is dead. He was once known as AL SIMMONS, soldier,
and government assassin. He learns, in a conversation with his own corpse, that
he made a deal with one of Hell's masters, MALEBOLGIA. The deal is simple; let
him see WANDA and he will become Hellspawn - a ranking officer in the devil's
army. But Wanda has remarried his best friend TERRY FITZGERALD, and have had a
baby together named CYAN. Wanda has started her life over.
Mafia head honcho, ANTONIO TWISTELLI wants to know who killed his men. Tony's
men were working for JASON WYNN who used his mob connections to wipe-out anyone
who could trace back a dark secret to one of Wynn's puppets. The puppet is
SENATOR MCMILLIAN who's son happens to be a child killer. For now McMillian and
his secret are safe.