Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Spawnometer 0-0-0-2

Spawn #2 & Spawning Ground



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Spawn #2 by Todd McFarlane

"Questions," Part 2
Dedicated To: Steve Ditko
...I'M THE VIOLATOR!

My wife. I've got to find her... Let her know I'm back, I'm alive.

It breaks my heart to report another couple of mafia killings. It looks like our boy the "heart surgeon" is at it again.

Spawning Ground

Hosts Diabolu Frank & Mister Fixit devote the rest of the episode to covering your welcome comments, which given the involvement of both, means an enormous amount of unforeseeable tangents and lengthy exploration of same. The primary theme is comics studios that owed much of their existence to the rise of Image, including the Malibu Ultraverse, Milestone Media, and Axis Comics. The talk also serves as a prelude to upcoming subjects of the show, especially Wildstorm and Extreme Studios.


Image is Everything


Promotional Material


Spawning Ground



Monday, April 17, 2017

Spawnometer 0-0-0-1

Spawn #1 & Youngblood Battlezone



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Spawn #1 by Todd McFarlane

"Questions," Part 1
Dedicated To: Jack Kirby
I want to die... again.

1987: Services were held today for Lt. Colonel Al Simmons at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia.

1992: I remember there was someone... to love. Someone to hate. And I was something. Something special.

Youngblood Battlezone (1993) by Rob Liefeld

The government has a department for almost everything. In 1984, our heads of state decided that they needed a powerful public force; a force that could represent the government to the people. They also needed an edge to put our nation ahead of other world powers; an edge that they could control and the people could trust. By the end of the year, YOUNGBLOOD was underway.


Image is Everything

Promotional Material

Spawning Ground



Sunday, January 15, 2017

Coming Soon....



Image Comics celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2017, and Rolled Spine Podcasts will applaud (and chide) the company with a new show looking at its longest running title! The Spawnometer is an issue by issue indexing podcast devoted to Todd McFarlane's Spawn franchise. The title references the iconic visual device representing the meter that gauged Spawn's necroplamic power reserves, which counted down each time he used his supernatural abilities until he ran out of time in his cursed second life. To represent this conceit, our episodes will cover each issue of the comic book series at a length of no more than one minute per page. We'll also be looking at Spawn's various spin-off and media adaptations, as well as covering other early Image Comics super-hero series as brief back-up features.