"Spawn is a comic book character created by Todd McFarlane in 1992. Spawn was the CIA agent Al Simmons, who after being killed in a trap set by his boss is going to hell. There, after gains powers to negotiate with the devil Malebolgia to become a "son of hell." Spawn after revolts against the demons and begins to confront the supernatural creatures and the Mafia . In addition to the comic book series that has the same character name, star spawn a movie , a cartoon series various games and video games. Spawn has become a formidable commercial franchise, creating a highly successful animated series on channel HBO , a film live-action , cards, etc ... In addition, also founded McFarlane McFarlane Productions, which manufactures all products related to the hero, especially dolls and sculptures, known for his great detail. Spawn also featured appearances by famous writers like Frank Miller ( Sin City , 300 of Sparta ), Alan Moore ( V for Vendetta , Watchmen ), and Neil Gaiman ( Sandman , Death ). Initially, the magazine's art was made by McFarlane himself, who later went to the pencil (top) Greg Capullo, becoming just the artwork. Years later, the trait was under the responsibility Capullo and Angel Medina began to design just the covers. "