Ok, hi for those who are either A) too young to remember or B) just do not care. Spawn was a HUGE freaking deal in the Comic Industry. During the 90s, Marvel and DC were such ***holes to there writers that they had forced a lot of the top talent to band together and form Image Comics. The guys who made Darkness, Witchblade, Savage Dragon, Invincible, and now Luther Strode . The biggest Comic they made in sales and fame however was Spawn!
Spawn was a huge Sensation. A major win! Spawn Comic outsold Spider Man, Superman, and Batman for the longest running yet of any non Marvel/DC comic. It was great artwork, mature plot and interaction, as well filled with new ideas.
Well now and days, no one knows much about Spawn other than the costume :\ it happens to the best stuff in life and history.
Why I brought that up? Today a friend of mine post this little bit to me.
What you didn't hear lol? Gaiman won a lawsuit against McFarlane and has control over Angela and Medieval Spawn who are now both going to be introduced in Marvel Now!
I made that look and everything.
The Article above sates Neil has won the eternal Lawsuit vs Mcfarlan for Angela and Midevil Spawn. Who is Angela and Midevil Spawn?
For reference of both, click here.
Angela Battles are located in the Classic Spawn Battles section and the First Age Ending Section. She Battles Spawn, helps against Urizen and a Heavenly Host, as well does the beat down on Malbolgia. Midevil Spawn had a major fight out with Violator. His battle located in Violator part.
Now that is out of the way. This is how I feel. 1 of 3 things may happen.
1) Spawn will somehow be adapted into Marvel Universe via Midevil Spawn, Angela is already in Marvel Now. This in turn will mess up the entire establish lore and respected history of said characters. Where Wild Cats and Captain Marvel still retain their background history in DC universe, the fact Spawn is still somewhat printed by Image will mean the Canon, Lore, and all IP that makes Spawn will be gone for Marvel Angela and Midevil Spawn.
2) This use of character with respected history and a fan base will be used and abused for the purpose of a quick shock and awe for the upcoming Guardian of the Universe Comics, which in turn is a result of the shameless driven movie I am sure, and then be thrusted back into Obscurity and never again be used by Image due to lawsuits, or Marvel who just treat some of their best characters like garbage.
3) The Planets align, Jesus descends from Heaven with beers, and all is right in the world. Spawn transfers effortlessly into Marvel through this window with hopes of outselling DC Superman titles again. Not Batman though, Spawn already fought Batman, Batman showed him what was what lol.
The point is in the end of the day, which of these 3 looks like the less chance of? I am a bit worried, and it is not for the fact this Angela may not come out as good. However they twist it, her character, her origins, as well her powers origin will be muddled. Same with Midevil Spawn if they use him at all.
I mean look at the facts, beside the Ghost Rider Comics and a few one shots elsewhere, Marvel makes few claims of a Religious God in the Marvel Omniverse. I have proof of the claims, creations, and statements of a Jewish, Muslim, and Christian God in Marvel. Comics, like Tomb of Dracula, Ghost Rider, Son of Satan, and many more show there is a God.
What does this rant have to do with Spawn and Angela, well if you have not figure it out yet.... both characters deal heavily with Christian and Jewish faith base Religion. Their very source of power derives from it. Ghost Rider is the same way. People who are Marvel Fans, no idea why, think a being as powerful as GR is and gets said power from something other than a Space God (i.e. Power Cosmic) should not be. Odin who is the head god of a far older and obscure real life religion, Norse Mythology, has more acceptance than any mono god religion character in Marvel.
This is important to me as I enjoy the mythology of current and long dead religions over Marvel hierarchy of Celestial, Cosmic Cube Beings, and Galactus himself. The Space Gods are really nothing more than a unimaginative, freaking 5 year old, Space Robot God thought process. This matters as both Spawn and Angela rely on the Religious background as characters they were and are to fans.
I just hate to see Angela become a poor mans Valkyrie for Odin or some garbage. I feel Marvel may trample on the fan base already establish to use what they can and toss to the wind 2 great characters and both who have a lot of potential as major players in Marvel.
I am not a huge fan of DC stuff, but they have it right in Universe Hierarchy in that Magical and Religious beings being the most powerful versus Marvels Cosmic Power bandwagon. I hate to see these 2 characters fall into the Ghost Rider side of things, obscurity and bad movies.
Discuss how you all may feel or think it will play out. Curious on anyone with more info.
To end my thoughts and fears.