Whole page came from Wikipedia, IF you're a Spawn Fan....Please edit it. I don't read Spawn, This is the best I could come up with.
Spawn was once Al Simmons, A Well Known Army man who was most succesful when he saved the President from Assassination. He was promoted to a Higher level of the CIA that dealt with the stuff the Goverment does'nt want you to know.
Al soon realized that the Gov. was'nt always right and started Questioning if they were truly correct in their actions.
The Gov. found out about this and knew that Al knew too much. They Killed him in a Blazing Inferno and when he died he went to hell because he had unknowingly killed Innocents in his CIA Days.
Al made a deal to sell his soul to a Demonic Being known as "Maelbojia" to get to see his Wife once more. He was allowed to come back however he came back Five Years later as some kind of Strange Hellspawn with no memory of what he had done.