i bought into Spawn from the get-go. The first 20 or so issues were great. and then things got out of hand when Todd went to conquer Steroid-laced baseball collecting and the world. Curse of the Spawn was a good comic series- once again "The Todd" (gets no high five here) didn't know what to do with it artistically. but he kept piling on titles and new directions. I bought a Zombie Spawn figure for my desk- he rocks- and the toy collecting got out of hand. and from that craptacular Manga Spawn wave that came out in bendy-plastic, his toys have been either statues or breakage in process. Couldn't even buy a decent Evil Dead Ash that didn't have a gimpy foot. lastly, the movie sucked so bad Sci-Fi Channel even said "Dayum!" really, truly, i liked the concept of spawn and wanted it to be more than a fad, but The Todd was such a douche that he killed it. Spawn 2 is in Development Hell next to that Terry Fitzgerald as producer film called Torso. Rest in Peace Spawn; as for Todd, have plenty of nightmares.