PART THREE: WRITING SPAWN, ENTER NEIL GAIMAN
“And so it goes. Antonio Twist tries to swallow up more power. His nickname on the street is 'Dracula' because he lives to suck the power out of everyone. He considers his options, which companies to engulf; what to wear to the charity fundraiser; whose wife to seduce.” (Spawn #6)
One thing that almost everybody, other than those directly involved, could agree on was that the overall writing on those early books left a lot to be desired. The quality of writing in Image Comics in the early days wasn’t overly respected, both amongst peers and the public. Not that any accusations of poor writing were ever going to stop them, nor could it. The fans, and especially the speculators, were buying anything with the Image logo on it in the hundreds of thousands.
“Spawn had been out for maybe about a year at this point or close to it and Image Comics was founded by a bunch of artists and the knock against us was that, y…