By end of 2004, Spawn took a tremendous drop to the 75th position in terms of sale - its sharpest drop yet.
This is a good direction. Letting other takes a stab at the Spawn mythos and venturing into the market of the graphic novel buyers. Back in 2003, Alex Nikolavitch and Jean-Francois Porcherot co-wrote and Aleksi Briclot illustrated a graphic novel with Spawn in "Pa-ree". The English translated version in North America hit No. 1 for TPB sales in May 2004.
This “nearly” Spawn known as Necro Cop is not created by one of those hellish agents but by man (French actually). The Spawn/Not-Spawn also makes it to collectible figure status in Series 31.
Image Comics Summer Special
Celebrating Free Comic Book Day (free is subjective - I got to pay for mine), Todd McFarlane wrote a 8-page short story 'The Curse of the Spawn' summarising the tale of Spawn. A lot of words and very few illustrations...as a matter of fact, those very few illustrations are not even original.
Special Cover - #138 features a digitally painted wraparound cover by Greg Capullo and this cover would become the first official Spawn Resin collectible in 2009.
This is the start of a She-Spawn story-arc. In #139, Nyx "borrowed" Al Simmons' Hellspawn power and for a short period achieved She-Spawn status as Nyx the She-Spawn. The image is definitely inspired by both She-Spawn 1 (Series 4 January 1996) and She-Spawn 2 (Series 21 February 2002) collectible figures. Would be nice to have a She-Spawn 3 collectible figure along the Art of Spawn series.
More of Nyx in the next issue.
And finally making it to the cover with permed hair. For more and larger images of Nyx the She-Spawn.