The Chains That Bind Us Forever
About this piece: When I first started thinking about this piece I thought of some of the most emotional things I could. I remembered Spawn and it's overall plot. I think a lot of people got so wrapped up in the violence and action and superhero aspect of Spawn and other heroes, they forgot the core element: Love.
Look up Spawn on Google. 99.999% is art of Spawn being some sort of a badass, killing something, or looking down right horrifying. But people forget why Spawn became who he was. He loved his wife and gave up his humanity to become this creature. He was willing to live the rest of his life as this monster if it meant seeing his wife, only to be tormented with knowing she was with his best friend and gave her a child Spawn couldn't. Spawn wasn't just another "Who does 'so-and-so' fight this time" comic.
It had a plot. A story. One of horror. One of cruelty, betrayal and love. People have never captured this side of it enough. Love will make us do horrifying or painful things, and Spawn captured that amazingly. @toddmcfarlane
created something amazing with this story and say what you will about him, or his writing: Spawn will forever be my #1
comic. From the love he has for Wanda and even a child that isn't his; to him murdering pedophiles and fighting the KKK. But if you were willing to read this far, there's one more thing to this piece.
A message. Let Go.
The Chains that bind Spawn and Wanda are chains Spawn himself created when he couldn't let go of her and the past when he died.
We all have these chains. Chains connected to others. Chains connected to the past.
We have to let go of these chains. We can't hang on to them anymore, or we'll forever be stuck just within reach of a never ending hope. Cut the chains that bind you. Become free from the clutch of your own Hell.