the Appear The universe has a variety of hell spawn, created by the demon Malebolgia. There have been a few different iterations of the main character from the comics and the Hellspawn, including Medieval Spawn, Gunslinger spawnand Raven Spawn. Lately, the fan-favorite Gunslinger Spawn has been drawing some additional attention, but who exactly is he and what do fans need to know about him?
Gunslinger Spawn first appeared in Spawn # 119 in 2002, in a very short cameo without dialogue. In 2008, his backstory was revealed in Spawn # 174 and # 175. This hell spawn had the name of Jeremy Winston, but was known as “old Job.” He was a former preacher in Bane, Colorado in 1881, before being framed for the murder of his own family. A rich man named Ed Kemper was looking for silver in the land of Winston. He wanted it so badly that he tried to force a deal that quickly fell through, as Winston’s wife was not the type to back down from bullying. As a result, Kemper and his men killed her, as well as Winston’s children. Their power allowed them to put the former preacher in prison to be hanged.
At the same time, Henry Simmons (formerly Francis Parker) stumbled upon the crime scene and was also incarcerated for a fight and murder in another city. Simmons is the ancestor of Al Simmons, the original and current Spawn. He was a Buffalo soldier whose regiment was harassed and one of his fellow soldiers was killed, forcing Simmons. Mammon, a fallen angel, offered Simmons and Winston offers to sell their souls to Malebolgia. Winston accepted the deal in exchange for revenge on the town that killed his family. Simmons did not accept the deal, but was spared as his lineage would eventually result in the birth of Al Simmons, and he took the name Henry Simmons to partially start his life over.
Gunslinger Spawn from Image Comics is easily recognizable thanks to its appearance. While his face looks in the style of many of the other Hellspawn with bright green eyes, his Western garb sets him apart. He wears a ten gallon hat and a red feather duster. He also brandishes a pistol in his bandoliers, aptly giving him his name. He’s been a hell spawn for a long time, though he’s also had a couple of minor appearances throughout the Appear Serie.
Gunslinger Spawn isn’t the most powerful of the Hellspawn, but it’s certainly one of the most interesting and recognizable. Despite that, he has had very few Appear appearances over the years. That has been changing lately. On Spawn # 308 and 309, Gunslinger’s journey into the future was revealed. His life and his ability to return to his own time are now connected to Spawn himself as a result of a war Spawn is currently fighting. Gunslinger will soon star in his own ongoing comic series, named after him. Most recently, it appeared in Spawn Universe # 1, a shot comic that starts a new era of Appear stories, as well as Spawn king – a series still centered on Al Simmons’ Spawn that began in August. Spawn of the King # 1 revealed that he has also lost a sister whom he wants to avenge, awakening from the dead in 1865, leaving a peculiar gap between this appearance and his earlier origin story. Gunslinger’s eponymous series will focus on his quest to go back to his own time. Fans can follow Gunman Spawn’s new independent adventures when Gunslinger Spawn # 1 premieres on October 20.