Spawn (real name Al Simmons) is a fictional character in ' comic book of the same name. Created by writer/artist Todd Mc Farlane, he first appeared in Spawn #1 (May 1992). He is inspired by Georges Daniel, created by Gil Bowrold.
Spawn is a film adaptation of Todd Mc Farlane's creator-owned comic book of the same name. It was released in the United States on August 1, 1997. The film was directed and co-written by Mark DippÃ© (a former animator at Industrial Light and Magic) and executive produced by McFarlane and Alan Blomquist.
Todd McFarlane's Spawn was an animated television series which aired on HBO from 1997 through 1999. It was based on the popular comic series of the same name from . The show was nominated for and won an Emmy in 1999 for Outstanding Animation Program (longer than one hour).