Episode #02 - Evil Intent
Original Airdate - May 23rd, 1997

Tormented by the thought that he can't be with his wife, Al Simmons is taunted by Clown and engages in a brawl with Clown's alter ego, Violator.

Media and Review by Bird Boy
Written by Alan McElroy
Directed by John Hays
Music Composed by Shirley Walker
Animation by Ko-Ko Entertainment, Sung Production

Keith David as Spawn
Richard Dysart as Cogliostro
Michael Nicolosi as Clown
Dominuqe Jennings as Wanda Blake
Victor Love as Terry Fitzgerald, Bobby
Kath Souche as Cyan
James Keane as Sam Burke, Tony Twist
Michael McShane as Twitch Williams, Gareb
John Rafter Lee as Jason Wynn
Ronny Cox as Senator Scott McMillan, Billy Kincaid
James Hanes as Violator
Paul Raci, Kath Souche as Additional Voices
Screen Grabs


Sound Clips
Todd McFarlane Intro (MP3, 674kb)

Review: In this episode we’re introduced to Billy Kincaid, child killer and given a few more bad-ass moments with Spawn confronting mob men in his alleys.

Amid the other flashbacks and bits with Wanda, this episode was pretty slow moving until the end. Overkill is brought in and we see Clown’s true form at the end of the episode, delivering a swift butt-kicking to Spawn. The mood, colors and directing of the Spawn/Violator fight was perfect, with deep red tones that played off of their demonic forms.

I also feel like mentioning that Clown taking a wiz on the alley bums and fires was quite possibly one of the first times I actually laughed while watching the show. The true full-on laughs are few and far between in this show and while it’s not a show that’s not supposed to have a light mood, it’s good to laugh every now and again.

Animation was strong in this episode, especially the Spawn/Violator fight. There was a particular panoramic shot of Spawn unloading rounds with his rifle that I absolutely love. The previously mentioned red tones of the fight are also done extremely well and really help the tone.

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