The '90s weren't exactly a great time for fans of superhero movies. Instead of a Superman reboot, we got Shaquille O'Neal as Steel. And just before Blade arrived on the scene to light the first sparks of a Hollywood superhero renaissance, there was Spawn. This supernatural avenger quickly rose to prominence in the early '90s amid a new wave of characters from upstart publisher Image Comics. But despite his success in comics, animation, and toys, Spawn found little success on the big screen.