Cog reveals both his origin as Cain and the contents of the mysterious box. Did the box actually contain a piece of the Garden of Eden, or did it only contain the dream of a perfect world? While keeping his word that he would never serve a day in Hell, Cog grants Spawn the one thing he has always desired: To return to earth, not as the disfigured Hellspawn, but as Al Simmons. Suddenly, on a rainy, New York night, Al finds himself in the middle of the city, apparently as a normal human for the first time in many years. When dealing with Hell, however, things are not always exactly as they seem as a shadow-less Al will soon find out.