January 15, 1998
Sam and Twitch discover the remains of Spawn, crucified and headless in a deep alley. When they attempt to remove the body, they find themselves between warring alley gangs. Just as Sam and Twitch gain control of the angry mass, the Freak takes Twitch hostage. During negotiations over the alley turf and Twitch's life, the worms, maggots, rats and flies revive their necroplasmic master.
January 1, 1998
Sam and Twitch are called to the home of their client, Mrs. Byrd, whose husband has been murdered. As they drive away, puzzling over the scene of the crime, Cog mysteriously appears in the back seat of the '55 Chevy and asks them to help Spawn. Meanwhile, back in the alley, Spawn's murderer bags up the necroplasm as evidence of his death and takes it to his boss, the Freak. When the bums hear of their protector's demise, the battle for the alley begins.