I like this sequence for the unrestrained glee that Orion brings to both the verbal and physical beatdowns. It’s not quite anti-heroic, but it’s not exactly good sportsmanship, either.
Of course, laughing about the Mother Box’s sacrifice is just cold, especially since Fourth World readers would already have seen DeSaad torture a “good” Mother Box in Forever People. Still, I get the feeling Orion would have said much the same things about Slig’s real mother….
[From “Spawn,” in New Gods #5, October 1971. Written and drawn by Jack Kirby, inked and lettered by Mike Royer, color reconstruction by Drew R. Moore and Dave Tanguay. Scans from Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus Vol. 2, which my own mother and dad gave me for Christmas.]