The problem is, and I could be wrong, but it seems that there have been a glut of these books from Image and other independent publishers over the last few years. This is one of those titles that really typifies what Image is about though.
It's not that this is a bad comic book, because in no way is it, it's that it is derivative. Derivative to the point of redundancy. I didn't need to read this book, because I have already read it. Maybe not in this exact layout or arrangement, maybe not even this cohesive whole, but overall, I've read this book before.
The other times I read this book it was called The Walking Dead, Crossed, Revival, Planetoid, Saga, Hack/Slash, Green Wake, Debris, Prophet, Cable; you get the idea. I've been here before. Sometimes in a close to complete form, other times just in bits and pieces. There are identifiable elements on every page of this book, from slight similarities to Cable, all the way through what certainly have to be homages to Debris and Planetoid.
Spread is by no means a bad comic book, and if I had read it 15 years ago, I would probably be raving about it to no end. At this point in the industry's collective life though, there is nothing special or unique here, it's just another Image title.
While many non-superhero reading comic book fans like to complain about the circular stagnation within so-called "cape" books, I would say an equivalent argument could be made for the cookie cutter narratives and genre porn that has been coming out of the independents, particularly Image, for the past few years.
If you like any of the titles referenced above, you might like this as well, particularly because it's a decent read; however, if you are becoming numb to this particular genre styling, you may want to pass on this.