Jessica Priest
Jessica Priest
Publication information
PublisherImage Comics
First appearanceSpawn
First comic appearanceSpawn #61 (May 1997)
Created byTodd McFarlane
In-story information
Alter egoShe-Spawn
Team affiliationsThe Scorched
PartnershipsJason Wynn, Spawn, Gunslinger Spawn, Medieval Spawn
Notable aliasesShe-Spawn
AbilitiesExpert assassin

Jessica Priest is a fictional character from the Spawn universe. Specifically, Priest serves as a substitute in the Spawn film for Chapel, Al Simmons's killer in the comic book. Priest was played by Melinda Clarke in the film.[1] She would later become the second She-Spawn and leader of the team called Scorched.

Publication history

The character of Chapel (originally from the comic book series Youngblood) could not be used in the Spawn movie because the rights to the character were owned by Rob Liefeld.[2] McFarlane created Priest as a replacement for Chapel in the film and later had Priest retconned to be Spawn's killer in the comic as well.[3][4] Some of her background is revealed in Curse of the Spawn #12-14.[5]

Fictional history

Jessica Priest works as an assassin for Spawn's nemesis Jason Wynn.[citation needed] Prior to shooting Simmons, she searches South America for a biogenetic weapon for her boss.[citation needed] She later appears in the Curse of Spawn series where she is revealed to have a husband and two stepchildren. She later returns in #298 where she is seen talking to Nyx about Al Simmons and the forces of Hell trying to hunt down. Later on she would become a hellspawn herself.

In other media

Melinda Clarke


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  2. ^ Scott Manning (February 18, 2018). "Spawn's Whitewashed Cast in the Black Panther Age". Archived from the original on 2018-02-19.
  3. ^ Brian Cronin (2013-02-03). "The Abandoned An' Forsaked - So Who Killed Spawn?". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on 2017-01-17. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  4. ^ Todd McFarlane (w), Greg Capullo (p), Todd McFarlane (i). Spawn, no. 61 (1997). Image.
  5. ^ Alan McElroy (w), Dwayne Turner (p), Danny Miki (i). "Todd McFarlane" Curse of the Spawn, vol. 1, no. 12 (1998). Image.
  6. ^ Szadkowski, Joseph (November 18, 2000). "Spawn Fights to Regain His Humanity after Death". The Washington Times.[dead link]
  7. ^ "Jessica Priest Voices (Spawn) - Behind The Voice Actors". Retrieved April 4, 2020. Check marks indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources.((cite web)): CS1 maint: postscript (link)
  8. ^ Moen, Justin (3 September 2010). Toys & Prices 2011. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications. pp. 106–107. ISBN 978-1-4402-1653-4.