Jessica Priest

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Jessica Priest
Publication information
Publisher Image Comics
First appearance Spawn #61
Created by Todd McFarlane
In-story information
Species Human
Partnerships Jason Wynn
Abilities Expert 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]

Publication history[edit]

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

Fictional history[edit]

Jessica Priest works as an assassin for Spawn's nemesis Jason Wynn. Prior to shooting Simmons, she searches South America for a biogenetic weapon for her boss.

Other media[edit]

In addition to her portrayal in the movie, Spawn by Melinda Clarke, Priest appeared in the Spawn: In the Demon's Hand videogame.[3]

Priest has been the basis for several action figures by McFarlane Toys based on the movie and comic character.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ebert, Roger (August 1, 1997). "Serious art Stunning visuals born in `Spawn'". Chicago Sun-Times  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). 
  2. ^ Alan McElroy (w), Dwayne Turner (p), Danny Miki (i). "Todd McFarlane" Curse of the Spawn 12 (1998), Image
  3. ^ Szadkowski, Joseph (November 18, 2000). "Spawn Fights to Regain His Humanity after Death". The Washington Times – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). 
  4. ^ Moen, Justin (3 September 2010). Toys & Prices 2011. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications. pp. 106–107. ISBN 1-4402-1653-3.