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The Spawn Universe Expands With ‘Violator: Origin’ Miniseries


Todd McFarlane Productions unveils its latest addition to the Spawn Universe with a highly anticipated series, Violator: Origin. Written by Eisner Award winning writer Marc Andreyko and featuring an incredible lineup of artists—including Piotr Kowalski, Kyle Hotz, Jonathan Wayshak, Gianenrico Bonacorsi, Cully Hamner, and Von Randall—this six-issue saga will reveal the mythos behind one of the most popular figures in the Spawn Universe.

In Violator: Origin, readers will embark on a fantastic journey through time, revealing the long-awaited origin of the Violator. The story is narrated by the devious storyteller, Violator, himself. It begins with his celestial inception to his catastrophic decent into the fiery depths of hell, and ultimately his banishment to the mortal realm of earth.

The story will run throughout earth’s history, as Violator lurks in the shadows, manipulating the course of events and ensnaring some of the most influential figures to ever walk the earth. With six extra-length issues, and six talented artists—each artist doing a different chapter to the series—readers will be transported through six distinct eras.

Todd McFarlane, creator of Spawn and President of Image Comics, said: “Strangely, that in the 30 year history of the Spawn-Universe, we have never written the origin story of one of the main characters of this mythology. So now, after such a long wait, Marc Andreyko and his crew of artists have delivered a story that is a multi-era spanning telling of how this villain came to be Spawn’s main antagonist. Since his first appearance way back in 1992, I’ve been asking writers to think about doing this story. Luckily Marc has enthusiastically jumped on that request.”

Violator: Origin invites readers on a thrilling journey through the depths of the SpawnUniverse with captivating narrative and stunning artwork. 

Violator: Origin #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, August 14. Violator: Origin will also be available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.