Jessica Priest was a character created by necessity. In the original Spawn comic book, it was revealed that Al Simmons had been originally killed (and then sent to hell) by the Youngblood character Chapel. Owned (then) by Rob Liefeld, the character couldn't be used in the movie, so Jessica Priest was created to replace his role. And then, in the comic, Jessica Priest was introduced and revealed as the actual assassin who killed Al Simmons, under the command of Jason Wynn.
She has returned in recent issues of Spawn, where she is seen chatting with Nyx about Al Simmons and how the forces of Hell will now target anyone who has ever made contact with him.
But in today's Spawn #300, in a scene pencilled by J Scott Campbell and inked by Todd McFarlane, she's seems to be doing something about that to protect herself…
Welcome to a new Spawn character. First appearance Spawn #300.
That's as She-Spawn. First appearance of Jessica Priest in the Spawn movie played by Melinda Clarke. First appearance of Jessica Priest in the comics, Spawn #61 in 1997. For those who like to keep count…
SPAWN #300 CVR A MCFARLANE
(W) Todd McFarlane, Scott Snyder (A) Greg Capullo, Jason Shawn Alexander, J. Scott Campbell, Jerome Opena (A/CA) Todd McFarlane
SPAWN MAKES HISTORY! With this 300th issue, SPAWN becomes the longest-running independent series in comic book history. To celebrate, legendary artists TODD McFARLANE and GREG CAPULLO return with ALL-NEW interior pencils, with additional art provided by JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, and JEROME OPE A, a cavalcade of celebratory covers, and additional writing by SCOTT SNYDER! And next month, RECORDS WILL BE BROKEN with SPAWN #301!In Shops: Sep 04, 2019