In the first issue, we get this Black Comedy bit with Sam and Twitch investigating on a crime scene:
Sam: And he wasn't killed by the fall? Twitch: No, sir. It was his heart. Sam: Heart failure? Twitch: Umm... you might say that, sir. It was removed. Sam: Removed? Twitch: Yes, sir. It was stuffed in his mouth.
Spawn and the other bums in the alley get drunk and sing the Flintstones theme song.
"Violator" is a terrifying name for a villain, but the origin of his name is ... pretty hilariously mundane, according to Word of God.
The origin of his name is that on a cold, rainy night up in Canada, my wife and I were coming home from a night out. She asked me if it was okay if we stopped at the liquor store because she wanted to pick up a bottle of wine. I said sure, but since I don't drink, I decided to wait in the car while my wife. So while I was sitting there...I looked out the window and noticed a sign posted on a wall. It read something like... 'No parking anytime. All violators will be towed.' I sat looking at it for a few moments and then said to myself...VIOLATOR!?!? That would make for a COOL and NASTY villain name!!!!!