Featuring the stories and artwork (by Todd McFarlane himself!) that laid the groundwork for the most successful independent comic book ever published. Spawn Origins Volume 1 includes the introduction of not only Spawn, but also a number of other memorable and menacing characters, including Malebolgia and the Violator. Collects Spawn #1-6.. Author: Todd McFarlane. Illustrator: Todd McFarlane, Greg Capullo . 2009 Todd McFarlane Productions, Inc..