Spawn can feel something is not right. While he knows that Jason Wynn has been taken out of the picture, something far more dangerous has been lurking in the shadows, hiding just out of his view. Two street punks witness first hand the return of the Violator. One doesn't live to tell about it, the second punk becomes the Clown's sidekick, helping the Clown make what was formerly Spawn Alley a little more comfortable. And Nyx comes face to face with a man who has more influence in the depths of hell than most people have been led to believe -- Mammon.