"Let's see how loud this tramp can scream after I cut out her tongue." - Shank
Shank is a street thug who is found attempting to rape and kill a young woman in a warehouse in Spawn issue #1. He is with 3 other thugs and is wielding a switchblade. Spawn overhears the commotion, and when he shows up, Shank tries to slice him up. Spawn simply grabs him by the throat and hurls him through the window to the streets below, killing him instantly. His thugs are soon to follow.