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SPECTRE THE WRATH OF THE SPECTRE Omnibus

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SPECTRE THE WRATH OF THE SPECTRE Omnibus

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1966-81. Highly Recommended. By Gardner Fox & Murphy Anderson, Michael Fleisher & Jim Aparo et al.. Originally introduced in 1940 and co-created by Jerry Siegel, co-creator of Superman, the Spectre was a green-caped, white-skinned, all-powerful demi-god who meted out his own version of justice. DC's grim arbiter resurfaced in the 1960s, brought back by the dream-team of Julius Schwartz, Gardner Fox and Murphy Anderson in Showcase 1966, then to The Brave and the Bold, ten issues of his own title, also by Fox and Anderson, and ultimately to return to the all-powerful 1940s version dark Spectre as reimagined by Fleisher and Aparo in Adventure Comics #431-440. Due Sept.

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Originally introduced in 1940 and co-created by Jerry Siegel, co-creator of Superman, the Spectre was a green-caped, white-skinned, all-powerful demi-god who meted out his own version of justice. DC's grim arbiter resurfaced in the 1960s, brought back by the dream-team of Julius Schwartz, Gardner Fox and Murphy Anderson in Showcase 1966, then to The Brave and the Bold, ten issues of his own title, also by Fox and Anderson, and ultimately to return to the all-powerful 1940s version dark Spectre as reimagined by Fleisher and Aparo in Adventure Comics #431-440.

Collects Showcase #60-61 and 64 The Brave and the Bold #72, 75, 116, 180, and 199, The Spectre #1-10, Adventure #431-440, DC Comics Presents #29, and Ghosts #97-99. Witness former cop Jim Corrigan dish out ghoulish punishments across the DC Universe!

I was a young 14-year-old fan in 1966. I'd just discovered "fandom," met some of the very collectors who are still my buddies today. And they'd turned my head from being a hard-core Marvelite into a DC fan, introducing me to Adam Strange in Mystery in Space, Strange Adventures, Green Lantern, The Atom and The Flash--the very best DC had to offer.

So it was with real excitement we all saw The Spectre appear on the spinner racks, brought back from the limbo he'd fallen into since the mid-1940s and resurrected by the finest creators at DC. It was a taste of the 1940s, but brought up to date to a modern time. Here was a comic that was nearly as cool and maybe just as cool, as those great Marvel titles coming out.

The Spectre never quite caught on, even though he made it into his own title for ten more glorious issues by the same fine creators. But...then he was resurrected by Fleisher and Aparo 15 years later. And those are really, very cool (read: controversial) stories. Even with the comics code, they managed to have the old Spectre, the one who stranded bad guys on distant planets, who could grow as huge as the earth itself, who had no qualms about squashing, dropping from great heights, or otherwise executing those who didn't deserve to live in our world! It was cool, it was retro, and these stories are still fun to read. I reread several just recently.

So sit back and enjoy the first 15 years of Silver Age Spectre appearances, a anti-hero who goes his own way and is one of DC's most unique creations. -Bud

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Item Code SPEWRH
Publisher DC Comics
Publish Date 2020
Coming Date Sept
ISBN 9781779502933
Binding Hard Cover
# Pages 680pg
Color Full Color
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