Showcase Presents: The Spectre #1

DC Comics

United States

Published
[April] 2012
Page count
228
Cover price
19.99 USD; 22.99 CAD
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
ISBN
978-1-4012-3417-1
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/943380

Credits

Editing
Ian Sattler (Archival Editions)
Julius Schwartz (original)
George Kashdan (original)
Murray Boltinoff (original)
Dick Giordano (original)
Len Wein (original)
Joe Orlando (original)
Jack C. Harris (original)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover No title recorded (The Spectre) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Code
J-3940
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Gwendolyn Sterling

Credits

Script
None
Art
Jim Aparo [as JA]
Colours
Allen Passalaqua
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #439 [recolored] (May-June 1975)
Show/hide 1. No title recorded Blank page(s), 2 pages

Credits

Script
None
Art
None
Colours
None
Letters
None
Editing
None

Notes

Inside front and inside back covers.

Show/hide 2. Showcase Presents The Spectre (The Spectre) Credits, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Characters
The Spectre

Credits

Script
None
Art
Jim Aparo
Colours
None
Letters
typeset
Editing
None

Notes

Company credits and indicia information with small partial image from cover.

Show/hide 3. Table of Contents Table of contents, 4 pages

Credits

Script
None
Art
None
Colours
None
Letters
typeset
Editing
None
Show/hide 4. [Showcase #60] (The Spectre) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Super-hero; occult
Characters
The Spectre

Credits

Script
None
Art
Murphy Anderson
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #60 (January-February 1966)

Notes

1st Spectre

Show/hide 5. War That Shook the Universe! (The Spectre) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Super-hero; occult
Characters
Spectre; Jim Corrigan; Azmodus; Stefan Miklos; Millicent Olcott; Paul Nevers

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Art
Murphy Anderson
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

First print
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #60 (January-February 1966)
War That Shook the Universe!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #15 ([July 1966])
War that Shook the Universe
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #491 (September 1982)
War That Shook the Universe!
From GCD
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #60 (January-February 1966)

Synopsis

The Spectre confronts the evil Azmodus, who has taken over the body of Paul Nevers.

Notes

Revival of the character. This issue explains why he has not been seen in 20 years. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics [May 2008]. The character Stefan Miklos is a thinly disguised rendition of real-life alleged psychic Peter Hurkos. The story is divided into three parts, with pages 8, 18 and 24 just 2/3rd page each, shared with 1/3rd page house ads in the original issues. This collection has the Spectre! logo in place of the house ads.

Show/hide 6. [Showcase #61] (The Spectre) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
The Spectre; Shathan

Credits

Script
None
Art
Murphy Anderson
Colours
None
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #61 (March-April 1966)
Show/hide 7. Beyond the Sinister Barrier! (The Spectre) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
The Spectre; Shathan (villain); Azmodus (flashback)

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Art
Murphy Anderson
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

First print
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #61 (March-April 1966)
Beyond the Sinister Barrier!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #17 ([September 1966])
Beyond the Sinister Barrier
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #492 (October 1982)
Beyond the Sinister Barrier!
From GCD
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #61 (March-April 1966)

Synopsis

The Spectre battles the demonic Shathan the Eternal.

Notes

Single picture of The Spectre from page 5, panel 1 is reprinted in The Spectre #10 with a background of a business envelope. May have been used as or intended for use as a letter column head. Source and speculation from Ted Watson via the error-list (October 2007) Credits for script, pencils and inks (all of which are given in the splash panel) confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics [May 2008]. Story is divided into three parts, with page 6, 16 and 24 being 0.66 each. Original had house ads or filler sequences for the other 0.33 page. This collection has a Spectre! logo.

Show/hide 8. [Showcase #64] (The Spectre) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
The Spectre; Ace Chance

Credits

Script
None
Art
Murphy Anderson
Colours
None
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #64 (September-October 1966)
Show/hide 9. The Ghost of Ace Chance! (The Spectre) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Super-hero; occult
Characters
The Spectre; Ace Chance (villain)

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Art
Murphy Anderson
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #493 (November 1982)
The Ghost of Ace Chance!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #20 ([December 1966?])
The Ghost of Ace Chance
 
Australia
Superman Presents Tip Top Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #20 ([December 1966?])
From GCD
from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #64 (September-October 1966)

Notes

Story continues in the Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #1. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics [May 2008]. Story in three chapters with pages 8, 14 and 24 only 2/3rds of a page giving a total page count of 23 instead of 24. Original had ads or filler in bottom 1/3rd of these pages. This collection has the Spectre! logo filling this space.

Show/hide 10. [The Brave and the Bold #72] (Spectre; Flash) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Spectre; Flash
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Spectre; The Flash [Barry Allen]

Credits

Script
None
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
None
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #72 (June-July 1967)
Show/hide 11. Phantom Flash, Cosmic Traitor (Spectre; Flash) Comic story, 22.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spectre; Flash
Characters
The Spectre; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Ghost Pilot

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Charles Cuidera
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #72 (June-July 1967)

Notes

Story told in three chapters with pages 9, 17 and 24 only a half of a page bringing total page count to only 22.5 pages. Lower half of pages were ads or filler in original and have the Spectre! logo in this collection.

Show/hide 12. [The Brave and the Bold #75] (Batman; Spectre) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Spectre
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; The Spectre; Shahn-Zi

Credits

Script
None
Art
Neal Adams
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #75 (December 1967-January 1968)
Show/hide 13. ["The scene: Gotham City's Chinatown!"] (Batman; Spectre) Comic story, 22.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Spectre
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Spectre; Shahn-Zi (1st); James Gordon; Bill Loo; Danny Loo

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #75 (December 1967-January 1968)

Notes

Story is divide into three sections (each labelled "Batman and the Spectre"), with page 8 just 0.50, page 16 at 0.33 and page 24 at 0.50. Original had ads or filler sequences at the bottom of these pages. This collection has a Spectre! logo.

Show/hide 14. [The Spectre #1] (Spectre) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]

Credits

Script
None
Art
Murphy Anderson
Colours
None
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #1 (November-December 1967)

Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (added by Greg Fischer, October 2007).

Show/hide 15. The Sinister Lives of Captain Skull! (Spectre) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Captain Skull (villain)

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Art
Murphy Anderson
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #1 (November-December 1967)
The Sinister Lives of Captain Skull!
Also printed
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #54 ([December 1968])
The Sinister Lives of Captain Skull!
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #494 (December 1982)
The Sinister Lives of Captain Skull!
From GCD
from The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #1 (November-December 1967)

Synopsis

The use of an experimental anesthetic on a sniper-shot ambassador causes him to be possessed by his ancestor, an 18th century pirate named Captain Skull who has received strong supernatural powers in the process. Only the Spectre can stand against him.

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics [May 2008].

Show/hide 16. [The Spectre #2] (Spectre) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Dirk Rawley

Credits

Script
None
Art
Neal Adams
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #2 (January-February 1968)

Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (added by Gregory Fischer, May 2009).

Show/hide 17. Die, Spectre--Again! (Spectre) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Dirk Rawley (villain); Mona Marcy; Commissioner Hackett; Hubert Desmond

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Art
Neal Adams
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #2 (January-February 1968)

Synopsis

The evil etheric body of magician Dirk Rawley emerges and forces him into crime.

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics [May 2008].

Show/hide 18. [The Spectre #3] (Spectre) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
The Spectre; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; The Mystic Mastermind

Credits

Script
None
Art
Neal Adams
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #3 (March-April 1968)

Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (added by Gregory Fischer, May 2009).

Show/hide 19. Menace of the Mystic Mastermind (Spectre) Comic story, 24 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
Spectre; Jim Corrigan; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Jack Dold

Credits

Script
Mike Friedrich
Art
Neal Adams
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #3 (March-April 1968)

Synopsis

When interdimensional forces accidentally grant superpowers to "Sad" Jack Dold, he embarks on a crime spree and battles Wildcat and the Spectre.

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics [May 2008]. Prologue (2 pages), Wildcat: "Hang 'Em Up, Wildcat--You're Finished!" (10.5 pages), The Spectre: "Menace of the Mystic Mastermind" (9 pages), Epilogue (1.5 pages).

Show/hide 20. [The Spectre #4] (Spectre) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
Spectre; Hamilton Benedict

Credits

Script
None
Art
Neal Adams
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #4 (May-June 1968)

Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (added by Gregory Fischer, May 2009).

Show/hide 21. Stop That Kid.. Before He Wrecks The World! (Spectre) Comic story, 24 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Hamilton Benedict

Credits

Script
Neal Adams
Art
Neal Adams
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #4 (May-June 1968)

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics [May 2008].

Show/hide 22. [The Spectre #5] (Spectre) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
Spectre

Credits

Script
None
Art
Neal Adams
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #5 (July-August 1968)

Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (added by Gregory Fischer, May 2009).

Show/hide 23. The Spectre Means Death? (Spectre) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Psycho-Pirate (villain); Gat Benson

Credits

Script
Neal Adams
Art
Neal Adams
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #5 (July-August 1968)

Notes

Vs The Psycho-Pirate, as he sheds the Medusa Mask that Dr Fate bonded to him in Showcase 56. With Gat Benson (Jim Corrigan's killer) in More Fun 52. He stumbles upon the magic bullet that Asmodeus used to keep Spectre imprisoned in Corrigan. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics [May 2008]. Prologue (2 pages), "The Spectre Means Death?" (Chapter I, 7 pages), "Fugitive From Justice!" (Chapter II, 14 pages).

Show/hide 24. [The Spectre #6] (Spectre) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
Spectre

Credits

Script
None
Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #6 (September-October 1968)

Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (added by Gregory Fischer, May 2009).

Show/hide 25. Pilgrims of Peril! (Spectre) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Nawor (villain); Billy; The Four Pilgrims

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
None
Letters
Jerry Grandenetti (some roughs, see notes)
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #6 (September-October 1968)

Notes

"Pilgrims of Peril!" (1 page), "The Challenge From Beyond!" (Part One, 6.67 pages), "The Hundred Year-Long Day!" (Part 2, 9.5 pages), "Ashes to Ashes... Dust to Dust" (Part Three, 4.5 pages). Letters credit per Mark Evanier via the GCD Error Tracker: "some display lettering was roughed in in pencil by Grandenetti but it's really Gaspar lettering in the story." Jerry Grandenetti credit for lettering first suggested by Alan Stewart in Amazing Heroes #112, pg. 36, submitted by Ted Watson. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics [May 2008].

Show/hide 26. [The Spectre #7] (Spectre) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
Spectre

Credits

Script
None
Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #7 (November-December 1968)

Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (added by Gregory Fischer, May 2009).

Show/hide 27. The Ghost That Haunted Money! (Spectre) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Frankie Barron (villain)

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
None
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #7 (November-December 1968)

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics [May 2008]. Letters credit from Mark Evanier via the GCD Error Tracker.

Show/hide 28. [The Spectre #8] (Spectre) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
The Spectre

Credits

Script
None
Art
Nick Cardy
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #8 (January-February 1969)

Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (added by Gregory Fischer, May 2009).

Show/hide 29. The Parchment of Power Perilous (Spectre) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Narkran (villain); The Carstagg Mob; God

Credits

Script
Steve Skeates
Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #8 (January-February 1969)
The Parchment of Power Perilous
Also printed
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #61 (February 1970)
The Parchment of Power Perilous
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #502 (August 1983)
The Parchment of Power Perilous
From GCD
from The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #8 (January-February 1969)

Synopsis

The Spectre carelessly injures a human, and is set up to be punished in later issues.

Notes

Ted Watson suggested Jerry Grandenetti for letters credit based on comparison with lettering in issue #6 which is said to be by Jerry Grandenetti, but Mark Evanier denies this attribution. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics [May 2008]. Page 6 is 0.66 and page 16 is 0.50.

Show/hide 30. [The Spectre #9] (Spectre) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]

Credits

Script
None
Art
Nick Cardy
Colours
None
Letters
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #9 (March-April 1969)
Show/hide 31. [Journal of Judgment] (Spectre) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; God (flashback); Sharky (flashback)

Credits

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
Bill Draut
Colours
None
Letters
Ben Oda;
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #9 (March-April 1969)

Synopsis

The Spectre is condemned to carrying the Journal of Judgement to atone for his sin in taking a life. Spectre is to pass judgment on the people in the Book.

Notes

Inks and letters credits from Mark Evanier via the GCD Error Tracker. Ted Watson suggests Jerry Grandenetti letters through comparison with lettering in #6 which said to be by Jerry Grandenetti, but this is denied by Evanier. Evanier says some, but not all lettering is by Oda and none by Grandenetti.

Show/hide 32. Abraca-Doom! (The Spectre) Comic story, 8.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Fredrick Foost; The Devil; Willy

Credits

Script
Denny O'Neil
Art
Berni Wrightson
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #9 (March-April 1969)
Abraca-Doom!
Also printed
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #63 ([June 1970?])
Abraca-Doom
 
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #224 (May 1974)
Abraca-Doom!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: The House of Mystery (DC, 2006 series) #Volume 3 ([January] 2009)
Abraca-Doom!

Notes

He becomes a minor character in his own book.... This represents a re-thinking of the direction that was indicated in the previous issue. The Spectre serves as little more than narrator in this story and the following ones.

Show/hide 33. Shadow Show (Spectre) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Hickey

Credits

Script
Mark Hanerfeld
Art
Jack Sparling
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #9 (March-April 1969)
Show/hide 34. [The Spectre #10] (Spectre) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Code
G-179
Characters
The Spectre

Credits

Script
None
Art
Nick Cardy
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #10 (May-June 1969)
Show/hide 35. The Pathway of... The Spectre (Spectre) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
The Spectre

Credits

Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
George Roussos
Colours
None
Letters
Jerry Grandenetti (some roughs, see notes)
Ben Oda
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #10 (May-June 1969)

Notes

Letters credits from Mark Evanier via the GCD Error Tracker: "Jerry Grandenetti roughed in some of the display lettering but it was inked in by Oda and the rest of the lettering is Oda." Grandenetti contribution first suggested by Ted Watson through comparison with lettering in issue 6 which is said to be by Jerry Grandenetti. Pages in following sequence are numbered 2 to 7, so they could be considered a continuation of this first sequence.

Show/hide 36. Footsteps of Disaster (Spectre) Comic story, 5.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
Spectre (host); Charles A. Felix

Credits

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
George Roussos
Colours
None
Letters
Jerry Grandenetti (some roughs, see notes)
Ben Oda
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #10 (May-June 1969)

Notes

See notes on letters credits in previous sequence. Pages are numbered 2 to 7, so this could be considered a continuation of the first sequence. Script credit from Mark Hanerfeld via The Comic Reader.

Show/hide 37. Hit and Run! (Spectre) Comic story, 4.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
The Spectre; Johnny Shull

Credits

Script
Steve Skeates
Art
Jose Delbo
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #10 (May-June 1969)

Notes

Ted Watson suspects that Jack Sparling might have done pencils or inks on this story, but Mark Evanier denies this suspicion; art credit from Mark Hanerfeld via The Comic Reader; script credit verified by Steve Skeates.

Show/hide 38. How Much Can A Guy Take? (Spectre) Comic story, 4.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Code
G-112
Characters
The Spectre; Allie Johnson; Mary Johnson; Nichols

Credits

Script
Jack Miller
Art
Jack Sparling
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #10 (May-June 1969)

Notes

Ted Watson asserts that Jerry Grandenetti may have been involved with the artwork of this story. Script and art credits from Mark Hanerfeld via The Comic Reader.

Show/hide 39. Will The Real Killer Please Rise? (Spectre) Comic story, 7.66 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Code
G-105
Characters
The Spectre; Hawkins; Conrad Slade; Vargo (villain); Sarah Frame

Credits

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
George Roussos
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #10 (May-June 1969)

Notes

Ted Watson asserts that Jerry Grandenetti seems to have been involved in the art of this story.

Show/hide 40. Script and art credits from Mark Hanerfeld via The Comic Reader. Comic story, ? pages

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #10 (May-June 1969)
Show/hide 41. [Adventure Comics #431] (The Spectre) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]

Credits

Script
None
Art
Jim Aparo [as J.A.]
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #431 (January-February 1974)
Show/hide 42. The Wrath of... the Spectre (The Spectre) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Code
J-3221
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; un-named Chief of Police; Fritz (villain, death); Pete (villain, death); Charlie (villain, death); Hank (villain, death)

Credits

Script
Michael Fleisher
Russell Carley (art continuity)
Art
Jim Aparo
Colours
None
Letters
Jim Aparo
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #431 (January-February 1974)

Synopsis

Jim Corrigan arrives on the scene of a crime in which an armored car has been held up and the guards shot to death. When he learns that even a member of the gang was shot to death by his own men, it is the Spectre who decides to track down the gang members one by one and exact justice.

Show/hide 43. [Adventure Comics #432] (The Spectre) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Code
J-3425
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]

Credits

Script
None
Art
Jim Aparo [as J.A.]
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #432 (March-April 1974)
Show/hide 44. The Anguish of... the Spectre (The Spectre) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Code
J-3222
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Adrian Sterling (death); Gwendolyn Sterling (introduction, Adrian's daughter); Vera (villain, death); Eric (villain, death); Maxwell Flood (villain, death); Peter (villain, death)

Credits

Script
Michael Fleisher
Russell Carley (art continuity)
Art
Jim Aparo
Colours
None
Letters
Jim Aparo
Editing
None

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #432 (March-April 1974)
The Anguish of... the Spectre
Also printed
Australia
Superman (KGM, 1982 series) #2 ([December 1982?]) —Superman and the Spectre
The Anguish of... the Spectre
 
United States
Wrath of the Spectre (DC, 1988 series) #1 (May 1988)
The Anguish of... The Spectre
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #432 (March-April 1974)

Synopsis

The Spectre hunts down the vicious killers of businessman Adrian Sterling and discovers the main culprit is the Vice-President of the company.

Show/hide 45. [Adventure Comics #433] (The Spectre) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Code
J-3520
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Swami Seelal

Credits

Script
None
Art
Jim Aparo [as J.A.]
Colours
None
Letters
typeset
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #433 (May-June 1974)
Show/hide 46. The Swami and... the Spectre (The Spectre) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Code
J-3236
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Gwendolyn Sterling; Mr. Vandergilt (death); Mrs. Vandergilt; Swami Seelal (villain, death); Smiley (villain, death)

Credits

Script
Michael Fleisher
Russell Carley (art continuity)
Art
Jim Aparo
Colours
None
Letters
Jim Aparo
Editing
None

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #433 (May-June 1974)
The Swami and... the Spectre
Also printed
Australia
Superman (KGM, 1982 series) #2 ([December 1982?]) —Superman and the Spectre
The Swami and... the Spectre
 
United States
Wrath of the Spectre (DC, 1988 series) #1 (May 1988)
The Swami and... The Spectre
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #433 (May-June 1974)

Synopsis

Lt. Corrigan begins to investigate the murder of a construction engineer, whose wife is being bilked by a phony swami. However, problems arise when Gwen steps in and discloses to the swami that the policeman is actually the Spectre.

Show/hide 47. [Adventure Comics #434] (The Spectre) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Code
J-3595
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]

Credits

Script
None
Art
Jim Aparo [as J.A.]
Colours
None
Letters
typeset
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #434 (July-August 1974)
Show/hide 48. The Nightmare Dummies and... the Spectre (The Spectre) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Code
J-3341
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Gwendolyn Sterling; Frank (delivery man, death); Pete (delivery man, death); Chris (Policeman); Mr. Monarch (President of Monarch Mannikin Company); Karen (Mr. Monarch's secretary); Ernie (Monarch Mannkin Company employee); Ezekial Borosovitch (villain, mannikin maker, death)

Credits

Script
Michael Fleisher
Russell Carley (script continuity)
Pencils
Frank Thorne
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colours
None
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #434 (July-August 1974)

Synopsis

A crafty and evil mannikin maker unleashes a reign of terror upon the city as mannikins literally come to life, killing all in sight.

Notes

The 2005 one shot lists Jim Aparo as doing the lettering.

Show/hide 49. [Adventure Comics #435] (The Spectre) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Code
J-3671
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Gwendolyn Sterling

Credits

Script
None
Art
Jim Aparo
Colours
None
Letters
typeset
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #435 (September-October 1974)
Show/hide 50. The Man Who Stalked the Spectre (The Spectre) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Code
J-3584
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Earl Crawford (introduction, freelance magazine writer); Jerry Grandenetti (villain, death); Mitch Grandenetti (villain, death)

Credits

Script
Michael Fleisher
Russell Carley (script continuity)
Art
Jim Aparo
Colours
None
Letters
Jim Aparo
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #435 (September-October 1974)

Synopsis

A freelance writer for Newsbeat Magazine is intrigued by all of the weird deaths of criminals in the city and is convinced some unearthly being is responsible for it, so he decides to track this being down.

Notes

Despite Gwen Sterling's appearance in the cover rendition of a scene from this story, she is not in the story itself.

Show/hide 51. [Adventure Comics #436] (The Spectre) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]

Credits

Script
None
Art
Jim Aparo [as JA]
Colours
None
Letters
typeset
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #436 (November-December 1974)
Show/hide 52. The Gasmen and... the Spectre (The Spectre) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Code
J-3698
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Earl Crawford (freelance magazine writer); Bob (Newsbeat Magazine editor); Marian (auto show model, death); Simms; Field Marshall Offal (villain, death)

Credits

Script
Michael Fleisher
Russell Carley (script continuity)
Art
Jim Aparo
Colours
None
Letters
Jim Aparo
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #436 (November-December 1974)

Synopsis

Lt. Corrigan investigates the deaths of patrons at a local car show by lethal gas, such as that used in World War I, not realizing that this mass killing is a part of "Operation Green Cloud," a demonstration to city officials who are being asked to cough up $1 billion or risk more guerilla attacks!

Notes

The Earl Crawford character next appears in Ghosts (DC, 1971 series) #98 (March 1981) in the Dr. Thirteen, Ghostbreaker feature.

Show/hide 53. [Adventure Comics #437] (The Spectre) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]

Credits

Script
None
Art
Jim Aparo [as JA]
Colours
None
Letters
typeset
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #437 (January-February 1975)
Show/hide 54. The Human Bombs and... the Spectre (The Spectre) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Code
J-3746
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Gwendolyn Sterling; un-named Police Captain; Mr. Vanderhaven (death); Sims (bank employee); Mr. Lynch (bank President); Smedley (bank employee); un-named scientist (villain, death); Bernie (villain, death)

Credits

Script
Michael Fleisher
Russell Carley (script continuity)
Pencils
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua]
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colours
None
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #437 (January-February 1975)

Synopsis

The Spectre must combat an evil scientist who has created a Hypno-Wheel, an invention that puts prominent people into a state of hypnosis, and whom he uses as human bombs to commit bank robberies.

Notes

The 2005 one-shot lists Jim Aparo as letterer.

Show/hide 55. [Adventure Comics #438] (The Spectre) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Code
J-3860
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]

Credits

Script
None
Art
Jim Aparo [as JA]
Colours
None
Letters
typeset
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #438 (March-April 1975)
Show/hide 56. The Spectre Haunts the Museum of Fear (The Spectre) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Code
JA-3782
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Mrs. Penny; Herman Miller (postman, death); Mr. Kenny; un-named Professor (villain, death); un-named lab assistants (villains, all die)

Credits

Script
Michael Fleisher
Pencils
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua]
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colours
None
Letters
Jim Aparo
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #438 (March-April 1975)

Synopsis

The Ghostly Guardian must halt the insane activities of the curator of the Museum of Natural History, who, in his spare time, has specific occupational people kidnapped and brought to the museum, where he treats the bodies for "special exhibits" he has constructed in the basement of the facility.

Notes

Lettering credit added by Craig Delich 2011-12-21.

Show/hide 57. [Adventure Comics #439] (The Spectre) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Code
J-3840
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Gwendolyn Sterling

Credits

Script
None
Art
Jim Aparo [as JA]
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #439 (May-June 1975)
Show/hide 58. The Voice That Doomed... the Spectre (The Spectre) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Code
J-3803
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Gwendolyn Sterling; Susan (bank employee); Captain Stanley; Peter Falk (cameo); God (voice); Carter (villain, death); "Ducky" McLaren (villain)

Credits

Script
Michael Fleisher
Art
Jim Aparo
Colours
None
Letters
Jim Aparo
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #439 (May-June 1975)

Synopsis

After the Spectre concludes a grim case involving terrorists, his alter-ego has a long discussion with Gwen, and, that evening, Jim prays that his mission as the Spectre be ended and he be granted life again. The next day he discovers, when confronting some criminals, that his wish has been granted......and it nearly costs him his life!

Notes

Continued next issue.

Show/hide 59. [Adventure Comics #440] (The Spectre) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]

Credits

Script
None
Art
Jim Aparo [as JA]
Colours
None
Letters
typeset
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #440 (July 1975)
Show/hide 60. The Second Death of the... Spectre (The Spectre) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Gwendolyn Sterling; God (voice); Louie (villain, street vendor, death); "Ducky" McLaren (villain, death); Mitch (villain, death); Mugsy (villain, death); Al (villain, death)

Credits

Script
Michael Fleisher
Art
Jim Aparo
Colours
None
Letters
Jim Aparo
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #440 (July 1975)

Notes

Continued from previous issue. Series continues in Dr. Thirteen, Ghostbreaker feature in Ghosts (DC, 1971 series) #97-99 (February-April 1981) by different creators, then with inventory scripts left by Fleisher with new Aparo art in Wrath of the Spectre (DC, 1988 series) #4 (August 1988).

Show/hide 61. [The Brave and the Bold #116] (Batman; Spectre) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Spectre
Genre
Superhero
Code
B-2284
Characters
Batman; The Spectre; Teen Titans (inset); Wonder Woman (inset): Batgirl (inset); Deadman (vignette); Silent Knight (vignette)

Credits

Art
Jim Aparo
Nick Cardy
Bob Brown
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #116 (December 1974-January 1975)
Show/hide 62. Grasp of the Killer Cult (Batman; Spectre) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Spectre
Genre
Superhero; occult
Code
B-2087
Characters
Batman; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; James Gordon; Lola Lalanna; John T. Weaver; James Wilson

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Art
Jim Aparo
Colours
None
Letters
Jim Aparo
Editing
None

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #116 (December 1974-January 1975)
Grasp of the Killer Cult
Also printed
Australia
Bumper Batcomic (KG Murray, 1976 series) #2 ([October 1976])
Grasp of the Killer Cult
 
United States
Showcase Presents The Brave and the Bold Batman Team-Ups (DC, 2007 series) #3 (2008)
Grasp of the Killer Cult
From GCD
from The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #116 (December 1974-January 1975)

Synopsis

Bizarre murders are committed by seemingly upstanding citizens who are soon determined to be imposters. They turn out to be members of a World War II military construction crew possessed by the spirits of followers of the Far Eastern goddess Kali. It takes the power of the Spectre to prevent her resurrection.

Show/hide 63. [DC Comics Presents #29] (Superman and The Spectre) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman and The Spectre
Genre
Super-hero
Characters
Superman; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Jor-El; Jonathan Kent; Krypton

Credits

Script
None
Art
Jim Starlin
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from DC Comics Presents (DC, 1978 series) #29 (January 1981)
Show/hide 64. Where No Superman Has Gone Before (Superman and The Spectre) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and The Spectre
Genre
Super-hero
Code
S-3390
Characters
Superman; Supergirl; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan] (guest star); Mongul (flashback); Warworld (flashback); Lois Lane (flashback); Jimmy Olsen (flashback); Steve Lombard (flashback); Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz] (flashback); Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Jonathan Kent (flashback); The Grim Reaper

Credits

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Romeo Tanghal
Colours
None
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
None

Reprint history

First print
United States
DC Comics Presents (DC, 1978 series) #29 (January 1981)
Where No Superman Has Gone Before
Also printed
Australia
Superman (KGM, 1982 series) #2 ([December 1982?]) —Superman and the Spectre
Where No Superman Has Gone Before
From GCD
from DC Comics Presents (DC, 1978 series) #29 (January 1981)

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 65. Dr. 13 the Ghost-Breaker and the Spectre (Dr. 13 Ghost-Breaker) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Dr. 13 Ghost-Breaker
Characters
Spectre; Dr. 13

Credits

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
Mike Gustovich [as Michael Adams]
Inks
Tex Blaisdell
Colours
None
Letters
Shelly Leferman
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Ghosts (DC, 1971 series) #97 (February 1981)
Show/hide 66. The Haunted House and The Spectre! (Dr. 13 the Ghost-Breaker) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Dr. 13 the Ghost-Breaker
Genre
Occult; superhero
Code
J-6985
Characters
Dr. 13 the Ghost-Breaker [Dr. Terrence Thirteen]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]

Credits

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
Mike Gustovich [as Michael Adams]
Inks
Tex Blaisdell
Colours
None
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Ghosts (DC, 1971 series) #98 (March 1981)
Show/hide 67. Death... and The Spectre (Dr. 13 Ghost-Breaker) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Dr. 13 Ghost-Breaker
Genre
Occult; superhero
Code
J-7073
Characters
Dr. 13 the Ghost-Breaker [Dr. Terrence Thirteen]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]

Credits

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
Mike Gustovich [as Michael Adams]
Inks
Tony DeZuniga
Colours
None
Letters
Shelly Leferman
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from Ghosts (DC, 1971 series) #99 (April 1981)
Show/hide 68. [The Brave and the Bold #180] (Batman; Spectre) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Spectre
Genre
Superhero
Code
C-698
Characters
Batman; The Spectre; Wa'ar-Zen

Credits

Script
None
Art
Jim Aparo
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #180 (November 1981)
Show/hide 69. The Scepter of the Dragon God! (Batman; Spectre) Comic story, 19 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Spectre
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-7487
Characters
Batman; Spectre; Professor Hans Sellman; Wa'ar-Zen; Kwan-Yin (flashback)

Credits

Script
Michael Fleisher
Art
Jim Aparo
Colours
None
Letters
Jim Aparo
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #180 (November 1981)
Show/hide 70. [The Brave and the Bold #199] (Batman; Spectre) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Spectre
Genre
Superhero
Code
C-312
Characters
Batman; The Spectre

Credits

Script
None
Art
Jim Aparo
Colours
None
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #199 (June 1983)
Show/hide 71. The Body-Napping of Jim Corrigan! (Batman; Spectre) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman; Spectre
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-8634
Characters
Batman; Spectre; Kalindra; Stephos; Vanton

Credits

Script
Mike Barr
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Rick Hoberg
Colours
None
Letters
Todd Klein
Editing
None

Reprint history

From GCD
from The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #199 (June 1983)
Show/hide 72. Showcase Presents Promo (ad from the publisher), 8 pages

Credits

Script
None
Colours
None
Letters
typeset
Editing
None

Notes

Small cover images of other Showcase Presents volumes.

Show/hide 73. The Spectre Volume 1 Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Credits

Letters
typeset
Editing
None

Notes

Back cover promotional text for this volume with barcode and more small cover images of other Showcase Presents volumes.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 75790

Entry created

  • 05/10/2012

Cover added

  • 05/10/2012

Index completed

  • 05/10/2012

Last updated

  • 05/10/2012