([April] 2012)

DC, 2012 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Volume
1
Price
19.99 USD; 22.99 CAD
Pages
628
On-sale date
2012-04-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
ISBN
978-1-4012-3417-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401234171 51999
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)
Color
Color Covers; Black and White Interior
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

Reprints Spectre stories from Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #60-61, #64; The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #72, #75, #116, #180, #199; The Spectre (DC, 1967 series) #1-10; Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #431-440; DC Comics Presents (DC, 1978 series) #29; and Ghosts (DC, 1971 series) #97-99.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Spectre / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo [as JA] (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo [as JA] (signed)
Colors
Allen Passalaqua
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3940
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Gwendolyn Sterling
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front and inside back covers.

Showcase Presents The Spectre (Table of Contents: 2)

The Spectre / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Jim Aparo
Letters
typeset

Characters
The Spectre

Indexer Notes

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

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 3)

table of contents / 4 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

[Showcase #60] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Spectre / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st Spectre

War That Shook the Universe! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Spectre / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spectre; Jim Corrigan; Azmodus; Stefan Miklos; Millicent Olcott; Paul Nevers
Synopsis
The Spectre confronts the evil Azmodus, who has taken over the body of Paul Nevers.
Reprints
Keywords
seance

Indexer 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.

[Showcase #61] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Spectre / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre; Shathan
Reprints

Beyond the Sinister Barrier! (Table of Contents: 7)

The Spectre / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre; Shathan (villain); Azmodus (flashback)
Synopsis
The Spectre battles the demonic Shathan the Eternal.
Reprints
Keywords
Gobi desert; Krakatoa; nuclear explosion; Tanguska

Indexer 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.

[Showcase #64] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Spectre / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre; Ace Chance
Reprints

The Ghost of Ace Chance! (Table of Contents: 9)

The Spectre / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre; Ace Chance (villain); Soraboru
Synopsis
The ghost of gambler Ace Chance takes over the body of Jim Corrigan, stranding the Spectre without a host.
Reprints

Indexer 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.

[The Brave and the Bold #72] (Table of Contents: 10)

Spectre; Flash / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre; The Flash [Barry Allen]
Reprints

Phantom Flash, Cosmic Traitor (Table of Contents: 11)

Spectre; Flash / comic story / 22.5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Charles Cuidera
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Ghost Pilot
Synopsis
The Ghost Pilot captures The Flash and uses him in an attempt to get even with the members of his old World War I squadron.
Reprints
Keywords
biplane; dogfight; Earth II; flying aces; triplane

Indexer 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.

[The Brave and the Bold #75] (Table of Contents: 12)

Batman; Spectre / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; The Spectre; Shahn-Zi
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Batman; Spectre / comic story / 22.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The scene: Gotham City's Chinatown!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Spectre; Shahn-Zi (1st); James Gordon; Bill Loo; Danny Loo
Synopsis
Shahn-Zi walls off Chinatown in an attempt to force Danny Loo into becoming his successor.
Reprints
Keywords
Chinatown; Chinese New Year

Indexer 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.

[The Spectre #1] (Table of Contents: 14)

Spectre / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Sinister Lives of Captain Skull! (Table of Contents: 15)

Spectre / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Captain Skull (villain)
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.
Reprints
Keywords
pirate

Indexer Notes

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

[The Spectre #2] (Table of Contents: 16)

Spectre / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Dirk Rawley
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Die, Spectre--Again! (Table of Contents: 17)

Spectre / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Dirk Rawley (villain); Mona Marcy; Commissioner Hackett; Hubert Desmond
Synopsis
The evil etheric body of magician Dirk Rawley emerges and forces him into crime.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[The Spectre #3] (Table of Contents: 18)

Spectre / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; The Mystic Mastermind
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Menace of the Mystic Mastermind (Table of Contents: 19)

Spectre / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spectre; Jim Corrigan; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Jack Dold
Synopsis
When interdimensional forces accidentally grant superpowers to "Sad" Jack Dold, he embarks on a crime spree and battles Wildcat and the Spectre.
Reprints
Keywords
boxing; Gateway City; Knickerbocker City

Indexer 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).

[The Spectre #4] (Table of Contents: 20)

Spectre / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spectre; Hamilton Benedict
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Stop That Kid.. Before He Wrecks the World! (Table of Contents: 21)

Spectre / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Neal Adams
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Hamilton Benedict
Synopsis
An immense evil takes over the body of a small child and tries to defeat the Spectre.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[The Spectre #5] (Table of Contents: 22)

Spectre / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spectre
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Spectre Means Death? (Table of Contents: 23)

Spectre / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Neal Adams
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Psycho-Pirate (villain); Gat Benson
Synopsis
The Psycho-Pirate takes his revenge on the Spectre for imprisoning him inside the Medusa Mask.
Reprints
Keywords
Indians; Tyrannosaurus Rex

Indexer 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).

[The Spectre #6] (Table of Contents: 24)

Spectre / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spectre
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Pilgrims of Peril! (Table of Contents: 25)

Spectre / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Letters
Jerry Grandenetti (some roughs, see notes); Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Nawor (villain); Billy; The Four Pilgrims
Synopsis
One night every century, four pilgrims return to life in Gateway City and try to bring their demonic master into our dimension.
Reprints
Keywords
demon; Gateway City; Grand Canyon; pilgrim

Indexer 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].

[The Spectre #7] (Table of Contents: 26)

Spectre / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spectre
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Ghost That Haunted Money! (Table of Contents: 27)

Spectre / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Frankie Barron (villain)
Synopsis
The ghost of a bank robber can't leave this world until he completes his last robbery.
Reprints
Keywords
Gateway City; ghost

Indexer 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.

[The Spectre #8] (Table of Contents: 28)

Spectre / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy (signed)
Inks
Nick Cardy (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Parchment of Power Perilous (Table of Contents: 29)

Spectre / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates
Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Narkran (villain); The Carstagg Mob; God
Synopsis
The Spectre carelessly injures a human, and is given a weakness that he must deal with while defeating Narkran.
Reprints

Indexer 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.

[The Spectre #9] (Table of Contents: 30)

Spectre / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy (signed)
Inks
Nick Cardy (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]
Reprints

[Journal of Judgment] (Table of Contents: 31)

Spectre / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
Bill Draut
Letters
Ben Oda; ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; God (flashback); Sharky (flashback)
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.
Reprints

Indexer 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.

Abraca-Doom! (Table of Contents: 32)

The Spectre / comic story / 8.5 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
Berni Wrightson
Inks
Berni Wrightson
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Fredrick Foost; The Devil; Willy
Synopsis
Foost sells his soul to the Devil to become a real magician.
Reprints

Indexer 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.

Shadow Show (Table of Contents: 33)

Spectre / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Hanerfeld
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Hickey
Synopsis
The Spectre captures a thief.
Reprints

[The Spectre #10] (Table of Contents: 34)

Spectre / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Letters
?

Job Number
G-179
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre
Reprints

The Pathway of... The Spectre (Table of Contents: 35)

Spectre / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
George Roussos
Letters
Jerry Grandenetti (some roughs, see notes); Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre
Reprints

Indexer 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.

Footsteps of Disaster (Table of Contents: 36)

Spectre / comic story / 5.66 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
George Roussos
Letters
Jerry Grandenetti (some roughs, see notes); Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spectre (host); Charles A. Felix
Synopsis
Spectre passes judgement on Charles Felix on his birthday.
Reprints

Indexer 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.

Hit and Run! (Table of Contents: 37)

Spectre / comic story / 4.66 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates
Pencils
Jose Delbo
Inks
Jose Delbo
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre; Johnny Shull
Synopsis
Will Johnny sacrifice his freedom to not run over a child during his getaway?
Reprints

Indexer 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.

How Much Can a Guy Take? (Table of Contents: 38)

Spectre / comic story / 4.66 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Letters
?

Job Number
G-112
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre; Allie Johnson; Mary Johnson; Nichols
Synopsis
How much abuse can Allie take before he plans a murder?
Reprints

Indexer 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.

Will the Real Killer Please Rise? (Table of Contents: 39)

Spectre / comic story / 7.66 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
George Roussos
Letters
?

Job Number
G-105
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre; Hawkins; Conrad Slade; Vargo (villain); Sarah Frame
Synopsis
The Spectre must discover how Vargo is killing his enemies.
Reprints
Keywords
ventriloquist

Indexer Notes

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

[Adventure Comics #431] (Table of Contents: 40)

The Spectre / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo [as J. A.] (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo [as J. A.] (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]
Reprints

The Wrath of... the Spectre (Table of Contents: 41)

The Spectre / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher (signed); Russell Carley (art continuity) (signed)
Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Letters
Jim Aparo

Job Number
J-3221
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; un-named Chief of Police; Fritz (villain, death); Pete (villain, death); Charlie (villain, death); Hank (villain, death)
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.
Reprints

[Adventure Comics #432] (Table of Contents: 42)

The Spectre / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo [as J. A.] (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo [as J. A.] (signed)
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3425
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]
Reprints

The Anguish of... the Spectre (Table of Contents: 43)

The Spectre / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher (signed); Russell Carley (art continuity) (signed)
Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Letters
Jim Aparo

Job Number
J-3222
Genre
superhero
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)
Synopsis
The Spectre hunts down the vicious killers of businessman Adrian Sterling and discovers the main culprit is the Vice-President of the company.
Reprints

[Adventure Comics #433] (Table of Contents: 44)

The Spectre / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo [as J. A.] (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo [as J. A.] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
J-3520
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Swami Seelal
Reprints
Keywords
crystal balls; seances

The Swami and... the Spectre (Table of Contents: 45)

The Spectre / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher (signed); Russell Carley (art continuity) (signed)
Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Letters
Jim Aparo

Job Number
J-3236
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Gwendolyn Sterling; Mr. Vandergilt (death); Mrs. Vandergilt; Swami Seelal (villain, death); Smiley (villain, death)
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.
Reprints
Keywords
crystal ball; seance; swami

[Adventure Comics #434] (Table of Contents: 46)

The Spectre / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo [as J. A.] (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo [as J. A.] (signed)

Job Number
J-3595
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]
Reprints

The Nightmare Dummies and... the Spectre (Table of Contents: 47)

The Spectre / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher (signed); Russell Carley (script continuity) (signed)
Pencils
Frank Thorne (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-3341
Genre
superhero
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)
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.
Reprints
Keywords
manikin; mannikin

Indexer Notes

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

[Adventure Comics #435] (Table of Contents: 48)

The Spectre / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Jim Aparo
Letters
typeset

Job Number
J-3671
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Gwendolyn Sterling
Reprints

The Man Who Stalked the Spectre (Table of Contents: 49)

The Spectre / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher (signed); Russell Carley (script continuity)(signed)
Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Letters
Jim Aparo

Job Number
J-3584
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Earl Crawford (introduction, freelance magazine writer); Jerry Grandenetti (villain, death); Mitch Grandenetti (villain, death)
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.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Adventure Comics #436] (Table of Contents: 50)

The Spectre / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo [as JA] (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo [as JA] (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]
Reprints
Keywords
observatories; sea monsters

The Gasmen and... the Spectre (Table of Contents: 51)

The Spectre / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher (signed); Russell Carley (script continuity) (signed)
Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Letters
Jim Aparo

Job Number
J-3698
Genre
superhero
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)
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!
Reprints
Keywords
giant squid

Indexer Notes

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

[Adventure Comics #437] (Table of Contents: 52)

The Spectre / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo [as JA] (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo [as JA] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]
Reprints
Keywords
fish; skeletons

The Human Bombs and... the Spectre (Table of Contents: 53)

The Spectre / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher (signed); Russell Carley (script continuity) (signed)
Pencils
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua] (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-3746
Genre
superhero
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)
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.
Reprints
Keywords
alligator; barracuda

Indexer Notes

The 2005 one-shot lists Jim Aparo as letterer.

[Adventure Comics #438] (Table of Contents: 54)

The Spectre / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo [as JA] (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo [as JA] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
J-3860
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]
Reprints

The Spectre Haunts the Museum of Fear (Table of Contents: 55)

The Spectre / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher (signed)
Pencils
Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua] (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Letters
Jim Aparo

Job Number
JA-3782
Genre
superhero
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)
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.
Reprints
Keywords
gorilla; taxidermy

Indexer Notes

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

[Adventure Comics #439] (Table of Contents: 56)

The Spectre / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo [as JA] (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo [as JA] (signed)

Job Number
J-3840
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Gwendolyn Sterling
Reprints
Keywords
machine guns

The Voice That Doomed... the Spectre (Table of Contents: 57)

The Spectre / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher (signed)
Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Letters
Jim Aparo

Job Number
J-3803
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Gwendolyn Sterling; Susan (bank employee); Captain Stanley; Peter Falk (cameo); God (voice); Carter (villain, death); "Ducky" McLaren (villain)
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!
Reprints
Keywords
bank robbery

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue.

[Adventure Comics #440] (Table of Contents: 58)

The Spectre / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo [as JA] (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo [as JA] (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]
Reprints
Keywords
automobiles; machine guns

The Second Death of the... Spectre (Table of Contents: 59)

The Spectre / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher (signed)
Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Letters
Jim Aparo

Genre
superhero
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)
Synopsis
Jim Corrigan is returned to human form from his ghostly duty as the Spectre only to be gunned down by "Ducky" McLaren. Corrigan becomes the Spectre again and takes his vengeance on the McLaren gang.
Reprints

Indexer 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).

[The Brave and the Bold #116] (Table of Contents: 60)

Batman; Spectre / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Aparo; Nick Cardy; Bob Brown
Inks
Jim Aparo; Nick Cardy; Bob Brown
Letters
?

Job Number
B-2284
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; The Spectre; Teen Titans (inset); Wonder Woman (inset): Batgirl (inset); Deadman (vignette); Silent Knight (vignette)
Reprints

Grasp of the Killer Cult (Table of Contents: 61)

Batman; Spectre / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Jim Aparo
Letters
Jim Aparo

Job Number
B-2087
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; James Gordon; Lola Lalanna; John T. Weaver; James Wilson
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.
Reprints

[DC Comics Presents #29] (Table of Contents: 62)

Superman; The Spectre / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Jim Starlin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Jor-El; Jonathan Kent
Reprints
Keywords
Krypton

Where No Superman Has Gone Before (Table of Contents: 63)

Superman; The Spectre / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Romeo Tanghal
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
S-3390
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan] (guest star); Mongul (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
Reprints
Keywords
Krypton; Warworld

Indexer Notes

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

Dr. 13 the Ghost-Breaker and the Spectre (Table of Contents: 64)

Dr. 13 Ghost-Breaker / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
Mike Gustovich [as Michael Adams]
Inks
Tex Blaisdell
Letters
Shelly Leferman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spectre; Doctor Thirteen [Terrance Thirteen]; Swami Rishni; Mrs. Philips
Synopsis
After debunking a swami, Doctor Thirteen and others are held hostage by the Peoples Freedom Army. When the Spectre frees them by killing the hostage takers, Doctor Thirteen vows to hunt down the Spectre.
Reprints
Keywords
seance; swami

The Haunted House and The Spectre! (Table of Contents: 65)

Dr. 13 the Ghost-Breaker / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
Mike Gustovich [as Michael Adams]
Inks
Tex Blaisdell
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-6985
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. 13 the Ghost-Breaker [Dr. Terrence Thirteen]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Earl Crawford; Daryl Sonntag; Marie
Synopsis
After the Spectre disposes of his father's killer, Doctor Thirteen begins to suspect that Jim Corrigan is the Spectre.
Reprints

Death... and The Spectre (Table of Contents: 66)

Dr. 13 Ghost-Breaker / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
Mike Gustovich [as Michael Adams]
Inks
Tony DeZuniga
Letters
Shelly Leferman

Job Number
J-7073
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. 13 the Ghost-Breaker [Dr. Terrence Thirteen]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Paul Geist; Earl Crawford; Marie
Synopsis
Dr. 13 is injured during a bank robbery while investigating the Spectre.
Reprints

[The Brave and the Bold #180] (Table of Contents: 67)

Batman; Spectre / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Letters
?

Job Number
C-698
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; The Spectre; Wa'ar-Zen
Reprints

The Scepter of the Dragon God! (Table of Contents: 68)

Batman; Spectre / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Jim Aparo
Letters
Jim Aparo

Job Number
J-7487
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Spectre; Professor Hans Sellman; Wa'ar-Zen; Kwan-Yin (flashback)
Synopsis
Batman and Spectre battle an ancient Japanese wizard.
Reprints
Keywords
Japan; samurai

[The Brave and the Bold #199] (Table of Contents: 69)

Batman; Spectre / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Letters
?

Job Number
C-312
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; The Spectre
Reprints

The Body-Napping of Jim Corrigan! (Table of Contents: 70)

Batman; Spectre / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Rick Hoberg
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
J-8634
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Spectre; Kalindra; Stephos; Vanton
Synopsis
The Spectre must enlist Batman's help to track down his missing host body.
Reprints

Showcase Presents (Table of Contents: 71) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 8 pages (report information)

The Spectre Volume 1 (Table of Contents: 72) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Spectre
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Showcase Presents The Spectre
    The Spectre
  4. 3. Table of Contents
  5. 4. [Showcase #60]
    The Spectre
  6. 5. War That Shook the Universe!
    The Spectre
  7. 6. [Showcase #61]
    The Spectre
  8. 7. Beyond the Sinister Barrier!
    The Spectre
  9. 8. [Showcase #64]
    The Spectre
  10. 9. The Ghost of Ace Chance!
    The Spectre
  11. 10. [The Brave and the Bold #72]
    Spectre; Flash
  12. 11. Phantom Flash, Cosmic Traitor
    Spectre; Flash
  13. 12. [The Brave and the Bold #75]
    Batman; Spectre
  14. 13. ["The scene: Gotham City's Chinatown!"]
    Batman; Spectre
  15. 14. [The Spectre #1]
    Spectre
  16. 15. The Sinister Lives of Captain Skull!
    Spectre
  17. 16. [The Spectre #2]
    Spectre
  18. 17. Die, Spectre--Again!
    Spectre
  19. 18. [The Spectre #3]
    Spectre
  20. 19. Menace of the Mystic Mastermind
    Spectre
  21. 20. [The Spectre #4]
    Spectre
  22. 21. Stop That Kid.. Before He Wrecks the World!
    Spectre
  23. 22. [The Spectre #5]
    Spectre
  24. 23. The Spectre Means Death?
    Spectre
  25. 24. [The Spectre #6]
    Spectre
  26. 25. Pilgrims of Peril!
    Spectre
  27. 26. [The Spectre #7]
    Spectre
  28. 27. The Ghost That Haunted Money!
    Spectre
  29. 28. [The Spectre #8]
    Spectre
  30. 29. The Parchment of Power Perilous
    Spectre
  31. 30. [The Spectre #9]
    Spectre
  32. 31. [Journal of Judgment]
    Spectre
  33. 32. Abraca-Doom!
    The Spectre
  34. 33. Shadow Show
    Spectre
  35. 34. [The Spectre #10]
    Spectre
  36. 35. The Pathway of... The Spectre
    Spectre
  37. 36. Footsteps of Disaster
    Spectre
  38. 37. Hit and Run!
    Spectre
  39. 38. How Much Can a Guy Take?
    Spectre
  40. 39. Will the Real Killer Please Rise?
    Spectre
  41. 40. [Adventure Comics #431]
    The Spectre
  42. 41. The Wrath of... the Spectre
    The Spectre
  43. 42. [Adventure Comics #432]
    The Spectre
  44. 43. The Anguish of... the Spectre
    The Spectre
  45. 44. [Adventure Comics #433]
    The Spectre
  46. 45. The Swami and... the Spectre
    The Spectre
  47. 46. [Adventure Comics #434]
    The Spectre
  48. 47. The Nightmare Dummies and... the Spectre
    The Spectre
  49. 48. [Adventure Comics #435]
    The Spectre
  50. 49. The Man Who Stalked the Spectre
    The Spectre
  51. 50. [Adventure Comics #436]
    The Spectre
  52. 51. The Gasmen and... the Spectre
    The Spectre
  53. 52. [Adventure Comics #437]
    The Spectre
  54. 53. The Human Bombs and... the Spectre
    The Spectre
  55. 54. [Adventure Comics #438]
    The Spectre
  56. 55. The Spectre Haunts the Museum of Fear
    The Spectre
  57. 56. [Adventure Comics #439]
    The Spectre
  58. 57. The Voice That Doomed... the Spectre
    The Spectre
  59. 58. [Adventure Comics #440]
    The Spectre
  60. 59. The Second Death of the... Spectre
    The Spectre
  61. 60. [The Brave and the Bold #116]
    Batman; Spectre
  62. 61. Grasp of the Killer Cult
    Batman; Spectre
  63. 62. [DC Comics Presents #29]
    Superman; The Spectre
  64. 63. Where No Superman Has Gone Before
    Superman; The Spectre
  65. 64. Dr. 13 the Ghost-Breaker and the Spectre
    Dr. 13 Ghost-Breaker
  66. 65. The Haunted House and The Spectre!
    Dr. 13 the Ghost-Breaker
  67. 66. Death... and The Spectre
    Dr. 13 Ghost-Breaker
  68. 67. [The Brave and the Bold #180]
    Batman; Spectre
  69. 68. The Scepter of the Dragon God!
    Batman; Spectre
  70. 69. [The Brave and the Bold #199]
    Batman; Spectre
  71. 70. The Body-Napping of Jim Corrigan!
    Batman; Spectre
  72. 71. Showcase Presents
  73. 72. The Spectre Volume 1
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