Monday, October 12, 2015

Meet the Spectre! - Great collection and Short Cartoon!

The Spectre is a ghostly superhero and one of my all time favorites. I recently enjoyed reading a 500+ page collection of
The Spectre in Adventure Comics: Cr: DC Comics
classic Spectre stories including my favorites from the 1970s where the Spectre took out his vengeance in some pretty chilling ways!  SO, if you can still get it, I highly recommend DC Showcase: The Spectre. 
  **SPECIAL CARTOON! This Complete 15 minute Cartoon I found on-line, too, of a story that appeared in Adventure Comics 432 (Pictured here). 

WHO IS THE SPECTRE?  -  The Spectre debuted in More Fun Comics #52 (Feb. 1940) when hard-boiled cop Jim Corrigan, on his way with Clarice to his engagement party, was murdered by being stuffed into a barrel filled with cement and then drowned. His spirit was refused entry into the afterlife however, instead being sent back to Earth by an entity referred to only as "The Voice" to eliminate evil. He saw his body when he appeared at the bottom of the waterfront.
The Spectre begins by seeking bloody vengeance against Corrigan's murderers in a grim, supernatural fashion. One of them turned to a skeleton upon touching him. Jim Corrigan soon creates his signature costume, breaks off his romance with Clarice, and continues to be Jim Corrigan, assuming the secret identity of the Spectre whenever he is needed. He eventually turns down an offer to relinquish his mission to destroy all evil.

A SUPERNATURAL REVAMP - The character came back with a vengeance in the late 1970s, and in my opinion became the BEST version. But he quickly became a cause of controversy. The stories emphasized the gruesome fates of criminals who ran afoul of the Spectre. Evildoers were into inanimate objects and then thoroughly demolishing them. Criminals were being transformed into everything from broken glass to melting candles.

A SPECTRE CARTOON !  While I was looking up the synopsis for the book I found an 11 minute cartoon of the character! So, now you can get a feel for who the Spectre is by watching it.

Short Cartoon: The Spectre 

SUMMARY:  As Detective Jim Corrigan investigates a murder, The Spectre delivers horrific justice to the perpetrators.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14