The Spectre, Volume 1: Crimes and Punishments

The Spectre Volume Crimes and Punishments In these never before collected tales from the s police detective Jim Corrigan tries to end his mission as The Spectre But the grisly crimes of a serial killer pulls him back into the battle for
  • Title: The Spectre, Volume 1: Crimes and Punishments
  • Author: John Ostrander Tom Mandrake
  • ISBN: 9781401247188
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Spectre, Volume 1: Crimes and Punishments
    In these never before collected tales from the 1990s, police detective Jim Corrigan tries to end his mission as The Spectre But the grisly crimes of a serial killer pulls him back into the battle for justice and sends him on a trip to hell itself And the enigmatic mystic known as Madame Xanadu tries to help Corrigan and his friends but her help may lead one of them toIn these never before collected tales from the 1990s, police detective Jim Corrigan tries to end his mission as The Spectre But the grisly crimes of a serial killer pulls him back into the battle for justice and sends him on a trip to hell itself And the enigmatic mystic known as Madame Xanadu tries to help Corrigan and his friends but her help may lead one of them to commit suicide Collects THE SPECTRE 1 12.
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  • John Ostrander Tom Mandrake

    John Ostrander is an American writer of comic books He is best known for his work on Suicide Squad, Grimjack and Star Wars Legacy, series he helped create.Originally an actor in a Chicago theatre company, Ostrander moved into writing comics in 1983 His first published works were stories about the character Sargon, Mistress of War , who appeared the First Comics series Warp , based on a series of plays by that same Chicago theatre company He is co creator of the character Grimjack with Timothy Truman, who originally appeared in a back up story in the First Comics title, Starslayer, before going on to appear in his own book, again published by First Comics in the mid 1980s First Comics ceased publication in 1991, by which time Ostrander was already doing work for other comics companies his first scripts for DC Comics were published in 1986.Prior to his career in comic books, Ostrander studied theology with the intent of becoming a Catholic priest, but now describes himself as an agnostic His in depth explorations of morality were later used in his work writing The Spectre, a DC Comics series about the manifestation of the wrath of God His focus on the character s human aspect, a dead police detective from the 1930s named Jim Corrigan, and his exploration of moral and theological themes brought new life to a character often thought of as impossible to write He has also worked on Firestorm, Justice League, Martian Manhunter, Manhunter, Suicide Squad, and Wasteland for DC.

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  • ok, after looking it up because i wasn t entirely sure dailywritingtips judge , i guess there s some leeway with the spelling of judgment as judgement but that spelling really popped out of the cover for me and made me cringe NB, the GR has the book as Crimes and Judgments, but the book is actually entitled Crimes and Judgements What s really grating is that inside the book, it s judgment seems the collections department could use some consistencyw that s out of the way, i loved this book this i [...]


  • I have waited for this collection to be released for over a decade When I first read this series, I was amazed with how John Ostrander handled the separate, yet connected, personalities of The Spectre and Jim Corrigan I was also drawn to the ugly and brutal art of Tom Mandrake that captured the darkness and gore of the story so well.Having finally been released, this collection of the 12 issue story arc that started this series is even better than I remembered You are given a back story for Corr [...]


  • As I read this I just imagined Ostrander and Mandrake eating a bunch of peyote before brainstorming What I m trying to say is that it was very trippy and extremely dark The storyline was interconnected and interesting but I m not sure it actually fit in the DC Universe and would have been suited for the Vertigo books which launched a little later While I feel at the time this book was probably progressive the dialogue was so strange I fondly remember the early 90s and people didn t speak like th [...]


  • I wasn t sure how you d go about writing a series about The Spectre evidently, John Ostrander knew what to do straight away, because his storytelling is great here The humanization of the Spectre Corrigan character is well executed, and the overarching plot for the first 12 issues plays out really well, tackling some difficult subjects and resulting in a heartbreaking conclusion The artwork from Tom Mandrake is excellent and well suited to this series, which is as close to Vertigo as you can get [...]


  • This was one of my favorite series from the 90s It s clear that it wrestles with some important themes, but my brain isn t in the same place Mandrake s art is amazing, though He was born to illustrate The Spectre.


  • Outstanding art and relatively tight plotting for these first 12 issues There are a myriad of spelling inconsistencies between issues though, which is not a good reflection on the letterer editor for these issues when they came out The content isn t unfamiliar Vertigo influenced dark superhero content, borrowing HUGELY in artistic style from Saga of the Swamp Thing possibly my favorite comic series ever but not borrowing at all in its life affirming qualities The central conflicts are easy to un [...]


  • One of the best comics I ve read in a long time A near perfect mixture of horror, explorations of good vs evil and justice vs vengeance, and heart breaking superhero drama Tom Mandrake also proves to be the perfect artist to render a character who wisps in and out of panels like a ghost and tortures criminals with their own worst nightmares.


  • Superb mediation on morality and judgment, packed with desperate characters full of palpable longing to belong and gorgeous Old Testament imagery The Spectre is one of the best comics DC has ever published.


  • Once upon a time, I discovered the rather awesome DC horror series The Spectre, as done by writer John Ostrander and artist Tom Mandrake The series used an often forgotten supernatural powerhouse, took him back to his roots, looked at the dead man at his core, and made the guy genuinely scary while somehow both keeping all previous incarnations of the fifty something year old character at least a little relevant AND tackling complex issues than was standard for a four color superhero book The s [...]


  • The 1990s Spectre series came out during that creative high point of DC Comics history, when certain superhero and superhero related titles were allowed to ditch the dreaded Comics Code Authority and tailor towards an adult audience This was before the launch of the Vertigo imprint, in which some of the most successful titles of that era such as The Sandman and Doom Patrol would shed their DC Universe exterior or less completely under that banner The Spectre , however, did not jump ship to Vert [...]


  • The Spectre is a concept that could easily be used to deliver shock gore and nothing else And in the past, it has But look a little deeper and you can see a story of vengeance Look even deeper and you ll see some fun supernatural elements to play with With this volume, John Ostrander has looked even deeper than that and fleshed out the concept to examine life and death, right and wrong, and human nature, all while developing great characters and sticking them in impossible, tragic situations The [...]


  • Weird and wild stuff Considering what else was going on in the DC world at the time of the original publication of this Spectre series, it s certainly dark as hell The story is pretty tight throughout with a few sidetracking adventures that try and uncover the humanity of The Spectre The main arc seems to disappear for a bit, but comes back strong for the finale As for the art, well it s a Hellish , mind bending landscape at times and downright disturbing in others That being said, how does one [...]


  • The Spectre is on of my favorite characters I read the tail end of this series when I was still buying Wednesday comics every week Missed out on the early years of this title but I adored last 20 or 30 issues Reading this collection from the start of the first 12 issues should have been brilliant fun It wasn t Heavy handed story telling I did not care for this book at all But I m going to read the next collection and hope that it gets better.


  • This was a reimagining of the Spectre that was done in the 90 s THis series takes a in depth look at Jim Corrigan s motivtions as well as the role of the Spectre The whole idea of the Spectre s mission is redefined and questioned What is true justice It is not always easy to determine The artwork and writing are both great This series shows that then Spectre firmly belongs in the supernatural horror genre I look foward to reading the other volumes of this series run.


  • Saying Balzac as a swear word once is kinda funny or it was, back in the day , but making it the catchphrase of a tough as nails cop is ridiculous and makes him look like an ass.This title was pretty cool and cutting edge back when it came out in the early 90s Now, although the artwork is still impressive, the dialog comes across as cheesy and melodramatic.


  • The art in this was really cool, but I don t feel a need to read the sequel I think it would be interesting to see a Rebirth series for the Spectre tho maybe teaming him up with Justice League Dark or just Deadman who is one of my favorites.


  • Still one of the best comic book series ever written A 90s social message crime story mixed with a supernatural superhero sharply written by John Ostrander.



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