The Spectre (1st Series)

 SPE1   (DC, 1967-1969)

™ and © DC Comics

The Spectre first appeared in 1940’s More Fun Comics #52. One of the longest-“lived” comic super-heroes, he was actually the ghost of a dead man.

The Spectre’s story began when detective Jim Corrigan was captured by mobsters, sealed in a barrel of cement, and dumped into the river. Dying, he heard a voice which commanded him to return to the land of the living and continue his fight against evil. As the Spectre, he wields incredible supernatural powers which he uses to bring criminals to justice. Later he would fight super-powered menaces as a member of the Justice Society of America.

This first Spectre series presented the Spectre at his best. His powers were literally cosmic in scope, and the stories featured early artwork by comics greats Neal Adams and Bernie Wrightson.

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  NotesWriterArtist

#1

  12/1/1967
  $0.12
  $185.00
2 copies available from $51.00
 Gardner FoxMurphy Anderson

#2

  2/1/1968
  $0.12
  $77.00
6 copies available from $14.00
1pg“The Spectre interviews Neal Adams"Gardner FoxNeal Adams

#3

  4/1/1968
  $0.12
  $79.00
6 copies available from $10.50
Peter Sanderson L.O.C.; Carl Gafford L.O.C.Mike FriedrichNeal Adams

#4

  6/1/1968
  $0.12
  $70.00
7 copies available from $6.00
Klaus Janson L.O.C.; Irene Vartanoff L.O.C.Neal AdamsNeal Adams

#5

  8/1/1968
  $0.12
  $117.00
9 copies available from $13.50
Versus Psycho-Pirate; Jul-Aug issue; Palisades Park admission ticket and ride couponsNeal AdamsNeal Adams

#6

  10/1/1968
  $0.12
  $93.00
7 copies available from $12.50
 Gardner FoxJerry Grandenetti

#7

  12/1/1968
  $0.12
  $50.00
4 copies available from $7.50
Klaus Janson L.O.C.Gardner FoxJerry Grandenetti, Dick Dillin

#8

  2/1/1969
  $0.12
  $115.00
4 copies available from $16.10
 Steve SkeatesJerry Grandenetti

#9

  4/1/1969
  $0.12
  $78.00
3 copies available from $14.30
 Mike Friedrich, Denny O’Neil, Mark HanerfeldJerry Grandenetti, Bernie Wrightson, Jack Sparling

#10

  6/1/1969
  $0.12
  $44.00
7 copies available from $13.25
 Mike Friedrich, Steve Skeates, Jack MillerJerry Grandenetti, Jose Delbo, Jack Sparliing