Mash-Up #344 Spectre vs Spectre

As much as I liked the idea of Hal Jordan coming back as the Spectre post-DAY OF JUDGMENT, the ensuing storyline of him being the spirit of redemption didn’t work for me. I guess I like my ghosts vengeful and extreme, and the Hal stories didn’t match up to the excellent John Ostrander/Tom Mandrake series.

Mash-Up #23

Twice a week I randomly generate two dates and then compare the titles I own from both of them, trying to find some covers that, with a little basic photoshopping, I can mash together, and then I force the results on you lovely people.

By the way, I admit to being HUGELY influenced by the wonderful Super-Team Family blog which has been doing this for years (and a lot better) on an almost daily basis.

Let’s face it: sooner or later, there had to be a Justice Society/Justice League crossover, didn’t there? I mean, they practically invented the whole thing.

The (Not So) All Powerful Spectre

A common complaint for years about the Spectre was that he was just too powerful to relate to, something that Superman faced as well in the 70s when he was routinely throwing planets around.

By the late 80s, the Spectre had been depowered and forced to hang around with Jim Corrigan as a separate entity. He currently plays a small role inĀ Millennium that I’m working my way though which led me to find this panel.

Behold, my friends, the Spectre – spirit of vengeance, hammer of God, one of the most powerful heroes the DCU has ever had – reduced to getting around like the rest of us:

Of course, they didn’t show his next words:

 

Or the other things he asked Corrigan to do:

Man, the 80s were rough for him.