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It continues to annoy me that recent DC art and animation has made Jason Blood look too much like the underappreciated Jim Corrigan.
Actually, the overall history of the Spectre has mostly disappointed me. Very few writers and artists have exploited what I feel to be the Spectre’s most important characteristic: He is supposed to be really fucking scary.
Good uses of the Spectre in recent years: Quiver and Kingdom Come (and I think he appears to great effect once in the Sandman books, or did I imagine that?)
[Of course I am biased in favor of Kingdom Come, which I believe may be the best standalone arc DC has produced in the last thirty years.]
Heylo as the poster of this I couldn’t help but notice your little tangent, and I’m going to lay a few things down. While I agree with you that Jason at times looks like Jim - it’s quite the opposite I feel that the more recent interpretations of Jim Corrigan’s demeanor resemble Jason. Jim is sly, sneaky, mischievous, pleasure driven, outspoken and lewd. As apposed to the edgier, shyer softer spoken, intelligent Jason Blood.
This is an excerpt from spectre v2 issue 11 and is one of the earliest spectre comics - so this is no way a ‘recent’ representation of the Spectre - and while I respect your opinion, I can’t help but feel a little disappointed that you put so much importance on a character trait that really doesn’t mean that much to what makes the ‘Spectre’ a whole. Just like it’s, say, Batman’s job to be ‘Scary’ - the Spectre’s purpose in life, the reason he was created is to be scary. But you may work at Starbucks but that doesn’t say shit about who you are.
What disappoints me most is how recent interpretations of the spectre put so much emphasis on his strength and ferocity, when in reality he’s a much more fleshed out character.
Spectre is profoundly tender (though he has a really weird way of showing it) compared to most of his other dead hero kin and has a unique perspective on humanity - and he’s been known to throw around the word ‘love’ willy-nilly because instead of feeling emotions on a spectrum, he either Loves something, or he strongly dislikes it. He’s also brave, protective, vain, selfish, nostalgic, naive, evasive and bossy.
What I’m sad for, is that as time goes on, these traits that make the Spectre a well-rounded character are slowly disappearing until ‘The Spectre’ is no longer a character but more of a skin that can be put on anybody to give them amazing powers (Like Shazam)
Yeah Spec is scary, he’s cruel and over powered. His abilities rock and I love reading his fights because his versatility makes him fun to root for. But I don’t think his fear factor is the important part
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