Thursday, December 29, 2011

Lo! There Shall Come Endings Week: "The Second Death of the...Spectre" by Fleisher and Aparo

We're rockin' through our groovy LO! THERE SHALL COME ENDINGS WEEK with a look at the final installment of one of the absolute defining series' of the Groovy Age--"The Second Death of the...Spectre" by Michael Fleisher and Jim Aparo.  Adventure Comics #440 (April 1975) has to have one of the strangest endings for a series ever, with the Spectre's alter-ego, Jim Corrigan, dying again after having just been brought back to life the issue before. But then, the Fleisher/Aparo Spectre series always was wildly unpredictable and unique. That's why we loved it!











2 comments:

  1. "If I were a man, I'd sure feel like—" BING BONG

    Ha! Funny stuff.

    Giordano ink this?

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  2. Thank you,Mr Groove!
    For some reason I have never before seen the cover to this issue.
    I've read the story in a collection.
    And what a story it is.
    And the art/storytelling by Jim Aparo
    is soooo gooood!
    I like it.Especially page 2 and 3 and 5 and and....(the flow of the storytelling.Wow!)
    /Mr Anonymous
    p.s.No,Mr Preston,it is (all) [I do not know who did the colouring]:
    penciling,inking and lettering (by hand,mind you) by the great Jim Aparo.

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