Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Spectre (Vol.2) #21 - Dec. 1988

"Jenny Dean is Dead" by Doug Moench, Vince Giarrano, and Mark Badger.

The Phantom Stranger makes yet another guest appearance in The Spectre, coming in at around the same time he always seems to:
...its always around page 12 or 13, for some reason.


Richard said...

So apparently Moench decided to completely invert the relationship and relative status of the Stranger and the Spectre from what Alan Moore had established in Swamp Thing? Interesting choice.

Jacob T. Levy said...

Yep, I've always read it that way. Moench's series had as its initial premise that the Spectre had been radically depowered as punishment for his failures in Crisis #10 and Swamp Thing # 50. Switching their positions and letting the Stranger boss around Spectre's comings and goings in the afterlife seemed to drive home the "how the mighty have fallen" message.

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