The Spectre is back in the New 52!

Posted by Nightwing12 (43 posts) - - Show Bio

In the new Phantom Stranger, we finally see the Spectre, and he has a twist origin! what do you think about his implied origin and how should they go with it? I personally think it means he is now omnipotent. Please comment.

#1 Posted by Imagine_Man15 (1801 posts) - - Show Bio

Crap, I was planning to avoid Phantom Stranger... but I REALLY want to see what's going on with Spectre... ugh.

#2 Posted by Squalleon (4626 posts) - - Show Bio

i really wanted a redesign,oh well..i hope he gains same spotlight

#3 Posted by SplatOZ (7 posts) - - Show Bio

Very meh introduction I thought. He pops up and just as quickly disappears. I think it's cool that they are doing something with him, however the way they have done it didn't make me excited at all.

#4 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13268 posts) - - Show Bio

So who is it? Allen, Corrigan or not her?

#5 Posted by SmashBrawler (5805 posts) - - Show Bio

@Avenging-X-Bolt: Corrigan.

I was VERY dissapointed with the Spectre. I don't care how crappy his redesign was, I really wanted him to have one.

#6 Posted by Nightwing12 (43 posts) - - Show Bio

@Avenging-X-Bolt: @SmashBrawler: That is because Dido writes for crap. And his back story is cool. The only thing I disagree with is how he is implied to be Jesus, because Jesus is all about God's love and Spectre is all about God's vengeance.

#7 Edited by AtPhantom (14521 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nightwing12 said:

The only thing I disagree with is how he is implied to be Jesus,

How the hell did you get to that conclusion?

EDIT: Also, I hate it. I hate that they're so badly missing the point of Phantom Stranger. I hate that they're tying Spectre's origin with the Stranger for no goddamn reason. I hate that the council of Wizards act like they own the damn place even though we've never ever seen them before. But most of all I hate that I have to go ten years back to find a story with my favorite character that I actually like.

#8 Posted by Nightwing12 (43 posts) - - Show Bio
@AtPhantom: How the hell did you get to that conclusion?

It is obvious. He says he is guilty of betrayal. The council say because of him the world will forever be dark. He then begs them to forgive him like he would. Sound like The Spectre is Jesus to me.

#9 Posted by AtPhantom (14521 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nightwing12 said:

@AtPhantom: How the hell did you get to that conclusion?

It is obvious. He says he is guilty of betrayal. The council say because of him the world will forever be dark. He then begs them to forgive him like he would. Sound like The Spectre is Jesus to me.

That doesn't follow at all. We're talking about two completely different events here. One, two thousand ears ago, where he betrayed Jesus and was sentenced to become the Stanger. Second, fifty or so years ago, where he led Jim Corrigan to his death and caused him to be reborn as the Spectre. There is absolutely no link between these two or any inication they're the same guy.

#10 Posted by Immortal777 (7624 posts) - - Show Bio

Did Stranger really create the Spectre because to me it just looked like he found the Spectre a host.

#11 Posted by KidX (4 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nightwing12: To be fair the phantom has always had a Jewish Christianity origin and feel surronding him. And your reeaallly close. Just about halfway there. But JESUS? hell no. JUDAS is the conclusion i came to. it all adds up. Betrayel of someone extremly important, attempted suicide and the coins around his neck have to be the coins Judas took from the Pharisees. Dont make no sense that itd be Jesus anyways. I never heard or read anything about Jesus Betraying anyone. My guess is if you looked carefully at the necklace the Stranger wears (at the beginning) youll count 30 silver coins, The same amount Judas got for outing Jesus. See Matthew 26:15

#12 Edited by AtPhantom (14521 posts) - - Show Bio

@KidX said:

@Nightwing12: To be fair the phantom has always had a Jewish Christianity origin and feel surronding him. And your reeaallly close. Just about halfway there. But JESUS? hell no. JUDAS is the conclusion i came to. it all adds up. Betrayel of someone extremly important, attempted suicide and the coins around his neck have to be the coins Judas took from the Pharisees. Dont make no sense that itd be Jesus anyways. I never heard or read anything about Jesus Betraying anyone. My guess is if you looked carefully at the necklace the Stranger wears (at the beginning) youll count 30 silver coins, The same amount Judas got for outing Jesus. See Matthew 26:15

1. Why the hell did I get a notification to your post?

2. He's talking about the Spectre, not the Phantom Stranger.

3. Welcome to the vine.

#13 Posted by KidX (4 posts) - - Show Bio

@AtPhantom:

1. Perhaps everyone who posts on the thread gets notified when a new comment is made?

2. I hadnt realized that, but yeah now that you pointed it out it seems he was talking bout Corrigan. I shudda looked a bit closer prior to posting.

3. Thanks! Glad to be here.

#14 Posted by AtPhantom (14521 posts) - - Show Bio

@KidX said:

@AtPhantom:1. Perhaps everyone who posts on the thread gets notified when a new comment is made?

Nah, you get a notification only when someone specifically quotes or replies to you, and you haven't. Most puzzling.

#15 Posted by cameron83 (7421 posts) - - Show Bio

@KidX: welcome.....I just have to give you a heads up (no anime vs comicbook character threads...like goku vs superman,hulk vs superman,etc....and no battles that were most likely already made,like batman vs superman.If you are not certain just type it in before you make the thread,but if you think 500 people have already made it,then don't do it).

Also interesting back story/bible reference.

How does the spectre look (nobody should say they are disappointed on one hand,on the other hand they can)

#16 Posted by KidX (4 posts) - - Show Bio

@cameron83: Visually the Spectre isnt at all diffrent, Ghostly White skin, Green hooded Cape. As far as his place in the DCNU, hard to say since hes only had JUST a few panels so far. Thanks for the heads up btw. And its wayy to early for me to be dissapointed,lets give it some time. LOL

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