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Spectre (DC)(03 - Jim Corrigan)
Real Name: James Brendan 'Jim' Corrigan
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Jim Corrigan was a police detective drowned by thugs. Thanks to some magical intervention from Madame Xanadu, his spirit survived to continue his war against crime. Initially, his Spectre appearance was presented as a costume, but he gained more and more powers, including the ability to travel between Earth-1 and Earth-2, as time went on. He then claimed to be the the manifestation of the wrath of God.

After failing during the Crisis on Infinite Earths and the subsequent war in hell and onslaught by the Brujería, the Spectre was punished, and became a separate entity from Corrigan, claiming to be his soul, while Corrigan would decry his violent methods for dealing with criminals. The Spectre would leave Corrigan's body to fight crime and return to it to rest. Corrigan began working as a private detective, setting up shop upstairs from Madame Xanadu's shop on Chrystie Street after she sent Kim Liang to get an urn with him inside it out of a locker at Penn Station. The Spectre began a romantic relationship with Madame Xanadu, while Corrigan had a budding relationship with Kim, now working as his secretary.

Corrigan was eventually shot by one of his adversaries and was re-animated by the Spectre. They once again altered places, and Corrigan built a detective agency, with an odd mix of assistants, many of whom quit or were killed.


First Appearance: More Fun Comics (1935) #52

Other Identities:
James Brendan 'Jim' Corrigan (DC)(01 - Spectre)

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Issue Appearances:
52 (2006)
75 Años de Green Arrow: Especial More Fun Comics (1941-2016) (2016)
Action Comics (1938)
Adventure Comics (1938)
Adventure Comics (1999)
All Star Comics (1999)
All Star Comics Archives (1991)
All-Star Comics (1940)
All-Star Comics 80-Page Giant (1999)
All-Star Squadron (1981)
Ambush Bug: Year None (2008)
America vs. the Justice Society (1985)
Animal Man (1988)
Armageddon: Inferno (1992)
Azrael (1995)
Batman (1940)
Bizarro World (2005)
Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps (2010)
Blackest Night: JSA (2010)
Blue Devil (1984)
Books of Magic (1990)
Captain Atom (1987)
Clásicos DC (1990)
Convergence (2015)
Countdown (2007)
Countdown Special: Eclipso (2008)
Countdown to Mystery (2007)
Cover Story: The DC Comics Art of Brian Bolland (2011)
Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985)
Crisis on Multiple Earths (2002)
Crisis on Multiple Earths: The Team-Ups (2005)
Day of Judgment (1999)
Day of Judgment Secret Files (1999)
DC 100-Page Super Spectacular (1971)
DC 2000 (2000)
DC Challenge (1985)
DC Comics Colección Novelas Gráficas (2016)
DC Comics Graphic Novel Collection [GER] (2015)
DC Comics Presents (1978)
DC Museum Edition (2001)
DC Special (1975)
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (1980)
DC Universe: Origins (2009)
DC Universe: Secret Origins (2012)
DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC (1996)
DCU: Legacies (2010)
Deadman: Dead Again (2001)
Eclipso (1992)
Elson's Presents Super Heroes Comics (1981)
Fate (1994)
Final Night (1996)
Flashback Golden Age Comic Reprints (1970)
Genesis (1997)
Ghosts (1971)
Golden Age Secret Files (2001)
Green Arrow (2001)
Green Lantern Corps Quarterly (1992)
Green Lantern Gallery (1996)
Green Lantern Secret Files (1998)
Green Lantern: Brightest Day; Blackest Night (2002)
Guy Gardner: Warrior (1994)
History of the DC Universe (1986)
House of Mystery (1951)
Impulse: Bart Saves the Universe (1999)
Infinite Crisis (2005)
Infinite Crisis Secret Files 2006 (2006)
Infinity, Inc. (1984)
Invasion (1988)
JLA - Die neue Gerechtigkeitsliga Sonderband (1997)
JLA in Crisis Secret Files (1998)
JLA: Incarnations (2001)
JLA: The Nail (1998)
JLA: Year One (1998)
JSA (1999)
JSA All-Stars (2010)
JSA Presents: Green Lantern (2008)
JSA Secret Files (1999)
JSA Strange Adventures (2004)
JSA: Classified (2005)
Justice League America (1989)
Justice League Europe (1989)
Justice League of America (1960)
Justice League of America (2006)
Justice League of America: Another Nail (2004)
Justice Society of America (2007)
Justice Society of America: A Celebration of 75 Years (2015)
Last Days of the Justice Society Special (1986)
Legends of the Dark Knight: Jim Aparo (2012)
Legends of the DC Universe (1998)
Legends of the DC Universe 80-Page Giant (1998)
Legends of the DCU: Crisis on Infinite Earths (1999)
Madame Xanadu (2008)
Manhunter (2004)
Martian Manhunter (1998)
Michael Wm. Kaluta Sketchbook Series (2012)
Millennium (1988)
More Fun Comics (1935)
Rämeen olento (2010)
Rann/Thanagar Holy War (2008)
Secret Origins (1973)
Secret Origins (1986)
Sergio Aragones Destroys DC (1996)
Showcase (1956)
Showcase '93 (1993)
Showcase '95 (1995)
Solo (2004)
Son of Vulcan (2005)
Starman (1994)
Superman (1987)
Superman: Our Worlds at War Secret Files (2001)
Superman: The Man of Steel (1991)
Superman/Batman (2003)
Swamp Thing (1985)
Swamp Thing (1987)
Tales of the Batman: Alan Brennert (2016)
The Brave and the Bold (1955)
The Brave and the Bold (2007)
The Demon (1990)
The Flash (1987)
The Flash by Grant Morrison and Mark Millar (2016)
The Flash: A Celebration of 75 Years (2015)
The Gene Colan Treasury (1996)
The Great Comic Book Heroes (1965)
The Multiversity: Guidebook (2015)
The Multiversity: The Deluxe Edition (2015)
The Neal Adams Treasury (1976)
The Outsiders (1985)
The Saga of Swamp Thing (1982)
The Spectre (1967)
The Spectre (1987)
The Spectre (1992)
The Vertigo Encyclopedia (2008)
Underworld Unleashed (1995)
Underworld Unleashed: Abyss- Hell's Sentinel (1995)
War of the Gods (1991)
Weird Secret Origins (2004)
Welcome Back to the House of Mystery (1998)
Who's Who in the DC Universe (1990)
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
Who's Who: Update '87 (1987)
Wonder Woman (1942)
Wonder Woman (1972)
Wrath of the Spectre (1988)
Young All-Stars (1987)
Zero Hour: Crisis in Time (1994)

Group Affiliation(s):
All-Star Squadron (DC)(Earth-2 - Pre Crisis)
All-Star Squadron (DC)(Post Crisis)
Justice Society of America (DC)

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