Monday, February 11, 2013

The Spectre and Ghost Rider



The 90's were a crazy time for comics.  Poplarity and speculation were at an all time high and comic companies were doing whatever they could to keep up with the demand.  The Spectre and Ghost Rider were two characters that benefited from the influx of new titles.  Once a C-Lister, the Ghost Rider got a second chance and hit a chord with readers, going on to support multiple titles and becoming one of Marvel's star players for a while.  The 1990's Spectre series by John Ostrander and Tom Mandrake was one of the best (and most overlooked) titles from the decade.  It's an almost perfect 60-issue run and it's a shame that more people dod not get a chance to catch it.  Hopefully now that Jim Corrigan has been reinstated as The Spectre in the New 52, DC will consider reprinting the series in trade paperback form..

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks this may have been one i suggested quite a while ago how bout beast and bwana beast also green arrow mockingbird would be cool also secret six vs sinister 6 or voodoo and brother voodoo

Cathy and Dave said...

Dave sez,

Great team-up! Love the cover!

As cool as The Spectre is...he has one of the worst costumes in comics. Talk about wardrobe malfunction! The only costume worse if J'onn J'onzz.

If he wouldn't get lost against The Spirit and The Phantom Stranger, i would suggest that he go with a simple suit and hat with a cape. Or maybe a trench coat; a costume based on the clothes he died in or was buried in.

Lose the Robin pixie shoes...

Jay Andrews said...

Now that's what you call a class picture!

Isaac said...

You're right about Spectre's 90's series being underrated. It was the best thing I read back then. Even better than the Aparo run (and that one was tough to beat.), so maybe he'll get some love in the schmmo... err... I mean New 52.

Dale Bagwell said...

Such an obvious team-up suggestion I wonder why it hasn't been done before, and no, the Amalgam Speed Demon one-shot doesn't count;)

But seriously how cool would a team-up comic featuring these two have been back in the 90's?

Art credits on this one please?

Ross said...

Bret Blevins and (I think) Matt Wagner.

s minstrel said...

hmmm...looks like mike mignola or ryan sook to me...
---s minstrel

Bob Greenwade said...

Dave mentioned The Spirit and the Phantom Stranger... now, those two might make for an interesting team-up.

pblfsda said...

The Spirit, John Law, Midnight... they're all pretty much the same Eisner character.

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