The Spectre is an old character for DC, from the 1940s. who has been revamped and relaunched several times, although his origins always remain routed in the 1940s. Jim Corrigan is a polic officer who falls foul of a mob boss. After his murder, he denounces God for His lack of justice in the world, demanding it be brought about now rather than in any Hereafter. A mysterious voice grants him the power to be the Spectre, a ghoslty force than can walk upon the earth judging men for their evil and punishing them for their crimes. This trade paperback colects issues 1-4 of the series in 1992. It gives a nice retelling of the spectre's origins, how Jim Corrigan thinks and how the events of his life shaped his vengeful personality. The art is dark and moody, the story is grim. I quite enjoyed it. Only complaint - it is far too short! Four issues are not enough! I hope DC reprints some more issues and releases them soon!