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In the late 1930s, Superman co-creator Jerry Seigel and Houman co-creator Bernard Baily gave us one of the most mysterious characters of the Golden Age, or any age for that matter - The Spectre. From his earlies arrival, the ghostly superhero created quite a sensation. According to Wikipedia:
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"The Spectre's career began in the late 1930s when hard-boiled cop Jim Corrigan was murdered. His spirit was refused entry into the afterlife, however, and, in the guise of a grey-skinned humanoid being in green cloak, gloves, trunks and boots (blue garments appeared on the cover and symbolic splash panel of #52), it was assigned by an entity referred to only as "The Voice" (generally conceded to be God) to eliminate all evil from the world.

The Spectre began by seeking bloody vengeance against Corrigan's murderers in a grim, supernatural fashion. In


More Fun Comics #52
(Feb. 1940).
Cover art by Bernard Baily.
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years to come, the character would gain a reputation among editors and writers as being too powerful to get a dramatichandle on, but creator Siegel apparently felt otherwise, because in More Fun #60 (October 1940), only the eighth Spectre story, he gave the Dead Detective an almost literal deus ex machina, the Ring of Life, which would appear on the ghost's finger when he faced a menace beyond his powers.

The Spectre proved quite popular, and was awarded charter membership in the first ever super-hero team, the Justice Society of America in All-Star Comics."
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The model I've designed is patterned directly from the cover above featuring the Spectre's 1st appearance. The hood is a bit tricky, so study the diagrams carefully and take your time.

Happy Modeling!!
The Professor.

 

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