Interior artwork from The Spectre Annual vol. The Spectre continues on his merciless way, dispensing justice on every guilty person that he comes across. As in the first two years in More Fun Comics , the hero and his civilian identity were simply two guises of the same entity. Jerry Siegel Bernard Baily.
The body of Corrigan still served as a host to the Spectre, but the Spectre could move on his own separately for a whole day, afterwards needing to return to Corrigan's body to replenish his energy. Using his newfound power, he was able to return Clarice to life, but later ended their relationship in order to spare her any further pain. Now a lieutenant in New York City, Jim was investigating the murder of wealthy businessman Adrian Sterling, and met the victim's daughter Gwen. Jerry Siegel Bernard Baily.
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The rage-filled Jim was performing his duties as The Spectre by practicing vengeance rather than justice, until Phantom Stranger attacked his police precinct, convinced he was the one who kidnapped his family out of revenge. Corrigan later reappears to give Jordan his blessing. He is reminded by McCay of his humanity to see things through the perspective as the man he once was and decides no one is to blame. The two decide to work together and they visit various pantheons, as well as entering the Source Wall. After exchanging blows physically and verbally, The Voice God himself intervened in the form of a Scottish Terrier his sense of humor and informed the Stranger of his mistake and set him on the right path, The Voice also set Corrigan straight on his duties and that he is meant to exact justice and not wrath.
The attractive young woman Kim Liang became not only Jim's secretary, but also a caretaker, herself a separated piece of Xanadu's soul although this was unknown to her at the time. Batman the Brave and the Bold Chill of the Night! The heroes decide to respect Jim's wishes and they eventually recruited the soul of Hal Jordan from Purgatory to assume the mantle of the Spectre, the Spectre accepting Hal when he declares that he deserves to be punished for his actions in life. In order to defeat Azmodus, however, the Spectre is required to cut his lifeline to Clarice's body, he decides to switch again with her repentant granddaughter. Later stories instead identify Corrigan's killer as Mal's brother, Jacob Allen. During the miniseries Day of Judgment , the Spectre is controlled by the fallen angel Asmodel, who uses the Spectre's awesome might to freeze Hell and unleash hordes of demons upon the world.
He was condemned to return to Earth  for sixty years of punishing wrongdoings. In order to find his connection to humanity again, Jim Corrigan gets himself assigned as Nate Kane's partner, the two becoming a police duo. Montoya, who was blind with fury and had been slowly falling into a deep depression over the past few months, had finally snapped with the loss of Allen. Shortly after this, the Spectre was chained to The Journal of Judgment,  and Jim made no more appearances in this era. The Spectre confronts Azmodus, but is captured as he is shocked to learn that Azmodus is, in part, a previous host of the Spectre.
The previously smug CSI officer broke down and tearfully began pleading for Montoya to spare his life. With Chance's physical form hospitalized and on life-support, the Spectre found he could not re-enter Jim. Just as his investigation began to bear fruit however, Corrigan shot and killed Detective Allen. Corrigan becomes a member of McCay's congregation and they become friends. He routinely abuses his position by selling crime scene memorabilia, such as bullets as well as more extravagant items lost by the city's colourful villains. Under the authorship of Doug Moench , he became nearly a generic mystical figure, with Corrigan joining an occult detective agency.
God assumed the form of Corrigan's father, a travelling preacher, because he was the most influential person during Jim Corrigan's youth. As the Spectre, Jim Corrigan returned to the mortal plane as a partial human, where he proceeded to rain his vengeance on Gat Benson and his accomplices. Interior artwork from The Spectre Annual vol. She is almost killed by her granddaughter Clarissa, and as punishment the Spectre switches their souls. While investigating the old murder of a woman, Corrigan learns that although he is able to solve her murder, he is unable to understand the victim, whose ghost continues to wander the scene of her death. As he was already dead, the plan backfired horribly.
Jim Corrigan was somehow connected to the killings, his appearances here were brief and perfunctory. He also finally meets Nate Kane and the woman he previously thought he had murdered. Trying to come to grips with his own sins as well as hers she had killed her mother and tried to frame Corrigan for it , the woman's granddaughter mercy killed her grandmother in fear of what the Spectre would do.
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Jim Corrigan appears in Justice League Unlimited This series would establish that prolonged separation from his corporeal body would deplenish the Spectre's energies, and more than once, Jim's will power would be able to keep his spirit form from entering him. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. During the recent resurrection of the Spirit King - due to Hal's attempts to turn the Spectre's role to one of redemption-having weakened the Spectre's hold on the spirits that he had damned in the past-Father Craemer appeared to try and advise Hal Jordan on how to regain control of the spirit, saying that Jim Corrigan had sent him to help,  but it was left unclear if he had actually been contacted by Jim Corrigan or if he simply meant that his experience with Jim had helped him recognise what was happening and inspired him to help for the sake of his friend.
Just as his investigation began to bear fruit however, Corrigan shot and killed Detective Allen. During this time, he also comes across the troubled Michael Holt , whom he influences to become the second Mr. Jerry Siegel Bernard Baily. This was largely notable because now, Jim Corrigan and the Spectre became two separate entities although the body of Jim Corrigan was in fact a piece of the Spectre's ectoplasm as later revealed.
- Amongst his old friends of the JSA and his love Amy in Heaven, Corrigan refuses to leave the afterlife to rejoin with the Spectre, stating that he is finally at peace and that his time in Heaven has sapped his will to the point that he would no longer be able to control the Spectre anyway. The Spectre, however, is deemed a threat to the American government, and with the help of a Professor Hazard is confronted by Superman , who holds the Spear of Destiny , the only weapon known to be able to hurt the Spectre. March Learn how and when to remove this template message.
- To their surprise, God has gone missing, as has Heaven. Jim would often get involved in Spectre's conflicts, however. The Spectre is eventually able to defeat Superman and banish the Spear. Crawford soon saw the Spectre in action for himself. Thirteen was trying to prove he was something normal. This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia's quality standards.
Retrieved 18 January Using his newfound power, he was able to return Clarice to life, but later ended their relationship in order to spare her any further pain. Retrieved from https: The importance of Xanadu in these actions would later set the stage for her role in Corrigan's life when John Ostrander set up a new Spectre title.
For the actor, see James Corrigan. This body is still connected to the Spectre, and thereby Azmodus can tap into the Spectre's power. While investigating the old murder of a woman, Corrigan learns that although he is able to solve her murder, he is unable to understand the victim, whose ghost continues to wander the scene of her death. She stormed into Corrigan's apartment and after knocking out his girlfriend, threatened to kill Corrigan. The two decide to work together and they visit various pantheons, as well as entering the Source Wall.