Superhero Origins: The Spectre
The ghostly guardian was originally Jim Corrigan, a hardboiled police detective recently engaged to socialite Clarice Winston. Unfortunately, Corrigan's life ended due to a a tip about a warehouse robbery ordered by crime kingpin Gat Benson. While the policeman foiled Benson's scheme. Benson and his boys retaliated by abducting Corrigan and Clarice, then encased the detective in a barrel filled with cement and sent him to swim with the fishes. Corrigan's spirit soared heavenward but was denied entrance to the afterlife; a disembodied voice gave him supernatural powers and sent back to wipe out all crime on Earth. Join WatchMojo.com as we explore the comic book origin of the Spectre. Special thanks to our user dragonson04 for submitting the idea on our WatchMojo.com/suggest page!