Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Spectre - God Only Knows - Grant McLaughlin

1 - The Spectre floats above some vile mobsters in an abandoned warehouse.  It's the mobsters that killed Jim Corrigan, and the Spectre is in the midst of unleashing some divine retribution on their keisters.  Have some of them already dispatched, others in the middle of being killed off, and some running for it (for what little good that will do them).

CAPTION: After Jim Corrigan was murdered by mobsters, his soul was sent back to Earth bound to the mysterious being known as The Spectre!

2 - Biblical Egypt.  The Spectre floats above Pharaoh's temple and the surrounding abodes as dark forces go from house to house, killing the first born of all those who did not mark their doors with lamb's blood (i.e. the 10th Plague of the Book of Exodus).

CAPTION: Created to bring the wrath of God down upon evil men, The Spectre has delivered divine vengeance since time immemorial.

3 - A vulture-like old man stands at a table filled with tools of pain.  There are hacksaws, drills, hammers, etc.  They're all well-used and covered with old blood stains.  He wears a malicious grin on his face.  Unbeknownst to him, The Spectre stands tall behind him, reaching out to deliver some more justice.

CAPTION: As The Spectre possesses near unlimited power, there are no actions too heinous for the omnipotent spirit.

4 - Shot of a nondescript house in the middle of suburbia.  Nothing really stands out about it, save for the panel's focus on the residence.

CAPTION: But sometimes...

5 - Interior of the house.  The Spectre sits in a big easy chair, a drink on a sidetable.  The Spectre's body language is weary, but he has a slight smile on his face due to the music coming from the nearby record player.

CAPTION: Sometimes even all-powerful beings need some time away.

SFX (record player): ♫ Why can't we be friends?  Why can't we be friends? ♫


  1. The use of the 10th and final plague as being an act of the Spectre was pure gold, what a striking visual that makes for.

    The comedy pay off was fun, but I would have loved to have seen you take it darker, but thats more a personal thing.

  2. I kind of want to see more of the plague and the history and--

    I DID like the comedy pay off here but, like Shaun, I think I would have liked to see it go in a darker direction overall.


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