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Infinite Crisis Aftermath: The Spectre (Infinite Crisis)

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Written by Will Pfeifer Art and cover by Cliff Chiang It's the rebirth of a hero in this eerie volume collecting the 3-issue miniseries that links the events of INFINITE CRISIS to the present and the future! The supernatural spirit of vengeance has joined with a new host: Detective Crispus Allen from the Gotham City Police Department. But Allen wants nothing to do with the ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 2nd 2007 by DC Comics
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Jerry Daniels
Oct 11, 2010 Jerry Daniels rated it it was amazing
God's justice is black and white, as DC Comics says in The Spectre, one of a number of graphic novels its Infinite Crisis Aftermath series. The Spectre, a spirit requiring a host, is also the hero who brings about God's justice, or rather God's punishment for sins.

With the Spectre's purpose, it is somewhat difficult to view him as a superhero, which might make one wonder why DC Comics would tell this story. Well, the story is compelling, beginning with the origin of the Spectre's host, a cop na
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Johnny Zombie-writer
Jul 01, 2014 Johnny Zombie-writer rated it really liked it
First time I have read DC comic's Spectre character. Almost like Marvel's Ghost rider, except a dead homicide detective is asked to bond with the spectre to bring justice to sinners in the name of God.

Very dark, grim and mature with the likes of child abusers, arsonists and murderers getting the justice they deserve, however their is a battle of right and wrong, moral high ground between the cop and the spectre that keeps you thinking, whether it's a worthy cause and who decided who should be pu
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C.J. Edmunds
Aug 30, 2011 C.J. Edmunds rated it really liked it
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I encountered the Spectre first in my early Green Lantern readings when Hal Jordan came back via Geoff Johns and our Emerald warrior's soul was "grafted" to this avenging agent of God.

Since then I was curious about his origin and storyline and when Powerbooks marked this off as less 30%, well how can I not check it out.

Crispus Allen was a good cop and investigator when he was alive but after being killed on the job, God's agent of Justice called the Spectre needed a human host to perform his dut
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Rob
An interesting superhero power to be sure but somewhat sloppily handled; I would have liked a more cohesive explanation on how the powers work and why they only work “sometimes”. The character and concept were begging to be handled by a more original plot.
Lyric
Jan 12, 2013 Lyric rated it liked it
Recommends it for: DC Comic fans, CRISIS readers
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A little bit dark for my liking and it doesn't really have much to do with INFINITE CRISIS story-line. It is a good introduction to the character of the Spectre.
Juan Jose
Nice story about Crispus Allen acceptance of his own death and embrace of the Spectre.
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Will Pfeifer was born in 1967 in the town of Niles, Ohio. He attended Kent State University and graduated in 1989. He has resided in Rockford, Illinois since 1990, with his wife, Amy.

Pfeifer, along with his comic writing duties, is the assistant features editor at the Rockford Register Star. He also writes a weekly DVD column for the Sunday paper.
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Other Books in the Series

Infinite Crisis (7 books)
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  • Countdown to Infinite Crisis
  • The OMAC Project
  • Rann-Thanagar War
  • Villains United
  • Prelude to Infinite Crisis
  • Infinite Crisis

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