"The Spectre: "The Wrath of... the Spectre"": An armored car robbery results in four guards dead and three crooks escaping. Lt. Corrigan from homicide is put on the case. He follows a lead to an antiques dealer who happens to be part of the heist gang. When Corriga
- Stare deep into my eyes, evil one -- and we will walk into the valley of death together!
- — Spectre
Appearing in The Spectre: "The Wrath of... the Spectre"
- Fritz (Only appearance; dies)
- Hank (Only appearance; dies)
- Charlie (Only appearance; dies)
- Pete (Only appearance; dies)
- New York City
- Highway 21
- Highway 21
Synopsis for The Spectre: "The Wrath of... the Spectre"
An armored car robbery results in four guards dead and three crooks escaping. Lt. Corrigan from homicide is put on the case. He follows a lead to an antiques dealer who happens to be part of the heist gang. When Corrigan confronts him, the thug panics and pulls a gun. He then flees his shop, taking the money. As he drives off, Spectre follows him. The thief pulls over and calls his buddy from a pay phone, confessing he's scared because a "spook" is after him. After the call, he jumps in his car again. Moments later, the Spectre appears, larger than life, causing the driver to go off the road and plunge over a cliff. One down, two to go.
The Spectre visits the next thug in his hideout. This time a machine gun his pulled on him, but Spectre only melts it away, along with the man's arms... and slowly the rest of him, until he is only a bubbling flesh form on the floor.
The third convict believes he is safe on a plane to South America, however, Spectre boards, and flips out the lights. When the lights finally come on again, the passengers gasp at the sight of a skeleton crumbling in the aisle.
The three murdering thugs have all perished by the wrath of the Spectre.
Appearing in "Is a Snerl Human?"
- Tarsus (Single appearance)
- Fex (Single appearance)
- Mr. Jonas (Single appearance)
- Winga (Single appearance)
- Planet Teyton
Synopsis for "Is a Snerl Human?"
- Synopsis not yet written.
- Russell Carley is credited with "art continuity."
- "The Wrath of... the Spectre" is reprinted in Wrath of the Spectre #1 and Showcase Presents: The Spectre Vol. 1.
- In the Spectre story, a crook is reading a newspaper called the Daily Bugle and behind him is a poster of Swamp Thing #5.