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The Spectre is a cosmic entity and the physical embodiment of God's vengeance on Earth, known as Aztar. Permanently bonded to a human soul, he uses his incredible divine powers to punish the truly wicked, usually ending his victim's lives in creative and ironic ways. His existence is in response to the failure of Eclipso, the spirit of God's wrath that turned completely malevolent and evil.

Jim Corrigan was the original superhero and acted as a member of the Justice Society of America during the Golden Age. Hal Jordan, a fallen Green Lantern, took his place during Day of Judgment as a way of seeking redemption. After Jordan's rebirth, Crispus Allen became the third Spectre at the end of the Day of Vengeance during Infinite Crisis.

The Spectre was created by Jerry Siegel and Bernard Baily, first appearing in More Fun Comics #52 (1940). Geoff Johns established Hal Jordan as the new Spectre in Day of Judgment #5 (1999). Crispus Allen became the most recent Spectre in Infinite Crisis #4 (2006).


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