"Infinite Possessions": Everyone at Madame Xanadu's Parlor is shocked after a most strange incident in which a man who went to get his cards read, fell to a certain death, but remained alive. [[Aztar (New Earth)
Appearing in "Infinite Possessions"
- Madame Xanadu
- Suicide Squad (Behind the scenes)
- George Landis
- Swamp Thing (Mentioned only)
- Wotan (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "Infinite Possessions"
Everyone at Madame Xanadu's Parlor is shocked after a most strange incident in which a man who went to get his cards read, fell to a certain death, but remained alive. Spectre taps into the cards dealt to the man and tracks him down to Louisiana. Spectre tells Jim Corrigan to drive down there and the private detective takes his assistance, Kim with him.
Once they arrive at their destination, Spectre leaves Corrigan's body and follows the trail of the man to the swamp, where he notices the presence of the Manhunters. Meanwhile, Corrigan and Kim stay in a diner, when they notice a man yelling something about men from mars following him. Corrigan goes to investigate and he comes across Batman. At that precise moment, Spectre has gone inside one of the Manhunters and starts deactivating the machines thanks to their collective consciousness. Batman and Corrigan witness how one Manhunter collapses in front of them and they decide to collaborate and stop the alien threat.
Meanwhile, Spectre continues deactivating Manhunters until he finds the source of their commands. A massive machine that sends signals to all Manhunters and in order to put an end to it, Spectre decides to make it explode, sacrificing himself in the process. His actions help Batman, Corrigan and the Suicide Squad escape from the Manhunter fortress, as all Manhunters are deactivated once the machine is destroyed. However, Spectre didn't die and he was able to reach the outside world once again and for once, he was glad about it.
- This issue is a "Millennium" Week Four tie-in issue. The Spectre next appears in another Millennium tie-in, Action Comics #596.
- The "swamp-man-thingie" mentioned by the waitress on page 6 is Swamp Thing.
- The cover to this issue combines with the covers of Captain Atom (Volume 2) #11, Detective Comics #582, and Suicide Squad #9 to form a single composite image.
|Millennium Crossover |
The events from this issue are related to Millennium, a 1988 crossover event spanning through all DC Titles, in which the Guardians of the Universe left and Earth was put in danger by the robotic Manhunter Cult.
- The Spectre Recommended Reading
- Adventure Comics (Volume 1): Adventure Comics #431- #440
- Countdown to Mystery
- Crisis Aftermath: The Spectre (Volume 1)
- Day of Judgment
- Day of Vengeance
- Final Crisis: Revelations
- More Fun Comics (Volume 1)
- Spectre (Volume 1)
- Spectre (Volume 2)
- Spectre (Volume 3)
- Spectre (Volume 4)
- Tales of the Unexpected (Volume 2)
- Wrath of the Spectre (Volume 1)