"The Cow Butchers": Reports of paranormal activity are coming from the desert of Nevada, which leads Cryptica Crimes Limited to investigate. Jim Corrigan goes ahead as the Spectre and finds evidence of the strange events. Later, he is join
Appearing in "The Cow Butchers"
- Cryptica Crimes Limited
- Bug McGrew
- Hassan Al Armani
- Zack (First appearance)
- Marge (First appearance)
- Men In Black (Only appearance; dies)
Synopsis for "The Cow Butchers"
Reports of paranormal activity are coming from the desert of Nevada, which leads Cryptica Crimes Limited to investigate. Jim Corrigan goes ahead as the Spectre and finds evidence of the strange events. Later, he is joined by Zoran, Bug McGrew, Hassan Al Armani and Cynner. They all gather at the location of a dead cow. They notice that the animal's guts have been carefully removed, but there is no evidence or sign that can provide them a clue as to what just happened.
Meanwhile, a couple of Men In Black arrive, but their vehicle is snatched by a bright light from the sky and they are subsequently burned by the light, leaving only their skeletons. At that moment, a creature descends from the beam of light and enters the caverns inside one of the desert's mesa.
At night, Corrigan and his team eat the meat from the cow they found, but they are soon forced to go inside the caverns of the mesa, hiding from a savage flock of bats. The team gets separated and while Zoran and Cynner approach the strange alien creature, Corrigan transforms into Spectre, leaving Bug McGrew unconscious. Zoran leaves to take a closer look at the aliens and Cynner is grabbed by the ankle by a monstrous hand coming from the ground. Meanwhile, Spectre takes an interdimensional gateway to answer summons of a strange nature.
- This issue acts as a prelude to the massive event known as Invasion!.
- No trivia.
- 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)