The Spectre is the name given to several fictional antiheroes who have appeared in numerous comic books published by DC Comics. The character first appeared in More Fun Comics #52 (February 1940). He was created by Jerry Siegel and Bernard Baily, although several sources attribute creator credit solely to Siegel, limiting Baily to being merely the artist assigned to the feature.
Golden Age version
The Spectre debuted in More Fun Comics #52 (February 1940) when hard-boiled cop Jim Corrigan, on his way with his fiancée Clarice to their engagement party, is murdered by thugs who stuff him into a barrel filled with cement and which is then thrown into a body of water. Corrigan's spirit is refused entering into the afterlife, and is instead sent back to Earth by an entity referred to only as "the Voice" to eliminate evil.
The Spectre seeks bloody vengeance against Corrigan's murderers in grim, supernatural fashion. One of them was turn