Mike Fleisher and Jim Aparo bring their run on the Spectre to a suitably unhappy ending with Adventure 440 (Aug 75).
As with the 1940’s origin story from More Fun Comics, Jim Corrigan gets set up by a stool pigeon named Louie, and murdered by the mob. His corpse is dropped off with Gwen Sterling, in a grisly sequence.
The voice that give him his powers restores him to his undead life, and turns him back into the Spectre.
He exacts his vengeance on his killers in horrific fashion, as is his wont.
And though Gwen gets to find out that he is back, he leaves her. Downer, but great.
This series would remain popular over the years, and would be collected in the 80s in a mini-series called Wrath of the Spectre. The final issue of that would include three new stories by Fleisher and Aparo, which would also bring Earl Crawford back.
The Spectre would continue to make guest appearances across the DC Universe. His next solo series would be a brief run in the early 80s in the comic Ghosts.
Mike Grell takes the art for the Crimson Avenger chapter of the Seven Soldiers of Victory serial, as he and Wing wind up at a royal banquet.
It’s a story mildly reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland, with fluids that make the Crimson Avenger and Wing grow and shrink.