In The End: Cliff Chiang made the Spectre with a Van Dyck work. (And it is a Van Dyck, not a goatee. Van Dycks are a form of goatee that has its origin from seventeenth century Flemish painter Sir Anthony van Dyck who had a thick goatee and mustache with upturned ends. These days it is defined as a goatee that is connected to the mustache. I know this because when I worked for a major airline they told me that I could have a Van Dyck but not a goatee. Ah, semantics.) It was a little weird at first, but I got used to it quick. Chiang's artwork was solid and grounded the fantastic nature of the Spectre, which served the story well. I'm enjoying this Infinite Crisis Aftermath series a heck of a lot better than Battle for Bludhaven. The premise is sound, and so far the execution is as well. I was very impressed with the final product, and it has far exceeded my expectations. Read Full Review
So while this may not invoke the intensity of the classic Michael Fleisher & Jim Aparo Spectre stories in Adventure Comics from the 70s, it's quite possibly a worthy successor. As long as Pfeifer & Chiang steer away from the extreme God-like powers, as has been the problem the past few years, and use those classic stories as its focus, this series will be headed in the right direction. Read Full Review
This series is a true Infinite Crisis Aftermath in the sense that the fallout of ICs shlocky ending has turned up here, and if you want to be reminded of the most poorly planned aspects of the Crisis, The Spectre is here to remind you. Haunting in the worst way. Read Full Review
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