Monday, September 19, 2011

THE SPECTRE #1 by Tait Howard

Tait Howard is a comic artist and recent graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. He lives in Seattle where he spends all day drawing and all night partying. You can see more of his work at and email him

Tait says: The Spectre has always been one of my favorite DC characters, but also one of the most frustrating for me. Hes basically god, he can do whatever he wants and his power is limitless, but for some reason hes always just hanging out on earth butting into other peoples business. It sort of makes sense that he'd stay on earth because each iteration of The Spectre has been a human, but i feel like if I were given ultimate power I'd go see what was going on in the rest of the universe or other universes or whatever. Earth already has superman and batman and whatever, they can probably take care of themselves. My version of The Spectre would just be this cosmic adventurer dude who wants to see and learn everything there is to learn in the universe, so this is him on his intergalactic whip riding around with some space worms.

The Spectre was created by Jerry Siegel and Bernard Bailey. Read more...


  1. Fantastic! This cover has a real DIY feel to it, like the best of the best of the indie world swirled in with a Golden Age sensibility. I'd definitely pick up this book (or one like it) if the stories matched the artwork.

  2. Another great cover. Repositioning the Spectre away from his Spirit of Vengeance roots is a worthy endeavor, especially if Tait would provide "rare bit fiends" like those on that one image.

    Would read? I'd be very interested to, yes!