Talk:Jim Corrigan

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Earth-One[edit]

I am positive that there was an Earth-One Jim Corrigan. He was an African-American and was seen at the pages of the first Black Lightning series. I think he deserves some sort of mention. Luis Dantas 08:04, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

Someone needs to look at this[edit]

When the summer holidays come up I'll go for a rewrite. Kusonaga 05:56, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

Image[edit]

The Gotham Central cover with the Jim Corrigan of that era is nice, but I think that the Jim Corrigan who became the Spectre is a more significant figure in comics history, and should be depicted in the infobox. I don't have a scanner, but if someone else does it would be good to get an image either from the early More Fun Comics (reprinted in the Golden Age Spectre Archives), or from the Ostrander/Mandrake run (as the most significant recent portrayal of the character). (I don't recall whether Jim Corrigan even appeared in the Fleischer/Aparo Spectre stories — all I remember from them is the Spectre opening up new and inventive flavors of whup-ass.)

Having the 2000s version of Corrigan in the infobox isn't really a problem, I just think the article would be better off with an image of the original. After all, that's who most of the article is about. —Josiah Rowe (talkcontribs) 05:57, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

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Percival Popp[edit]

The information in the Golden Age section of the Spectre regarding Percival Popp is dead wrong. It's taken from a MUCH later Ostrander story that completely retconned both the look and origin of Percival Popp (it seems likely Ostrander was confusing the character with Casey the Cop, a Murray Boltinoff creation.) The original Percival Popp wasn't a cop at all, but a would-bem ununiformed, private eye, who was skinny and had glasses and spiky hair. 204.8.150.32 (talk) 15:44, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

I've rewritten the 40s section—somebody thought that was Spectre's "Volume 1", but I fixed that, too—and stated in my edit summary that sub-sections need to be composed from scratch on the Silver Age revival and up to the Crisis. I also said that I don't have time to do them myself now, but here is some help for anyone who might want to try: Corrigan's body is fully alive and he's a very important character in the 60s series; Jim's personal life is very important in the mid-70s Adventure Comics run, even though he is all-ghost here. "Inspector Corrigan," but not Spec, cameos during Paul Levitz and Joe Staton's run on the revived All Star Comics, and Jim features prominently in at least two of Spec's five Brave and the Bold team-up appearances (the third and fifth). If anybody wants to add Ostrander's revamp of Popp to the "Vol. 3" section, feel free, AFAIAC. I don't know if there's a citable statement about that version being a dead ringer for Casey the Cop (which he certainly is), who BTW, is the work of Murray B.'s brother Henry. --Ted Watson (talk) 19:34, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Bronze Age[edit]

I mentioned the Silver and Bronze Age sections needing to be written in my posting to the Percival Popp thread. I myself have done so now, but one question remains: In World's Finest Comics #260, December 1979-January 1980, specifically in the Black Lightning story, a Jim Corrigan is said to appear. Logic demands—especially if this story was left over from BL's DC Implosion-victim comic, even though that was nearly a year and a half back—that he was the African-American patrolman from that series. Unfortunately, the Grand Comic-Book Database says it is the Spectre's alter ego, and IIRC so does the 2003 Overstreet Price Guide (I perused a library copy a few years ago, but no longer have access to that—or any decent—library). Does somebody here have a way of confirming just which Corrigan that was so we can put an accurate note of it here? --Ted Watson (talk) 23:05, 12 September 2008 (UTC)