... the series from the late 80's that ran 31 issues, plus one Annual, all written (I believe) by Doug Moench? And how about the Hal Jordan as the Spectre series that ran from 2001-2003?

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I read the first three issues of the Moench series then dropped it. Years later I picked up the rest of the run at a quarter sale, but have not yet read it. From what I've heard about it, your reading time may be better spent reading the Ostrander/Mandrake series.

I did read the entire Hal Jordan Spectre series, but not a lot of it stuck with me so I can't really recommend it. What I can recommend, however, is the four-part "Destroyer of Worlds" storyline by J.M. DeMatteis and Michael Zulli (from Legends of the DC Universe #33-36) which bridged the gap between the Ostrander/Mandrake series and the ongoing DeMatteis Hal Jordan series.
I should have mentioned that I have a number of the Ostrander/Mandrake issues, and I love 'em. Through ebay, I'll probably track down the issues I'm missing. I'm a big fan of Moench's run on Batman, so I was curious to hear about his take on the Spectre. I'm kinda on the fence about the Jordan series, as I run hot and cold on DeMatteis. Thanks, though, for letting me know about "Destroyer of Worlds", I'm going to track that down.
Guess what I found in a dollar box a few hours after Jeff's post?

Yup. Legends of the DC Universe #33-36! Thanks Jeff!
I loved the Moench Spectre series a lot, but that love paled compared to the way I drooled over the Ostrander series.

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What kind of stories did the Moench series do?
John Dunbar said:
Guess what I found in a dollar box a few hours after Jeff's post?

Yup. Legends of the DC Universe #33-36! Thanks Jeff!

Cool! Let us know on this thread what you think ot it after you've finished reading it.
I read a few issues of the Moench series, but I'm astonished it had made it past 10. I think my last issue was the Millennium crossover, which, IIRC, sucked the worst kind of eggs imaginable.
I picked up the first three issues, but it just didn't click with me, even though I loved the Gene Colan art. I didn't read any of the Hal Jordan series, mainly due to a lack of funds. Ostrander/Mandrake's Spectre is still, in my mind, the definitive version.
How long was Colan on the book? I don't remember his art on it at *all*.
According to the Grand Comics Database, Colan drew the first six issues.

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