I think there are more minority superheroes than religious ones. The more Jewish superheroes, the merrier. Phantom Stranger The Stranger tracks Corrigan down, who is continuing his life as a Gotham detective and the two end up in a fight. Despite my overall lack of interest in the Phantom Stranger, the mini-series does have it's moments. His hat usually makes a shadow over his eyes, but when his eyes are visible, they are white with no pupils. The Phantom Stranger is the most mysterious of ' characters: even though he's been around since 1952, his full origin, his identity or even the full extent of his powers has never been revealed. His facial features disappear and he will search for his identity and seek the answers to questions that will never be found.
John Constantine gets to see the Stranger's, which he experiences as being cast out of Heaven and reprimanded by God, similar to the fourth potential origin mentioned above. The man who would become the Phantom Stranger is the only one of the three who openly repents his actions, while his identity is never ultimately mentioned, it is heavily implied that he is Judas Iscariot. He generally shows little to no emotion although at times some personality is shown as in the previously mentioned Zatanna and has been known to show humor, warmth and friendship on occasion. Strangely, while the Stranger says it was time Camelot fell, he also denies any involvement and does not remember Xanadu. Chris Esperanza walks into The Strangers domicile while he is grieving and they go to see Dr. The Phantom Stranger and Madame Xanadu head to San Francisco to undo the latest crack in creation. He has assisted the on numerous occasions, even being formally elected to the group.
As is his nature the Stranger gained her trust before he betrayed her and handed her to , her father, that will teach her to use her powers and stall his inevitable invasion of Earth. The unnamed individual is unrepentant and believes he did nothing. The equivalent wears 30 pieces of silver around his neck. An all-new series focusing on secrets of The New 52 you never imagined! Please submit questions, suggestions, comments, corrections, etc. So what's the evidence I'm maybe not aware of? The plot of this mini-series can be summarized with: A de-powered Phantom Stranger tries to thwart Eclipso from ushering in the end of the world. He is from Biblical times.
For the Stranger, he would forever remain a mystery to those he meets—cursed to see the world, know its destiny but never truly be a part of it. The Phantom Stranger played a major part in Neil Gaiman's Books of Magic, taking protagonist Tim Hunter through time to show him the history and nature of magic. I'm still a fan of the character. Either as an overseer for humanity and the actions of its heroes for instance he and watched the proceedings in or as a mystical based secondary character he has shown up in many different titles with such a theme such as the mini-series with. He had to leave Jack Ryder to the monster for the next phase of his life to start.
However, he does not usually extend them that same courtesy. At least one and possibly more of the four contradictory origins for the Phantom Stranger published in Secret Origins 10 overtly posits a Jewish ethnic and religious background for the character. We had some conceived ideas of what we wanted these characters to be. Craig Russell's inks are a visual treat for the eyes. Nevertheless, Kupperberg handles the villain really well, and Mike Mignola's pencils combined with P. He is later revealed to be Judas Iscariot, the man who sold out Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. The angel may or may not have been.
They had to call that one person they didn't want to call, the. The Spectre arrives to aid the Stranger as Non and Sin Eater threaten to reshape our reality. His eyes and hair are white because of an experience that happened to him long ago. It says that the Phantom Stranger is part of the trinity of sin. For your enjoyment: There is an excellent Phantom Stranger site called , curated by Rob Kelly, that is absolutely a must-read if you're a fan of the character.
The last was a proposal that the stranger is a remnant of the previous universe. Shortly after this project, Mignola pencilled John Byrne's - which is also a beautiful looking series - and then 1988's Cosmic Odyssey mini-series. Can he beat the odds this time? He approached a group of scientists that were studying the end of the Universe, he told them to not interfere with the conclusion of their Universe. Last modified 19 July 2006. The has given him a new origin, which is presumably canon for the moment; he was one of three beings punished by the gods of the for their sins against magic, and it's heavily implied that he's. He then discovered his divine charge, to turn humanity away from evil, one soul at a time. This, of course, is not a fault of Kupperberg's.
His cape was later added following an update. Sometimes some of the fans become overly focused on what books are being canceled, but they're kind of losing sight of what the entire New 52 is supposed to represent, which is a new universe that's continually evolving and growing with exciting storyline. Although this would tend to place him on , he has always been considered an and later, character. He will be a stranger to all he meets and will observe mankind's greed. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis continuity, and should be considered apocryphal. Right when the Sin Eater reveals he has taken his family to hell his soul was pulled back to his body by the Nightmare Nurse and Zatanna.