This week, we return to the battle between the characters from Alan Moore’s Watchmen series, and the original characters that inspired them.  This week, it’s the battle of the ladies, as Silk Spectre wrestles with… well, there is no direct Charlton character that inspired Silk Spectre, but Alan Moore did say she is a cross between Phantom Lady and Black Canary.  So, let’s go with Phantom Lady.


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  1. i voted for silk spectre because i don’t know the other one. on the other hand, she appear a lot more naked than silk spectre.

    meh, screw hit, a hot chick is a hot chick, naked or not.

  2. Going with Phantom Lady. She actually did more than whine and keep a human A- bomb “happy,” heroics- wise. And the costume… yeah… yeah, she gets my vote.

  3. Silk for the win, prettier and as far as i can tell more badass….had it been Black Canary up there i might have voted differently.

  4. I thought Spectre was inspired by Nightshade? Unless the timing of that is wrong, and if Moore himself says so it can’t really be denied…

  5. Don’t know if you guys have read any of the Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters comics but Phanom Lady (Stormy Knight) is wayyy prettier then Spectre. She has a degree in quantum physics and her gantlets are powerful weapons that give her powers like Nightshade but based on light, she even has the power to teleport herself and the Fighters through a special dimension just like Nightshade.

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