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. Ricco
    February 17, 2009 at 12:41 pm — Reply

    Phantom Lady has powers, so it’s not really a fair fight now is it?

  2. hermit
    February 17, 2009 at 12:42 pm — Reply

    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.

  3. Hitman Sam
    February 17, 2009 at 12:43 pm — Reply

    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.

  4. February 17, 2009 at 12:54 pm — Reply

    Phantom Lady hotness all the way. From her Golden Age beginnings right to today.

  5. Ok
    February 17, 2009 at 1:49 pm — Reply

    Dude- if PL can fight crime with those ginormous boobs, then you have to give her the win.

  6. Lifeisaglitch
    February 17, 2009 at 2:02 pm — Reply

    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.

  7. Dr. Bolty
    February 17, 2009 at 3:42 pm — Reply

    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…

  8. Ricco
    February 17, 2009 at 4:07 pm — Reply

    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.

  9. MaximusRift
    February 17, 2009 at 7:30 pm — Reply

    Is this a pillow fight?

  10. February 17, 2009 at 10:28 pm — Reply

    powers>no powers. i.e. phantom lady>silk spectre

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