Even the Spectre, DC's Spirit of Vengeance, Cannot Master Baytor

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The Spectre is one of DC Comics’ oldest, most powerful characters. He’s the Wrath of God incarnate and has near-infinite power to deliver holy judgment to those deserving of it. But even he can’t beat the phallic former demon lord who works in a Gotham City bar.

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This week’s issue of the Section 8 miniseries Six-Pack and Dog-Welder: Hard-Travelin’ Heroz finds the Spectre on Batman’s turf, looking to deliver cosmic comeuppance to Baytor.

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Illustration for article titled Even the Spectre, DCs Spirit of Vengeance, Cannot Master Baytor

Ever since he appeared in the Hitman series years ago, Baytor’s whole shtick has been that he screams out “I am Baytor!” and almost nothing else. He’s uttered a few random phrases for comedic effect when scenes call for it, like the time he concussed Wonder Woman

Illustration for article titled Even the Spectre, DCs Spirit of Vengeance, Cannot Master Baytor

...but eruptions of ejaculatory self-identification are his main mode of expression. You think that’d make the Spectre’s job really easy but The Almighty’s Terrible Swift Sword has lost track of what Baytor looks like. The blame is squarely placed on DC Comics’ tendency to reboot things all the time.

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Baytor’s superfreak friends in Section 8 try to stop him from screaming out his own name…

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Illustration for article titled Even the Spectre, DCs Spirit of Vengeance, Cannot Master Baytor

..but Baytor can’t control his urges and yelling out who he is chief amongst them.

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Desperate to save his friend, ultra-alcoholic team leader Sixpack makes a brave sacrifice and tries to fool the Spectre.

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Inspired by Sixpack’s heroism, other Gothamites declare that they too are Baytor.

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Illustration for article titled Even the Spectre, DCs Spirit of Vengeance, Cannot Master Baytor

Yes, Batman too is Baytor.

Illustration for article titled Even the Spectre, DCs Spirit of Vengeance, Cannot Master Baytor
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AnonymousCivilPerson
AnonymousCivilPerson

You know, in Spartacus they all got literally crucified for claiming to be Spartacus. And yet people keep trying this move.