||The Spectre [Hal Jordan]; Helen Katherine Jordan; spirit of Abin Sur; The Joker; Parallax [Hal Jordan](Jokerized version); The Phantom Stranger
||The Spectre and Abin Sur attempt to console Helen Jordan on the death of her parents, but The Spectre leaves to deal with The Joker. The Joker virus infects The Spectre, splitting him into a Jokerized Parallax persona, whom the Spectre reintegrates after it threatens Helen.
||J. M. DeMatteis
||Ray Snyder (pgs. 1-5, 7-22); Jim Royal (pg. 6)
||Dan Raspler (editor); Morgan Dontanville (assistant)
||Continued in The Spectre 10. Part of "Joker: Last Laugh" story line.