That era of The Spectre was my favorite. At that time, because of his inaction during Crisis on Infinite Earths (he didn't take action to prevent the original Multiverse from being destroyed), he was busted in power to just being the most powerful ghost on Earth, Jim Corrigan was returned to life, and The Spectre was bound to him and had to return to Corrigan's body every day. The series had a moody feel that suited the character well. I agree about the issue of storytelling in the movies. The problem with bringing comic book stories to the big screen is that in the comics they can build on previous stories without having to directly mention them, you can just go straight into the action. Although it's not comic book movie, an example of this is Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan. Since we already knew everything that had been previously established, they were able to jump directly into the story. With exception of Saavik we knew every character and the basic setup already.