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Comic Book History

Laurie Juspeczyk was actually the second person to use the name SILK SPECTRE, the first one was her mother, Sally Jupiter. She was pushed by her mother in this role. At first she resented both her mother and her duty as a superheroine.

First Appearance

Laurie's first involvement in crime fighting is when she joined the group crime busters, a small community of costumed vigilantes started by Captain Metropolis.

On a mission with Dr Manhattan the two soon fall for each other and shortly after the act was introduced that prevented any costumed vigilantes from taking the law into their own hands.

This prompted Laurie to move in with Dr Manhattan and work in a secret government underground lab. However, she stayed in contact with her now alcoholic mother and the Dan Dreiberg, Nite Owl. Laurie and Manhattan's relationship turned sour as he continue to become more distant emotionally due to the nature of his powers.

This pushed the SILK SPECTRE to move in with Nite Owl and start a relationship with him.

SILK SPECTRE and Nite Owl then rescued a colleague, Rorschach from prison. All of these events are happening in the tense period of a possible nuclear war.

After their rescue of Rorscharch, SILK SPECTRE was visited by Dr Manhattan, who brought her to the surface of Mars so that they can talk. SILK SPECTRE pleaded with Dr Manhattan that he help stop the impending war as he is the only one who has the powers and ability to do so.

Finally convincing Dr Manhattan, the two returned to earth joining Rorschach and Nite Owl, as they faced off a former ally who masterminded the whole nuclear war plot.

In the end we see, Rorscharch dead and Dr Manhattan leaving earth once again. SILK SPECTRE and Nite Owl continued their relationship, under new civilian guises.


In the Watchmen film she is played by Malin Ã…kerman, the film preserved much of her history from the graphic novel.

Note: Due to the nature of comicbooks being an on-going tale, the character's powers along with his appearance, is in a constant state of flux.


Gymnast-like skills and great fighting prowess.

Strength level
Athlete-level strength

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