Waylon worked hard with Jim Corrigan
to bring down Gat Benson
. Gan enlisted the help of Louis Snipe
to trick Jim into a trap where Gat had Jim put in a barrel of cement and tossed into the New York City
Wharf. Gat then tried to kill Waylon along with Jim's fiance Clarice Winston. While Gat was torturing them Jim came back as the Spectre and saved them. Jim had been turned into the Spectre in the time between his death and him and Clarice being tortured.