Silk Spectre is the name of two superheroines in the comic book series Watchmen.

Sally JupiterEdit

The Silk Spectre

Sally Jupiter

Real Name
Sally Juspeczyk
First Appearance
Watchmen #1 (September, 1986)
Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
Team Affiliations
The Minutemen
Sally Jupiter, Jackknife Sally, Savage Sally
Base of Operations
New York City
Skills and Abilities
Skilled hand-to-hand combatant

Sally Jupiter was the first superhero to take on the name Silk Spectre.


Seeing it as a way to boost her modelling career, young Sally Jupiter decided to become a crime fighter, using the name Silk Spectre.


Not much is known of Sally Juspeczyk's childhood, save that she was born in 1920.  For reasons unknown, she ran away from home and eventually became a waitress and burlesque dancer.  She also changed her name to Jupiter to hide her Polish heritiage.  At age 18 (in 1938), she decided to become an adventuring hero and took the name Silk Spectre in the hopes of it boosting a hopeful modelling and acting career.  She soon gained popularity and was seen as a sex symbol, with even criminals admitting that getting caught by her would be a sort of badge of honor.

Due to her activities, the hero Captain Metropolis invited her to join a new team of superheroes called the Minutemen.

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