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DC Comics
 
Celebrates 75 Years of 
 
Will Eisner's The Spirit 

Available Now!

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Hardcover - 480 Pages
Includes Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, 
Eddie Campbell, and Darwyn Cooke!
 
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Dynamite's Creative Team!

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From Wagner - Schkade - Wagner 

Will Eisner's The Spirit #1
 
 
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Read More at ComicFrontline 

75 Years Ago Today!

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75 Years Ago Today! 
 
The Spirit was first published 
 

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Sunday, June 2, 1940

Dynamite's Spirit in July

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The Hollywood Reporter
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Spirit/Rocketeer #2

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The Rocketeer / Spirit #2 
 
From IDW 
 
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Mark Waid! / Wallace! / Wiacek!
 
At your local Comic Book Shop


 

Worth A Look

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Seen on the internet...
 
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The Spirit / Rocketeer
 
From IDW
 
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Mark Waid! / Paul Smith!
 
At your local Comic Book Shop  


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This is HUGE! 
No, literally - at 15 x 22 inches! 
On Sale March, 2013
From IDW
Will Eisner's The Spirit Artist's Edition HC
 

 

Spirit Archives Still In Print!

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Rumors to the contrary, DC Comics Will Eisner's The Spirit Archives are still in print.  If you don't have all 27 volumes in your collection yet, hurry to your local comic book retailer.  

Update: 09/15/2012 - Volume 16 out of print
Update: 12/15/2012 - Volumes 12, 14, & 20 
                                 out of print. 
Update: 03/15/2013 - Volume 13 out of print
Update: 06/15/2013 - Ask your local comic 
                                 book shop








Disagreeing with Eisner...

Colin Smith's "Too busy thinking about my comics" blog has a wonderfully sincere and interesting piece comparing Eisner's Spirit work with his later graphic novels:

So; while there's no creator in the history of comics that I respect more than Mr Eisner, I just feel that I'd benefit from owning up to the fact that I think his work on the Spirit is, as a general principle, far, far superior to anything which he produced from the publication of "A Contract With God And Other Tenement Stories" in 1978 onwards.
...and...

The weekly context in which The Spirit's adventures were published demanded both innovation and clarity, emotion and excitement, and just like the very best of any and all popular entertainment, it was largely unpretentious, lacking in worthiness and completely involving. If the message of a typical Spirit tale tended to be somewhat obvious, and most of the themes were never anything other than straight-forward, the storytelling carried the reader onwards towards the story's moral closure with an exceptional vigour. And The Spirit himself, so often decried by Mr Eisner as being no more sophisticated a character than a man in a mask, served so effectively as an everyman, as the reader's POV, as a symbol of an individual caught outside the madness of everyday life trying to impose some sanity upon it. Constantly beaten, wounded, heart-broken, confused, the Spirit moves me far more as a symbol of one type of 20th century person than any of Mr Eisner's later characters do.
Read the full post here.

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