The Spirit Archives

The Spirit #22 (Quality, 1950)
Considered one of the most historically important bodies of work in American comic book history, The Spirit was created by Will Eisner as a masked adventurer whose exploits ranged from detective stories and drama to horror, romance, and even comedy.  The character debuted as a feature in the tabloid-sized newspaper insert (subsequently popularly called "Spirit[...]
Complete 7 Page Will Eisner Spirit Story Original Artwork From 1949 Auctioned
Including a complete seven-page Will Eisner The Spirit story from 1949 That the original artwork for such exists is amazing, that it is all in one place is fantastic, and that it is up for sale – and we can all read it from the Heritage Auction website is spectacular The Spirit is a fictional[...]
Lauren Looks Back: The Spirit (1987)
The Spirit, the famous Will Eisner comic, is one of the most underrated heroes to come out of 1940 His exploits are simple and to the point His love interests are smart, beautiful women His side-kick is in poor taste But we're not here to talk about the comic We're here to talk about the[...]
Clover Press Bags Will Eisner's The Spirit License For 2020, With New Format
The other day I noticed that Dynamite had pulled all their Will Eisner's The Spirit comic books from digital service ComiXology I meant to look into that and now events have caught up with me Because in February 2020, Clover Press is to publish Will Eisner's The Spirit comics with a new format and look. Clover[...]
Exclusive Extended Previews – Fruit Ninja #1 Leads Dynamite's Big Week
We have exclusive extended previews for Fruit Ninja #1, Green Hornets Meets The Spirit #3, Grumpy Cat/Garfield #2 and Swordquest #3 But also shipping this week are Animal Jams #3, Greatest Adventure #5, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys #6, Pathfinder Vol 1 Dark Waters trade, Pathfinder: Worldscape hardcover, Garth Ennis' Red Team: Double Tap,[...]
Exclusive Extended Previews – Grumpy Cat/Garfield #1, Turok #1 And More
Dynamite has sent us four exclusive extended previews for Grumpy Cat/Garfield #1, Turok #1, Swordquest #2 and Green Hornet '66 Meets The Spirit #2 All of these books hit comic shelves on Wednesday The highlight is the meeting of two iconic felines as Mark Evanier and Steve Uy show us what would happen when the[...]
The Green Hornet
His character, Sheena: Queen of the Jungle is getting a new series with Dynamite, already the home of his best known character, The Spirit Currently, The Spirit is appearing in a crossover mini-series with another pulp era legend, The Green Hornet The Spirit debuted in the pages of a 16-page, tabloid-sized newspaper imprint for the[...]
Exclusive First Look At Dynamite's Pulp Heroes And Graphic Novels Shipping June 2017
This includes the wrapping up of two seres, Doc Savage: Ring of Fire by David Avallone and Dave Acosta and Will Eisner's The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers by Francesco Francavilla. DOC SAVAGE: RING OF FIRE #4 (of 4) Cover A: Brent Schoonover Cover B: Anthony Marques Writer: David Avallone Art: Dave Acosta Chapter Four: Phoenix in Flight John Sunlight[...]
Death Becomes Central City: The Spirit in The Corpse Makers #1
Denny Colt, The Spirit, tried to intervene earlier in the case but was brushed off by his long time friend, Detective Dolan After all, up until this point no one thought the previous unexplained deaths were suspicious. Lightly defeated the Spirit has his friend and driver Eb take him back home Before they leave Eb mentioned[...]
Exclusive First Look At Dynamite's Pulp & Crime Noir Titles Shipping In April
Also we see the fourth issue of Francesco Francavilla's run on Will Eisner's The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers and the collected trade for Lone Ranger / Green Hornet: Champions of Justice. NANCY DREW & THE HARDY BOYS: THE BIG LIE #2 Cover A: Faye Dalton Cover B: Dave Bullock Writer: Anthony Del Col Art: Werther Dell'Edera Nancy Drew has[...]
Francesco Francavilla Signs On To Write And Draw Will Eisner's The Spirit
Francesco Francavilla, creator of the Black Beetle, has signed on to write and draw a new series for Dynamite featuring Will Eisner's iconic maksed man in The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers This follows Matt Wagner's 12-issue run on the character and will kick off in 2017. A series of unexpected disappearances and deaths hit Central City Initially[...]
Exclusive First Look At Dynamite's Pulp Titles For October 2016
First up we take a look at the pulp characters including The Shadow, The Spirit, The Lone Ranger and The Green Hornet. THE SHADOW: THE DEATH OF MARGO LANE Hardcover Cover: Matt Wagner Writer: Matt Wagner Art: Matt Wagner, Brennan Wagner Page Count: 128 pages Legendary creator Matt Wagner returns to both write and draw an all-new tale for the first[...]
Exclusive Extended Previews Of Spirit #12 And White Sand #1
Will Eisner's The Spirit #12 wraps up Matt Wagner's run on the character while the White Sand graphic novel adapts a never before published novel by Brandon Sanderson. Will Eisner's The Spirit #12 writer: Matt Wagner artist: Dan Schkade, Brennan Wagner (colorist) cover: Eric Powell This exciting and action-packed climactic issue of Dynamite's critically acclaimed series, finally finds[...]
Exclusive Extended Preview Of Will Eisner's The Spirit #8
We have an exclusive extended preview for Will Eisner's The Spirit which hits comic shops tomorrow from Dynamite The series, written by Matt Wagner and drawn by Dan Schkade, has been doing a good job of keeping the feel of Eisner's work while telling engaging and fun stories. Will Eisner's The Spirit #8 writer: Matt Wagner artist: Dan[...]
Exclusive Extended Preview For Will Eisner's The Spirit #6
Will Eisner's The Spirit #6, which I did an advanced review on, is a great jumping on point for the series by Matt Wagner, Dan Schkade and Brennan Wagner. Will Eisner's The Spirit #6 writer: Matt Wagner artist: Dan Schkade, Brennan Wagner cover: Eric Powell Once again, the narrative shifts to an unexpected locale as an ex-GI finds[...]
A Look Inside Will Eisner's The Spirit #5
Here we have some of the interior art for Will Eisner's The Spirit #5 It's based on a script by Matt Wagner and features art by Dan Schkade and colors by Brennan Wagner We get to see the crisp clean lines of Schkade and then how Wagner's colors makes things pop. Our intrepid detectives finally admit[...]
Exclusive Look At Dynamite's Crime Comics Shipping February 2016
We have the third volume of Sherlock Holmes: Moriarty Lives, the third issue of Seduction of the Innocent and the eight issue of Will Eisner's The Spirit. SEDUCTION OF THE INNOCENT #3 (OF 4) Cover: Francesco Francavilla Writer: Ande Parks Art: Esteve Polls The streets of 1953 San Francisco are overflowing with blood, as a pair of ghastly killers continue[...]
Exclusive Extended Previews For The Spirit #4, Dawn/Vampirella #5 And More
We have four exclusive extended previews for Dynamite comics shipping this week including Dawn / Vampirella, The Spirit and Voltron. Dawn / Vampirella #5 Joseph Michael Linsner (w/a/c) After being forced to entertain the demon Masodik with wild stories under the threat of death, Vampirella has had more than she can stand She begins to suspect that her[...]
Dan Schkade's Process Art For Will Eisner's The Spirit #4
Here we have a look at some of the process art for Will Eisner's The Spirit #4 by artist Dan Schkade and colorist Brennan Wagner It's based on a script by Matt Wagner. Ebony and Sammy's trail to discover what has become of their heroic friend leads them next to the infamous P'Gell The sultry femme[...]
Exclusive First Look At Dynamite's Adventure Comics Shipping January 2016
Dynamite has three adventure comics coming out in January 2016 and we have an exclusive first look at their solicitations and covers. DOC SAVAGE: THE SPIDER'S WEB #2 Cover A: Wilfredo Torres Writer: Chris Roberson Art: Cezar Razek While investigating a series of man-made earthquakes that have ravaged South America, Doc Savage finds evidence that links the current[...]
The Spirit Hits Baltimore Comic-Con For 75th Anniversary
Kevin Pearl, who works in Sales and Marketing for Dynamite sent us the following report from Baltimore Comic Con: The 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's The Spirit continued over the weekend at Baltimore Comic-Con and The Harvey Awards where Dynamite Entertainment closed out the Diamond Retailer Summit with a celebration at The Geppi's Entertainment Museum where[...]
Breaking Down The $2 Lucky 7 Bundle – A Noir Fans Dream
I'm a fan of Will Eisner's The Spirit I'm also a fan of Matt Wagner as a writer and Eric Powell's art So I planned on buying the first issue of the new Dynamite series I also live about 30 miles from the nearest comic shop, so getting over to the store doesn't happen often[...]
New Dynamite / Groupees Limited Bundle Focuses On First Issues
The latest  Dynamite and Groupees discount bundle team-up – this time featuring 7 debut issues from recent Dynamite releases like the all-new Bob's Burgers Ongoing series based on the hit TV show, along with Red Sonja: Vultures Circle, Will Eisner's The Spirit, Pathfinder: Origins, and more Fans can once again pay-what-they want to check out[...]
Dynamite Brings Joseph Michael Linsner And Matt Wagner To Baltimore Comic-Con
Starting with a retro Vampirella t-shirt and a Will Eisner's The Spirit print by Eric Powell. Then there are 8 exclusive comics: Alice Cooper vs Chaos #1 – Alice Cooper "Photo" Edition Aliens / Vampirella #1 — Javier Garcia-Miranda "Xenomorph Design" Edition Bob's Burgers (Ongoing) #1 – Mario D'Anna Bob's Burgers (Ongoing) #1 – Mario D'Anna "Virgin Art" Edition Bob's[...]