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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[...]
National Comics #3 (Quality, 1940)
But such origin stories changed with the times.  Fifteen years later, a completely different explanation of the name made the rounds, and these were certainly not the only theories.  It's unlikely that the 1830 era version of the matter is correct — even though it has largely come to be the accepted history in recent[...]
When Will Eisner Foresaw What Comic Book Stores Could Be... In 1972
Over the weekend, one of the earliest comic book retailers and comic historian Bob Beerbohm took time out to remember the passing of Ann Eisner last year, best known to comic book people as the wife of Will Eisner, who died almost 17 years ago And he also recalled meeting Will Eisner at the Biltmore Hotel[...]
Complete 7 Page Will Eisner Spirit Story Original Artwork From 1949 Auctioned
It's Will Eisner Spirit time at the 2021 June 17 – 19 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction #7244 auction from Heritage, which may be their most significant comic book auction to date with some insanely valuable, desirable, and influential examples of original comic book artwork Including a complete seven-page Will Eisner The Spirit story from[...]
The cover of PS Artbooks Softee Planet Comics.
Writers and artists included are Charles Sultan, Arthur Peddy, Bob Powell, Alex Blum, Henry Kiefer, Will Eisner, Don Rico, Nick Cardy, Gene Fawcette, and Charles Quinlan You'll have loads of intergalactic fun with this volume, without having to break the bank You can order your copy through your local comic book shop Books are expected[...]
While each story is enchantingly engrossing, I admit I did come out with a few favorites. "The Hawk" by Will Eisner (going under the pen name Willis Rensie) is a great way to start this book Originally printed in Jumbo Comics #102 in August of 1947, we open with a damsel in distress The artwork is[...]
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[...]
The Green Hornet
Will Eisner has been in the news quite a bit lately as we fast approach what would've been his 100th birthday 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[...]
Deconstructing The Jungle Queen Trope As Sheena Returns To Comics
The work of Will Eisner is still celebrated today and the main character is published, but that part of the history is pushed aside. Another trope from that era was the idea of the scantily clad white woman ruling over an African tribe Similar to Edgar Rice Burroughs' tale of Tarzan, except the very first Jungle[...]
Jack Kirby
This year, San Diego Comic-Con is honoring the lives and careers of Jack Kirby and Will Eisner — legendary comics creators who were both born in 1917 Humble Bundle is joining in on the celebration with a new bundle featuring classic comics, epic collections, and fascinating history from Dark Horse Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Image Comics, TwoMorrows[...]
Feeling Blue? Francavilla Clearly Is As We Review The Spirit In The Corpse-Makers #2
From his earliest newspaper strips from Will Eisner, to that Frank Miller movie, and to this His fundamental personality doesn't change In this newest installment from Francesco Francavilla, our hero is still trying to figure out why homeless people are winding up dead, and why their bodies go missing For the Spirit it's only made[...]
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[...]
The Will Eisner 75th Anniversary Exhibit Showcases The Comics Great
Indeed, it is this very voluntary cooperation, so unique to comics, that underlies the contract between artist and audience." ― Will Eisner, Comics and Sequential Art Few can debate the long-established influence Will Eisner had and continues to have on American comics and comic books, with a career starting back in the 1930's and continuing through his graphic novel[...]