The Best of the Spirit

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Dc Comics, 2005 - Fiction - 192 pages
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DC Comics is proud to present its first-ever collection celebrating the greatest stories by comics mastermind Will Eisner starring one of the most indelible characters ever created - The Spirit! 'The best of spirit' reprints 22 Spirit sections from 1940-1950, featuring famous first appearances, classic confrontations, human interest tales, and all those magnificent splash pages! Eisner's blue-suit-clad, fedora-wearing crimefighter starred in hundreds of newspaper adventure stories that thrilled readers with Eisner's groundbreaking style. Eisner was a master of utilizing the comics format to its greatest strengths, and his Spirit stories are some of his finest examples! This volume also features an introduction by New York Times best-selling novelist Neil Gaiman.

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Great introduction to Will Eisner's work. - Goodreads
This would rate 5 stars on storytelling and art. - Goodreads
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This is apparently where comic strips grew up (yeah, they say that about dozens of strips, I know). However, Eisner has both beautifully sinuous use of layout, a wonderfully active drawing style and a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Christian - Goodreads

This is the rare comic that lives up to it's hype. Every panel is a gorgeous painting in miniature, every story a perfect slice of New York noir. There's more expression in background character's ... Read full review


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Will Eisner is a world-renowned comicbook artist whose career spans more than 60 years. Among his creations are"Sheena of the Jungle, The Spirit" newspaper strip, and many others.

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