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Comic News:
Post-War Spirit Gets Collected
By Brian Jacks

05.14.03


In 1945, following his discharge from the U.S. Army, Chief Warrant Office Will Eisner returned to the U.S. and his classic comics creation The Spirit. Now, the first postwar Spirit tales are collected in THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOLUME 11, a 216-page hardcover featuring stories from July 1 to December 30, 1945.

As comics historian and writer/artist Michael Gilbert writes in his introduction to this volume, "Readers who’d forgotten why they originally fell in love with The Spirit were quickly reminded. No doubt about it, Will Eisner was definitely back — ready to create comics history!"


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Eisner returned with "The Christmas Spirit of 1945" — the penultimate episode in this volume. This warm-hearted tale signaled the beginning of a comics renaissance that would continue into the 1950s, ensuring The Spirit a place in history as one of the greatest comics of all time.

Also among the 26 stories in this volume are: "The Kuttup Shop," where murder is not a novelty; "The Vicram Forgery," which is anything but a pretty picture; and "The Alibi Factory," where innocence is made to order, as well as a second Eisner-penned tale!

THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES Volume 11 is a 216-page hardcover scheduled to arrive in stores on August 6 with a cover price of $49.95 U.S..

 

 
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