Post-War Spirit Gets Collected
By Brian Jacks
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!"