Synopses & Reviews
Beautifully reprinting the classic newspaper strips from July 1946 to December 1946, The Spirit Archives VOL. 13 continues the saga of the legendary masked adventurer and his never ending quest to "aid die weak and the oppressed." After being seemingly murdered by a group of thugs, young criminologist Denny Colt arose from a suspended animation in the ceric confines of Wildwood Cemetery. Uncertain of the cause of his resurrection and undeterred by his apparent death, the young police officer renewed his fight against crime as the mysterious fedora-wearing Sprit. An action-packed adventure of heroism, this volume is a groundbreaking achievement of art and storytelling.
"Thanks to Eisner's mastery, each seven-page story packs the wallop of an action feature from the Golden Age of Hollywood....Fans of Eisner's more recent books should get a gander at DC's handsome collections of his vintage work." Booklist
Included in this volume is the introduction of P'Gell, the return of the Octopus, appearances by Cox Robin and Olga Bustle, and classic Spirit Halloween and Christmas tales. Plus, an introduction by comics historian R.C. Harvey.
About the Author
Will Eisner's career spans the entire history of comic books, from his formative days in the 1930s through the 1940s, when he revolutionized narrative sequential art with his internationally famed series, The Spirit, to the 1970s, when he created the contemporary graphic novel form. In addition to his award-winning graphic novels, he is the author of the influential study Comics and Sequential Art.