Thursday, March 06, 2014

Happy Will Eisner Week!

Someone somewhere has declared this a week to honor the late, great comics creator Will Eisner. While Eisner was much, more more than just THE SPIRIT, it was nevertheless the blue-clad detective through whom I first discovered him at the ripe old age of 7 in 1966! Seen here are just a very few of my favorite SPIRIT covers by Will throughout the years.

Above and below--my two all-time favorites out of the master's legendary SPIRIT splash pages.

Below--my first ever exposure to THE SPIRIT.


Rip Jagger said...

Hmm. Didn't get the memo.

I love those covers that Eisner produced for the Kitchen Sink reprints. One of the great regrets of the last decade is that I didn't get the Spirit Archives as they came out, but I just wasn't financially able to do so at the time.

But at least I have many of the stories in the handy Kitchen Sink reprints, both comics and magazines.

Great stuff indeed, but we already knew that.

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Steven Thompson said...

THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES were the only ones that I DID get regularly. The first 8 volumes. After that, even I couldn't rationalize them. Figuring I'd never be able to afford the remaining 17 volumes, I sold my 8 last year. :(