Friday, July 21, 2006

Ebony White

By 1975, the character of the Spirit's assistant, Ebony White, was already sparking debate in the letters pages of Warren's SPIRIT magazine. Issue number seven from 1975 was an "all Ebony issue," presumably meant to show the validity of the character in more than just a historical context. Although the magazine presented a number of classic Ebony-highlighted Spirit stories one surprising new feature in this issue was Will Eisner's own one page take (seen below) on the contemporaryrelevance of Ebony White. I guess it's all perspective. Here's Commisioner Dolan's brief talk with Ebony.

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