(March 1967)

Harvey, 1966 Series
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Harvey Hits, Inc.
Brand:
Giant Size Harvey Thriller
Editing:
Leon Harvey
Color:
Four Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spirit / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

Octopus: The Life Story of the King of Crime (Table of Contents)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Spirit [Denny Colt]; Villain: The Octopus [Zitzbath Zark] (origin in flashback); Introduction: Mrs. Zark (the Octopus's mother); Commissioner Dolan
Synopsis:
The Spirit tries to stop the King of Crime, the Octopus.
Reprints:

The Spirit Answers Your Mail (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Marilyn Mercer?
Pencils:
George Tuska ?
Inks:
George Tuska ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
The Spirit
Synopsis:
The Spirit answers mail from his friends and enemies.

[Plaster of Paris] (Table of Contents)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
Jules Feiffer
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Spirit [Denny Colt]; Plaster of Paris; Inspector Gillotine; Don Macabre
Synopsis:
Inspector Guillotine asks the Spirit to help him find the criminal Don Macabre, who seems to know the Inspector's every move. The Spirit realizes that the Inspector's fiancee -- Plaster of Paris -- is actually in love with Don and is a member of his gang.
Reprints:

[The Deadly Comic Book] (Table of Contents)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
?
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; an unnamed music teacher; Commissioner Dolan; Dr. Wolfgang Worry (cameo); Wrecker; Stickie
Synopsis:
A music teacher picks up an "awful book" from a book-burning pile -- actually a comic book -- and is then plagued by someone who wants the book back.
Reprints:

The Spirit Lab [The Man From MSD] (Table of Contents)

Spirit / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Introduction: The Man From MSD (Moitle Schmertz's Deli)
Synopsis:
A deli worker comes to the Spirit's lab to demonstrate a new weapon in crimefighting: a salami with 86 different ways to fight crime.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

New story possibly inspired by the "Man from U.N.C.L.E." television series.

[Rudy the Barber] (Table of Contents)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Rudy (a barber); Jenny (Rudy's girlfriend); Joe (a thug)
Synopsis:
A thug starts up a numbers racket in a barber shop's back room. When the Spirit comes in for a shave, the timid barber must kill the crime fighter before he discovers a dead body in the shop.
Reprints:

The Story of Sam, the Saucer That Wanted To Fly (Table of Contents)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama; fantasy
Characters:
Sam (a plate); the Spirit [Denny Colt]; Ellen Dolan; Commissioner Dolan;
Synopsis:
A simple plate wishes to fly. He's granted his wish when the Spirit uses him to stop some crooks. But soon Sam finds that being a "flying saucer" is not the ideal life he had hoped for.
Reprints:
Keywords:
fable

[Sam Chapparell] (Table of Contents)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
the Spirit [Denny Colt]; Sam Chapparell; Omar Trent (the town sheriff); Little Spy; Choat
Synopsis:
A robber and murderer from the old west appears in a town, looking 40 years old but is really 130. This leads the Spirit to track down the murderer when he returns to Boot Camp, a Shangri-La for criminals.
Reprints:

[La Cucaracha] (Table of Contents)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Lupo (a flea circus owner); La Cucaracha (a talking cockroach); Jack (a diner owner); Cutter (a hood); Pete Grifter (an associate of Cutter); Commissioner Dolan
Synopsis:
Lupo tells a cafe owner his life story and of his talking cockroach.
Reprints:

[The Halloween Spirit of 1948--Ellen Meets Hazel] (Table of Contents)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
the Spirit [Denny Colt]; Ellen Dolan; Hazel B. Macbeth (a witch); The Octopus; Weezy (the Octopus' flunky); Commissioner Dolan
Synopsis:
While playing a witch in Ellen's Halloween play for school children, Hazel P. Macbeth is charmed by the Octopus. He then asks her to steal a book on black magic the kids are using in their play for him.
Reprints:

Here's The Preview of the Next Issue (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Indexer Notes

Preview of stories scheduled for the unpublished third issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spirit
  2. 1. Octopus: The Life Story of the King of Crime
    Spirit
  3. 2. The Spirit Answers Your Mail
  4. 3. [Plaster of Paris]
    Spirit
  5. 4. [The Deadly Comic Book]
    Spirit
  6. 5. The Spirit Lab [The Man From MSD]
    Spirit
  7. 6. [Rudy the Barber]
    Spirit
  8. 7. The Story of Sam, the Saucer That Wanted To Fly
    Spirit
  9. 8. [Sam Chapparell]
    Spirit
  10. 9. [La Cucaracha]
    Spirit
  11. 10. [The Halloween Spirit of 1948--Ellen Meets Hazel]
    Spirit
  12. 11. Here's The Preview of the Next Issue
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin