([January] 2004)

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Volume:
12
Price:
49.95 USD; 76.95 CAD
Pages:
216
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC Comics
ISBN:
1-4012-0006-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
76194122471801211
Editing:
Dale Crain
Color:
Full Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Hardcover with Dustjacket
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing

Issue Notes

11/5/2003 shipping date.

Credits mostly based on Cat Yronwode's text pages from the Kitchen Sink Spirit Magazine and comic book. Addtional information about the collected edition from Scott Nichols.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Palmer
Inks:
Bob Palmer
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Martin deMuth

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

The Return of Will Eisner (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dennis Kitchen
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
John Spranger; Bob Palmer
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Martin deMuth

Genre:
biography
Keywords:
criticism

Hildie (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Alex Kotzky
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Martin deMuth

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Hildie (intro); Dolan; Ellen; Kurt; Siggie; Clarence Belmont; Fence Fingan; Richard
Synopsis:
Hildie; Siggie and Kurt are war orphans from Cologne, determined to slip into America where they can start new lives. But Siggie wants to bring the old ways with him.
Reprints:

Dolan's Origin of the Spirit (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
John Spranger
Inks:
Will Eisner; Bob Palmer
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Martin deMuth

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dr. Cobra; Dolan; Spirit; Ebony White
Synopsis:
Denny Colt is "killed" by Dr. Cobra and decides he can fight crime better wearing a mask.
Reprints:

Hildie and Satin (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner; Bob Palmer
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Martin deMuth

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Silk Satin; Hildie; Ebony; Ellen; Dolan; Spirit; Granet; Van Gillt; Prince Glenko
Synopsis:
Hildie turns out be the lost heir to a European fortune, and also the daughter of Satin.
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The Siberian Dagger (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
John Spranger
Inks:
Will Eisner; Bob Palmer
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Martin deMuth

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Niechevo (intro); Murmansk Manny; Orcha Chornya; Ellen; Dolan; Spirit; Morgue Mason
Synopsis:
Everybody's looking for the Siberian Dagger
Reprints:

The End of the World (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
John Spranger
Inks:
Will Eisner; Bob Palmer
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Will Eisner; Bob Palmer

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Pierpont; Ebony; Dr. Grotch; Mr. Hoptoad; Dolan; Spirit
Synopsis:
A hobo dies of radiation poisoning after warning that an atom bomb is going to blow up Central City in one week.
Reprints:

As Ever, Orange (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
John Spranger
Inks:
Will Eisner; Bob Palmer
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Martin deMuth

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Fraternization H Shack (intro); Ebony (feature); Hollandia; As Ever Orange; Spirit; Dolan; Scarlett Brown; Major Jones; Princess Pollywogg of Muddgonia
Synopsis:
Ebony is sweet on As Ever, but she is sweet on Shack. She asks Ebony to investigate Shack's background to see if he is good enough for her.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

After being dumped by As Ever Orange, Ebony decides to go back to school and leaves the strip temporarily.

Blubber (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
John Spranger
Inks:
Will Eisner; Bob Palmer
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Martin deMuth

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Blubber (intro); Captain Batt; Dolan; Spirit
Synopsis:
The Spirit searches for a pirate in the Arctic and comes back with a new sidekick.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Blubber is Ebony's replacement, an Eskimo

Rockhead Stone (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
John Spranger
Inks:
Will Eisner; Bob Palmer
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Martin deMuth

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dolan; Blubber; Spirit; Ellen; Rockhead Stone; Skins; Mulligan; DeWit Van Pook
Synopsis:
Blubber and Ellen set out to capture Rockhead Stone in order to win the Spirit's admiration.
Reprints:

The Feud (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
John Spranger
Inks:
Will Eisner; Bob Palmer
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Martin deMuth

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dolan; Ellen; Blubber; Pappy Dolan and more Dolans than you can count; also more Calicos
Synopsis:
The Dolans and the Calicos have been feuding in Tarnation for generations. When Pappy Dolan vanishes, the Commissioner, Spirit and the gang come to the rescue.
Reprints:

The Fly (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
John Spranger
Inks:
Will Eisner; Bob Palmer
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Martin deMuth

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dolan; Guthrie Bendbagel, Jr.; Prince Metternex; Blubber; Spirit; Mr. Gemm; Mr. Stong; Hickory Gang; Mr. Dinkle
Synopsis:
Guthrie Bendbagel, being a messenger boy for 35 years, tries to deliver a message to Prince Metternex, a million dollar jeweled tiara.
Reprints:

[Nylon Rose] (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
John Spranger
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Martin DeMuth

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Nylon Rose (intro); Ellen; Frenchy; Acey; Dolan; Spirit
Reprints:

The Last Trolley (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Bob Palmer (splash, backgrounds); John Spranger
Inks:
Will Eisner (figures); Bob Palmer (splash, backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Martin deMuth

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bottles McTopp; Killer Conch; Crauley; Spirit; Dolan
Synopsis:
Crauley robs the bank and then rides the trolley to the end of the line.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A study in psychological disintegration. One of the earliest stories in which the Spirit does basically nothing.

Yafodder's Mustache (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
John Spranger
Inks:
Will Eisner; Bob Palmer
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Martin deMuth

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dolan; Spirit; Blubber; Ebony; Zoltan P. Yafodder
Synopsis:
Ebony is accused of defacing school property.
Reprints:

The Kissing Caper (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
John Spranger
Inks:
Will Eisner; Bob Palmer
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Martin deMuth

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Nylon Rose; Ellen; Dolan; Spirit; Philly Minyon; Gilligan
Synopsis:
The only clue to a murder is a woman's lipstick, so Ellen ties the Spirit up and determines to solve the case herself.
Reprints:

Max Scarr's Map (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
John Spranger
Inks:
Will Eisner; Bob Palmer
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Martin deMuth

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Spirit; Dolan; Madame Morte; Baron Playnes; Minter; Max Scarr
Synopsis:
A map changes hands, several times.
Reprints:

Introducing Mr Carrion (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
John Spranger
Inks:
Will Eisner; Bob Palmer
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Martin deMuth

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Mr Carrion (into); Julia the Buzzard (intro); Ebony; Blubber; Ellen; Dolan; Spirit
Synopsis:
Carrion preys on war families, offering to search for MIA's in return for all their money.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ebony and Blubber meet. Ebony has no speaking lines.

Dig A Hole (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
John Spranger
Inks:
Will Eisner; Bob Palmer
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Martin deMuth

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Fiduciary P. Smith; Spirit; Abraham Pewter; Gimlet
Synopsis:
Fiduciary decides to dig a hole in the ground and crawl in, only to find Abraham Pewter is already there, and has been since 1786.
Reprints:

The Head In the Desk (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
John Spranger
Inks:
Will Eisner; Bob Palmer
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Martin deMuth

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Gussie the Charwoman (intro-not named until 9/15/46); Dolan; Spirit; Mayhem Mike Malloy; Cutter Stark
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Vaguely resembles the movie "The Front Page".

Welcome Home, Ebony (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
John Spranger
Inks:
Will Eisner; Bob Palmer
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Martin deMuth

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ebony (feature), Pierpont, Algernon Tidewater (kid with candy kane);Brains; Scarlett Brown; Blubber; Dolan; Ellen; Spirit; Ampy Watts
Synopsis:
Ebony returns from school and Blubber returns to the North Pole. And the Spirit catches Ampy Watts.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Algernon Tidewater (the kid with candy kane), 1st appeared on 6/22/1941). Also known as Kilroy and P.S.

Carrion's Rock (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
John Spranger
Inks:
Will Eisner; Bob Palmer
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Martin deMuth

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Carrion; Julia; Doctor Scalppel; Spirit; Ebony
Reprints:

Magnifying Glasses (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner; Marilyn Mercer?
Pencils:
John Spranger
Inks:
Will Eisner; Bob Palmer
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Martin deMuth

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Algernon; Moxel; Cardox; Dolan; Spirit; Alphones; Anton
Synopsis:
A side walk huckster sells wind-up Spirit toys and trick glasses that magnify everything. Plus there's international intrigue and the fate of a foreign government hangs on the balance.
Reprints:

Tidal Wave (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
John Spranger
Inks:
Will Eisner; Bob Palmer
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Martin deMuth

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Fraternization H. Shack; Jaxon; Spirit; Ebony; Slink
Synopsis:
The Spirit and Ebony trace a criminal to a South Sea island where they meet an old friend.
Reprints:

Pool's Toadstool Facial Cream (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
John Spranger
Inks:
Will Eisner; Bob Palmer
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Will Eisner; Bob Palmer

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Mathilda Dolan (Dolan's sister, re-intro); Skinny Bones (intro);Gam (intro); Glut Mutton; Dolan; Ellen; Ebony; Spirit
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Aunt Mathilda first appeared on 3/1/42. The Spirit's theme song "Every Lil Bug" is introduced. Skinny Bones is based on Lauren Bacall, Gam is Hoagy Carmichael.

The Bucket of Blood (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
John Spranger
Inks:
Will Eisner; Bob Palmer
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Martin deMuth

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Magnum; Cooler; Ides O'March; Stumpy; Shivvy; Spirit; Dolan
Reprints:

The Rubber Band (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
John Spranger
Inks:
Will Eisner; Bob Palmer
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Martin deMuth

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dolan; Grumly; Mayor Blast; Spirit; Ebony; Pierpont
Reprints:

The Lost Fortnight (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
John Spranger
Inks:
Will Eisner; Bob Palmer
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Martin deMuth

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ebony; Spirit; Gurka Fyfe; Ellen; Dolan
Synopsis:
Ebony goes through soda pop withdrawal. Meanwhile the Spirit searches for 8 atom bombs hidden around Central City. And Ebony, unknowingly, has the detonator.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

parody of the movie "The Lost Weekend"

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Spirit
  2. 1. The Return of Will Eisner
    The Spirit
  3. 2. Hildie
    The Spirit
  4. 3. Dolan's Origin of the Spirit
    The Spirit
  5. 4. Hildie and Satin
    The Spirit
  6. 5. The Siberian Dagger
    The Spirit
  7. 6. The End of the World
    The Spirit
  8. 7. As Ever, Orange
    The Spirit
  9. 8. Blubber
    The Spirit
  10. 9. Rockhead Stone
    The Spirit
  11. 10. The Feud
    The Spirit
  12. 11. The Fly
    The Spirit
  13. 12. [Nylon Rose]
    The Spirit
  14. 13. The Last Trolley
    The Spirit
  15. 14. Yafodder's Mustache
    The Spirit
  16. 15. The Kissing Caper
    The Spirit
  17. 16. Max Scarr's Map
    The Spirit
  18. 17. Introducing Mr Carrion
    The Spirit
  19. 18. Dig A Hole
    The Spirit
  20. 19. The Head In the Desk
    The Spirit
  21. 20. Welcome Home, Ebony
    The Spirit
  22. 21. Carrion's Rock
    The Spirit
  23. 22. Magnifying Glasses
    The Spirit
  24. 23. Tidal Wave
    The Spirit
  25. 24. Pool's Toadstool Facial Cream
    The Spirit
  26. 25. The Bucket of Blood
    The Spirit
  27. 26. The Rubber Band
    The Spirit
  28. 27. The Lost Fortnight
    The Spirit
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Peter Croome
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Bob Hughes
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