(February 2016)

Dark Horse, 2016 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
24.99 USD; 32.99 CAD
Pages
256
On-sale Date
2016-02-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dark Horse Books
Brand
Dark Horse Books [facing left]
ISBN
1-61655-948-9; 978-1-61655-948-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781616559489 52499
Editing
Shantel Larocque (credited as Shantel LaRocque) (collection editor); Denis Kitchen (credited) (collection editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
6 5/8'' x 10 3/16''
Binding
Hardcover
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

Stated as the Second Edition, this book contains a previously unpublished story by Gary Chaloner, as well as new Will Eisner sketches.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Colors
Angus McKie (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 3 pages (report information)


Will Eisner's The Spirit (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Daniel Torres
Inks
Daniel Torres
Colors
Daniel Torres
Letters
typeset

Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)


Sharing the Blue Mask Wasn't Easy (Table of Contents: 5)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Denis Kitchen (credited)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For a generation of comic book fans accustomed to routine guest appearances by artists and writers in mainstream comics series, The Spirit: The New Adventures may seem to be nothing out of the ordinary.

The Most Important Meal (Table of Contents: 6)

The Spirit / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Colors
Angus McKie (credited)
Letters
Dave Gibbons (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah! Finally!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Eugene Cobra; The Octopus; Fleur Du Mal; Denny Colt [The Spirit]; Commissioner Dolan
Synopsis
Dr. Cobra explains to a fellow prisoner how he got where he is.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A retelling of part of the Spirit's origin, but from Dr. Cobra's point of view.

Force of Arms (Table of Contents: 7)

The Spirit / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Colors
Angus McKie (credited)
Letters
Dave Gibbons (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hmmph! How refreshing to find the young engaged in literary pursuits! What is it you so avidly peruse? Fitzgerald, perhaps? Hemingway?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Homer Creap; The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Ellen Dolan; Ebony White; Dr. Eugene Cobra; Grigori Granch
Synopsis
Homer Creap tells how he helped capture Dr. Cobra.
Reprints

Gossip and Gertrude Granch (Table of Contents: 8)

The Spirit / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Colors
Angus McKie (credited)
Letters
Dave Gibbons (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gertrude Granch? Yeah, she lives upstairs. Listen, I'm not one to gossip, but ask anyone in this building, they'll all tell you the same...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Gertrude Granch; George [Grigori Granch]; Commissioner Dolan
Synopsis
Grigori's body has disappeared from the morgue and his widow is dating younger men.
Reprints

The Return of Mink Stole (Table of Contents: 9)

The Spirit / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Neil Gaiman (credited)
Pencils
Eddie Campbell (credited)
Inks
Eddie Campbell (credited)
Colors
Steve Oliff (credited)
Letters
C. S. Fossett (credited as Chris Shadoian); Tracy Hampton-Munsey (credited as Tracey H. Munsey)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There is no romance in the world today. There are no heroes, no stories.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Myron Goldman; Mink Stole; Mr. Snap; Mr. Crackle; Mr. Pop; The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Squith; Commissioner Dolan; Ellen Dolan
Synopsis
Myron is trying to write a movie script when his neighbor turns out to be a jewel thief.
Reprints

Sunday in the Park with St. George (Table of Contents: 10)

The Spirit / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
James Vance (credited)
Pencils
Dan Burr (credited)
Inks
Dan Burr (credited)
Colors
Ray Fehrenbach (credited); C. S. Fossett (credited as Chris Shadoian) (separations)
Letters
Dan Burr (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can't you just relax, Spirit--?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Commissioner Dolan; The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Dr. Whitesands; Hjalmar; The Octopus
Synopsis
The Spirit is frustrated that he can't get any leads on several different crimes.
Reprints

Spinx the Jinx in The Game of Life (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
John Wagner (credited)
Pencils
Carlos Ezquerra (credited)
Inks
Carlos Ezquerra (credited)
Colors
Carlos Ezquerra (credited); Tracey Anderson (credited) (separations)
Letters
Tracy Hampton-Munsey (credited as Tracey H. Munsey)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You'll be back, Spinx!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lenny Spinx; Mr. Kravitz; Fifi; The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Commissioner Dolan
Synopsis
Spinx the Jinx gets out of prison and has a run of bad luck.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Last Night I Dreamed of Dr. Cobra (Table of Contents: 13)

The Spirit / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Daniel Torres (credited)
Inks
Daniel Torres (credited)
Colors
Daniel Torres (credited)
Letters
Tracy Hampton-Munsey (credited as Tracey H. Munsey)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Behold, everyone! Now, if you please, we are real Centurytwenty Industrians. We arrive in the City of Central as they did, by the Wharferfront.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Dr. Cobra; Silk Satin (statue); Sand Saref (statue); Ellen Dolan (statue); Ebony White (picture)
Synopsis
In the future, the immortal Denny Colt tours the remains of Central City.
Reprints

Ellen's Stalker (Table of Contents: 14)

The Spirit / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Kneece
Pencils
Bo Hampton
Inks
Bo Hampton
Colors
Bo Hampton
Letters
Tracy Hampton-Munsey (credited as Tracey H. Munsey)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Folly Street was a shortcut between Market and 71st.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Ellen Dolan; Ned O'Boyle; The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Harley; Commissioner Dolan; Jacques; Blackie; Rosie O'Boyle
Synopsis
A man dressed like the Spirit is following Ellen.
Reprints

The Samovar of Shooshnipoor (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Kurt Busiek (credited)
Pencils
Brent Anderson (credited)
Inks
Will Blyberg (credited)
Colors
Alex Sinclair (credited)
Letters
John Roshell (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Two days ago, patrolman Mick Deever was shot, in a running gun battle between two rival mobs.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sand Saref; The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Ellen Dolan; Mrs. Kibbel; Biggie Bodoni; Commissioner Dolan
Synopsis
Sand Saref returns claiming she is going straight. She uses The Spirit to help her acquire a map to incalculable treasure.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

The Weapon (Table of Contents: 17)

The Spirit / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Allred (credited); Matt Brundage (credited); Michael Avon Oeming (credited)
Pencils
Mike Allred (credited); Michael Avon Oeming (credited)
Inks
Matt Brundage (credited)
Colors
Laura Allred (credited)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ver ist der veapon?
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Professor Virgil Blansten
Synopsis
The Spirit tries to stop Professor Blansten from selling robot soldiers to the Nazis.
Reprints

Dr. Broca von Bitelbaum (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
Mark Schultz (credited)
Pencils
David Lloyd (credited)
Inks
David Lloyd (credited)
Colors
David Lloyd (credited); Tracey Anderson (credited) (separations)
Letters
Dan Burr (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Central City... Autumn 1945...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Commissioner Dolan; The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Silk Satin; Billy; Shiskabov; Cordova; Wong; Benny the Drill; Dr. Broca von Bitelbaum
Synopsis
The Spirit tracks down the missing Dr. Broca von Bitelbaum.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Cursed Beauty (Table of Contents: 20)

The Spirit / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Chadwick (credited) (signed as Chadwick)
Pencils
Paul Chadwick (credited) (signed as Chadwick)
Inks
John Nyberg (credited) (signed as Nyberg)
Colors
Angus McKie (credited)
Letters
Bill Spicer (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A body at the ritzy Walpole Hotel demands more than routine handling...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Commissioner Dolan; O'Neil; Ebony White; Ellen Dolan; Catfish Jackson; Lazarus Sloan; Irma; Irene Weston; Brett Weston; P'Gell; Autumn; Silk Satin; Powder; Sand Saref; Will Eisner
Synopsis
A man is found dead in a hotel room wearing woman's underwear.
Reprints

Swami Ashtibubu (Table of Contents: 21)

The Spirit / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
John Ostrander (credited)
Pencils
Tom Mandrake (credited)
Inks
Tom Mandrake (credited)
Colors
Alex Sinclair (credited)
Letters
Dave Lanphear (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ooh, you vere wize to come to me...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fatima; Swami Vashtibubu [Sheldon Shaputnik]; Mountain Mohammed; Iseult Van Pelt; Horace Van Pelt; The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Commissioner Dolan
Synopsis
The Spirit tries to catch a con job lead by the Swami Vashtibubu.
Reprints

Baby Eichbergh (Table of Contents: 22)

The Spirit / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Hampton (credited); Mark Kneece (credited)
Pencils
Scott Hampton (credited)
Inks
Scott Hampton (credited)
Colors
Scott Hampton (credited)
Letters
Tracy Hampton-Munsey (credited as Tracey H. Munsey)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes, this is Eichbergh. Yes, yes, we have the money. Please, is Nancy, is my baby--
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Eichbergh; The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Commissioner Dolan; Mrs. Eichbergh; Meatball Van Fleet; Jellyface Jones; Nastybreath Mulrooney; Nancy Eichbergh; Nate; Mack; Dave; Mr. Lee; Bob Pendarvis; Bill Schwartzoff; Parks
Synopsis
The Spirit chases down some kidnapers to find someone else has the baby.
Reprints

Golf Anyone? (Table of Contents: 23)

The Spirit / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Dennis Eichhorn (credited as Dennis P. Eichhorn)
Pencils
Gene Fama (credited) (signed as FAMA.)
Inks
Gene Fama (credited) (signed as FAMA.)
Colors
Gene Fama (credited) (signed as FAMA.)
Letters
Rick Altergott (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When the going gets rough... sometimes that means it's time to take a break!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Commissioner Dolan; Cogsworth; The Octopus; Ellen Dolan; Sammy
Synopsis
There are some strange goings-on on the golf course.
Reprints
Keywords
golf

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

The Pacifist (Table of Contents: 25)

The Spirit / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Eddie Campbell (credited); Marcus Moore
Pencils
Eddie Campbell (credited)
Inks
Peter Mullins (credited as Pete Mullins)
Colors
Peter Mullins (credited as Pete Mullins); Mick Evans
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It wasn't meant to end like this.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Commissioner Dolan; Donavan; The Black Russian [Shmirnoff]
Synopsis
A bullet laments being made to kill as it is a pacifist.
Reprints

The Ghost of Tiger Traps (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
Jay Stephens (credited)
Pencils
Paul Pope (credited)
Inks
Paul Pope (credited)
Colors
C. S. Fossett (credited as Chris Shadoian)
Letters
Dave Lanphear (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
October 31st in Central City, by seven o'clock the rain-covered streets fill with little witches, spacemen, monsters, and fairies.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sammy; Genius; P.S.; Tiger Traps; Venus Traps; Blackfly Jack; The Spirit [Denny Colt]
Synopsis
It seems the ghost of what was once Central City's finest drummer is on the loose.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Sweetheart (Table of Contents: 28)

The Spirit / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Lansdale (credited as Joe R. Lansdale)
Pencils
John Lucas (credited)
Inks
John Lucas (credited)
Colors
Lee Loughridge (credited)
Letters
Dave Lanphear (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I tell you I didn't kill her.
Genre
adventure; humor; superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Commissioner Dolan; William Squire; Mrs. Squire
Synopsis
A man is arrested for hanging his wife.
Reprints

Black Opal (Table of Contents: 29)

The Spirit / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Chaloner (credited) (signed as Gary Chaloner)
Pencils
Gary Chaloner (credited) (signed as Gary Chaloner)
Inks
Gary Chaloner (credited) (signed as Gary Chaloner)
Colors
Gary Chaloner (credited) (signed as Gary Chaloner)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's a car comin', Bob! Must be him, right on time.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Wallaby Bob; Bluey; Ginge; Curly; Fatty; The Octopus; Sand Saref; Mr. Carrion; Julia; Black Opal; Ebony White; Commissioner Dolan; Tessa; Molly
Synopsis
Wallaby Bob and his friends try to sell the stolen Skull of Numbudgee.

The Spirit Gallery (Table of Contents: 30)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

The Spirit / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Colors
Angus McKie (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

The Spirit / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Will Eisner (credited)
Inks
Mark Schultz (credited)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

The Spirit / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Brian Bolland (credited) (signed as BOLLAND [Large B, Reversed N])
Inks
Brian Bolland (credited) (signed as BOLLAND [Large B, Reversed N])
Colors
C. S. Fossett (credited as Chris Shadoian)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

The Spirit / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Will Eisner (credited)
Inks
William Stout (credited)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Prof. Virgil Blansten
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

The Spirit / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Paul Chadwick (credited)
Inks
John Nyberg (credited)
Colors
Angus McKie (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Irene Weston
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

The Spirit / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tim Bradstreet (credited)
Inks
Tim Bradstreet (credited)
Colors
Grant Goleash (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

The Spirit / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pete Poplaski (credited) (signed as Poplaski)
Inks
Pete Poplaski (credited) (signed as Poplaski)
Colors
C. S. Fossett (credited as Chris Shadoian)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Ellen Dolan
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

The Spirit / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mark A. Nelson (credited as Mark Nelson) (signed as M A Nelson)
Inks
Mark A. Nelson (credited as Mark Nelson) (signed as M A Nelson)
Colors
Tom Martin (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

The Spirit / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Estes (credited)
Inks
John Estes (credited)
Colors
John Estes

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]

Indexer Notes

cover for unpublished issue The Spirit: The New Adventures #9

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

The Spirit / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Moebius (credited) (signed as Moebius)
Inks
Moebius (credited) (signed as Moebius)
Colors
Moebius (credited) (signed as Moebius)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

The Spirit / illustration / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
Will Eisner (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]

Indexer Notes

Eisner's pencil sketches for covers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

The Spirit / illustration / 6 pages (report information)

Pencils
Will Eisner (credited)
Inks
Will Eisner (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Thorne Strand; Commissioner Dolan; Ellen Dolan

Indexer Notes

Six pages of classic Spirit stories.

About the Creators (Table of Contents: 43)

text article / 5 pages (report information)

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?
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography

Also From Dark Horse Books (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Will Eisner (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

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  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Spirit
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Will Eisner's The Spirit
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Sharing the Blue Mask Wasn't Easy
  7. 6. The Most Important Meal
    The Spirit
  8. 7. Force of Arms
    The Spirit
  9. 8. Gossip and Gertrude Granch
    The Spirit
  10. 9. The Return of Mink Stole
    The Spirit
  11. 10. Sunday in the Park with St. George
    The Spirit
  12. 11. Spinx the Jinx in The Game of Life
    The Spirit
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. Last Night I Dreamed of Dr. Cobra
    The Spirit
  15. 14. Ellen's Stalker
    The Spirit
  16. 15. The Samovar of Shooshnipoor
    The Spirit
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. The Weapon
    The Spirit
  19. 18. Dr. Broca von Bitelbaum
    The Spirit
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
  21. 20. Cursed Beauty
    The Spirit
  22. 21. Swami Ashtibubu
    The Spirit
  23. 22. Baby Eichbergh
    The Spirit
  24. 23. Golf Anyone?
    The Spirit
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
  26. 25. The Pacifist
    The Spirit
  27. 26. The Ghost of Tiger Traps
    The Spirit
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
  29. 28. Sweetheart
    The Spirit
  30. 29. Black Opal
    The Spirit
  31. 30. The Spirit Gallery
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
    The Spirit
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
    The Spirit
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    The Spirit
  35. 34. [no title indexed]
    The Spirit
  36. 35. [no title indexed]
    The Spirit
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
    The Spirit
  38. 37. [no title indexed]
    The Spirit
  39. 38. [no title indexed]
    The Spirit
  40. 39. [no title indexed]
    The Spirit
  41. 40. [no title indexed]
    The Spirit
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
    The Spirit
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
    The Spirit
  44. 43. About the Creators
  45. 44. Also From Dark Horse Books
  46. 45. Will Eisner
  47. 46. [no title indexed]
  48. 47. ["In 1997, almost six decades after the character's first appearance in 1940, legendary writer and artist Will Eisner gave permission for a new series of stories to be commissioned featuring his signature creation..."]
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