(March 1967)

Harvey, 1966 Series
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1966-12-15
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Harvey Hits, Inc.
Brand
Giant Size Harvey Thriller
Editing
Leon Harvey

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1966 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spirit / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
adventure
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Octopus: The Life Story of the King of Crime (Table of Contents: 1)

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.
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The Spirit Answers Your Mail (Table of Contents: 2)

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: 3)

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.
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[The Deadly Comic Book] (Table of Contents: 4)

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.
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The Spirit Lab [The Man From MSD] (Table of Contents: 5)

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.
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Indexer Notes

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

[Rudy the Barber] (Table of Contents: 6)

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.
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The Story of Sam, the Saucer That Wanted To Fly (Table of Contents: 7)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
drama; fantasy-supernatural
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.
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Keywords
fable

[Sam Chapparell] (Table of Contents: 8)

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.
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[La Cucaracha] (Table of Contents: 9)

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.
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[The Halloween Spirit of 1948--Ellen Meets Hazel] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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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
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