([October] 2003)

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Volume
11
Price
49.95 USD; 82.95 CAD
Pages
212
On-sale date
2003-08-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC Comics
ISBN
1-56389-989-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941224718 01111
Editing
Dale Crain
Color
Full Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding
Hardcover with Dustjacket
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing

Issue Notes

Most credits from the notes of Cat Yronwode (printed in Kitchen Sink's Spirit Magazines) and Lou Mougin. According to Martin O'Hearn who has access to Bill Woolfolk's records. http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/, Woolfolk's last Spirit script was written in October 1944. Therefore it is very unlikely there are any Woolfolk scripts in this volume.

Don Komisarow and Lou Fine formed an art studio together and went into the commerical art business around this time. Therefore Fine stopped relying on Quality to get his stories inked and relied on the much more consistent Komisarow.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Robin King ?
Inks
Robin King ?
Colors
Digital Chameleon; Jamison

Genre
adventure
Reprints

The Spirit Was Willing, But... (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Michael T. Gilbert
Pencils
Lou Fine; Will Eisner
Inks
Lou Fine; Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Keywords
criticism

Indexer Notes

Illustrated with the cover from Hit Comics (Quality Comics, 1940 series) #17 and the splash pages from The Spirit (Register and Tribune Syndicate, 1940 series) #7/1/1945, #12/16/1945, and #12/23/1945.

The Amato Gang (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Jack Cole ?
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ebony; Dolan; Spirit
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Bob Hughes. It seems strange that there would be a Cole script drawn by Lou Fine, but there it is. Perhaps Cole simply didn't have time to finish it.

[Elbows and Cheesecake] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Elbows; Cheescake; Ruffy; Squawks; Dolan; Ebony
Reprints

Indexer Notes

formerly ascribed to Bill Woolfolk.

[The Millionth Customer] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Manly Wade Wellman ?
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jed Peters; Mae Morris; Dolan; Ebony; Mr. Bander
Synopsis
Jed Peters is ready to propose. Then all of a sudden he's shot dead. Why??
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Bob Hughes. (Formerly ascribed to William Woolfolk).

[Caressa] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dolan; Ellen; Caressa; Victoire
Reprints

[Mr. Grifty Goes Straight] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Bumps Tolver; Grifty; Dolan; Ebony; Spirit
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Bob Hughes.

The Kuttup Shop (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Manly Wade Wellman ?
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Scroungy; Stony; Rinkey; Spirit; Dolan; Ebony
Reprints

Eye, Feets and Lock (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Joseph Millard ?
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Eye; Feet Foster;Ebony; The Spirit; Dolan; The Lock; Benny; Mrs. Gilders
Reprints

Indexer Notes

writer id by Bob Hughes. Formerly Manly Wade Wellman.

[The Vickram Forgery] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Dolan; Vickram; Joe Forey; Ellen; Ebony
Reprints

Indexer Notes

writer id by Bob Hughes. Formerly Bill Woolfolk.

Mobar's Comet (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Manly Wade Wellman ?
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dolan; Spirit; Mobar; Thorbin; Mills
Reprints

Cookie (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils
Robin King ?
Inks
Robin King ?
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Sparling; Cookie; Spirit; Ellen; Ebony
Reprints

[The Durand Gang] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ebony; Dolan; Spirit; Durand; Mrs. Durand
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Bob Hughes. Formerly Bill Woolfolk.

[Madame Larna's Crystal Ball] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Dolan; Madame Larna; Turak
Reprints

Mr. Martin's Pistols (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Dolan; Ebony; Joshua Martin; Light-Fingered Harry
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script previously credited to Manly Wade Wellman. I'm not seeing anything that links this to Wellman's style. No ellipses or sentence fragments or any of his favorite words. Expressions like MMMRRFFF and GWFF GAW MOT are not associated with any of the standard authors expected in this era of the Spirit.

[The Case of the Missing Undertaker] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dolan; Ellen Dolan; Spirit; Lardy Attery; Mopey; Lycroft
Reprints

[Jason Ghor Is Innocent] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Manly Wade Wellman ?
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Martin DeMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Schnozz Devers; Ebony; Dolan
Synopsis
A mysterious figure tries to convince the Spirit he is dead.
Reprints

[Jonas Dubrick's Plan] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Ebony; Jonas Dubrick; F. Z. Spandrill; Lona Loris
Synopsis
The Spirit is the last to call a man who was killed by his telephone.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Bob Hughes. Formerly Bill Woolfolk.

[Nitro] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Trovell; Nitro; Dolan; Meadows; Crabshaw
Reprints

[Death, South American Style] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Manly Wade Wellman ?
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Johnny Carter; Burby Linn; Drover; Ebony; Dolan
Reprints

[Vaudeville Vinnie] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Ebony; Dolan; Ellen Dolan; Vaudeville Vinnie; Boss Welch
Synopsis
The Spirit appears to have gone mad, and thinks he's Don Juan.
Reprints

[Triton and Josie] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Triton; Curner; Josie; Ebony; Dolan
Reprints

Indexer Notes

writer id by Bob Hughes. Formerly Bill Woolfolk

[Spelvin's School for Actors] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ebony; Scarlett; Brutus; Ellen Dolan; Murgatroyd; George Spelvin; Kippy Van Scumwater
Synopsis
The Spirit breaks up crime at an acting school.
Reprints

[Soapy Keeps It Clean] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Soapy; Dolan; Ellen Dolan; Spirit; Ebony
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Formerly ascribed to Bill Woolfolk.

The Alibi Factory (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine; Quality Staff
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Havery; Dolan; Ebony; Spirit; Alibi; Jola
Reprints

The Strange Case of the Two $5.00 Bills (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Joseph Millard
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ebony; Spirit; Mr. Tom Budd; Mr. Wheel; Gerald Dill; Oliver Hine
Synopsis
A mystery man tries to escape from wealth into poverty.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Bob Hughes. Formerly Manly Wade Wellman

[Derry Mortlock] (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Ellen Dolan; Dolan; Ebony; Derry Mortlock; Colonel Mortlock; Kobold
Reprints

The Christmas Spirit of 1945: Horton J. Winklenod (Table of Contents: 27)

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
Horton J. Winklenod; Spirit; Dolan; Soups; Killer Cobra's widow; Buggsy Mandone; Ebony; Ellen
Synopsis
The Spirit doesn't fight crime on Christmas, but leaves it to higher powers.
Reprints

The Return of the Villains of '42 (Table of Contents: 28)

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
Mr Fly (last appearance: 1/11/42); Hush the Whisperer (3/8/42); Goopleclutch & Mickleholler (2/8/42); The Squid (4/5/42); Dolan; Ebony; Spirit; Ellen
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Spirit
  2. 1. The Spirit Was Willing, But...
  3. 2. The Amato Gang
    The Spirit
  4. 3. [Elbows and Cheesecake]
    The Spirit
  5. 4. [The Millionth Customer]
    The Spirit
  6. 5. [Caressa]
    The Spirit
  7. 6. [Mr. Grifty Goes Straight]
    The Spirit
  8. 7. The Kuttup Shop
    The Spirit
  9. 8. Eye, Feets and Lock
    The Spirit
  10. 9. [The Vickram Forgery]
    The Spirit
  11. 10. Mobar's Comet
    The Spirit
  12. 11. Cookie
    The Spirit
  13. 12. [The Durand Gang]
    The Spirit
  14. 13. [Madame Larna's Crystal Ball]
    The Spirit
  15. 14. Mr. Martin's Pistols
    The Spirit
  16. 15. [The Case of the Missing Undertaker]
    The Spirit
  17. 16. [Jason Ghor Is Innocent]
    The Spirit
  18. 17. [Jonas Dubrick's Plan]
    The Spirit
  19. 18. [Nitro]
    The Spirit
  20. 19. [Death, South American Style]
    The Spirit
  21. 20. [Vaudeville Vinnie]
    The Spirit
  22. 21. [Triton and Josie]
    The Spirit
  23. 22. [Spelvin's School for Actors]
    The Spirit
  24. 23. [Soapy Keeps It Clean]
    The Spirit
  25. 24. The Alibi Factory
    The Spirit
  26. 25. The Strange Case of the Two $5.00 Bills
    The Spirit
  27. 26. [Derry Mortlock]
    The Spirit
  28. 27. The Christmas Spirit of 1945: Horton J. Winklenod
    The Spirit
  29. 28. The Return of the Villains of '42
    The Spirit
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes