([January] 2004)

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Volume
12
Price
49.95 USD; 76.95 CAD
Pages
208
On-sale Date
2003-11-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC Comics
ISBN
1-4012-0006-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941224718 01211
Editing
Dale Crain
Color
Full color cover; Full color interior (#1-24, 26); Black and white interior with partial color (#25)
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding
Hardcover with Dustjacket
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing

Issue Notes

Credits mostly based on Cat Yronwode's text pages from the Kitchen Sink Spirit Magazine and comic book. Additional 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: 1)

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

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

Genre
biography
Keywords
criticism

Hildie and the Kid Gang (Table of Contents: 2)

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.
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Dolan's Origin of the Spirit (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Satin Returns (Table of Contents: 4)

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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Indexer Notes

This story is also known to be titled "Hildie and Satin."

The Siberian Dagger (Table of Contents: 5)

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
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The End of the World (Table of Contents: 6)

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: 7)

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.

Introducing Blubber (Table of Contents: 8)

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: 9)

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: 10)

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: 11)

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: 12)

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: 13)

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; Will Eisner ?

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. The splash page appears in this volume in revised form, as altered for an earlier reprint. At the top, hand-lettered text in Eisner's familiar style is present, replacing script originally found in the box near the bottom. Unknown if any other pages are rewritten or otherwise altered.

Yafodder's Mustache (Table of Contents: 14)

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: 15)

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: 16)

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: 17)

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 (intro); 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: 18)

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: 19)

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: 20)

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: 21)

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: 22)

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: 23)

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: 24)

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: 25)

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: 26)

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: 27)

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"

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Spirit
  2. 1. The Return of Will Eisner
    The Spirit
  3. 2. Hildie and the Kid Gang
    The Spirit
  4. 3. Dolan's Origin of the Spirit
    The Spirit
  5. 4. Satin Returns
    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. Introducing 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
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