([October] 2004)

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Volume
14
Price
49.95 USD; 76.95 CAD
Pages
196
On-sale date
2004-08-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC Comics
ISBN
1-4012-0158-X Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941224718 01411
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

Most data from the columns written by Cat Yronwode and Dave Schreiner in the various Kitchen Sink Spirit comic books. Additional information about the collected edition provided by Scott Nichols.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spirit / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
Jamison

Genre
adventure
Characters
P'Gell
Reprints

Introduction (Table of Contents: 1)

The Spirit / text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Vance
Pencils
Will Eisner
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Keywords
criticism

Perfect Crime (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
John Spranger?
Inks
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Martin deMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Baxter; Maggie; Spirit; Dolan
Synopsis
Baxter shoots the Spirit. Then he and Maggie escape to a South Sea island where they drive each other crazy.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

remake of 4/13/41 adventure

Saree (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Martin DeMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Saree Raymond(intro); P'Gell; Miss Vitriola; Roger Raymond; Dolan; Spirit; Inchly 3rd
Synopsis
Saree is a student at Miss Vitriola's school. Her father announces he's going to marry P'Gell. Then Miss Vitriola dies. But Saree, who is a match for P'Gell in every way, does not want a new mother around, any more than she wanted Miss Vitriola.
Reprints

School for Girls (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Martin deMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Saree; P'Gell; Lady McBeth; Dolan; Inchly 3rd; Picar; Spirit
Synopsis
P'Gell asks for the Spirit's help because she thinks some one is trying to murder her husband and frame her, but which one of her past victims is responsible?
Reprints

The Partner (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Martin deMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Joshua Skinch; Joe Daws; Ebony; Spirit; Debit P. Quarters; Dolan
Synopsis
Daws and Skinch are partners. Whichever one bumps the other off first gets to keep the money, unless the accountant bumps them both off first.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Skinch is arrested for the Spirit's murder, but the judge rules that the Spirit is not officially alive and lets him go.

The Cosmic Answer (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
John Spranger
Inks
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Martin DeMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
McDool; Spirit; Dolan; Niechevo; Murmansk Manny; Wisky Weezil; Ellen; Ebony
Synopsis
Niechevo and Murmansk Manny are on a mission to America with the Cosmic Answer to the atomic bomb.
Then Murmansk disappears.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Murmansk Manny sings "Every Little Bug".

Mad Moes (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Martin deMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Lizard; Stud Sharpe; Mad Moes (a river); The Spirit; Queeny
Synopsis
The government wants to build a dam, but the Lizard's property isn't on any map, so they can't buy him out, and Stud Sharpe thinks it will be a great place for a gambling den.
Reprints

Fat Looie (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Martin deMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ebony (feature); Pierpont; Fat Looie; Dolan; Spirit
Synopsis
Pierpont and Ebony decide they want to become racing touts.
Reprints

Heel Scalopini (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Martin deMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Joe Scallopini; Julius Caesar (not that one); Ellen; Spirit; Bowie Nyffe; Dolan
Synopsis
Caesar's supporters will stop at nothing to keep him in office. But the Spirit convinces Caesar to come clean.
Reprints

A Granule of Time (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Martin deMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Silken Floss (intro);Dr. Ward Wilmore; August Lateur; Spirit; Dolan
Synopsis
Ward Wilmore tries to convince August Lateur that he's from the future. He and Silken Floss want August Lateur's theory of molecular arrangement.
Reprints

Silken Floss, M.D. (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Martin deMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Silken Floss; Spirit; Ellen; Dr. Quaver; Dolan; Ebony; Peter Parlay
Synopsis
Floss tries to trick the Spirit into marrying her, by switching a marriage license for some hospital papers he thought he signed.
Reprints

Hoagy the Yogi Part One (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Martin deMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ebony (feature); Hoagy the Yogi; Spirit; Dolan; Lieut. Grey (intro); Fabulous Frank; Skinny Flint
Synopsis
Ebony runs away because he thinks the Spirit is married and hooks up with a fake fakir called Hoagy the Yogi. The Spirit hooks up with a black police detective to track Ebony down.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"Every Lil Bug" sung in the last panel.

Hoagy the Yogi Part Two (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Martin deMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ebony (feature); Hogy the Yogi; Ellen; Dolan; Spirit; Sly Snead
Synopsis
Story is told in pantomime. Ebony sends postcards from his trip to India with Hoagy the Yogi. The postcards provide the only captions.
Reprints

April Fool (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Martin deMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Sylvie Vault; Byline; Dolan; Roger Deficit; Avery Vault; Spirit; Digit Talis
Synopsis
Newspaper reporter Byline loves practical jokes, so he plants a false obituary in the paper. And then every word of it comes true.
Reprints

Pinhead (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Martin deMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Pinhead; Sylvie Vault; Digit Tallis; Spirit
Synopsis
Sylvie Vault was declared innocent of the death of her husband and her lover (last week)but the Spirit figures fate will trip her up sooner or later. Meanwhile, Pinhead is a monster with the soul of a poet.
Reprints

Escape (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Martin deMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Rabbit O'Hare; Garters; Motors; Loophole; Bullets Rodd; Sonny Boyed; Cracker Barrel; Lifty; Spirit; Ebony
Synopsis
Rabbit O'Hare, Sonny Boyed and Cracker Barrel escape from prison only to find old "friends" have been waiting to settle up.
Reprints

Be Bop (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Martin deMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ebony (feature); Teebo (intro); Tailgate Smear (intro); Cussed Cal; Spirit; Dolan; Sigmund Toskowsky
Synopsis
Ebony wants to get a jazz group onto an international radio broadcast, but their piano man has been "kidnapped". Only problem is Teebo doesn't want to be rescued. He's actually making money at his new gig.
Reprints

Every Little Bug (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
Will Eisner (words); Bill Harr (music)
Pencils
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Martin deMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ebony (feature); Ellen; Dolan; Spirit; Rosie Lee; Coyle Wylie; Mr. Tinkle; Sam Shamus
Synopsis
The Spirit owes back taxes on his estate, so Ellen decided to open a real detective office for him. And Ebony writes a song for his gal.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"Every Little Bug" (complete song with music)

The Fix (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Martin DeMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Thyroid Shale; Shuttle; Flummer; Nokker; Monk; Yappy Poacher; Spirit; Dolan; Longchance; Lonny
Synopsis
The Spirit investigates illegal betting on the local minor league nine.
Reprints

The Fortune (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Martin DeMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Horace Eden; Miss Eden; Spirit; Dolan
Synopsis
Horace is out to kill his cousin for the inheritance, but she's so beside herself with terror, she thinks the Spirit is her cousin and spends seven pages trying to kill the Spirit while he's trying to save her life. Like Dolan says "Somehow it just doesn't make sense."
Reprints

Saree Falls in Love (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Martin DeMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Saree Raymond; P'Gell; Dr. Bigelow; Rattler; Dolan; Gilhooly
Synopsis
Saree runs away to a life of crime and gets mixed up with the Rattler who the Spirit's trying to catch.
Reprints

Il Duce's Locket (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Martin DeMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
P'Gell; Saree; Bandito; Ebopny; Dolan; Spirit; Bigelow; Stiletto
Synopsis
P'Gell apparently has Il Duce's locket, which contains that map to his treasure vault and half of Italy has come to America to get it back.
Reprints

Circus of Crime (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Martin DeMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ebony (feature); Teebo; Ellen; Dolan; Spirit; Raul; Peerett; Jake; Mo; Joe and Bo; Moxel the Mighty
Synopsis
Ebony is accused of stealing money from a charity event run by Ellen. Entire story takes place during a circus performance.
Reprints

No Spirit Story Today (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Martin DeMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Will Eisner; Spirit; Ebony; Dolan; Junior; Madman Mike
Synopsis
Eisner is abducted by the villain in the Spirit story, so he can't finish it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Eisner is captured by one of his own villains. A great commentary on fans, parents and violence.

Black Gold (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Martin DeMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Abu ben Adim; Hanash; Ali; Spirit; P'Gell
Synopsis
Two brothers fight over their oily inheritance, and for the hand of P'Gell. As usual, both end up dead.
Reprints

Hangly Hollyer Mansion (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Martin DeMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ebony; Pierpont; Hangly Hollyer; Hubert Hollyer; Sarah
Synopsis
Sarah tells Ebony the story of how she's waited for decades for the Hollyer's to decide which one will marry her. And how she's repeatedly tried to kill Hubert to help Hangly make up his mind.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Spirit appears in two panels.

Whiffenpoof!! (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Martin DeMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Robert Merrill; Ebony; Ellen; Dolan; Spirit; Campus Gootch; Gasher
Synopsis
Ebony talks famous opera singer Robert Merrill into debuting his song, "Every Little Bug". However, Merrill also plans to sing the "Whiffenpoof Song" and the men of Hale will not allow it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Robert Merrill sings "Every Little Bug". The Whiffenpoof song is associated with Yale University and is of obscure origins, although the name Whiffenpoof comes from the Broadway show, "Little Nemo".

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spirit
  2. 1. Introduction
    The Spirit
  3. 2. Perfect Crime
    The Spirit
  4. 3. Saree
    The Spirit
  5. 4. School for Girls
    The Spirit
  6. 5. The Partner
    The Spirit
  7. 6. The Cosmic Answer
    The Spirit
  8. 7. Mad Moes
    The Spirit
  9. 8. Fat Looie
    The Spirit
  10. 9. Heel Scalopini
    The Spirit
  11. 10. A Granule of Time
    The Spirit
  12. 11. Silken Floss, M.D.
    The Spirit
  13. 12. Hoagy the Yogi Part One
    The Spirit
  14. 13. Hoagy the Yogi Part Two
    The Spirit
  15. 14. April Fool
    The Spirit
  16. 15. Pinhead
    The Spirit
  17. 16. Escape
    The Spirit
  18. 17. Be Bop
    The Spirit
  19. 18. Every Little Bug
    The Spirit
  20. 19. The Fix
    The Spirit
  21. 20. The Fortune
    The Spirit
  22. 21. Saree Falls in Love
    The Spirit
  23. 22. Il Duce's Locket
    The Spirit
  24. 23. Circus of Crime
    The Spirit
  25. 24. No Spirit Story Today
    The Spirit
  26. 25. Black Gold
    The Spirit
  27. 26. Hangly Hollyer Mansion
    The Spirit
  28. 27. Whiffenpoof!!
    The Spirit
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  • Bob Hughes
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