([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
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 Spirt / 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 Spirt / 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 Spirt
  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 Spirt
  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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