([December] 2004)

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Volume
15
Price
49.95 USD; 76.95 CAD
Pages
204
On-sale date
2004-11-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC Comics
ISBN
1-4012-0162-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941224718 01511
Editing
Dale Crain
Color
Full Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding
Hardcover with Dustjacket
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing

Issue Notes

Credits mostly from articles by Cat Yronwode and Dave Schreiner in the Kitchen Sink Spirit magazines and comics.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
Jamison

Genre
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Spirit / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script
N. C. Christopher Couch
Pencils
Will Eisner
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Keywords
criticism

Wanted (Table of Contents: 2)

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
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Octopus; Mortimer J. Titmouse; Spirit; Dolan
Synopsis
Mortimer J. Titmouse gives the formula for the atom bomb to the Octopus.
Reprints

The Spirit's Favorite Fairy Tales for Juvenile Delinquents: Hanzel und Gretel (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
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Fosgnov Slash; Minnie the Mink; Hanzel; Gretel; Spirit; Wendy the Witch; Dolan; Ellen; Ebony
Synopsis
Fosgnov and his wife Minnie aren't making much money in the crime business, so they high-tail it out of Central City leaving their children behind.
Wendy the fence, decides to burn the children with the rest of the evidence.
Reprints

Li'l Adam (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner (pg 6 mostly by Jules Feiffer)
Inks
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Al Slapp; Li'l Adam; Elmer Hay; Hector Ghoul; Matrix
Synopsis
Cartoonist Al Slapp, creator of Li'l Adam lies near death, stabbed with an inking brush. Which of his rivals is behind this dirty deed?
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parodies of Li'l Abner, Dick Tracy, and Little Orphan Annie included.

The Lamp (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
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ebony; Pierpont; Roscoe; Spirit; Ellen; Dolan; Pinchy; The Genie
Synopsis
Roscoe is looking for a lost treasure, and he's bought a magic lamp from Ebony to help him find it.
Reprints

Competition (Table of Contents: 6)

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
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
P'Gell; Saree; Officer Sam Klink (intro); Toothpaste; Spirit; Giffy; Twinch
Synopsis
P'Gell rents her school out to a bunch of crooks to help pay the mortgage but they double-cross her. Saree works her charms on rookie patrolman Klink to get him to come to the rescue.
Reprints

Sign of the Octopus (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
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Octopus; Klink; Spirit; Dolan; Spider Webb; Ebony; Crusher
Reprints

The Picnic (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
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Klink; Octopus; Gasher; Ellen; Dolan; Ebony
Synopsis
Ellen drags the Spirit off on a picnic, leaving Klink behind to set his own trap for the Octopus.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Ebony and Klink sing "Evry Li'l Bug"

Showdown with the Octopus (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
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Octopus (dies); Spirit; Crusher; Dolan; Klink
Synopsis
The Spirit and the Octopus meet in final showdown, a confrontation which leaves the Spirit blind.
Reprints

Blind (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
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ebony (feature); Klink; Dolan; Bugg-Eye; Little Snead; Murder McCoy; Ellen; Rubber Lips
Synopsis
Although blind, the Spirit insists on continuing his war on crime.
Reprints

A Killer at Large (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
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Klink; Ward Healy (intro); Roger (intro-a dog); Dolan; Ebony; Spirit; Mr. Bowser
Synopsis
Klink arrests a dog for murder. The Spirit is still blind.
Reprints

Into the Light (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
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Carrion; Julia: Silken Floss; Spirit; Roger; Dolan; Ebony
Synopsis
The Spirit recovers his sight, but not before he's kidnapped by Carrion, who wants Silken Floss to help him develop a new wonder drug that will make him rich.
Reprints

End of the S.S. Raven (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner (layouts)
Inks
Jerry Grandenetti (finished art)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Muller; Hauser; Spirit
Synopsis
The Spirit battles a ghost ship.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Grandenetti verified by Eisner in Kitchen Sink Spirit 22(August 1986).

U.F.O. (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
Abe Kanegson; typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Awsome Bells; Man from Mars; Flash Feeny; Dolan; Spirit; Ebony; Snifter; Looy
Synopsis
Awsome Bells is based on Orson Welles, banished to Hollywood after his hoax Martian invasion broadcast. Bells is beside himself when he meets a real Martian. Especially after the Martian kills press agent Flash Feeny.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first UFO was seen on June 24, 1947 near Mt. Ranier Washington. The designation U.F.O. supposedly didn't come into circulation until 1952. (?) This is probably the very first comic book story about U.F.O.s. The version reprinted in this volume includes the addition of "UFO" at the bottom of the story's splash page in very large lettering (completely absent on the original printing). Additionally, newer typeset text appears at the bottom of Page 7, referencing events from later decades.

The Spirit's Favorite Fairy Tales for Juvenile Delinquents: Cinderella (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
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ma Harridan; Prudence; Desire; Cinderella; Klink; Mr. and Mrs. Snaky; Spirit; Ellen; Dolan
Synopsis
Mr. And Mrs. Snaky help Cinderella go to the Policeman's ball on the condition that she help them break into the Eagle National Bank at midnight.
Reprints

Mr. McDool (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
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Mr McDool; Satin; Hildie; Soho Sander; Dolan; Lord Elby
Synopsis
Croyd's will insure anything, even blackmail papers. But will Satin, Croyd's agent or no, kill to protect her chances of marriage to Lord Elby?
Reprints

Doppelganger (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
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Joe Jones; Joe Jones; Spirit; Dolan; Klink
Synopsis
Jo Jones' life seems to be entwined with a mysterious stranger who appears to be his exact duplicate!
Reprints

The Hallowe'en Spirit of 1947: The Burning of P.S. 43 (Table of Contents: 18)

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
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Hazel P MacBeth (intro); Ward Healy; Ebony; Hubert Loophole; Spirit; Dolan; Firebug Butts; Loophole
Synopsis
The kids challenge Hazel to prove she's a real witch by making the school burn down. Or did Ward Healy do it? One thing's for sure, he's not the one who's going to burn at the stake.
Reprints
Keywords
Halloween

The Criminal (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
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Klink; Mike Mayhem; Ebony; Sawbuck; Titus; Pinchy; Shifty; Bernie; Uncle Benny; Dolan; Spirit
Synopsis
Sawbuck is upset that his gang's clubhouse has been condemned- so he lets the gang talk him into shooting Klink.
Reprints

Mr Bowser's Election (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
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ward Healy; Klink; Ebony; Mr. Bowser; Mayor Blast; Bonehead Baker; Dolan; Spirit
Synopsis
When Mayor Blast "attempts suicide" the veteran's party tries to run Officer Klink agains Ward Healy's candidate.
Reprints

The Fighting Machine (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
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Nasdrov; Ellen; Mrs. Butterball; Dr. Bones; Ebony; Dolan; Klink; Resin
Synopsis
The Spirit battles a killer boxer in the ring for charity.
Reprints
Keywords
boxing

Money, Money (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
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
P'Gell; Saree; Mr. Quinse; Ahmed the Trader; Spirit; Dolan
Synopsis
Mr. Quinse tries to get P'Gell to default on her mortgage by telling her pupils' mothers about her past.
Reprints

Slippery Eall (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
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Slippery Eall (intro, modelled on Eisner); Bellows (Kanegson); Dapperish (Grandenetti); Spirit; Warden Barrs; Dolan; Ebony
Synopsis
The Spirit is at the state prison waiting for a rumored jail break.
Reprints

Death of Hugo (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
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Powder (intro); Mouser; Spirit; Hugo; Eisner
Synopsis
Mouser kills Hugo so they don't have to split the loot, but then Hugo kills Mouser and frames Powder, but isn't Hugo already dead?
Reprints

Snow (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
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Slippery Eall (Eisner); Bellows (Kanegson); Dapperish (Grandenetti); P.S.; Dolan; Ebony; Goldbrick
Synopsis
Three hoods try to bargain with Dolan for a pardon in exchange for information about a jewel robbery.
Reprints

Christmas Spirit of 1947: Joy (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
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Sammy?; P'Gell; Saree; Klink; P.S. (cameos); Spirit; Ellen; Dolan; Joy
Synopsis
Joy is a war orphan who comes to America to start a new life.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Told in 7 full page panels, with accompanying poetic narrative.

Umbrella Handles (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
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Octopus; Spirit; Dolan; Ellen; Ebony; Sapper Sam; Baron Von Shlozz
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Spirit
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Spirit
  3. 2. Wanted
    Spirit
  4. 3. The Spirit's Favorite Fairy Tales for Juvenile Delinquents: Hanzel und Gretel
    The Spirit
  5. 4. Li'l Adam
    The Spirit
  6. 5. The Lamp
    The Spirit
  7. 6. Competition
    The Spirit
  8. 7. Sign of the Octopus
    The Spirit
  9. 8. The Picnic
    The Spirit
  10. 9. Showdown with the Octopus
    The Spirit
  11. 10. Blind
    The Spirit
  12. 11. A Killer at Large
    The Spirit
  13. 12. Into the Light
    The Spirit
  14. 13. End of the S.S. Raven
    The Spirit
  15. 14. U.F.O.
    The Spirit
  16. 15. The Spirit's Favorite Fairy Tales for Juvenile Delinquents: Cinderella
    The Spirit
  17. 16. Mr. McDool
    The Spirit
  18. 17. Doppelganger
    The Spirit
  19. 18. The Hallowe'en Spirit of 1947: The Burning of P.S. 43
    The Spirit
  20. 19. The Criminal
    The Spirit
  21. 20. Mr Bowser's Election
    The Spirit
  22. 21. The Fighting Machine
    The Spirit
  23. 22. Money, Money
    The Spirit
  24. 23. Slippery Eall
    The Spirit
  25. 24. Death of Hugo
    The Spirit
  26. 25. Snow
    The Spirit
  27. 26. Christmas Spirit of 1947: Joy
    The Spirit
  28. 27. Umbrella Handles
    The Spirit
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Bob Hughes
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