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Volume
16
Price
49.99 USD; 76.99 CAD
Pages
204
On-sale date
2005-04-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC Comics
ISBN
1-4012-0406-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941224718 01611
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. Additional information about the collected edition provided by Scott Nichols.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
Jamison

Genre
adventure
Reprints

The Spirit of Innovation (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Michael Uslan
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Keywords
criticism

The Name Is 'Powder' (Table of Contents: 2)

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 Pouf; Bleaker Moore (Intro); Nick; Spirit; Dolan
Synopsis
Released on lack of evidence, Powder tries to bend ex-con Bleaker Moore to her will.
Reprints

The Fallen Sparrow (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
Sparrow Fallon (intro); Powder Pouf; Bleaker Moore; Mr. Fallon; Spirit; Dolan
Synopsis
Bleak wants to save Sparrow (who took the rap for her crooked father) from the clutches of Powder.
Reprints

Just One Word Made Me a Man (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
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ebony (feature); Pierpont; Brains; PS; Charlie Horse; Dropper; Moll Dropper; Mukkle; Spirit; Dolan; Klink
Synopsis
Charlie Horse, the famous muscle man, gets involved in the rackets, helping Moll Dropper and her mob force shop keepers to use her company. Meanwhile Ebony prepares for a fist fight by taking Charlie's mail-order course.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of Charles Atlas ads.

Montabaldo (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
Octopus; Mr Carrion; Julia; Fraternization H Shack; Castanet (intro); Spirit
Synopsis
A horde of supporting characters meet on an island that's just raised up out of the sea. The Spirit tries but never manages to actually get in the story.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

parody of Night on Bald Mountain

El Spirito (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
Spirit; El Muerto; Octopus; Castanet; Dolan; Ebony
Synopsis
Still in the Carribean the Spirit is recruited by a ghost to capture his treasure back from the Octopus.
Reprints

Blackmail (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
Boss Bubble; Dolan; Ebony; Spirit; Case Phingle
Synopsis
Origin retold. Boss Bubble threatens to expose the Spirit's identity unless he is given free rein. And then Bubble winds up dead, and the Spirit is accused of murder.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

In a panel at the bottom of page 7, text from an earlier reprinting appears: "© 1966 Will Eisner."

Merry Andrew (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
Merry Andrew; Spirit; Dolan; Klink; Musclehead McSneer
Synopsis
Merry Andrew challenges the Spirit to a prize fight for charity and wins. (But he cheats, of course.)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Parody of Casey at the Bat. And the Face on the Barroom Floor. Told in rhyme.

Life Below (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
Tattler Jeeke; The Worm; Spirit; Klink; Dolan
Synopsis
The Spirit chases a killer through Central City's sewers. Then a snowstorm traps them down there.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A later version of this story's splash page appears in this volume, as presented in earlier reprints. The story's title, appearing at the top of page in large lettering, was not present in the original printing.

The Return of Roger (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
Lt Grey; P.S.; Ebony (feature); Roger; Serene Mayhem (intro); Chief Blotter; Spirit; Meron; Pilfer; Ballot Mayhem
Synopsis
Lt Grey comes to Central City looking for a stolen dog. Ebony is assigned to help him. Only problem is, Ebony is the one who has the dog.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

sequel to 9/7/47 story

The Strange Case of Mrs Paraffin (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
Mrs. Paraffin; Dr. Waxel Paraffin; Dolan; Spirit
Synopsis
Mrs. Paraffin confesses to the murder of her husband, but Dolan doesn't believe her, because she made him drink a chemical that completely dissolved him.
Reprints

War Brides (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
Homacyde; Dolan; Spirit; Klink; Ellen; Kretchma
Synopsis
The Spirit captures Hamacyde and takes his place, hoping to gather enough evidence to hold him. Then Homacyde's war bride from Europe shows up.
Reprints

Tunnel (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
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Klink; Ward Healy; Spirit; Tumblers McVault; Dolan; Prof Medulla; Throttle Jones; Mike The Mole
Synopsis
Ward Healy tries to sabotage a city construction project so that his company can gain the contract.
Reprints

Ward Healy (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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ward Healy; Spirit; Dolan; Transit O'Plumb; Ebony; Hammerhead
Synopsis
Healy, having won the contract from the previous story, is now trying to figure out how to squeeze graft out of it, by placing his own man in the County Surveyor's job.
Reprints

Wild Rice (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
Wild Rice Wilder (intro); Mike Caliban; Dolan; Spirit
Synopsis
Mike Caiban tries to rob the Wilder Mansion on the day of Rice's wedding, but Rice wants a life of adventure, so she begs him to take her with him.
Reprints

The Inheritance (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
Ellen Dolan (feature); Rattsy Trapp; Spirit; Dolan; Sprocket; Ebony
Synopsis
Ellen inherits a broken down old house, but only on condition she get married.
Reprints

The O'Dolan (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
Ellen Dolan; Tim O'Leary; Muscles Shoal; Spirit; The O'Dolan; Dolan; Black Connors
Synopsis
A brief history of the Dolan family is included. Ellen continues to explore the house left to her by her uncle.
Reprints

The Torch (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
Arson Pyre; Spirit; Dolan; Eisner
Synopsis
Includes commercials for Goople's Cream, which the Spirit doesn't take kindly to.
Reprints

The Wedding (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
Bleaker Moore; Sparrow Fallon; Ellen; Spirit; Rosie; Carbine Carson; Ebony
Synopsis
Bleak calls off the wedding and Ellen wants to know why. (He's already married).
Reprints

The Job (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc (assist, backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc (assist, backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Bleaker Moore; Sparrow Fallon Moore; Spirit; Ellen; Dolan; Ebony; Dr. Ramadan; Jack Frye
Synopsis
Desperate to support his new wife, Bleak takes a job with the mysterious Dr. Ramadan (actually Faroud El Rhamid, wanted for murder.)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Andre LeBlanc verified by Eisner in Kitchen Sink Spirit 30 (4/87)

The Last Hand (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc (assist, backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc (assist, backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
J. Rollo Dyce; Meataxe Morrison; Dolan; Spirit
Synopsis
A murderer takes a job as caretaker for an old lady, unaware she's a homicidal maniac.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Andre LeBlanc verified by Will Eisner in Kitchen Sink Spirit 31, May 1987.

Assignment: Paris (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc (assist, backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc (assist, backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
P'Gell; Dolan; Don Carlos; Spirit
Synopsis
Dolan tries to get P'Gell to help him track down one of her ex-husbands.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Andre LeBlanc verified by Will Eisner in Kitchen Sink Spirit 31, May 1987.

The Emerald of Rajahpur (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc (assist, backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc (assist, backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Satin; Hildie; McDool; Spirit; Elby; Dagu
Synopsis
The Emerald of Rajahpur is missing. The police accuse Satin of killing Lord Elby. But Elby isn't dead. He's looking for the Emerald, just like everybody else.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Andre LeBlanc verified by Will Eisner in Kitchen Sink Spirit 31, May 1987.

This volume presents the story's title as "The Emerald of Rajapur," in both the text added to the top of the splash page and the book's Table of Contents. Rajapur is referred to as "Rajahpur" in the story's dialogue.

The Guilty Gun (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc (assist, backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc (assist, backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Abel Ferguson; Mrs. Ferguson; Spirit; Dolan; John Dailey
Synopsis
The Spirit has to solve a classic locked room murder case. Only problem is, it looks like the murderer died 40 years ago.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Andre LeBlanc verified by Will Eisner in Kitchen Sink Spirit 31, May 1987.

Cheap Is Cheap (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc (assist, backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc (assist, backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ebony (feature);Amos Viddeo; Sylvester Briggs; Dolan; Spirit; Emily Goodbrow; rocco Ayjiss
Synopsis
Ebony gets a job as a collections agent, so he can buy a tv set. But everybody he tries to collect from ends up dead.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Andre LeBlanc verified by Will Eisner in Kitchen Sink Spirit 32, June 1987.

A Bloodless Murder (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc (assist, backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc (assist, backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Peter Grimm; Ralph Grimm; Dolan; Spirit; Ebony
Synopsis
Peter Grimm killed his brother and will die in the electric chair, which is just what his brother wants.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Andre LeBlanc verified by Will Eisner in Kitchen Sink Spirit 32, June 1987.

The Spirit Takes a Vacation (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc (assist, backgrounds)
Inks
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc (assist, backgrounds)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ebony; Klink; Saree; Spirit; Dolan; Yogi Ahkan; Mr. Gildtree; Mrs. Gildtree
Synopsis
The Spirit goes on vacation so the rest of the cast have to fend for themselves.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Andre LeBlanc verified by Will Eisner in Kitchen Sink Spirit 32, June 1987.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Spirit
  2. 1. The Spirit of Innovation
    The Spirit
  3. 2. The Name Is 'Powder'
    The Spirit
  4. 3. The Fallen Sparrow
    The Spirit
  5. 4. Just One Word Made Me a Man
    The Spirit
  6. 5. Montabaldo
    The Spirit
  7. 6. El Spirito
    The Spirit
  8. 7. Blackmail
    The Spirit
  9. 8. Merry Andrew
    The Spirit
  10. 9. Life Below
    The Spirit
  11. 10. The Return of Roger
    The Spirit
  12. 11. The Strange Case of Mrs Paraffin
    The Spirit
  13. 12. War Brides
    The Spirit
  14. 13. Tunnel
    The Spirit
  15. 14. Ward Healy
    The Spirit
  16. 15. Wild Rice
    The Spirit
  17. 16. The Inheritance
    The Spirit
  18. 17. The O'Dolan
    The Spirit
  19. 18. The Torch
    The Spirit
  20. 19. The Wedding
    The Spirit
  21. 20. The Job
    The Spirit
  22. 21. The Last Hand
    The Spirit
  23. 22. Assignment: Paris
    The Spirit
  24. 23. The Emerald of Rajahpur
    The Spirit
  25. 24. The Guilty Gun
    The Spirit
  26. 25. Cheap Is Cheap
    The Spirit
  27. 26. A Bloodless Murder
    The Spirit
  28. 27. The Spirit Takes a Vacation
    The Spirit
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