([February] 2007)

DC, 2000 Series
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Volume
20
Price
49.99 USD; 69.99 CAD
Pages
204
On-sale date
2006-12-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC Comics
ISBN
978-1-4012-0781-6; 1-4012-0781-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941224718 02011
Editing
Scott Nybakken
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit
Reprints

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

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

Script
John Benson
Pencils
Will Eisner

Fan Mail (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Sammy; Dolan; Spirit; Ellen; Thorne; Monica Veto;Autumn Mews; Satin; Sally of the Islands; Lilly Lotus; P'Gell (all cameo flashbacks)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

pg 4 is a reprint from 1/26/47

Sand Saref (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Sand Saref; Spirit; Sammy; Dolan; Spangles
Synopsis
flashback to Denny Colt's childhood and his friend Sand who he tried to turn from the wild life of the dark side.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pg 4-7 originally done for unpublished John Law story

Bring in Sand Saref (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Sand Saref; Spirit; Dolan; Dr. Vitriol; Sammy
Synopsis
Sand has the formula for a dangerous virus and the Spirit has to bring her in.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pg 1 original splash pg for John Law story, pg 2-7 originally pgs 6-11

The Predictions of Druid Peer (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
PS; Sammy; Druid Peer; Muley Trayn; Spirit; Klink; the Old Hag
Synopsis
The Old Hag tells Muley Trayn to beware of snow.
Reprints

Ratt Trapp (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
Jerry Grandenetti
Colors
?
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Willum Waif (intro); Spirit; Rat Trapp; Tommy Roccs; Mr. Jonas
Synopsis
Explores children's fascination with criminals.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

originally pgs 1,3-8 of a John Law story

Nickles Nerser (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Dolan; Nickles Nerser; The Look Alike Boys; Clutch
Synopsis
The Spirit is wanted for assault and attempted murder.
Reprints

Roller Derby (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Bascome Birch; Waxie Tallow; Rolla Ball; Sammy
Synopsis
Waxie Tallow wants Rolla to throw the Derby, but Bascome the camera man is in love with her and wants to stop him from ruining her life.
Reprints

The Half Dead Mr Lox (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti
Colors
?
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Willum Waif; Mr. Gibbet; Garfield Lox; Spirit; Dolan
Synopsis
Mr. Lox is dead, but he won't rest until his murderer Mr. Gibbet is apprehended.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

orignally intended for a Nubbin newspaper insert. Nubbin was renamed Willum Waif for this version, and John Law became the Spirit.

Blood of the Earth (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jewel of Gezah (intro); Sand Saref; Doctor Gregg; Ali Bey; Fwani Bey
Synopsis
Sand Saref and the Spirit contend for a fabulous diamond while Ali Bey looks for his long lost daughter
Reprints

Indexer Notes

rewrite of 7/20/41 story

Sammy and Delilah (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
adventure
Characters
Sammy (feature); Delilah; Dolan; Syko T. Somatic; Philly Steame; Lion McRoar
Synopsis
Dr. Somatic hypnotises Sammy into believing he has super-strength, but Delilah tempts him with lemon meringue pie.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Spirit still in the Orient-not in this story. Paramount Pictures threatened to sue Eisner for defamation over this parody of their picture Samson and Delilah, but ultimately nothing came of it.

The Jewel (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Jewel of Gezah; Mr Carrion; Julia; Sand Saref; Mr. Ark; Captain Skroob
Synopsis
The Spirit tries to bring the Jewel back to Central City, but Sand and her cohorts try to stop him. But Captain Skroob has his own master plan and leaves them all stranded on an uncharted island.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

splash originally cover to unpublished John Law comic book

Carrion (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jewel of Gezah; Mr Carrion; Sand Saref; Col. Ark
Synopsis
Trapped on an island, the unstable party of mis-adventurers soon become completely unhinged.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

continued from previous adventure

The Island (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Jewel of Gezah; Sand Saref; Archie Flye
Synopsis
Sand and the Spirit are adrift at sea on a raft. Soon they land on a new island where they meet the Spirit's old enemy Archie Flye.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

continued from previous adventure

Water (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Slim Mozzle; Dolan; Klink; Rudolph the Red-Nosed Rainmaker; Shirley Mozzle
Synopsis
Slim has corned the market on bottled water, Rudolph is a rain maker. Together they can make a fortune in drought ridden Central City.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Central City story- no spirit

Rescue (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Will Eisner ?
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jewel of Gezah; Sand Saref; Archie Flye; Spirit; Sammy; Marx Kaufman; Gustave; Ellen; Dolan; Dr. Byzantine
Synopsis
Flye and his band of pirates attempt to capture the Spirit, but fail. All ends (well?) as the Spirit returns to Central City to face Ellen after spending weeks alone on a desert island with Sand Saref.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Spirit wears socks in this story! Story is not on Feiffer's list.

...Taxes and the Spirit (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dolan; Spirit; Ellen; Sammy
Synopsis
The IRS wants to know why the Spirit has never filed a tax return.
Reprints

A Day at the Zoo (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Jules Feiffer (layouts); Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
no Spirit in this story (well, one panel). Milton; Mrs. Karns; Dolan
Reprints

Wanted: Dangerous Job (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Bridget Doon; Sammy; Dolan; Spirit; Sandy Doon; Spartan Dirk
Synopsis
Spirit goes to Near East to earn money
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Every Little Bug featured

Pito (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Will Eisner (p1); Andre LeBlanc (2-7)
Pencils
Will Eisner (p1); Andre LeBlanc (2-7)
Inks
Will Eisner (p1); Andre LeBlanc (2-7)
Colors
?
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Abu Ram; Mohamet the Tiger; Lil Pandit
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Spirit still in the East, story originally prepared for the unpublished Kewpies (Will Eisner, 1949 series) #2.

The Robbery (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Sammy (feature); Dolan; Thumbs
Synopsis
Sammy lets one of the Links bank robbers move into the Spirit's hideout.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

no Spirit in this story

Big Arky (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Big Arky; Mona; Spirit
Synopsis
cont from previous week, now in Egypt. Big Arky has millions from the Links robbery hidden in his wheel chair..and is safe in Egypt...until he runs into the Spirit.
Reprints

The Good Old Days (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Will Eisner (1-3); Tex Blaisdell (3-7)
Inks
Will Eisner (1-3); Tex Blaisdell (3-7)
Colors
?
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Sammy; Spirit (cameo); Dolan; Ty Cobb; Bill Donovan; Sam Crawford; Rube Waddell; Jimmy Dygert
Synopsis
Dolan tells Sammy a story about back when real men played baseball. The Tigers battle the Athletics for 16 innings back in September 1907 only to have the game called on account of darkness.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

originally done for Baseball Comics (Will Eisner, 1949 series).

Alligator Farm (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc
Inks
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda ?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Snag Debbin; Ice Debbin; Lampy Dank
Synopsis
The Spirit in East Africa. Snag Debbin buys an Alligator Farm in East Africa to use as a hideout.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Eisner also claims authorship of this story.

Sammy the Explorer (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Sammy; Dolan; Ellen
Synopsis
Sammy and Dolan go rafting and get lost at sea.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

no Spirit in this story.

Willum and the Baron (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Willum Waif; Dick Whittler (intro); Baron; Hobo Gasby
Synopsis
Baron "adopts" Willum but only to beat on him and glom onto his shoeshine money. When Baron tries to make Willum the fall guy for a failed robbery, Dick Whittler and The Spirit have to make things right for the kid.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Spirit back in the USA, artwork originally done for a projected John Law comic strip

Census '50 (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda ?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Langtry; Henry Digit
Synopsis
The story of a desperate attempt to count the inhabitants of Bayshore Swamp, all of whom are apparently dead.
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. Fan Mail
    The Spirit
  4. 3. Sand Saref
    The Spirit
  5. 4. Bring in Sand Saref
    The Spirit
  6. 5. The Predictions of Druid Peer
    The Spirit
  7. 6. Ratt Trapp
    The Spirit
  8. 7. Nickles Nerser
    The Spirit
  9. 8. Roller Derby
    The Spirit
  10. 9. The Half Dead Mr Lox
    The Spirit
  11. 10. Blood of the Earth
    The Spirit
  12. 11. Sammy and Delilah
    The Spirit
  13. 12. The Jewel
    The Spirit
  14. 13. Carrion
    The Spirit
  15. 14. The Island
    The Spirit
  16. 15. Water
    The Spirit
  17. 16. Rescue
    The Spirit
  18. 17. ...Taxes and the Spirit
    The Spirit
  19. 18. A Day at the Zoo
    The Spirit
  20. 19. Wanted: Dangerous Job
    The Spirit
  21. 20. Pito
    The Spirit
  22. 21. The Robbery
    The Spirit
  23. 22. Big Arky
    The Spirit
  24. 23. The Good Old Days
    The Spirit
  25. 24. Alligator Farm
    The Spirit
  26. 25. Sammy the Explorer
    The Spirit
  27. 26. Willum and the Baron
    The Spirit
  28. 27. Census '50
    The Spirit
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