The Spirit #[1]
(1944)

Quality Comics, 1944 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
On-sale date
1944-03-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vital Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Vital Book
Editing
George Brenner
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

This issue has a contents page, which lists all the titles of the stories contained therein.
On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date. Registered as "Eisner (Will) Spirit, wanted dead or alive!"


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Ebony White
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Wanted for Murder (Table of Contents: 1)

The Spirit / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Manly Wade Wellman ?
Pencils
Lou Fine [as Will Eisner] (signed)
Inks
Quality staff
Colors
?
Letters
Martin DeMuth

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Ebony White; Police Commissioner Eustace P. Dolan; Ellen Dolan (Commissioner's daughter, cameo); Grace Gilbert (Secret Service agent, death); Y. Brambro (villain)
Synopsis
The murder of a Secret Service Operative leads the Spirit into the den of a gang counterfeiting 1804 silver dollars.
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Tony Zacco, Public Enemy #1 (Table of Contents: 2)

The Spirit / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Manly Wade Wellman ?
Pencils
Lou Fine [as Will Eisner] (signed)
Inks
Alex Kotzky
Colors
?
Letters
Martin DeMuth

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Police Commissioner Eustace P. Dolan; Colonel Evers; Tony Zacco [aka Sergeant Zaccarelli] (villain, death); unnamed Nazi Captain (villain, death); Karl (villain, Nazi soldier, death)
Synopsis
Commissioner Dolan sends the Spirit to Europe to track down a wanted felon, Tony Zacco, whom he finds serving honorably in the U.S. military....and he dies in that role....as a hero!
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Dressed to Kill (Table of Contents: 3)

The Spirit / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils
Lou Fine [as Will Eisner] (signed)
Inks
Alex Kotzky
Colors
?
Letters
Martin DeMuth

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Ebony White; Police Commissioner Eustace P. Dolan; Ellen Dolan (Policewoman Sergeant in the story); unnamed female kidnapper (villain); Culley (villain)
Synopsis
Dolan informs the Spirit that he is creating a new force of policewomen, over whom Ellen has been appointed as the Sergeant in Charge!
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Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the Millennium Edition.

A Clock Stops (Table of Contents: 4)

The Spirit / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Manly Wade Wellman ?
Pencils
Lou Fine [as Will Eisner] (signed)
Inks
John Belfi ?
Colors
?
Letters
Martin DeMuth

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Ebony White; Police Commissioner Eustace P. Dolan; Father Time (cameo); Olsen (clock dealer, death, mention only); clock collector (villain)
Synopsis
Dolan, the Spirit and Ebony look into the murder of a watchkeeper, who had a grandfather clock that is involved in a mysterious legend, and nearly results in more deaths.
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Indexer Notes

The DC Millennium Edition reports the story as being illustrated by Jack Cole.

The Eyes Have It (Table of Contents: 5)

The Spirit / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Manly Wade Wellman ?
Pencils
Lou Fine [as Will Eisner] (signed)
Inks
Alex Kotzky ?
Colors
?
Letters
Martin DeMuth

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Ebony White (cameo); Police Commissioner Eustace P. Dolan; Kayo Harrigan (boxer); Sailor Brown (boxer); Evil-Eye Manders (villain); Lefty Lewis (villain); McGuire (villain, fight manager)
Synopsis
The Spirit investigates not only the fight game, but the machinations of Evil-Eye Manders, whose stare causes strange things to happen to people....including the Spirit!
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Yellow Eyes Janus (Table of Contents: 6)

The Spirit / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner (signed); Lou Fine
Inks
Robin King ?
Colors
?
Letters
Martin DeMuth

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Police Commissioner Eustace P. Dolan; Jason Brodway (death); Joe Dulkan (soldier, death); Harry Saunders; Ruth Malone (Dulkan's one-time girl); "Yellow-Eyes" Janus (villain, death)
Synopsis
Jason Broadway and soldier Joe Dulan....two people so well liked and popular that no one would ever think of killing them...end up dead, and Dolan & the Spirit investigate a lead, a lead that almost leads to their deaths!
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Spirit
  2. 1. Wanted for Murder
    The Spirit
  3. 2. Tony Zacco, Public Enemy #1
    The Spirit
  4. 3. Dressed to Kill
    The Spirit
  5. 4. A Clock Stops
    The Spirit
  6. 5. The Eyes Have It
    The Spirit
  7. 6. Yellow Eyes Janus
    The Spirit
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Per Sandell
  • Bill Blank & Chris Raney
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Pat Conolly
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
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