([June] 2008)

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Volume
24
Price
59.99 USD
Pages
280
On-sale date
2008-06-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC Comics
ISBN
978-1-4012-1698-6; 1-4012-1698-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
?
Editing
Scott Nybakken
Color
Full Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding
Hardcover with Dustjacket
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spirit / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
Jamison

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Spirit
Reprints

Foreword (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Letters
typeset

The Spirit of Wally Wood (Table of Contents: 2)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
J. David Spurlock
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
Jamison
Letters
typeset

Characters
Spirit

Fabian Skimp (Table of Contents: 3)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Manny Stallman
Inks
Manny Stallman
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Fabian Skimp; Louise Fipp; Roach; Spirit; Ben Clarion
Synopsis
Fabian Skimp can't stand inefficiency, or any deviation from the system.
Reprints

Design for Doomsday (Table of Contents: 4)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Don Perlin ?
Inks
Don Perlin ?
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Dolan; Will Eisner; Jules Feiffer; Ellen Dolan
Synopsis
Feiffer tries to sell a plot about the end of the world to Eisner.
Reprints

A Witness to Murder (Table of Contents: 5)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Al Wenzel
Inks
Al Wenzel
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Dolan; Dora; Frank
Synopsis
A tv store decides to film a family's first look at tv in their own home.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Spirit appears only on first and last page.

The First Man on Mars (Table of Contents: 6)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Jim Dixon
Inks
Jim Dixon
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Isotope; Dolan; Spirit; Ellen Dolan
Synopsis
TV star Captain Isotope is so popular he thinks he really can fly to Mars, and the Spirit is inclined to let him try, because he's making time with Ellen.
Reprints

A Man Named Nero (Table of Contents: 7)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Klaus Nordling ?
Pencils
Al Wenzel
Inks
Al Wenzel
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Mr. Nero; Sand Saref
Synopsis
Mr. Nero builds a replica of the Colisseum and tries to feed the Spirit to the lions.
Reprints

The Snow Fort Massacre (Table of Contents: 8)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer ?
Pencils
Al Wenzel
Inks
Al Wenzel
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dolan; Ronald; Spirit; Itchy West; Silky Purse; Eggy Poach
Synopsis
A boy finds a dead body inside his snow fort.
Reprints

Leap Year (Table of Contents: 9)

Spiit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Al Wenzel
Inks
Al Wenzel
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dolan; Spirit; Tiny Buttrix; Dapper; Foxy
Synopsis
Tiny Buttrix decides she's in love with Dolan. Dapper and Foxy don't like him so much however.
Reprints

It Kills by Dark (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Jules Feiffer [as Will Eisner]
Pencils
Jim Dixon [as Will Eisner]
Inks
Jim Dixon [as Will Eisner]
Colors
Allen Jamison [as Jamison]
Letters
Sam Schwartz ?

Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Commissioner Eustace Dolan; Sam Toodem (mine foreman); Sam's younger brother (death); Hauler
Synopsis
The Spirit goes in to help save trapped miners only to discover that the collapse was caused to cover up a murder.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original title, "You Will Spend 15 Minutes in Darkness...". The original cover has been incorporated as a part of the story page count.

The Miami Beach Rumble (Table of Contents: 11)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Al Wenzel
Inks
Al Wenzel
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Dolan; Gastro; Quartz
Synopsis
The Spirit goes to Miami to escort a gangster who wants to give himself up back to Central City.
Reprints

The Big Job (Table of Contents: 12)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Jim Dixon
Inks
Jim Dixon
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Archie; Spirit; Dolan
Synopsis
Archie taunts another gangster into trying to kill the Spirit.
Reprints

Patrolman Dolan (Table of Contents: 13)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Klaus Nordling ?
Pencils
Jim Dixon ?
Inks
Jim Dixon ?
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dolan; Spirit; John J. Beagle; Mr. Stain, Hinky
Synopsis
Mr. Stain and the Good Times Party replace Dolan as police commisioner and put the Spirit in jail.
Reprints

Staple Springs (Table of Contents: 14)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Jim Dixon ?
Inks
Jim Dixon ?
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit (as Eisenhower S. Daft); Dolan; Butcher Polk; P'Gell; Judge Slater
Synopsis
Spirit goes undercover at a resort for criminals, looking for a judge who has disappeared.
Reprints

The Rainmaker (Table of Contents: 15)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Klaus Nordling ?
Pencils
Al Wenzel
Inks
Al Wenzel
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Hubert Heever; Myrtle Heever; Rudolph the Rainmaker; Spirit
Synopsis
Hubert Heever suffers from hard luck. He goes into the bottled water business 50 years too early. But his luck is bound to change. In fact, it gets worse.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Spirit on last page only.

The Million Dollar Robbery (Table of Contents: 16)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Klaus Nordling ?
Pencils
Al Wenzel
Inks
Al Wenzel
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Sam; Willum Waif; Spirit
Synopsis
Passengers on a ferry daydream about what they'd do if they'd pulled the Million Dollar Bank robbery. Willum knows though, because the guy who's kidnapped him, is the bank robber.
Reprints

Mayor Dolan (Table of Contents: 17)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Jim Dixon
Inks
Jim Dixon
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Ellen Dolan; Mike Poltax; Dolan
Synopsis
Flashback story showing how Ellen ended up mayor of Central City
Reprints

The Great Galactic Mystery (Table of Contents: 18)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Klaus Nordling ?
Pencils
Al Wenzel
Inks
Al Wenzel
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Dolan; Humbolt Weepy; Klink
Synopsis
Humbolt Weepy vows to send a man to the Moon using only the power of his mind.
Reprints

A Different Face (Table of Contents: 19)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Jim Dixon
Inks
Jim Dixon
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ellen Dolan; Spirit; Dolan; Klink; William Birch
Synopsis
The Spirit wakes up one morning with a different face. And no one believes him.
Reprints

L'Espirit (Table of Contents: 20)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Al Wenzel
Inks
Al Wenzel
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Casey; P'Gell; Franz; Carl; the Skipper
Synopsis
Three men book passage on a freighter and vie for the attentions of the only female passenger.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Written in French with English subtitles. The English and French have nothing to do with each other. Continued next week.

The Incident of the Sitting Duck (Table of Contents: 21)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Al Wenzel
Inks
Al Wenzel
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; P'Gell; Carl; Franz
Synopsis
The Spirit and two spies vy for the attentions of P'Gell while traveling aboard a freighter.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

continued from previous week

Assassins Incorporated, Part One (Table of Contents: 22)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Jim Dixon
Inks
Jim Dixon
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Krug; Assassins, Inc.
Synopsis
The Spirit is in Madrid looking for a terrorist who wants to turn himself in, during the Running of the Bulls.
Reprints

Assassins Incorporated Part Two (Table of Contents: 23)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Klaus Nordling ?
Pencils
Al Wenzel
Inks
Al Wenzel
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Assassins, Inc.; Cyrus Plunder
Synopsis
Cyrus Plunder hired Assassins, Inc. to kill the leader of a MidEast country. Now the Spirit must stop him from succeeding.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

continued from previous week

Sammy Falls in Love (Table of Contents: 24)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Jim Dixon
Inks
Jim Dixon
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Sammy; Spirit; Gertrude Plastik; Dolan; The Heist Brothers
Synopsis
Sammy falls in love with a 17 year-old sculptress whose ambition is to commit the perfect murder.
Reprints

What Are You Really Like? (Table of Contents: 25)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Al Wenzel
Inks
Al Wenzel
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Dolan; Ellen Dolan; Psam Psych; Mangler
Synopsis
Parody of magazine personlity quizzes. Psam Psych's personality test says the Spirit may become a murderer at any moment. And Mangler is "sweet, kind and full of virtues."
Reprints

Five Hundred Papers (Table of Contents: 26)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Jim Dixon
Inks
Don Perlin ?
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Quill; George; Dolan
Synopsis
Quill, the creator of Captain Adventure, hires a background man. The beginning of a slippery slope to murder.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dixon's initials on splash page. "J D" or is that Jim and Don? Spirit and Dolan only appear on the splash page (and as shadows in the last panel.)

The Golden Lily (Table of Contents: 27)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Klaus Nordling ?
Pencils
Klaus Nordling (layouts); Al Wenzel
Inks
Al Wenzel
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Sand Saref; Spirit; Hans Vanguilter; Pepe; Swyndle; Mr. Fat
Synopsis
Hans Vanguilter can turn lilies into gold. And Sand Saref has the lily.
Reprints

Rube Potter (Table of Contents: 28)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer ?
Pencils
Al Wenzel (pages 1-6); Wally Wood (page 7)
Inks
Al Wenzel (pages 1-6); Wally Wood (page 7)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Rube Potter; Mr. Sack; Pinky Quinto; Willum Waif; Spirit
Synopsis
Rube led the league in stolen bases for 12 years, but now he's washed up and due to be traded.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

one panel Spirit cameo, 1st Moon Report

The Ballad of Greenly Sleeve (Table of Contents: 29)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Al Wenzel
Inks
Al Wenzel
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Carrion; Sammy; Dolan; Greenly Sleeve
Synopsis
Narrator sings the story, with a hey, down derry down. Apparently Carrion is in love with Greenly Sleeve, but she thinks he's a coward.
Reprints

Matt Slugg (Table of Contents: 30)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Klaus Nordling (layouts); Al Wenzel; Wally Wood (page 7)
Inks
Al Wenzel; Wally Wood (page 7)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Harry Shill; Dolan; Spirit; Matt Slugg
Synopsis
Harry Shill is looking for a boxer that will fit his system. He finally finds him in a burglar. Only trouble is, Slugg likes being a burglar.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Moon Report #2 on page 7

Marry The Spirit (Table of Contents: 31)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Al Wenzel; Wally Wood (page 7)
Inks
Al Wenzel; Wally Wood (page 7)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Will Eisner; P'Gell; Sand Saref; Finchly Squander; Ellen
Synopsis
Eisner is ordered by the Syndicate to marry the Spirit because all the best comic strips are doing it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

3rd Moon Report on page 7

Outer Space (Table of Contents: 32)

Outer Space / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer (signed)
Pencils
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Spirit; Dolan; Hartley Skol; Ellen; Dutch; Spider
Synopsis
The Interplanetary Flight Commision asks the Spirit to lead a crew of convicts on a mission to the Moon.
Reprints

Mission...the Moon (Table of Contents: 33)

Outer Space / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Sam Schwartz

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Spirit; Spider; Dutch; Ringo; Skobey; Kress (dies); Captain Delf; Professor Hartley
Synopsis
The Spirit and his crew of convicts land on the Moon and try to adjust to its gravity and each other.
Reprints

A DP on the Moon (Table of Contents: 34)

Outer Space / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Characters
Spirit; Francisco Rivera; Colonel Gomez
Synopsis
The Spirit and his crew find a book on the Moon, reporting the trip of a South American dictator to the Moon, 10 years earlier.
Reprints

Heat (Table of Contents: 35)

Outer Space / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Spirit; Spider Webbin (dies); Dolan; Ellen; Fly Musca
Synopsis
Story alternates between Moon and Central City as Spider Webbin's life story unfolds as he plunges to his death on the Moon.
Reprints

Rescue (Table of Contents: 36)

Outer Space / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Wally Wood (pages 1,2,4); Will Eisner (page 3)
Inks
Wally Wood (pages 1,2,4); Al Wenzel ? (page 3)
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Ben Oda ?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Spirit; Professor Skol; Ebony; P.S.; Brains; Scarlett
Synopsis
Professor Skol goes blind from the bright sunlight.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

story length cut to 4 pages

The Last Man (on Planet Moon) (Table of Contents: 37)

Outer Space / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Archie Blyke; Dutch; Spirit
Synopsis
Dutch decides he doesn't want to go back to Earth. Meanwhile Archie Blyke is waiting for him.
Reprints

The Man in the Moon (Table of Contents: 38)

Outer Space / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dutch Birch
Synopsis
Dutch Birch decides to stay behind on the Moon. He sits and waits for fame and fortune.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

no Spirit.

The Osiris Jewel (Table of Contents: 39)

Denny Colt Alias the Spirit / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Al Wenzel
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Ben Oda ?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dolan; Sammy; Ebony; Herman Fleeble; Prexy Filch; Spirit
Synopsis
Prexy Filch tries to use Sammy in his plot to switch a fake Osiris jewel for the real one.
Reprints

Return from the Moon (Table of Contents: 40)

Space Report / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Spirit; Professor Skol; Buggsy
Synopsis
Buggsy decides that everything is a figment of his imagination.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

printed out of sequence to preserve continuity

The Spirit Back on Earth (Table of Contents: 41)

Denny Colt Alias the Spirit / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Al Wenzel
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dolan; Ellen Dolan; Ebony; Spirit
Synopsis
While the Spirit's expedition is returning to Earth they pass a UFO heading in the same direction.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

printed out of sequence to put the stories in continuity order

Denny Colt, UFO Investigator (Table of Contents: 42)

Outer Space / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jules Feiffer
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Al Wenzel
Colors
Jamison
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Spirit; Ellen Dolan; Dolan; Gofer
Synopsis
Now back on Earth, the Spirit investigates reports of a UFO landing in North Dakota.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

last published story. But it's continued.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spirit
  2. 1. Foreword
  3. 2. The Spirit of Wally Wood
  4. 3. Fabian Skimp
    Spirit
  5. 4. Design for Doomsday
    Spirit
  6. 5. A Witness to Murder
    Spirit
  7. 6. The First Man on Mars
    Spirit
  8. 7. A Man Named Nero
    Spirit
  9. 8. The Snow Fort Massacre
    Spirit
  10. 9. Leap Year
    Spiit
  11. 10. It Kills by Dark
    The Spirit
  12. 11. The Miami Beach Rumble
    Spirit
  13. 12. The Big Job
    Spirit
  14. 13. Patrolman Dolan
    Spirit
  15. 14. Staple Springs
    Spirit
  16. 15. The Rainmaker
    Spirit
  17. 16. The Million Dollar Robbery
    Spirit
  18. 17. Mayor Dolan
    Spirit
  19. 18. The Great Galactic Mystery
    Spirit
  20. 19. A Different Face
    Spirit
  21. 20. L'Espirit
    Spirit
  22. 21. The Incident of the Sitting Duck
    Spirit
  23. 22. Assassins Incorporated, Part One
    Spirit
  24. 23. Assassins Incorporated Part Two
    Spirit
  25. 24. Sammy Falls in Love
    Spirit
  26. 25. What Are You Really Like?
    Spirit
  27. 26. Five Hundred Papers
    Spirit
  28. 27. The Golden Lily
    Spirit
  29. 28. Rube Potter
    Spirit
  30. 29. The Ballad of Greenly Sleeve
    Spirit
  31. 30. Matt Slugg
    Spirit
  32. 31. Marry The Spirit
    Spirit
  33. 32. Outer Space
    Outer Space
  34. 33. Mission...the Moon
    Outer Space
  35. 34. A DP on the Moon
    Outer Space
  36. 35. Heat
    Outer Space
  37. 36. Rescue
    Outer Space
  38. 37. The Last Man (on Planet Moon)
    Outer Space
  39. 38. The Man in the Moon
    Outer Space
  40. 39. The Osiris Jewel
    Denny Colt Alias the Spirit
  41. 40. Return from the Moon
    Space Report
  42. 41. The Spirit Back on Earth
    Denny Colt Alias the Spirit
  43. 42. Denny Colt, UFO Investigator
    Outer Space
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