([October 15] 2008)

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Volume
25
Price
59.99 USD
Pages
208
On-sale date
2008-10-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC Comics
ISBN
978-1-4012-1856-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
?
Editing
Scott Nybakken
Color
Full Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding
Hardcover with Dustjacket
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing

Issue Notes

Daily newspaper strips printed 4 to page. Really small. Story titles taken from Cat Yronwode's Eisner Checklist Part 2 from The Spirit (Kitchen Sink, 1977 series, ) #30, July 1981


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
Jamison
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Spirit; Dolan
Reprints

The Spirit Dailies: Two Faces, One Heart (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Tom Spurgeon
Letters
typeset

Foreword (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Letters
typeset

A Note on Numbers and Dates (Table of Contents: 3)

The Spirit / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Spirit

Indexer Notes

Special Summary strip given to newspapers that picked up the strip after the beginning as a starting episode. Known as strip #0.

[Squire Sampson] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Spirit / comic story / 10.5 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Ebony; Dolan
Reprints
  • from The Spirit daily (Register and Tribune Syndicate) 10/13/41-11/29/41 (numbered 1-42)

[Sphinx and Kaibosh] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Spirit / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Spirit; Ebony; Dolan; Destiny Blake
Reprints
  • from Spirit Daily Strips (Register and Tribune Syndicate) 12/1/41-2/7/42

Indexer Notes

12/8/41 is first dated strip. 12/1-12/6/41 numbered 43-48.

[Ebony & King Hamhock III] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Spirit / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Ebony; Dolan; Caesar Hamhock (intro, king of the Nockney Islands)
Synopsis
King Hamhock comes to America to sell the priceless Silver Heart which protects the wearer from all harm. He hires Ebony as his bodyguard.
Reprints
  • from Spirit daily strips (Register and Tribune Syndicate) 2/9/42-2/21/42

[Gloria Fillum] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Spirit / comic story / 7.5 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Ebony; Gloria Fillum (intro); De Witt Pinsk; Maizie Jones
Synopsis
When film star Gloria Fillum is injured in a plane wreck, Maizie Jones seizes her big chance at stardom
Reprints
  • from daily strips (Register and Tribune Syndicate) 2/23/42-3/28/42

[Blind Bat and the Blot] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Spirit / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Ebony; Dolan; Ellen; Blind Bat (intro); Blot; Captain Vulture
Synopsis
Dolan is kidnapped and the police think the Spirit did it. The Spirit ends up being shanghaied.
Reprints
  • from Daily strips (Register and Tribune Syndicate) 3/30/42-5/16/42

[Fanny Ogre] (Table of Contents: 9)

The Spirit / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner (layouts); Jack Cole (finishes)
Inks
Jack Cole
Letters
Sam Rosen

Characters
Spirit; Ellen; Dolan; Ebony; Uncle Scallywag (intro); Fanny Ogre
Synopsis
Ebony and Uncle Scallywag go into business together, but rent a storefront where an escaped convict is hiding
Reprints
  • from Daily strips (Register and Tribune Syndicate) 5/18/42-8/8/42

[Doctor Future] (Table of Contents: 10)

The Spirit / comic story / 17.5 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Lou Fine
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Dolan; Ellen; Ebony; Dr Future (intro)
Synopsis
Dr Future predicts the Spirit will murder him
Reprints
  • from Daily strips (Register and Tribune Syndicate) 8/10/42-10/31/42

[Mr. Porcine and Destiny Blake] (Table of Contents: 11)

The Spirit / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner (layouts); Lou Fine (finishes)
Inks
Lou Fine
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Dolan; Ellen; Ebony; Mr Porcine; Destiny Blake
Synopsis
Mr Porcine tries to take over Central City's rackets
Reprints
  • from Daily strips (Register and Tribune Syndicate) 11/2/42-12/12/42

[Ebony and Ambergris Jones] (Table of Contents: 12)

The Spirit / comic story / 7.5 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner (layouts); Lou Fine (finishes)
Inks
Lou Fine
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Dolan; Ellen; Ebony; Scarlett Brown; Ambergris Jones
Synopsis
Ebony earns $500 by testing a new scientific breakthrough
Reprints
  • from Daily strips (Register and Tribune Syndicate) 12/14/42-1/16/43

[Col. Max Mite, the Termite of Crime] (Table of Contents: 13)

The Spirit / comic story / 10.5 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner (layouts); Lou Fine (finishes)
Inks
Will Eisner
Letters
Martin DeMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Dolan; Ellen; Col. Max Mite
Synopsis
A con man moves into Central City
Reprints
  • from daily strips (Register and Tribune Syndicate) 1/18/43-3/6/43

[Dr. Lear N. Lurk and the Multiple Ebonies] (Table of Contents: 14)

The Spirit / text story / 6.5 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner; Gill Fox
Pencils
Will Eisner (layouts); Lou Fine (finishes)
Inks
Lou Fine
Letters
Martin DeMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Dolan; Ellen; Ebony; Dr. Lear N. Lurk
Synopsis
Dr. Lear N. Lurks Psychic Duplicator creates multiple Ebonys
Reprints
  • from Daily strips (Register and Tribune Syndicate) 3/8/43-4/7/43

Indexer Notes

Fox credit from Alter Ego 12 interview

[Frothingham Twittle] (Table of Contents: 15)

The Spirit / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner (layouts); Lou Fine (finishes)
Inks
Lou Fine
Letters
Martin DeMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Dolan; Ellen; Ebony; Frothingham Twitte
Synopsis
Ellen gets mixed up with a shady theatrical troupe
Reprints
  • from Daily strips (Register and Tribune Syndicate) 4/19/43-5/29/43

[Lucky Chance] (Table of Contents: 16)

The Spirit / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
William Woolfolk ?
Pencils
Lou Fine [as Will Eisner]
Inks
Robin King and Quality Shop
Letters
Martin DeMuth

Characters
Dolan; Spirit; Lucky Chance; Tearful Thompson; The Man From Cairo; Ellen, Ebony; Destiny Blake
Synopsis
The FBI asks the Spirit and Lucky Chance to help capture the Man From Cairo
Reprints
  • from Daily strips (Register and Tribune Syndicate) 5/31/43-8/7/43

[The Spirit in Nazi Germany] (Table of Contents: 17)

The Spirit / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
William Woolfolk ?
Pencils
Lou Fine [as Will Eisner]
Inks
Robin King and Quality Shop
Letters
Martin DeMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Heinrich Himmler; Col. Kellner; Adolph Hitler; Goering; Elsa Werner
Synopsis
A group of gangsters meet in Istanbul to help the Nazi's smuggle their money out of Germany. The Spirit breaks up the scheme but ends up captured by the Germans.
Reprints
  • from daily strips (Register and Tribune Syndicate) 8/9/43-10/9/43

[The Cowled Killer] (Table of Contents: 18)

The Spirit / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
William Woolfolk ?
Pencils
Lou Fine [as Will Eisner]
Inks
Robin King and Quality Shop
Letters
Martin DeMuth

Characters
Spirit; Dolan; Mayor Blast; Ebony; John Humphreys; Cowled Killer; Ellen
Synopsis
Spirit has to track down a costumed criminal, who vaguely resembles Batman. Mayor Blast assigns the famous detective Humphreys to the case.
Reprints
  • from daily strips (Register and Tribune Syndicate) 10/11/43-11/27/43

[The Ranee of Jarawabi and Maxie the Knife] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
William Woolfolk ?
Pencils
Lou Fine [as Will Eisner]
Inks
Robin King and Quality Shop
Letters
Martin DeMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Ellen; Dolan; Ranee of Jarawabi; Hunter Van Cleve
Synopsis
The Ranee's jewels are stolen soon after she arrives in Central City. Or are they?
Reprints
  • from daily strips (Register and Tribune Syndicate) 11/29/43-1/1/44

[Junius Sneezer and Formula X] (Table of Contents: 20)

The Spirit / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
William Woolfolk ?
Pencils
Lou Fine [as Will Eisner]
Inks
Robin King
Letters
Martin DeMuth

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spirit; Dolan; Junius Sneezer; Ellen; Ebony
Synopsis
Junius Sneezer invents a drug that releases a person's innermost inhibitions and it accidentally gets dropped into the Central City drinking water supply.
Reprints
  • from daily strips (Register and Tribune Syndicate) 1/3/44-3/11/44

Indexer Notes

This story line ends with a cliff hanger.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Spirit
  2. 1. The Spirit Dailies: Two Faces, One Heart
  3. 2. Foreword
  4. 3. A Note on Numbers and Dates
    The Spirit
  5. 4. [Squire Sampson]
    The Spirit
  6. 5. [Sphinx and Kaibosh]
    The Spirit
  7. 6. [Ebony & King Hamhock III]
    The Spirit
  8. 7. [Gloria Fillum]
    The Spirit
  9. 8. [Blind Bat and the Blot]
    The Spirit
  10. 9. [Fanny Ogre]
    The Spirit
  11. 10. [Doctor Future]
    The Spirit
  12. 11. [Mr. Porcine and Destiny Blake]
    The Spirit
  13. 12. [Ebony and Ambergris Jones]
    The Spirit
  14. 13. [Col. Max Mite, the Termite of Crime]
    The Spirit
  15. 14. [Dr. Lear N. Lurk and the Multiple Ebonies]
    The Spirit
  16. 15. [Frothingham Twittle]
    The Spirit
  17. 16. [Lucky Chance]
    The Spirit
  18. 17. [The Spirit in Nazi Germany]
    The Spirit
  19. 18. [The Cowled Killer]
    The Spirit
  20. 19. [The Ranee of Jarawabi and Maxie the Knife]
    The Spirit
  21. 20. [Junius Sneezer and Formula X]
    The Spirit
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Stangas
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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