The Spirit

Published in English (United States) United States
Random Cover from Series #7/18/1948
July 18th, 1948
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Publication Dates:
June 2, 1940 - October 10, 1952
Number of Issues Published:
646 (#6/2/1940 - #10/5/1952)
most originally newspaper broadsheet; then most standard Golden Age US (when cut and folded from broadsheet size); some newspaper tabloid size
Paper Stock:
cut-and-assemble-it-yourself (broadsheet to Golden Age US); loose pages (original broadsheet or original tabloid or unstapled assembled Golden Age US)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series
Publication Type:
Series Details:
Publisher's Brands:
Indicia Publishers:
Free newspaper inserts. No issue numbers. The first page serves as the front cover. Format can vary depending on which paper the section was published in. Often it was in a standard Golden Age US format and saddle-stitched. Sometimes it would be printed in tabloid size as a part of the regular newspaper-sized comics.

Newspapers (mostly) that co-branded issues include:
- The Baltimore Sunday Sun;
- The Chattanooga Evening Times;
- The Chicago Sun (later, November 1947, changed to the Chicago Sunday Sun and Times);
- The Detroit News;
- The Erie Dispatch;
- The Greater Buffalo Press;
- The Houston Post;
- The Miami Beach Sun;
- The Minneapolis Star Journal;
- The Montreal Standard;
- The Newark Star Ledger;
- The Ogden (Utah) Standard Examiner;
- The Philadelphia Inquirer;
- The Philadelphia Record;
- The Philadelphia Sunday Bulletin;
- The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette;
- The San Antonio Light;
- The Sunday Compass (New York City);
- The Syracuse Herald American;
- The Syracuse Post-Standard;
- The Washington (DC) Sunday Star; and
- The Wichita Beacon.

The Greater Buffalo Press printed a Spanish language version of the section, which is listed in a separate series. There are also Mutual Benefit Society of Baltimore, Maryland editions that have no dates.

Most newspapers listed did not publish The Spirit for its entire run.

Index Status

Indexed Partially Indexed Pending Approval Reserved Skeleton Data Only

Cover Status

Scan available Needs Replacement No Scan available

Image Resources Status

SoO and Indicia Indicia SoO No Scans