first issue the reader is treated to three
stories dealing with not only the origin of the
Spirit, but told from the viewpoint of his two
most deadly villains: Dr. Cobra and the Octopus.
The third story focuses on Dr. Cobra's assistant
Granch, who was also doused with the eternal life
stories add to the canon of the Spirit in a way
that Eisner never intended. The mystery of the
Octopus was always left as just that: a mystery.
Dr. Cobra was the villain who started everything
and literally created the Spirit.
their overpowering sense of continutiy, these
three stories are wonderful in capturing the
essence of what made the Spirit great. All of the
Eisner elements are here: the splash pages, the 8
page length, the varying viewpoints, the common
man caught up in uncommon events, the use of
shadow and light.
and Dave Gibbons are to be commended for showing
us that there are plenty of untold stories
concerning the Spirit. There is more story in
just eight pages of this comic than I have found
in most comics in a long while.
Eisner for inviting other writers and artists
into your world!
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Spirit: The New Adventures #1
and Gertrude Granch"
story Alan Moore
lettering Dave Gibbons
cover Dave Gibbons