Eisner enjoyed doing an offbeat story now and
then - usually something to do with a mystical
artifact, an unusual person or aliens. This
issue's full length story is made up of the last
with a murder and two strange characters. It
seems that men are marrying an exotically
beautiful woman and then killing her - over and
over again. To hide this unusual aspect of the
crime, the woman and her strange companion keep
moving from town to town.
use the insurance money to further some ongoing
project. When the Spirit gets involved, things
begin to move quickly. The Spirit chases the pair
right back to Wildwood cemetary. It turns out
that the alien had broken down and was using the
money to repair his ship so he could return home.
again carries this story. From the hilarious
medical examiner to the people on the streets of
Central City, it is the backdrop of the city that
is the real draw for this tale. The story ends
with the Spirit taking it all in stride and
declaring that going home is a good idea.
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The Spirit: The New
story Joe Lansdale