And Then I Read: THE SPIRIT 4 & 5

Images © Will Eisner Studios, Inc.

I’m giving up on this title, it doesn’t work for me. I don’t care for the storylines or the art, other than the covers by Ladronn and some of the backups. The one in this issue is why I’m reviewing the book at all, it’s a charmer by David Lapham and Michael Kaluta.

Here’s a sample page with more of the true Eisner Spirit than I’ve seen anywhere in this relaunch to date, without it being an attempt to copy Eisner exactly. A series looking and reading like this would be delightful, but the rest of the issue leaves me uninterested. Recommended for the backup only.

2 thoughts on “And Then I Read: THE SPIRIT 4 & 5

  1. BobH

    Wow, that page is gorgeous. Nice mix of both Eisner and Kaluta. I see that the first collection of the series doesn’t include the black&white backups, so hopefully when they have enough of them they’ll do a collection of just those. There have been a number I’ve wanted to see, but not enough to pay $4 for.

  2. dave golbitz

    I loved the Darwyn Cooke “Spirit” issues, but nothing since then has really grabbed me. I’ve pretty much steered clear of all the “First Wave” titles.

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