Collects Spirit (2007) #1-6 and Batman/The Spirit #1.
*The Spirit. Ebony. Commissioner Dolan and his daughter Ellen are reintroduced in this go-fo-broke, shoot-the-lights-out collection of crime stories filled with action, adventure, humor and sexy girls! In these thrilling tales, Cooke maintains the spirit of Eisner's creation while still bringing his own sensibilities to the character.
When Will Eisner created one of comics' most enduring characters in The Spirit, he also introduced many readers to the magic of comics. From the beauty of his splash pagers (always working the logo into the art in dramatic and amusing ways) to the intricacies of the layouts, Eisner was a master of the medium-and his Spirit was as influential to generations of comics creators as Citizen Kane was to film makers.
Now. Darwyn Cooke (who, most aptly, is a multiple Eisner Award-winning creator) brings his own sensibilities to Eisner's revered creation, and introduces the Spirit to readers in a new millennium. In these modern times, Denny Colt must learn to conted with news cameras and intellectual property rights as he tracks down the mysterious El Morte... the man who used his dying breat to curse Colt on the night the both died. But as The Spirit rose from Denny Colt's grave, he better watch his back....
Cooke's rendition may have subtle differences in his surroundings and scenarios, but this is still Denny Colt, the same one any Spirit aficionado would recognize. And while having knowledge of The Spirit's original adventure can't hurt, it is certainly not a prerequisite to enjoy this fine collection. Mr. Eisner would have been proud. *Source: Dust Jacket