is The Spirit blinded
in the 24 August 1947 section? (Answer at bottom of
talk about the cover for a moment: WOW! There
have always been great covers for this series -
that's why I have scanned them all. But this one
really caught my eye with the Spirit against an
Eisner background. It reminds me a great deal of
the not-so-great movie.
story concerns a swami and his cohorts who
swindle money from wealthy patrons. When his
assitant kills to gain wealth and steals his
girlfriend, the resulting stress causes him to
gain real powers. When the Spirit gets involved
things really heat up. The Swami redeems himself
at the end when he... well that would be telling.
Tom Mandrake's art is perfect for this moody
story of love and sacrifice.
story has it origins in the Lindbergh baby
kidnapping only this one has a happy ending. The
Spirit makes only a cursory appearance - it is
the rest of the cast that carries the story.
Scott Hamptons painting is gorgeous but seems
somehow too "nice" for the gritty world
of the Spirit. I can't help but wonder how Eisner
would have accomplished this tale in 7 or 8
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The Spirit: The New
Scott Hampton & Mark Kneece
Will Eisner & Tim Bradstreet
By a grenade thrown at him.(For more information, click here)