Spirit Archives HC Vol 07
When the legendary Will Eisner was drafted for service during World War II, he left his most famous creation - the Spirit - in the more-than-capable hands of the Quality Comics staff. The comprehensive collection of one of comics' most enduring characters continues to chronicle that era with THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES Volume 7 - a 224-page hardcover reprinting the newspaper Spirit sections from July 4 to December 26, 1943. Written by noted novelists Manly Wade Wellman and William Woolfolk, with art by luminaries such as Lou Fine, Volume 7 features a cover by Eisner and an introduction by comics historian R.C. Harvey about the creation of the Spirit simulacrum Midnight, by Jack Cole. In this exciting volume, the Spirit must face: Ellen Doran framed for a dance marathon murder(!); a police pursuit after a prominent businessman is found dead, with the Spirit a prime suspect; the Maestro, a mysterious villain with a big grudge against big bands; a shipyard saboteur; a kidnap by a couple of dangerous gun-toting women; a construction site colonized by a murderous ex-con; and much, much more!