Sunday, April 20, 2008

well, huh...



I will probably still see this, but...

2 comments:

Steanso said...

It looks a whole lot like Sin City, except for some reason not quite as cool. I've never read this comic. Is it any good?

The League said...

The Spirit was developed, pre-WW II by master-craftsman Will Eisner. Eisner was there in the early days of the comic revolution, and is the guy who actually coined the term "graphic novel" to describe the long-form work he was doing in the years after The Spirit.

The Spirit itself was a once-a-week 8-page newspaper supplement that ran for several years. Eisner had very little editorial oversight, and so learned to explore the 8 pages and experiment with the comic medium and storytelling. His stuff is still light years ahead of most hacks who can only draw buxom women with guns.

The Spirit character was a tough guy, but he had a sense of humor. He was no Batman. Honestly, the strip was nowhere near as hard-edged as the average Frank Miller story, and their senses of aesthetic are vastly different. It seems like an odd fit.