first story the Octopus is back and plotting to
kill the Mayor and put his own man in charge of
the city. Dolan and The Spirit decide to go
golfing... exactly where the Octopus' plot is
being hatched. This is a fun story due to the
characterization. If it weren't for the length, I
would swear that it was Eisner doing the writing.
story evokes the type of narrative that Eisner
used ocassionaly - using an inanimate object to
tell the story. In this instance instead of a
tommy gun, it is a bullet doing the narrating. A
story concerns a group of children dressed as the
Spirit for Halloween. Sammy leads the group
(which includes Genius & P.S.) The story is
mostly told by the children and the Spirit shows
up in time to save them from a murderer. While
the art was a bit sketchy (I had a hard time
recognizing the children), the killer's story was
well told through the prose and the art.
I may be a
sentimentalist, but this halloween issue did not
seem right without a witch or two...
the other reviews, click here.
The Spirit: The New
& color Gene Fama
Eddie Campbell & Marcus Moore
Ghost of Tiger Traps"