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Will Eisner's "The Spirit" has widely been acclaimed as the prototype of the modern comic. Eisner deftly wove elements of adventure stories, detective film-noir, and broad slaprstick into a distinctive visual style that is still emulated in comics created today. According to Will Eisner.Com:

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"WHO IS… THE SPIRIT? From his eerie headquarters under Wildwood Cemetery, masked criminologist Denny Colt — believed by many to be dead — secretly fights crime as The Spirit!' From his home in Central City to the far-flung corners of the world and beyond, The Spirit attracts the most seductive and dangerous femmes fatale and wages a neverending war against streetwise crooks, criminal master-minds and otherworldly beings… with only quick wits, sharp humour and his two gloved fists.


Original Spirit Comic Section
Feb. 1940

Will Eisner created the 'The Spirit' in 1940. 'The Spirit' first appeared in print as the star of a syndicated comics feature — known now as 'The Spirit Section' — produced by Eisner's studio. For twelve years, the original adventures of masked crime fighter Denny Colt appeared in newspapers and comic books across the United States. The stories were also published in comic book format in various Quality Comics by publisher Everett 'Busy' Arnold, a business partner of Eisner's.

The Spirit stories have been reprinted in several comic book series and collected editions from various publishers over the years [most notably Kitchen Sink Press]. DC have also launched an all-new monthly 'The Spirit' series featuring adventures written and illustrated by Darwyn Cooke. "
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The model I've designed is patterned from comic covers like the one above featuring The Spirit's earliest appearances. I have included an optional overcoat, and you can build him with his tie neatly in place, or flapping in the breeze, as it often was. I haven't had a chance to build this one yet - so it's still a beta. But I hope you enjoy assembling the original Crime Buster!

Happy Modeling!!
The Professor.

p.s. If you do build it, please send pics here :)


 

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