Saturday, March 25, 2017

Will Eisner’s The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #2

Although the Spirit tracks down two of the three bank robbers in Will Eisner's The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers it only leads to the beginning of a larger mystery involving mysterious disappearances of those who will not be missed.

Our intrepid hero isn't the only one on the case. Private investigator Lisa Marlowe also stumbles onto the unseemly business while on a job trailing John Bartlett whose wife believes he is having an affair. The good news is there's no mistress. The bad news is Mr. Bartlett is wrapped up in something far more dangerous.

Although we don't get much of Ms. Marlowe here, I like the idea of a female detective self-aware of how she is breaking basic stereotypes. And her name, of course, fits immediately into the world of the Spirit. Writer/artist Francesco Francavilla is continuing to take his time to lay out the story, but issue #2 certainly piques the attention of not one but two protaganists who I have no doubt will bump into each other before too long. And that, I'm interested to see. Worth a look.

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