Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Spirit #12

Crimelord Shonder Sheev has decided to move into Central City, but first he needs Commissioner Dolan and the Octopus taken out of the picture. He's sent his best assassin, The Professor, to deal with Dolan through a small trinket he offers to the commissioner's daughter, and a few thugs with a rocket launcher to take out the Octopus.

His plans are foiled when he fails to account for two things: 1) The Spirit, and 2) the chance that one of the deadliest assassins in the world would have a soft spot for a beautiful woman such as Ellen Dolan. It seems even a tinkerer madman has a heart.

Fans of old Silver Age Superman stories featuring the Toyman should feel right at home with this one as the weapon aimed at Dolan is a minature clockwork Spirit doll that comes dangerously close to fulfilling its task. A little odd? Sure, but a lot of fun, and its nice to see Ellen play the heroine for a change saving her father and the Spirit with one shot. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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