Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Spirit #16

DC Comics may be going through a turbulent period right now but that's not stopping them from continuing to put out some pretty good work. I've been a fan of this latest version of The Spirit by David Hine, but I've got to say this issue just blew me away. It's one of the best comics I've read all year.

The first half of the issue is presented entirely from Commissioner Dolan's perspective as he prepares to arrest The Spirit for a grizzly series of mob killings all of which lead back to the hero. The second-half of the comic involves The Spirit relating his investigation to bring the real killer to justice. For a comic that's almost all flashbacks it's a mighty fine read.

I'm also thrilled with the art by Jean Paul Leon who manages to spice up the pages with great artwork including quite a few panels Will Eisner would be proud of by working the title of the comic, and hero, seamlessly into every single page. Must-read.

[DC, $2.99]

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