Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Will Eisner's The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #1

The first issue of the new five-issue mini-series written and drawn by Francesco Francavilla starts with the hit-and-run of a 58 year-old man. Neither the Spirit nor the police see anything suspicious about the crime, but then why do an odd group of men show up in the morgue to collect the body?

Will Eisner's The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #1 also introduces us to Ebony White's cousin Jim, a man with a troubled past which is done with him just yet. Recently released from prison, Jim is pulled into a robbery of the Central Bank by some old associates who use Ebony's well being as leverage. Poor Jim may get away from the criminals and the police but will run into the same strange men from the morgue likely ending tragedy for Ebony's cousin.

Will Eisner's The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #1 takes it's time to set-up the world, characters, and tease the mystery which will be developed in the coming issues. Francavilla's art fits the character well. Fans of The Spirit should enjoy themselves here. Worth a look.

[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]

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