And that implies the real reason this issue works so well. Much as he did on The New Frontier, Cooke does a fantastic job of quoting previous creators and channeling the charm and passion of their original stories while also making the stories his own. If youve never read a single page of a comic by Will Eisner, I think youll still love this comic simply because its beautifully written and drawn. Read Full Review
That surprise and depth, along with perfect characterization that distinguishes Denny Colt from his most obvious counter the Batman, make Cooke's and Bone's last issue of The Spirit not merely a good comic book but a great one. Read Full Review
What a fitting and near perfect swan song for this creative team (I'd be remiss if I didn't mention inker J. Bone and colorist Dave Stewart, who have been vital to the stunning look of this series). I love Sergio Argones, Mark Evanier and Mike Ploog, but I just can't imagine any creative team simultaneously distilling Eisner's Spirit down to its essence while also putting their own unique stamp on the property as well as Cooke and company have done in these previous twelve issues. You can bet your behind that I'll be snatching this oversized hardcover up as soon as DC releases it. Read Full Review
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