Will Eisner's The Spirit #6

Will Eisner's The Spirit #6

Writer: Matt Wagner Artist: Dan Schkade Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: December 23, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
8.2Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

Once again, the narrative shifts to an unexpected locale as an ex-GI finds himself in the role of both mercenary and jailer. In Wildwood Cemetery, The Spirit finally reveals the course of his unknown exploits to both Ebony and Sammy, a tale that involves smuggled nerve agents, devious traps and a tropical island turned penitentiary. But the mystery only deepens as the first half of this 12-issue arc reaches its conclusion and our blue-masked hero is left with only more questions than answers as to the course of his own unexplained absence. This hit series revives one of comics' most iconic characters at the hands of Eisner Award winning author Matt Wagner and the dynamic art team of artist Dan Schkade and colorist Brennan Wagner.

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 23, 2015

    I absolutely love The Spirit. There is so much going on with each issue as it does its world building, giving us a look at the character at this new stage and after such difficult circumstances, that I wish it was a weekly book or that I had years worth of back issues to read already. The focus on the cast beyond our lead is a big strength for it as Wagner does some fantastic work with all of them. Schkade again delivers above and beyond in just about all ways with the visuals, which Brennan Wagner brings to life even more. It's a richly beautiful book that delivers constantly, effectively, and with such skill and polish that other creators new and old alike really should be soaking it up and extolling it. We need more of this in the medium. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Dec 24, 2015

    Will Eisner's The Spirit #6 continues the excellent work of the series. While the story doesn't move forward with The Spirit's investigation, it does fill in all the holes about his capture and escape very nicely. It also introduces us to a new character that hopefully we get to see more of. The chemistry between Matt Wagner, Dan Schkade, Brennan Wagner, and A Larger World Studios couldn't be any better. They all know how to bring out the emotions of the characters and bring them to life. This book has masterful storytelling, very good artwork, and amazing lettering. You really need to be reading this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Jason Graham Dec 25, 2015

    In conclusion Will Eisner's The Spirit #6 is a nice wee book with the hero being a vigilante of the old school, who doesn't belong to some para-military or government organisation, does good for the sake of doing good and has a sense of humour and is confused by woman. This is how comic book heroes should be. I enjoyed the book and don't really have anything negative to say, this story arc is half way through and the reemergence of the shadow has happened so the villain and their motives have to be revealed now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 9, 2016

    Will Eisner's The Spirit #6 gives us what little information our hero has about his missing two years and our first look a new mysterious woman to the Spirit's stable of femme fatales as it continues to tease us with the name Mikado Vaas. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - adrock512 Jan 27, 2016

    Issue # 6 is very strong even though some of the scenes made me think they may be slightly more than homages to well known films such as The Shawshank Redemption and even a scene that reminded me of Oldboy. I'm very interested to see what's next and that's what counts. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Brandon Tindle Jan 6, 2016


  • 9.0
    Nomadic Avenger Dec 26, 2015

    Best issue of the series so far, near perfect! This is the first incarnation of a Spirit series I have read and Im glad I did! Great series, add it to your pull list!

  • 9.0
    Briton Jan 1, 2016

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