The Spirit Vol. 2 #1
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The Spirit Vol. 2 #1

Writer: Mark Schultz, Denny ONeil Artist: Moritat, Bill Sienkiewicz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 21, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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The Spirit returns in an all-new ongoing series! Central City destroys everyone who lives within its it's a good thing The Spirit already died once! International crime syndicate The Golden Tree wants to help Central City's Octopus consolidate control over the underworld and the Spirit is the kind of mess the Golden Tree was created to clean up. They've offered the Octopus the services of one of their finest assassins to take his breath away for good and the sight of this killer would get anyone's heart pounding!This issue also features the debut of the eight-page THE SPIRIT: BLACK and WHITE co-feature, showcasing the industry's more

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Apr 22, 2010

    Even though I'm not a fan of the second feature, both stories hold their own, and Shultz and Moritat make The Spirit #1 a must read issue. The Spirit #1 earns 5 out of 5 Stars from this reviewer. Seriously, if you didn't pick up the issue this week, head back to the store and pick up a copy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Apr 22, 2010

    On its own, the lead story in this comic is a total Must Read. There aren't many faults that can't be overlooked as Mark Schultz has one of the best interpretations of The Spirit that I've read. The story is expertly brought to life by a very capable art team that puts their own unique and exciting spin on the character. This issue is worth owning for the strength of the lead story art alone. Unfortunately, I'm not just reviewing the lead story; I'm reviewing the entire issue. In a stark contrast from the opening story, the backup is simply abysmal. There is almost nothing about it that works and it really brings the issue as a whole down tremendously. Is the comic still worth $3.99? Of course, but don't say I didn't warn you about the backup. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 27, 2010

    So this issue's off to a good start, with a few reservations - but it's great to see this character back in the hands of writers and artists who "get it." Here's hoping for more of the same in the months ahead! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Tacopina Apr 25, 2010

    I found myself deeply intrigued with The Spirit under this new creative team. Having said that I am going to give this a good arc or two to prove that Schultz & Co. can continue this stellar quality of storytelling and continue to earn my cash. While I did greatly enjoy the relaunch of this title I have to admit that with such a saturated market it will have to continuously impress for me to warrant adding another title to my pull list. If they keep this up it will be a slam dunk. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Maxwell Yezpitelok Apr 25, 2010

    Oh, about the back-up story: Denny O'Neil and Bill Sienkiewicz make a great team, but I gotta say his art doesn't work as well in black and white as I thought it should. Personally, I found the figures and the narration itself a little confusing, and adding some color generally helps with that. Other than that, it's a clever short story with a cool ending. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Apr 21, 2010

    "The Spirit" #1 is definitely a comic for art fans with the writing working in service of the art. You won't be disappointed with the likes of Moritat and Bill Sienkiewicz. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Apr 21, 2010

    The issue' The Spirit: Black and White back-up feature is the real highlight of the issue, and I assume that will be the case moving forward as well. This type of strip seems far more conducive to the type of experimental, daring work The Spirit demands, and it's a blast to see legendary talents Denny O'Neil and Bill Sienkiewicz riff on the property with their unique sensibilities. I'd much rather see an anthology series devoted to these short tales than one attempting to place Spirit alongside characters like Batman, Doc Savage and Justice Inc, but it is at least nice to see Brian Azzarello, Rags Morales, Schultz and Moritat succeed as much as they have in their early efforts to re-imagine Eisner's most famous creation. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis May 3, 2010

    A new killer has been hired by the Octopus to stop the Spirit, but hero is already in on the scoop and is preparing his moves. But will this new assassin prove more than a match for the Spirit? Im not sure why this series was created. It seems to me that if the previous one by Darwin Cooke and Mark Evanier didnt work out " and they were probably the best revival the character could get, why would this dumb down Spirit series work now? Is it because it removes the grey areas of the character? Is it because its now typical super hero fare? The reason is because its meant to fit with that new FirstWave line from DC Comics. Well, this reader doesnt care. It felt like watching the Frank Miller film all over. I had the same sense of disconnect with the dialogue and the characters acting. This type of series is why so many people are afraid that big publishers like DC Comics can only rape and milk and original creation for its brand name only. It falls short of what I expected from the Spirit Read Full Review

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