The Spirit Vol. 2 #3

Writer: Mark Schultz, Michael Uslan, F. J. DeSanto Artist: Moritat, Justiniano Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 16, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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FIRST WAVE takes a break this month but THE SPIRIT marches on! Angel Smerti has delivered The Spirit into the deadly grasp of the Octopus, and the only one who can save him is Angel Smerti?! Can The Spirit possibly warm her icy heart with a knife pressed against his throat?And in THE SPIRIT: BLACK & WHITE co-feature, Michael Uslan and F.J. DeSanto deliver a tale of treason on the airwaves, stunningly illustrated in rich graytones by Justiniano!

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jun 17, 2010

    I had a really hard time deciding on this week's Book of the Week and a huge reason for this was the sheer badassery of this week's Spirit. This issue excels on almost every single level with not one, but two great stories including, by far, the best of the Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Jun 16, 2010

    Seeing as how the Spirit's most famous for the storytelling innovations Will Eisner made through the strip, I really would've liked to have seen more artistic layouts like we get in the back-up feature. I still feel like this character is so intrinsically Eisner's baby that you really need him to make it worthwhile, but this comic is a still good time, mixing modern supheroics with classic noir tropes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Jun 20, 2010

    Overall, I like this approach to the Spirit -- this longer-form storytelling in an overtly pulpier world. It works, and it doesn't seem to demonstrate the need to rely on trying to out-Will-Eisner Will Eisner, which is good. Because that would be impossible. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jun 17, 2010

    The First Wave universe seems to be off to a rocky start, with the First Wave title getting one of the strangest release schedules I've seen in a long time. Doc Savage appears to be following the six issue trade format, while The Spirit is trying to figure out a way to keep from repeating itself from the last Spirit series DC controlled. I really want The Spirit, Doc Savage and all of First Wave to succeed, as I think it is a playground that is ripe for some brilliant story telling. If you've followed the first two installments of the Angel Smerti story, this issue is worth a read just to finish the main story. The issue is also worth picking up if only to read the black and white second feature. I like the stories Schultz and Uslan offered up, but I'm mixed on the art. The Spirit #3 earns 3 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

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