The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #2

Writer: Francesco Francavilla Artist: Francesco Francavilla Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: March 22, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

It started like a very ordinary investigative case for the Spirit, but just when he seemed to have it all figured out, the tale took an unexpected turn to reveal a larger criminal plan at work. Will Danny Colt find a way out or will this end up with a BANG?

Eisner winner Francesco Francavilla continues building a web of intrigue around our hero in this chilling second chapter.

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Mar 23, 2017

    If I am honest, I am not a huge The Spirit fan, preferring darkness of The Shadow and his knowing of evil minds. That said, this book has a charm that impresses. It's odd that Dynamite can put out such a high quality book, both in dialogue and art, based on the previous standards set, yet seem to have made a complete mess of some recent reboots. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Mar 14, 2017

    Despite a plot that is still somewhat sketchily defined (intentionally, though), writer/Artist/Letterer Francesco Francavilla continues to deliver the goods with The Spirit - The Corpse-Makers #2, proving that Will Eisner's most famous creation packs his boldest punch when there's a singular creative vision at the helm. With a masterful command of atmosphere, an action-packed script, and beautiful art, this issue is an enjoyable read from cover to cover. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 25, 2017

    Bits and Pieces:In many respects, this is a typical second issue. Threads are unravelling, but have yet to start tying together in any meaningful way. The sense of mystery is palpable, and the Spirit is given the chance to shine, not only in the fight with the bank robbers, but also in the interrogation scene that follows. The sense of menace, of something truly terrible happening that has yet to be fully revealed, is what makes this story particularly compelling and I'm looking forward to seeing how things play out in future issues. If you want a beautifully presented slice of pulp noir goodness with gorgeously atmospheric artwork and a really rather creepy plot, this is most definitely the book for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Alexis Simonetta Mar 21, 2017

    While there isn't much dialogue to speak of, the fantastic imagery more than makes up for it, making this a worthy read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jason Laframboise Mar 24, 2017

    I wish there was more to say about this issue, but it's hard when the story is decompressed like this. That is not to say that it wasn't a good issue, or that I'm not enjoying the story, because I did. This story will read better as a trade, so I do recommend waiting for that to come out, or sit down and read the entire mini at once and I feel that it will flow much better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 22, 2017

    I knew that getting into this miniseries that I'd fall in love with it through the visual presentation of it as Francavilla is incredibly talented and there's no disputing that. Everything oozes off the page in a beautiful way with the blending of the art, colors, and the lettering, that's wonderfully cohesive. This installment builds on what kicked off the series and I love the way the interrogation scene plays out with how The Spirit handles it. But the book feels more like a sliver of the story rather than something that truly advances it, which is fine. What we get is engaging and fun to read and will be a stronger part of a whole than this individual read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 25, 2017

    Although we don't get much of Ms. Marlowe here, I like the idea of a female detective self-aware of how she is breaking basic stereotypes. And her name, of course, fits immediately into the world of the Spirit. Writer/artist Francesco Francavilla is continuing to take his time to lay out the story, but issue #2 certainly piques the attention of not one but two protaganists who I have no doubt will bump into each other before too long. And that, I'm interested to see. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Mar 21, 2017

    Ultimately then, this latest series serves as a solid addition to the rich Spirit mythos, and sees Francavilla stamping his own distinctive mark on the iconic crimefighter. An intriguing story with some legitimately world-class artwork, this is a series that comes highly recommended for fans of pulp crime mysteries. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Nate Charles Mar 16, 2017

    If you're a fan of the Spirit, you certainly should be checking out The Corpse Makers. In fact, you should be reading this book if you're a fan of mystery and noir media in general. What Francesca Francavilla is crafting here is shaping up to really be something special and out of the norm for a character some may consider a "super hero." With the set up out of the way, this issue has left me hungry for answers that I hope we'll receive in issue three. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Mar 27, 2017

    Francavilla delivers on the promise of incredible craft that comes with working on The Spirit even though his plot is undercooked in this follow-up issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Lauren Sisselman Mar 31, 2017

    I'll keep reading the story since I feel it would be the right thing to do as a Spirit fan, but I hope the story picks up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Spock's Brain Mar 31, 2017

    This is a great comic. Francisco Frankavilla's art and colours are so perfect for this old fashioned noir story...I can't imagine anyone else better made to revive Eisner's key character. An example of this book's greatness is the last page, a splash of a train moving through the blue rain with the sound of character screaming from below the tracks. Awesome comic-booking.

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