Will Eisner's The Spirit #2

Writer: Matt Wagner Artist: Dan Schkade Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: August 5, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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With Central City feeling the vacuum left by The Spirit's long disappearance, Ebony and Sammy set out to find out what happened to their old friend. Their trail takes them to familiar surroundings and in pursuit of one of the masked vigilante's most nefarious foes. Meanwhile, both Commissioner Dolan and his daughter Ellen must face obstacles of their own. This all new series celebrates the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's iconic character, scripted by Eisner Award-winner Matt Wagner with interior art by the team of Dan Schkade and colorist Brennan Wagner and a cover by Eric Powell.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - David Craig Aug 5, 2015

    I really wasn't sold by the first issue of The Spirit. However, with this second issue I've fallen in love with the book's many fantastic characters and its intriguing and mysterious story that continues to develop. If you too were unimpressed by the first issue, I implore you to give this series another chance as it is with this issue that the book really hits its stride and becomes a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 9, 2015

    So far, this series has me hooked - here's hoping the resolution of the mystery is worth the wait! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - John F. Trent Aug 5, 2015

    Schkade's artwork was generally good but there were some misses regarding facial features where they appeared to be sliding off characters' skulls during the sequence with Carrion. The action and chase sequence was an exceptional piece of sequential storytelling with each panel really drawing you further in and building to the climax.The standout in this issue was the lettering by A Larger World Studios. It was absolutely brilliant. It experimented with a number of different styles and fonts and succeeded on all occasions, providing tone, capturing unease, and detailing sound effects. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 5, 2015

    The Spirit has a solid second installment that leaves me wanting more of this world – particularly the way Strunk and White walk through it. They're digging into the recent past in a good way in an attempt to figure out what really happened and that has them unearthing areas that helps to introduce The Spirit and his world to readers in a fun way, at least for me. I imagine it could be easily divisive though. The segment with Mister Carrion himself has its moments, frustrated as I may have been by the lettering job at times, and fleshing it all out even more with the flashback sequence and the time with the father/daughter Dolan aspects helps to keep the book involved in a lot of different areas. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Aug 4, 2015

    I fully admit that I have a soft spot for many of the pulp heroes, or crime noir style heroes, and almost any story set around the 30's and 40's, andWill Eisner's The Spirit #2has the feel of an old timey story that is being told today. There's a lot going on in this comic, and while the action and the pacing is fantastic, the story never suffers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Aug 6, 2015

    The Spirit #2 brings us no closer to solving the mystery of the missing Denny Colt, but it still finds pathos and narrative momentum with the other characters that used to play second fiddle to the man in the mask. Central City may still be without its avenging angel, but the city, and his solo title, is still well protected by his friends and loved ones. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Multiversity Comics - Kevin McConnell Aug 10, 2015

    While he is not featured, The Spirit inhabits an excellent modern deconstruction of the legendary hero. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comic Crusaders - Cedbill Aug 7, 2015

    All in all, this isn't a bad issue by any means, and Spirit fans are sure to come back for more. But, for this reviewer, it seems that this issue failed to match up to its predecessor in almost every way, and I'm afraid it's the last one I'll be picking up from this series, most probably. Read Full Review

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