Will Eisner's The Spirit #5

Writer: Matt Wagner Artist: Dan Schkade Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: November 25, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.3Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Our intrepid detectives finally admit that only one member of The Spirit's infamous Rogues Gallery could have had any chance of defeating their masked mentor. Their investigation ultimately brings them head-to-head with our hero's deadliest and most relentless foe, The Octopus-a confrontation that could very well cost them their lives! The reviews are in and the buzz is through the roof about this phenomenal new take on one of comicdom's most revered and iconic characters is brought to you by Eisner Award-winning writer Matt Wagner and the visual team of artist Dan Schkade and colorist Brennan Wagner. Join this continuing 75th anniversary ce more

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - David Craig Nov 25, 2015

    Matt Wagner's mystery surrounding The Spirit's disappearance, one that has been unfolding since this series began, seems to be reaching its final stages. I for one cannot wait to find out what exactly happened, and I really hope that this fantastic creative team is kept on for more stories in the future. I've said it before and I'll say it again: you need to be reading The Spirit. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Nov 25, 2015

    Will Eisner's The Spirit #5 is a damn good comic. It has excellent storytelling, great and innovative artwork, and extremely innovative lettering. If this book isn't up for an Eisner award next year, I will be extremely surprised. Each issue one ups itself, continuing to improve and get better. You need to be reading this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 25, 2015

    The series looks like it's close to wrapping up its first arc and it's hitting some good points here with the way it's unfolding. Bigger stories are percolating in the background, The Spirit is back, and we get to see the forward progress of other characters in the series. This installment lets the Octopus take center stage for a good chunk of it and that has a whole lot going for it in a way that's hard to describe. One of the draws for the book continues to be the way Wagner just captures the dialogue of the time and these kinds of stories so well and coupling that with the rich artwork from Schkade takes it up several notches from there. Great stuff all around. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Nov 25, 2015

    I've enjoyed every issue ofWill Eisner's The Spirit that I've read over the last four months, and this issue is no exception. It's a fun, entertaining and very enjoyable comic book series that you should absolutely check out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 15, 2015

    Still leaving plenty of story to be told, the issue gives us the Spirit using his detective (and intimidation) skills to find his missing friends as well as a confrontation between our hero and his most hated adversary. I'm curious to see where the series goes from here. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - adrock512 Nov 29, 2015

    Stay tuned for the next exciting chapter of Playing the Long Game as I read Chewbacca #4! Read Full Review

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