Will Eisner's The Spirit #9

Writer: Matt Wagner Artist: Dan Schkade Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: March 16, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

As yet another piece of the mystery surrounding The Spirit's lengthy disappearance is revealed, our heroes find themselves confronted with a violent attack at the hands of hired gun Pinky Fingers. The Spirit barely avoids the assassin's bullet... but are his friends so lucky, as well? Central City proves to be no refuge from the long and deadly reach of the international crime-lord, Mikado Vaas! This critically-acclaimed revival of legendary comic creator Will Eisner's most iconic character is helmed by Eisner Award-winning writer Matt Wagner and the fresh visual team of artist Dan Schkade and colorist Brennan Wagner.

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 16, 2016

    The Spirit has another solid and strong installment as it provides more context and information to what's going on. The bigger story may not feel like it's progressing here but we're getting some good clues and information to make it a richer and more engaging story overall while also finding ways to include other characters into it. The Spirit's tale in Tangier is definitely intriguing and it leaves me wanting to see a whole lot more of Sachet Spice and what she brings to the project. There are a lot of things going on here beyond the big picture pieces and just watching the movements of it all is really engaging since these characters feel so well realized. Wagner continues to find the voices for these characters with scary perfection and Schkade simply brings it to life in a way that feels like it's the way it was meant to be all along. This is a solid addition to a larger work that's simply amazing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 14, 2016

    While the comic begins with the flashbacks to Tangiers, most of the latest issue's story focuses on the Commissioner Nolan subplot as the assassin Pinky Fingers arrives in town and shoots up the police station to get to his target. Dolan is injured, though not critically, and the assassin is able to get away from our hero likely setting up another showdown between the shartpshooter and the Spirit in next month's issue. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicsverse - Marco Cunalata Mar 19, 2016

    All in all, I'm reading the series as a fan of the character rather than for its plot. The art makes it fun to look at but I'm disappointed about where the story is going and I truly hope the arc will resolve soon so I, and any other reader, can get another fresh take at this classic pulp noir do-gooder. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Briton Mar 20, 2016

    Another strong issue. I am beginning to wish that the plot would speed up a bit though, it is a very slow burn. I would also like to see more of Ellen. It seems like she and the Spirit have had little time together, which is odd considering their long separation.

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