Will Eisner (1917-2005)

Will Eisner has died.

In an industry full of giants, he was probably the biggest and most revered, even more so than The King, Jack Kirby.

In an industry that tends to focus mostly on superheroes and fantasy, Eisner never strayed very far from stories rooted firmly in reality.

This is a sad day, not only for comic book fans but for anyone who appreciates truth in art.


  1. Bow your head in respect.

  2. Aww, that’s really sad. I remember seeing him every year in San Diego, and thinking how wonderful it was to have him there (always lively and smiling) as a symbol of the best of our art. He was walking history and he was available for handshakes and photos. I imagine that’s a lot like it used to be to see Jack Kirby walking around 15 years ago.

    And when I read Ron’s comment, I can’t help hearing Michael Clark Duncan saying that in full monkey makeup in Burton’s awful Planet of the Apes remake. Seriously, look up the trailer. He says something just like that, but all angry.

    And back to the subject at hand, he’s left a hell of a legacy. I consider him the Hitchcock of our medium.

  3. you completely read my mind when I wrote that- that’s what it sounded like in my head.

  4. I highly recommend WILL EISNER’S SHOP TALK.


    It is a series of interviews Eisner did with Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Gil Kane, Joe Kubert, Jack Davis, Neal Adams, C.C. Beck, Milton Caniff, Gill Fox, Harvey Kurtzman, and Phil Seuling.

    It’s really, really interesting.

  5. Thank you for bringing us back on topic.
    Lest not forget The Spirit…

  6. Great reading, keep up the great posts.
    Peace, JiggaDigga