THE SPIRIT #10

Review by: gruvenreuven

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Written by DAVID HINE
Art by MORITAT
Cover by LADR

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

I can describe this book in one Yiddish word… Geschmack
(tasty) .   I picked this book up with trepidation
on an impulse.  Like the 2008 movie, taking
Will Eisner’s iconic character “The Spirit” and turning him over to “the
industry’s top-flight talents” might not turn out so well.  At least that was my fear. At the end of the
day, this is not the case for this book as it represents a wonderful self
contained story start to finish.

This is the perfect comic book to just jump in and read. There is no
complicated “The Spirit Universe” to have prerequisite knowledge of. No prior
story line or cross over… It’s just simply a pulpy story, true to the 1930’s
setting it recreates.  The story is based
on a small time thief named Roscoe Kalashnikov who was raised by horribly
abusive father.

As Roscoe’s father predicts his son’s fate, so can the reader predict
the way the story will play out.  Even though
the reveal ending can be picked up upon by a very foreshadowy panel, this doesn’t
take away from the story. After completing the book, this book begs for a quick
re-read because it is that entertaining.

Story by David Hine of X-Men the 198 & Civil War X-Men fame.  Moritat’s Art recreates the Spirit’s style in
a way that Will Eisner would have been proud of.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 4 - Very Good

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