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Will Eisner Original Spirit Art: Wanchu p. 6 (1951)


Will Eisner Original Spirit Art: Wanchu p. 6 (1951)
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    WILL EISNER (1917-2005) • Original Spirit art

    June 10, 1951. Page 6 from “Wanchu.” 

    Unlike Bruce Wayne, who can hop in the Batplane after an overseas adventure, the Spirit has to struggle to get home. In this tale, our hero finds himself between two warring groups while trying to buy a horse to speed him on his way.  The only thing the two factions have in common is that each side is led by a gorgeous woman who finds the Spirit irresistible, which leads to the question of why he wants to leave.

    This page has several attractive features.  The Spirit is featured prominently in several panels.  It has lots of action and there's a beautiful femme fatale in the center panel.  It should be noted that another page from the same story has been offered by a prominent comic art dealer for $3,700.00. Bargain priced from us. 

    Medium/Size/Condition: Brush, pen, and ink on Bristol board measuring 15 x 22 inches (38.1 x 52.8 cm). Some minor white-out. Excellent condition.




    Further reference: Much other Eisner art, plus out-of-print graphic novels, Spirit comic books and magazines, signed serigraphs, his Famous Cartoonist Button, and numerous other Eisner-related items are accessible from our sister store Steve Krupp’s Curio Shoppe. Just type his name (or The Spirit) into our search bar.

    Provenance: The Will Eisner estate is exclusively represented by the Denis Kitchen Art Agency, an affiliate of Steve Krupp’s Curio Shoppe and Gallery. This drawing is warranted to be an authentic original created by Will Eisner, and sold on behalf of his estate. Note: Image is © Will Eisner Studios, Inc. Reproduction for commercial purposes requires permission.



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