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Underground Spirit No. 2 by Will Eisner (1973)


Underground Spirit No. 2 by Will Eisner (1973)
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    UNDERGROUND SPIRIT No. 2 (1973) first printing

    After �retiring� The Spirit as a syndicated newspaper insert (1940-52), creator Will Eisner briefly reprised his character in 1966 for Harvey Comics (2 issues), then the masked crime fighter returned to hibernation until Eisner, in 1971, became intrigued by the underground comix scene. Publisher Denis Kitchen persuaded him to revive The Spirit in a new series featuring new covers and some new material along with classic reprints.

    The planned series was aborted after just two issues when considerably larger publisher James Warren temporarily lured Eisner away with a magazine deal and newsstand distribution. These two issues (though not part of the formal title) are known as �Underground Spirits,� partly because Kitchen published solely underground comic books at the time, and also because Eisner�s new contributions were much more risqué than anything in earlier incarnations.

     Sub-titled �All About P�Gell,� this issue features a new wraparound c over and a brand-new 4-page story called �The Capistrano Jewels, in which, for he first time ever P�Gell is depicted as a lesbian. All four Spirit reprints also feature the deadly femme fatale. Introduction by comics historian John Benson.

    This �Underground� Spirit #2 was printed in September 1973 by Kitchen Sink Press. This is the first printing. Note: on all copies of this issue the cover stock is matte, not glossy, like virtually all comic books. Condition is excellent, as scanned. $18


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    Underground Spirit No. 2 by Will Eisner (1973)

    UNDERGROUND SPIRIT No. 2 (1973) first printing

    After �retiring� The Spirit as a syndicated newspaper insert (1940-52), creator Will Eisner briefly reprised his character in 1966 for Harvey Comics (2 issues), then the masked crime fighter returned to hibernation until Eisner, in 1971, became intrigued by the underground comix scene. Publisher Denis Kitchen persuaded him to revive The Spirit in a new series featuring new covers and some new material along with classic reprints.

    The planned series was aborted after just two issues when considerably larger publisher James Warren temporarily lured Eisner away with a magazine deal and newsstand distribution. These two issues (though not part of the formal title) are known as �Underground Spirits,� partly because Kitchen published solely underground comic books at the time, and also because Eisner�s new contributions were much more risqué than anything in earlier incarnations.

     Sub-titled �All About P�Gell,� this issue features a new wraparound c over and a brand-new 4-page story called �The Capistrano Jewels, in which, for he first time ever P�Gell is depicted as a lesbian. All four Spirit reprints also feature the deadly femme fatale. Introduction by comics historian John Benson.

    This �Underground� Spirit #2 was printed in September 1973 by Kitchen Sink Press. This is the first printing. Note: on all copies of this issue the cover stock is matte, not glossy, like virtually all comic books. Condition is excellent, as scanned. $18

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