Comics Alternative, Episode 229: Will Eisner Week 2017 – Uses of The Spirit since 2005

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Capturing the Spirit of The Spirit

Every year for Will Eisner Week, always the first seven days in March, the Two Guys with PhDs like to do something special and Eisner-related for the podcast. This year is no different, and for the current episode Andy and Derek have decided to discuss the many uses of The Spirit since Will Eisner’s passing on January 3, 2005. And there are a lot more manifestations of The Spirit than you might think. The guys compare and contrast the various uses of this seminal crimefighter, highlighting those examples that attempt to capture the original tone of The Spirit, that deviate from the original in curious ways, and that cross over into other narrative worlds. The many titles and creators they discuss include:

  • the one-shot Batman/The Spirit, by Joef Loeb and Darwyn Cooke in 2007 (DC Comics)
  • the 32-issue run of The Spirit between 2007 and 2009, by Darwyn Cooke, Sergio Aragones, Mark Evanier, and many others (DC Comics)
  • Brian Azzarello and Rags Morales’s 6-issue miniseries First Wave, published between 2010 and 2011 (DC Comics)
  • the concurrent-running The Spirit: First Wave series by Mark Schultz, David Hine, and others, going for 17 issues from 2010-2011 (DC Comics)
  • Mark Waid’s 4-issue miniseries Rocketeer/Spirit: Pulp Friction, illustrated by various artists and released in 2013 (IDW Publishing)
  • Will Eisner’s The Spirit by Matt Wagner and Dan Schkade, running for 12 issues between 2015 and 2016 (Dynamite Entertainment)
  • the recent first issue of Francesco Francavilla’s Will Eisner’s The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers (Dynamite Entertainment)
  • and Joe Staton and Mike Curtis’s current Dick Tracy strip and its team-up with The Spirit (Tribune Company).

There is a lot packed into this episode — you’ll hear plenty about Ebony White, Commissioner and Ellen Dolan, Silk Satin, Mister Carrion, Sand Serif, The Octopus, and, of course, P’Gell — but, thankfully, almost no mention of the disastrous 2008 film. It’s all about the comics.

Check out the various The Spirit titles discussed in this special episode:

 

Deconstructing Comics #455: Streetwise

Streetwise

When Kumar was in Toronto in May and met up with Koom, one topic that came up was a 2000 anthology book called Streetwise, featuring autobiographical stories by a number of well-known comics artists (including Jack Kirby, Sergio Aragones, Paul Chadwick, Joe Kubert, John Severin & Roy Thomas, Walter Simonson, Rick Veitch, and Barry Windsor-Smith). This week, with Kumar back in Australia, they chat via Skype/phone about an overlooked book that’s worth a look.

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Backroom Comics Podcast Episode 108 – ECCC 2011 Part 1

The Backroom Comics team begin their coverage of Emerald City ComiCon by interviewing Sergio Aragones (Groo), Thomas Hall & Daniel Bradford (Robot 13 & KING!), and Chris Roberson (Superman & I Zombie).

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Backroom Comics Podcast Episode 107 – Points of Interest

The Backroom Comics crew tackle the latest news coming from the publishing world and give their last preview of the upcoming Emerald City ComiCon.

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Death and the Acrid Smell of Gunsmoke: The Jonah Hex Podcast – Episode 4

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Scott H. Gardner goes solo for the latest, exciting, NEW weekly program from the “Two True Freaks!” network of fine internet radio shows!

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“Death and the Acrid Smell of Gunsmoke” — The Jonah Hex Podcast

In this fourth episode, Scott dives into the mailbag to address some listener feedback. 

And then it’s on to the main event in the first issue of the title that’ll be Jonah’s new home for the next little while — Weird Western Tales #12 — and the heart-rending story entitled “Promise To A Princess“.  Bring a hankey, folks.  This one’s a real tear-jerker. 

You wuz warned!

What’s so sad about it?  Listen in to find out as we continue exploring the weird and thrilling tales of the baddest bad-ass bounty hunter ever to roam the Old West…

Jonah Woodson Hex!! 

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Death and the Acrid Smell of Gunsmoke: The Jonah Hex Podcast – Episode 3

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Scott H. Gardner goes solo for the latest, exciting, NEW weekly program from the “Two True Freaks!” network of fine internet radio shows!

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“Death and the Acrid Smell of Gunsmoke” — The Jonah Hex Podcast

In this third episode, Scott takes an in-depth look at the second appearance of Jonah Hex in the pages of ‘All-Star Western #11’!!

What is “The Hundred Dollar Deal“? Will it make Jonah Hex… or DESTROY him?

Listen to find out as we continue exploring the weird and thrilling tales of the baddest bad-ass bounty hunter ever to roam the Old West…

Jonah Woodson Hex!!

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