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Spirit Archives VOL 25 [Hardcover]

Will Eisner

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics (Oct. 21 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401218563
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401218560
  • Product Dimensions: 26.4 x 17.3 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 635 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,769,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff, teeny package Nov. 23 2008
By Germund von Wowern - Published on Amazon.com
Will Eisner's run of Spirit dailies has hitherto only been available in several incomplete reprint runs. This complete edition is easily one of the most interesting volumes in the Spirit Archives series and could have been a fitting tribute to Eisner's storytelling genius - as well as the other talented artists who helped him out and even took over the feature during the war years. True, daily strip adventures were not Eisner's preferred storytelling format and for obvious reasons these stories lack the stunning page layouts found in his comic book-sized Spirit stories. However, the introduced characters are intriguing and it's absolutely fascinating to see how Eisner & C:o struggle to use the limited space in each daily strip as effectively as possible. Tom Spurgeon makes some quite interesting points in his introduction and the reproduction of the artwork is, if not excellent at least very, very good. Sadly, this book has one unforgivable flaw: its size and proportions! Readability has been sacrificed to keep this volume the same size as previous volumes in the series. I have seen many comic strip editions where I've felt the strips were reprinted too small, but this is beyond reason even for such relatively young eyes as mine. I'll simply quote a comic book editor friend who recently pointed out that prioritizing form before function is never a good idea. This volume demonstrates just why!

By the way, my three stars are intended as an average of great stories, artwork and reproduction (4.5 stars) and the size of the strips (1 star).
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars GET OUT YOUR MAGNIFYING GLASS! Oct. 29 2008
By P. Wolske - Published on Amazon.com
I was looking forward to these complete daily strips of The Spirit from 1941 to 1944. Well, I just received the book, and was disapointed to say the least.
For some reason, DC decided to keep the same 6.8 x 10.5 size as other Spirit Archives which was ok. But for these daily strips it means 4 daily strips within a frame of 6" x 8 1/2" or less! Strips are so small they're hard to read!!!
A thousand curses on DC Comics!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The penultimate edition June 17 2009
By john hoey - Published on Amazon.com
The Spirit Archives are almost complete with Vol. 25. The size of the strips has been commented on already and while they are on the small size they are readable (although a magnifying glass does help).They are worth having just to complete the series and also there is really no other way to have them in your collection. Well worth it.
5.0 out of 5 stars great service Sept. 30 2010
By Ross Bigley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Great service by the people I ordered it from, got here faster than I thought it would. A beautiful book. The images are a little small, but that's fine.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WIll Eisner's The Spirit - best written and drawn comic strip of all time April 24 2014
By Richard Rogers - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
There is no better or more enjoyable comic strip than The Spirit by Will Eisner. Stories range from serious to absurd, artwork is a tutorial on how to do a newspaper comic strip or a comic book. Eisner was the master everyone else aspired to be.
The dailies were not as good as the color Sundays, but they were still much better than most every other comic strip at the time.

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