Dynamite To Launch New Spirit Ongoing Series With Matt Wagner
Coming this July, look forward to a brand new Spirit ongoing series written by award winning writer Matt Wagner, thanks to a new partnership for the rights to publish the ongoing adventures of the character through Dynamite Comics. The Spirit was originally created by comics legend Will Eisner, and will be celebrating its 75th anniversary with a brand new #1 issue, featuring special covers by Alex Ross, Eric Powell, and series writer Matt Wagner himself. Matt Wagner had this to say of the news…
I discovered The Spirit via the black-and-white, magazine-sized reprints of the mid-70s. It was the first time that I truly perceived sequential narrative as a legitimate art form, of the immense creative power of a comic-artist in his prime. I can honestly say that seeing and experiencing The Spirit in my formative years ultimately led to my career as a comics author. It’s such an immense thrill and a professional honor to have the chance to contribute to Will Eisner’s legacy on the milestone 75th anniversary of his most influential and iconic character.
Matt Wagner is an accomplished writer who is no stranger to writing pulp characters. While working on Dynamite’s other comic properties within the last couple of years, he’s written The Shadow: Year One, Green Hornet: Year One, Zorro, and shares writing duties with filmmaker Quentin Tarantino on Django/Zorro, which teamed the two characters up as an official sequel of sorts to the movie Django Unchained. He will be joining the ranks of many other great comic creators who have gotten the chance to re imagine Eisner’s creation, so if your at all interested make sure to check this book out, since it seems like it will be a great introduction to a classic character.