It’s WILL EISNER WEEK! And here’s Matt Wagner — The Spirit‘s new guide as the legendary character gets set to launch at Dynamite.
UPDATED 3/17: Will Eisner would have been 100 on March 6. We’ve gathered our best Eisner coverage and are re-presenting it for the occasion. For a complete index of stories, including contributions by Darwyn Cooke, Matt Wagner and Francesco Francavilla, click here. Enjoy.
The Spirit‘s last cartoonist — Darwyn Cooke — picked Eight Eisner Stories Every Fan Should Read for us here at 13th Dimension. This year, we decided to spread the wealth and asked some of the industry’s foremost artists — including the likes of Mike Allred and Kevin Nowlan, to pick their favorite Eisner splash pages.
It only made sense to start with Matt Wagner, who was debuting his Spirit at Dynamite.
For Wagner’s second choice, click here.
“I’ll go against type and not choose one of the ‘architectural’ covers, where the Spirit logo is woven into a cityscape,” Wagner said. Instead, he picked:
The first appearance of Sand Saref from Jan. 8, 1950.
“I love the framing, the lighting, the noir atmosphere and the Spirit logo reflected in the rain-dripped police globe.”