Dynamite Entertainment Proudly Announces the Full Creative Team for WILL EISNER'S THE SPIRIT
The February announcement that Dynamite Entertainment would bring backWill Eisner's legendary crimefighter Denny Colt, The Spirit, in the eponymous series generated significant fan buzz, as did the announcement that Matt Wagner, the award-winning comic book creator of Grendel and Mage (as well as writer of such mainstream successes as Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman: Trinity, The Shadow: Year One, Batman: The Monster Men, and Zorro). With the addition of artist Dan Schkade (of the neo-noir mystery San Hannibal) and colorist Brennan Wagner (The Shadow: Year One), the action-packed and intrigue-laden epic strives to honor the vital and prestigious legacy of one of comicdom's most talented and influential creators, as well as introduce a new generation of readers to the character.
"I first discovered Will Eisner's The Spirit stories in my early teens and the effect was devastating and inspiring, all at the same time," says Matt Wagner. "I can honestly say that I'm a comics creator today due to the powerful effect Eisner's artistry had on my formative years. We've got a great team on this book with Dan Schkade and my son, Brennan Wagner, providing the interior art, and my longtime pal Eric Powell as the regular cover artist. It's a real privilege to have the chance to add to the time-honored legacy of this iconic character!"
Regarding his ongoing monthly contribution to The Spirit's legacy as cover artist, Eric Powell says, "Will Eisner is one of my artistic heroes. I'm really excited to work on The Spirit for the first time!" Eric Powell is best known as the creator ofThe Goon, and for his contributions to such high-profile comic projects as Big Trouble in Little China and Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters.
"One of the most amazing creators in comics, Matt Wagner, will be joined by Dan Schkade on art, and our ongoing main cover artist will be none other than Eric Powell! Matt is a multi-Eisner Award-winning writer/artist, and it's perfect that he is the writer of the ongoing series. Dan just captures The Spirit perfectly. Eric Powell, also an Eisner Award-winner, will be the main cover artist! His covers are so distinctive and amazing that he is definitely going to help each issue stand out," says Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci.
Will Eisner's The Spirit #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Will Eisner's The Spirit with their local comic book retailers. Will Eisner's The Spirit will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.