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    Will Eisner - The Spirit #17Today we get to celebrate comics by remembering the birthday of the father of the graphic novel, Will Eisner (March 6, 1917 – January 3, 2005). Known for creating The Spirit and longer stories such as A Contract With God, Eisner continues to be a reigning influence on comics and graphic storytelling. The high school friend of Bob Kane started his comics career at an early age and continued working until his death. Tufts University screens the 2007 film Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist on Thursday as we celebrate Will Eisner Week at Earth Prime Time.


    Sure, we’ve gushed about Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, but a man important to comic books has escaped the public’s consciousness over the years. Will Eisner’s cinematic visions of the comic book page alongside a kinetic lettering style continues to define the look of the comic book page as professional artists continue to learn from his masterful storytelling techniques.

    The Spirit is perhaps Eisner’s most notable work. The presumed dead police detective Denny Colt establishes a hideout in Central City’s Wildwood Cemetery.

    The Spirit was a dashing vigilante, hunting down his arch enemy, The Octopus, and solving crimes with sidekick Ebony White. The stories ran the gamut of crime and detective noir to romance and horror.

    Many great comic artists have had their hands on the domino-masked hero, from launching the career of Wally Wood in 1952 to modern day vintage illustrators Darwyn Cooke (New Frontier) and J. Bone (Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror). Sin City’s Frank Miller made the jump to full time director and filmmaker, only to release a vacant and vapid adaptation of the character on screen in 2008′s The Spirit.



    DigBoston and LeaguePodcast Comic Book Picks of the Week for July 18, 2012

    The League of Ordinary Gentlemen never wants to forget that there is a serious lack of lead female heroes and creators in mainstream comics. This week’s top pick is Captain Marvel #1 from Kelly Sue DeConnick. The Avenger Carol Danvers trades in The ‘Ms.’ title for the Captain rank alongside Captain America! … Covert action team of female agents tangles with real American heroes G.I. Joe in Danger Girl / G.I. Joe #1. … Amanda Conner and Darwyn Cooke are providing backstory for the Watchmen’s Silk Spectre with issue 2 of Before Watchmen Silk Spectre. Trained by her Mom, the original Silk Spectre, to be a superhero at 17, Julie runs away to San Fran. Find out how her path leads her to meeting her omnipotent husband, Doctor Manhattan.


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    DigBoston and LeaguePodcast Comic Book Picks of the Week for July 4, 2012



    Continuing his graphic adaptations of Richard Stark’s ‘Parker’ series of late 50s gangster crime novels, Darwyn Cooke takes on The Score. Recommended if you like Mad Men, loose women and loose cigarettes. All of our favorite creators populate the picks this week. Mike Norton’s Battlepug webcomic is collected for fans of the barbarian and his trusty gigantic pug. Check out the series weekly here. The book will include tons of bonus puggage! Man of Action Studios is back with another all ages pick Batula! Livingston the fruit bat is bitten by a vampire and the transformation takes hold. Your kids will love to join Batula on his adventures …. “Not a single Captain America book shipped this week. That’s weird.” —


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