You can’t blame the producers of “Will Eisner’s The Spirit” for the avalanche of advance publicity promoting the movie’s release – although it is still eight months off. Today I picked up the latest issue of Maxim – which I read for the pictures, not the stories – and the cover photo is of Jaime King, one of the many beautiful actress featured in Frank Miller’s upcoming film. And the cover also teases a page of photos of another co-star, Scarlett Johansson.

And let me add this: as his authorized biographer, I can’t say whether Will Eisner would have liked Miller’s version of The Spirit, considering he always opposed the idea of Hollywood adopting his character. But as man who loved beautiful dames, I think it safe to say he would have approved of Miller’s female cast!