Will Eisner's The Spirit: Artist's Edition (IDW)

Will Eisner’s The Spirit: Artist’s Edition (IDW)

The title is scheduled to ship in early April 2013. Pre-orders will be shipped in the order that they were received. You may experience a shipping delay of 1-2 weeks after the release date depending on the total quantity of orders received.

IDW is exceedingly proud to offer an Artist’s Edition of Will Eisner’s The Spirit. Created by Eisner in 1940, the Spirit is to comics what Citizen Kane was to cinema—groundbreaking and brilliant. 17 classic stories are collected in this volume, each being scanned from the original art, and all stories from the post-war years of 1946-1950—generally regarded as Eisner’s best period on the Spirit. Stories include April Fool, Li’l Adam, War Bride, Taxes and the Spirit, and Eisner’s personal favorite, The Story of Gerhard Shnobble, as well as a dozen more.

All the pages in this book have been scanned from the actual original art that was drawn by Will Eisner. This Artist’s Edition measures 15 x 22 inches and is 144 pages long. Each book is shipped in a custom cardboard box for maximum protection.

Brought to you by the same team responsible for the Eisner Award-winning Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer: Artist’s Edition and Wally Wood’s EC Stories: Artist’s Edition.

Note: There will be a limited version of Will Eisner’s The Spirit: Artist’s Edition available for pre-order beginning March 27, 2013.


While appearing to be in black and white, each page was scanned in color to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for instance, corrections, blue pencils, paste-overs, all the little nuances that make original art unique. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.

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