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Will Eisner’s The Spirit #9 takes us back to the Spirit‘s adventures in Tangiers while revealing the injured hero’s first encounter with Sachet Spice who it seems took an immediate shine to the vigilante and didn’t want him to leave… ever. As to just what the woman’s plans are for our hero going forward, or as to what she and her father Mikado Vaas want in central City, we’ll just have to wait for that to be revealed in the series remaining three issues.

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Will Eisner’s The Spirit #8 finally gives both the Spirit and the reader some answers into Mikado Vaas as our hero calls on Silk Satin for the truth behind the villain whose very name strikes terror into all who hear it. Silk points our hero in the right direction to a rabbi who is able to provide a tale that seems as much legend as fact in his description of the nefarious arms dealer in which the Spirit finally discovers his connection to the man through Vaas’ daughter Sachet Spice.

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Matt Wagner’s twelve-issue maxi-series begins the second-half of its run with the Spirit hitting the underworld hard looking for information about the mysterious Mikado Vaas. The more our vigilante learns about the elusive black marketeer the more questions the Spirit has about why he caged on a faraway island for months and what Vaas’ plans are for Central City.

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The fifth issue of Dynamite Entertainment’s twelve-issue maxi-series Will Eisner’s The Spirit opens with Ebony White and Sammy Strunk caught in the Octupus‘ death trap while the Spirit searches for both his missing friends and answers about his own disappearance as he continues to let his friends (and enemies) believe the masked vigilante is dead.

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The four-issue mini-series comes to a close with The Spirit able to talk a mind-controlled Betty out of going all stabby-stabby on the undead hero and the two heroes once again putting their differences aside and The Spirit and The Rocketeer work together to uncover the plot of the Octopus and Trask who attempt to use their new teleporting television signal to deliver the President to the Nazis.

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The third issue of The Rocketeer & The Spirit: Pulp Friction #3 moves the investigation back to Central City where Cliff follows Betty after she is given her first big break as a television star but, sadly, not by someone who actually has her best interests at heart.

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The unusual team-up between The Spirit and The Rocketeer continues as the pair of heroes investigate the odd murder of a Central City man whose body was impossibly found in Los Angeles without enough time for it to be transported there under any conventional means. The autopsy reveals that isn’t the only thing shocking about their victims whose innards seem scrambled beyond comprehension and the man’s spirit seems to have somehow gotten trapped inside a television.

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When a murder occurs in Central City but the body is discovered the next day in Los Angeles The Spirit, Commissioner Dolan, and Ellen take a trip to the coast to investigate in this new cross-promotional comic from DC Comics and IDW. On arriving in LA, the good folks from Central City are ambushed by masked man with a jetpack in a classic hero misunderstanding that introduces The Spirit to The Rocketeer for the first time.

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With DC Comics reboot of their entire universe with 52 new first issues now underway I take a final look at what I would do if I rebooted the DCU.

Where I could I kept ideas DC wanted to explore in the relaunch (when not incredibly stupid like Voodoo), and even included titles I’m personally not all that high on but characters I know have a devoted fan base. You’ll find I’ve also kept far more of the current titles than DC’s proposed reboot, and brought back a few personal favorites as well.

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DC Comics may be going through a turbulent period right now but that’s not stopping them from continuing to put out some pretty good work. I’ve been a fan of this latest version of The Spirit by David Hine, but I’ve got to say this issue just blew me away. It’s one of the best comics I’ve read all year.

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