Friday, February 10, 2012

The Spirit -- when it all came together

One of these days, when I'm feeling flush, I'll break down and buy myself a complete hardbound set of the Spirit so I can really watch it develop from the beginning. It's possible that reading straight through will change my opinion, but for now I suspect that June of 1941 was when the strip became fully realized.

It had been brilliant and filled with wonderful ideas from the beginning but the first appearance of Dusk is the first story where the strip's mature style and flavor are evident. This is all the more impressive when you remember that the medium itself was still in its infancy.

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