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.
While the comic begins with the flashbacks to Tangiers, most of the latest issue’s story focuses on the Commissioner Nolan subplot as the assassin Pinky Fingers arrives in town and shoots up the police station to get to his target. Dolan is injured, though not critically, and the assassin is able to get away from our hero likely setting up another showdown between the shartpshooter and the Spirit in next month’s issue. Worth a look.