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Will Eisner’s The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #5

by Alan Rapp on January 24, 2018

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Will Eisner's The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #5 comic reviewWriter and artist Francesco Francavilla’s five-issue mini-series comes to a close with Will Eisner’s The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #5 as the Spirit and plucky detective Lisa Marlowe work together to makes sense of the missing locales who appear to be working as a zombie army deep under the Earth to harvest a valuable resource. In a move that’s not all that surprising, Francavilla offers a plausable reason (at least by comic book standards) for the zombie-like horde who are in fact drugged and hypnotized cheap labor for the excavation of crimson coal.

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Will Eisner’s The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #4

by Alan Rapp on September 25, 2017

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Will Eisner's The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #4 comic reviewThe fourth issue of the five-issue mini-series finally makes its way to comic shops. Opening with the Spirit‘s capture and torture at the hands of the bizarre group, Will Eisner’s The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #4 introduces the Spirit to private investigator Lisa Marlowe. Although the art of Marlowe retelling her story is terrific, writer/artist Francesco Francavilla does go over quite a bit of familiar ground for the audience to get our hero up to speed.

Heading into the final issue we still don’t know who the hooded cult is, the reason for the zombies, or what any of them are after. Now that Marlowe and the Spirit are finally working together (and since we’ve only got one issue left), I think it’s a pretty good bet that answers will come fast and furious in the next issue.

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Will Eisner's The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #3 comic review

In the third issue of Francesco Francavilla’s mini-series Will Eisner’s The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers both the Spirit and plucky detective Lisa Marlowe continue investigating the odd case of disappearances and movements of a group accumulating lost souls for a dark purpose. Following a coroner’s van to a warehouse, the Spirit stumbles onto a dark ritual and an entire room full of zombies. Just what is going on?

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Will Eisner’s The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #2

by Alan Rapp on March 25, 2017

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Will Eisner’s The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #2 comic reviewAlthough the Spirit tracks down two of the three bank robbers in Will Eisner’s The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers it only leads to the beginning of a larger mystery involving mysterious disappearances of those who will not be missed.

Our intrepid hero isn’t the only one on the case. Private investigator Lisa Marlowe also stumbles onto the unseemly business while on a job trailing John Bartlett whose wife believes he is having an affair. The good news is there’s no mistress. The bad news is Mr. Bartlett is wrapped up in something far more dangerous.

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Will Eisner’s The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #1

by Alan Rapp on February 7, 2017

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Will Eisner's The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #1 comic reviewThe first issue of the new five-issue mini-series written and drawn by Francesco Francavilla starts with the hit-and-run of a 58 year-old man. Neither the Spirit nor the police see anything suspicious about the crime, but then why do an odd group of men show up in the morgue to collect the body?

Will Eisner’s The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #1 also introduces us to Ebony White‘s cousin Jim, a man with a troubled past which is done with him just yet. Recently released from prison, Jim is pulled into a robbery of the Central Bank by some old associates who use Ebony’s well being as leverage. Poor Jim may get away from the criminals and the police but will run into the same strange men from the morgue likely ending tragedy for Ebony’s cousin.

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