Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Black and White Wednesday: "The Killer" by Will Eisner

Ol' Groove is ever so thankful that James Warren and the gang published The Spirit Magazine during the Groovy Age. Oh, how I loved that mag! As much as Teen Groove loved the Groovy Age comics, I knew without a single doubt that Will Eisner was an important, timeless creator whose work was made to savor and study. What a genius he was to come up with the storytelling device he used in "The Killer," published in The Spirit Magazine #1 (January 1974)!







5 comments:

  1. I remember this one from when it was reprinted in the Warren Magazine version of The Spirit. Remember still peering through those grisly eye sockets.

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  2. One of the great cartoonists.

    Absolutely readable AND innovative. Many of Eisner's successors had trouble achieving both.

    Regards,
    Chris A.

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  3. Thanks to Steranko 's Historybof Comics I became aware of The Spirit. Thanks to Warren I got to read more than just the one story Steranko published. I recall the first time I bought Warren's Spirit mag, stuck with other comic magazines on the shelf below the "men's" magazines. What a satisfying read it was! There's a reason for The Eisner Awards... Thanks for reprinting this Pete!

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  4. Will Eisner was my teacher for 3 years at the School of Visual Arts. He was a genius and a great man. He taught me so much.

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  5. Very few could tell a story like Eisner. He was a master of innovation and economy of content. Which is why his work has been constantly reprinted for over 70 years. There is a timelessness to everything. I'm so glad he retained the rights to his creations and profited from them greatly. His is one of the happy stories in a field that often chewed its creators up and left so many with broken dreams.

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