The Spirit – A Retrospective

An intimate look at Will Eisner's legendary creation.
21 Apr 2019
12:00 - 13:00
Main Panel Area

The Spirit – A Retrospective

Created by the legendary Will Eisner, The Spirit was a masked vigilante who fights crime with the blessing of the city’s police commissioner. At one stage the adventures of the Spirit had a combined circulation of five million copies – an incredible number considering this happened in the 1940s. But The Spirit’s endurance is notable, with stories of the masked crimefighter appearing throughout the 60’s, 70’s 80’s, 90’s … event to present day

Rob Salkowitz grew up on the tales of Denny Colt and his costumed identity, which helped forge his love of comic books. In this entertaining and insightful panel, Rob will take you on a tour through the history of the character, and discuss what makes Eisner’s creation so enduring.