The Outer Space Spirit, 1983 - In 1952, Wallace Wood ghosted several newspaper supplements of The Spirit for creator Will Eisner. The strip's temporary turn toward science fiction was unexpected by audiences, but the settings fit Wood's style and inclination perfectly. The resulting works are astonishing in both detail and sincerity. This book not only reproduces those stories in black-and-white, but provides additional context around the event. Given that the original issues are a rarity, The Outer Space Spirit gives readers one of the few opportunities to see Wood's exceptional rendition of the character. See today's posts or more Wood issues. See also this blog's Wood checklist or more books.
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