start with The Spirit, playmates _
Police detective Denny Colt has returned from the dead as mystery man The Spirit, his costume merely a modest eyemask, his purpose to help beleaguered Commissioner Dolan foil the deadliest criminals. The Spirit's gr8 nemesis is The Octopus, identified only by his tell-tale gloves.As for his many femmes fatales, none compares to gorgeous gold-digger P'Gell for film star glamour & nerve.
Brilliant at pacing, composition & arch humour, Will Eisner rewrote the rulebook of comics, expanding the medium's capacities week after week from 1940 to 1952 in his compact fables given away free with Sunday newspapers..The Spirit & his cast was bought to the big screen directed by graphic novelist Frank Miller.
click here for Will Eisner & Stan Lee having a little heart to heart _ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STf5fl_0370