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Writer: Dan Best Norm Breyfogle Eddie Campbell Howard Chaykin Will Eisner Steven Grant Chris Offutt Thomas YeatesIn these pages, the Spirit meets the Escapist! That’s right—legendary comics godfather Will Eisner returns to his world-famous creation for a meeting that neither WWII-era hero will soon forget. This is the first new Spirit story both written and drawn by Eisner to see print in decades! Also in this issue is the comics writing debut of Lannan and Whiting award winner Chris Offutt! Thomas Yeates (Conan) lushly illustrates this celebrated author’s tale of the Escapist in Vietnam. Dan Best and Eddie Campbell (From Hell) present a fully-painted story of the Empire City 1939 World’s Fair, and Howard Chaykin (American Flagg!) returns to concoct “Liberators,” a fact-based tale of art looted by the Nazis, set in 1945 Paris! Norwegian indy cartoonist JASON contributes an Escapist spoof, and Steven Grant and Norm Breyfogle proffer the first Weird Date story of the anthology! One of the myriad classic titles created by Kavalier & Clay, Weird Date featured mixes of classic Alex Toth romance comics and outrageous Jack Cole crime comics of the sort that put Dr. Freddie Wertham’s undies in a twist!
• Cover art by living legend Will Eisner features two of his most famous characters: the Spirit and Ellen Dolan!