I hate to admit this but...The Spirit was never one of my favorites. I prefered the pulp heroes like Green Hornet, The Shadow, The Spider, Doc Savage.
Just wanted to say that I've always loved the Spirit and feel that, quality wise, it was way ahead of its day. Let's not forget that Eisner was working in a 7 page format. I dare say that few creators today could match his quality in a span of seven pages.
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