Saturday, December 15, 2012
The Spirit v1: #5
by Darwyn Cooke, J. Bone (inks), and Dave Stewart (colors)
The spirit battles gangsters who are using his image to sell cans of pork & beans.
There has to be a hidden message beneath this story. It is a little too weird for there not to be. Possibly it is a comment on the advertising industry.
The visuals towards the end feature some smashingly great sequential art. Cooke out does himself with the last 7 pages. Most if not all of the word balloons (sparsely distributed as they ate) are unnecessary as the pictures tell the story.