This very dramatic watercolor and
ink painting was created by Will Eisner in 1979 as the
wraparound cover for Spirit Magazine #22. The printed
magazine carried a front cover blurb, "The Spirit... Blinded!"
The disabled Spirit carries his logo almost as a cross. Twenty-one
finely delineated criminals at the foot of a suspension bridge
to Central City (visible on the horizon) laugh at his helpless
situation. The majority of Eisner's cover paintings had the logo
"dropped in" mechanically. This is one of the few with
the logo hand painted, a nice touch on an item you'll want to
frame and display prominently in your collection. The colors
are considerably brighter than the printed magazine. Also one
of Will's larger paintings at 26" wide x 18" high.
Signed in lower right corner and dated 1979. Price: $7,500.00