"The Fly" was the first
of Will Eisner's "tragic" stories in the post-war
period. Spirit columnist Cat Yronwode
called this 1946 story featuring the ill-fated Guthrie Bendbagel,
Jr. "a precursor to Will's own self-proclaimed 'favorite'
story, 'Gerhard Schnobble,' which appeared in 1948." "The
Fly" was reprinted in Spirit Magazine #16 (Warren)
and in color in The Spirit comic book #3 (Kitchen Sink).
This story also features Blubber the Eskimo boy, who replaced
Ebony for a while as The Spirit's sidekick. Price: $12,500
for all seven pages.