Here’s the best news to come out of the New York Comic Con before the convention kicks off – Major Spoilers’ favorite, Francesco Francavilla has been tapped to write and draw Will Eisner’s The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers for Dynamite Entertainment.
The mini-series kicks off in 2017 as a follow-up to Matt Wanger’s run.
A series of unexpected disappearances and deaths hit Central City. Initially these cases seem purely unrelated: no apparent connection between the victims makes it easy for the police to just file them as runaways or natural deaths. But when someone close to Ebony White disappears, The Spirit is on the case!
“I couldn’t be more honored and humbled to have been asked to do a story with one of the icons of the comic universe,” said Francesco Francavilla. “I’m not going to lie — tackling one of Maestro Will Eisner’s most famous creations and following in the steps of my dearest friends Darwyn Cooke and Matt Wagner is not gonna be an easy task, but I’ll make sure my love for the character, for those legendary creators, and for the medium will show. And I hope readers will be along with me on this new ride. Thanks again to the Eisner Estate and Dynamite Comics for inviting me to Central City; I think I’m gonna like living here for a bit!”
“Francesco Francavilla is part of Dynamite’s very DNA,” says Joseph Rybandt, Executive Editor.
Yes. Yes you are.
Looks like we all know what comic we will be buying when it arrives in 2017.