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Punchy wrote:It was because it reduced the Spirit to a superhero, It seemed that Cooke used the supervillains more in 12 issues than Eisner did in 30 years. He didn't distill anything to it's essence, just presented something in a form more palatable to superhero nerds.
He wasn't a super hero at all? He was a vigilante sure. He revealed no powers. A 1/4 of the issues were about his relationships. There was the fourth wall breaking. Seriously, what book did you read? The Octopus never showed up ONCE in Cooke's run. I seriously think you read a different book or are confusing it with Sergio's run dude. Because you keep describing a completely different Book.
Cooke's run had Noir stories, spy stories, romance stories, heist stories. It was anything other than a one note hero takes down a villian book.
You are also showing your bias against some preconceived notion of what Batman is.