No, really, they have the rights to the Spirit now.
Dynamite has announced they've acquired the rights to Will Einser's Spirit character, and that they plan to publish new stories featuring the beloved pulp hero. While no specific creative team or book was mentioned in the announcement, it's probable the character will appear in the upcoming Masks II crossover event, written by Cullen Bunn.
The Spirit is one of Will Eisner's most famous creations, and featured a number of early innovative storytelling methods and layouts. While the comics were originally published by Quality Comics, Eisner negotiated to keep ownership of the character, and employed a number of cartoonists to ghost write and draw the series while he fought in World War II. After Eisner passed away in 2005, DC Comics began to publish new comics featuring the Spirit, most notably a Darwyn Cooke one-shot that featured a Batman and Spirit team up. In recent years, DC largely stopped publishing Spirit comics, especially after the failure of the "First Wave" pulp line. The Spirit's most recent appearance was a Rocketeer/Spirit crossover comic written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Paul Smith and co-published by DC and IDW.
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