Classic Comics: The Australian Spirit
Snared this little wonder just this week. I've not seen a Spirit comic as early as this. There's three stories within, all from the original newspaper strip (indeed each story and the cover boldly sports the title, "The Spirit Section") and none of the USA original comics, from the Quality in the '40s through to Harvey in the '60s sport this particular cover, which leads me to believe that it's an Australian original, cover wise. The only information I can gather on this one is that was published by Transport Publishing and I have no idea as to the date but I am thinking it might be around 1955-1956 due to the price, size and paper stock. Someone out there, like the ever knowledgeable Kevin Patrick, would probably know more about this than I ever will, so hopefully someone will share what they do know. Either way I'm damn happy to have it and will be looking for more examples of this run.
Classic Will Eisner indeed.
As an aside, if you're near Camberwell this coming weekend then pop in and say hello - we'll be there, as usual, only this might be our only trip to Melbourne for a show for the entire year, indeed this might be our only show for the entire year due to other commitments. It's always nice to catch up with people and as anyone who knows me will tell you, I love a decent chat.