DC Comics currently has on their release schedule a comic book called The Spirit. The newest issue is number #6, which is released on May 23rd, 2007. For those of you who don't know about this character, The Spirit was originally created by the multi-talented writer and artist named Will Eisner in 1940. The masked crime fighter became a very famous character in the world of comics.
The current incarnation of The Spirit at DC is being both drawn and written by Darwyn Cooke, one of my favorite artist/writer combos. A couple of years back, Mr. Cooke won an Eisner award (the comic book industry's #1 awards ceremony held every year at the San Diego Comic-Con, and named after Will Eisner himself!) for his work on the comic book limited series called 'DC: The New Frontier.' If you are a comic book fan like me, you owe it to yourself to check out The Spirit character in his current form at DC. Cooke is doing a bang-up job on the series, and this comic has become one of my current favorites.
I am hoping that someday, in some form of audio-visual media, I might be able to compose instrumental music directly inspired by The Spirit and his unique world, much like I did for the character of Doc Savage for the documentary entitled 'James Bama: American Realist.' Whether that be in a movie, animated show, video game, or some other form, it would be fantastic to write music inspired by The Spirit!
For further info about the new 'The Spirit' comic book, please visit: http://www.dccomics.com/ (Here's an updated link at DC Comics site for the first Volume of THE SPIRIT by Darwyn Cooke: http://www.dccomics.com/graphic-novels/the-spirit-book-1-0 ). For further info about the creator Will Eisner and the original incarnation of The Spirit, please visit Denis Kitchen's wonderful site: www.deniskitchen.com/docs/bios/bio_will_eisner.html