The Drawn Word is happy to announce a trading card set of Will Eisner's seminal crimefighter The Spirit.
Published as an insert in Sunday newspapers, The Spirit ran from 1940 to 1952 and, at its height, featured weekly experimental and narrative comics gems by Will Eisner and his group of assistants.
Funded through Kickstarter, The Spirit: Action, Mystery, Adventure trading cards reached the initial goal within 12 hours and are well on their way through upcoming stretch goals.
The set is the latest trading card set based off creator-owned characters from The Drawn Word, following Madman Comin' Atcha 3D and Madman 25! with Mike Allred, and Incredible Change-Bots with Jeffrey Brown. The final Spirit set is expected to reach 50 trading cards, which will include character and story cards, art gallery cards (some featuring high res scans of Will Eisner's original art from the 1940s) and Mise En Scene cards, which focus on Eisner's inimitable splash pages.
The campaign runs until May 17th.