Those comic fans not familiar with The Spirit are really missing out. The stories are fun, not as dark as a lot of comics are these days, but the stakes are always still high.
Went to the farmer's market this morning to get veggies for the coming week (learning to love eggplant lasagna and spaghetti squash), and came back to see Paul Bishop had put some images up of this Old School crimefighter. I had to borrow one!
Here's a recent incarnation by fan-favorite Darwyn Cooke.
And Old School version by Will Eisner.