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'The Spirit' moves from comics to farce

Gabriel Macht stars as the title character in ''The Spirit.'' Gabriel Macht stars as the title character in ''The Spirit.'' (Lionsgate/odd lot entertainment)
By Ty Burr
Globe Staff / December 25, 2008

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It must really hurt to kill the thing you love. "The Spirit" was always for connoisseurs and cultists. Created by the late, great Will Eisner in 1940, it may have been the first auteur comic book, unbeholden to DC or Marvel and written with a literate wit that owed equal amounts to film noir and Eisner's Jewish New York roots. ... (Full article: 518 words)

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