UPDATED DECEMBER 23rd
WINNER! CONGRATULATIONS Winterfan
You have won the SPIRIT POP-UP GRAPHIC NOVEL. Please check your Private Messages for information on receiving your prize.
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SPECIAL NOTE TO THE WINNERS OF THE WANTED CONTEST
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Update: We're drawing a winner tomorrow so if you haven't jumped in yet, this is your last day to do so...
He's on his way...
In case you haven't heard, Will Eisner's groundbreaking comic 'The Spirit' is headed or the big screen in the form of a new movie directed by Eisner's protoge, Frank Miller. Starring Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson and Eva Mendes, the film opens in theaters December 25th.
But that's not the only adaptation of Eisner's comic strip to be had.
Insight Editions have created "The Spirit by Will Eisner, a Pop-up Graphic Novel".
Born from shadow and mystery, Will Eisner’s deathless hero returns in a re-creation of the The Spirit’s final two issues. "The Spirit: a Pop-Up Graphic Novel" spins a noir tale of blackmail, murder, and espionage innovatively rendered in seven full color pop-up spreads. Reborn, The Spirit breaks out of the conventional comic book frame, animating the vigor and dynamism of Eisner’s original vision. Designed by renowned paper engineer Bruce Foster, creator of The Pop-up Book of Celebrity Meltdowns and designer of the Caldecott-nominated Little Red Riding Hood, Will Eisner’s The Spirit: A Pop-Up Graphic Novel breathes vibrant new life into Eisner’s gritty narrative.
"The Spirit: A Pop-Up Graphic Novel" includes an immense array of interactive features. Each scene comes alive with expansive panoramic cityscapes, three-dimensional action sequence pop-outs, frame-by-frame expanding mini-booklets, and scene-change pullouts. Re-colored and ingeniously renovated, the novel design animates the vigorous action of The Spirit’s final exploits with an inventiveness that matches Eisner’s original imagination. From the noir aficionado to the comic book enthusiast, fans will celebrate this recasting of Eisner’s masterpiece that heralds a new interactive format for sequential art.
Now Mania has one copy of the book to give to one of our fellow Maniacs! How do you win? It's easy:
When the world believed Denny Colt had been killed, the detective took on the identity of The Spirit, defending Central City from the shadows as it's greatest crime-fighter. Tell us what YOU would do if the world believed you were dead. How would you restart your new life? Would you serve the greater good? Would you find some other purpose? Would you have a cool code-name like THE SPIRIT?
Post your answers in the comments below. Include your reborn name and mission.
We'll give everyone ONE WEEK to enter and announce a winner on December 23rd!