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Will Eisner (1917–2005)

Will Eisner was born on March 6, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as William Erwin Eisner. He was a writer, known for The Spirit (2008), Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (1955) and The Spirit (1987). He was married to Ann Louise Weingarten. He died on January 3, 2005 in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, USA. See full bio »

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  A Contract with God (graphic novel) (announced)
 2008 The Spirit (comic book series)
 1987 The Spirit (TV Movie) (characters)
 1984 Sheena (comic "Sheena, Queen of the Jungle" - uncredited)
  Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (TV Series) (comic - 22 episodes, 1955 - 1956) (comic strip - 3 episodes, 1955)
- The Rival Queen (1956) ... (comic - uncredited)
- The Renegades (1956) ... (comic - uncredited)
- Touch of Death (1955) ... (comic - uncredited)
- The Test (1955) ... (comic - uncredited)
- Secret of the Temple (1955) ... (comic - uncredited)
 1952 Blackhawk: Fearless Champion of Freedom (characters - uncredited)
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Is one of most renowned Comic book (he prefers the term "sequential art") talents in the history of the medium. Best known for the "Spirit" series and numerous graphic novels.

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In the introduction to the 2001 reissue of A Contract with God, Eisner revealed that the inspiration for the title story grew out of the 1970 death of his leukemia-stricken teenage daughter, Alice, next to whom he is buried. Until then, only Eisner's closest friends were aware of his daughter's life and death. See more »


Best known as the Creator of "The Spirit" See more »


Grandfather of the Graphic Novel

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