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Because the comics industry was in its infancy, many problems began to pop up; many which ranged from serious (such as when a mobster began to intimidate the company and had to be frightened off by a young Creator/JackKirby) to a much more serious, infamous event involving Creator/DCComics. Eisner was commissioned by Fox Publications to, as he would later describe in court: "create another {{Superman}}" after the original became a sensation. Eisner's creation "[[ComicBook/WillEisnersWonderMan Wonder Man]]" appeared for only one issue before [[Creator/DCComics DC]] caught wind of it. What would happen next was the first ever lawsuit over comic book copyrights in the history of the industry. Eisner refused to perjure himself and testified against Fox, costing his company a large contract ([[http://www.bleedingcool.com/2010/07/02/did-will-eisner-commit-perjury-over-superman-trial/ or so he said]]). Soon afterwards, in 1939, Eisner was approached by a newspaper syndicate to create a comic book supplement for them. What would come about as a result was ''ComicBook/TheSpirit''.

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Because the comics industry was in its infancy, many problems began to pop up; many which ranged from serious (such as when a mobster began to intimidate the company and had to be frightened off by a young Creator/JackKirby) to a much more serious, infamous event involving Creator/DCComics. Eisner was commissioned by Fox Publications to, as he would later describe in court: "create another {{Superman}}" Franchise/{{Superman}}" after the original became a sensation. Eisner's creation "[[ComicBook/WillEisnersWonderMan Wonder Man]]" appeared for only one issue before [[Creator/DCComics DC]] caught wind of it. What would happen next was the first ever lawsuit over comic book copyrights in the history of the industry. Eisner refused to perjure himself and testified against Fox, costing his company a large contract ([[http://www.bleedingcool.com/2010/07/02/did-will-eisner-commit-perjury-over-superman-trial/ or so he said]]). Soon afterwards, in 1939, Eisner was approached by a newspaper syndicate to create a comic book supplement for them. What would come about as a result was ''ComicBook/TheSpirit''.


William Erwin Eisner (March 6, 1917 January 3, 2005) is considered to be one of the most important icons in the ComicBook industry. Born in [[UsefilNotes/NewYorkCity Brooklyn, New York]] in a family of Jewish immigrants, Eisner was interested in the cartoon/comic medium throughout his early life. Encouraged by his high school friend and fellow cartoonist Bob Kane (who by the way would later become known for developing an odd character called Franchise/{{Batman}}), young Eisner began submitting his work to comicbook magazine, Wow, What A Magazine in 1936 (at age 19 no less!). Wow! lasted only for four issues over the course of half a year, but Eisner and Wow! editor Jerry Iger decided to produce comic packages on their own. Their company, Eisner & Iger, began selling work to other, bigger comic book companies, with both men making quite a profit during TheGreatDepression.

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William Erwin Eisner (March 6, 1917 January 3, 2005) is considered to be one of the most important icons in the ComicBook industry. Born in [[UsefilNotes/NewYorkCity [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Brooklyn, New York]] in a family of Jewish immigrants, Eisner was interested in the cartoon/comic medium throughout his early life. Encouraged by his high school friend and fellow cartoonist Bob Kane (who by the way would later become known for developing an odd character called Franchise/{{Batman}}), young Eisner began submitting his work to comicbook magazine, Wow, What A Magazine in 1936 (at age 19 no less!). Wow! lasted only for four issues over the course of half a year, but Eisner and Wow! editor Jerry Iger decided to produce comic packages on their own. Their company, Eisner & Iger, began selling work to other, bigger comic book companies, with both men making quite a profit during TheGreatDepression.


''ComicBook/TheSpirit'' was written and illustrated by Eisner for around two years, until UsefulNotes/WorldWarII broke out and Eisner was enlisted in the military. Eisner would turn production of The Spirit over to several ghostwriters, including Lou Fine and Jack Cole (who would later create ''ComicBook/PlasticMan''). Their run of the Spirit lasted during Eisner's career, and unfortunately their work was considered to be inferior to those of Eisner's. Eisner, however, was having his own adventures in the military, where he was commissioned to create posters reminding soldiers how to care for their gear. When the war was officially ended, Eisner returned to work on the Spirit.

That series went for about 11 years, until Eisner's boredom with the title and the growing public hostility to comic books (among other troubles concerning deadlines) convinced him to focus on new area of comics: graphic instructional sections in manuals for the US military. For instance during the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar, soldiers were finding themselves in dire peril in battle with their new [[CoolGuns/AssaultRifles M-16 rifles]] failing on them far too often for comfort. When the US military finally clued into that reality, they rushed in not only maintenance kits, but also had Eisner [[http://www.ep.tc/problems/25/ draw a full comic book]] explaining how to maintain the weapon properly. This kept Eisner busy until the 1970s.

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''ComicBook/TheSpirit'' ''The Spirit'' was written and illustrated by Eisner for around two years, until UsefulNotes/WorldWarII broke out and Eisner was enlisted in the military. Eisner would turn production of The Spirit ''The Spirit'' over to several ghostwriters, including Lou Fine and Jack Cole (who would later create ''ComicBook/PlasticMan''). Their run of the Spirit ''The Spirit'' lasted during Eisner's career, and unfortunately their work was considered to be inferior to those of Eisner's. Eisner, however, was having his own adventures in the military, where he was commissioned to create posters reminding soldiers how to care for their gear. When the war was officially ended, Eisner returned to work on the Spirit.

''The Spirit''.

That series went for about 11 years, until Eisner's boredom with the title and the growing public hostility to comic books (among other troubles concerning deadlines) convinced him to focus on new area of comics: graphic instructional sections in manuals for the US military. For instance instance, during the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar, UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, soldiers were finding themselves in dire peril in battle with their new [[CoolGuns/AssaultRifles M-16 M16 rifles]] failing on them far too often for comfort. When the US military finally clued into that reality, they rushed in not only maintenance kits, but also had Eisner [[http://www.ep.tc/problems/25/ draw a full comic book]] explaining how to maintain the weapon properly. This kept Eisner busy until the 1970s.


Will Eisner (1917-2005) is considered to be one of the most important icons in the ComicBook industry. Born in [[UsefilNotes/NewYorkCity Brooklyn, New York]] in a family of Jewish immigrants, Eisner was interested in the cartoon/comic medium throughout his early life. Encouraged by his high school friend and fellow cartoonist Bob Kane (who by the way would later become known for developing an odd character called Franchise/{{Batman}}), young Eisner began submitting his work to comicbook magazine, Wow, What A Magazine in 1936 (at age 19 no less!). Wow! lasted only for four issues over the course of half a year, but Eisner and Wow! editor Jerry Iger decided to produce comic packages on their own. Their company, Eisner & Iger, began selling work to other, bigger comic book companies, with both men making quite a profit during TheGreatDepression.

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Will William Erwin Eisner (1917-2005) (March 6, 1917 January 3, 2005) is considered to be one of the most important icons in the ComicBook industry. Born in [[UsefilNotes/NewYorkCity Brooklyn, New York]] in a family of Jewish immigrants, Eisner was interested in the cartoon/comic medium throughout his early life. Encouraged by his high school friend and fellow cartoonist Bob Kane (who by the way would later become known for developing an odd character called Franchise/{{Batman}}), young Eisner began submitting his work to comicbook magazine, Wow, What A Magazine in 1936 (at age 19 no less!). Wow! lasted only for four issues over the course of half a year, but Eisner and Wow! editor Jerry Iger decided to produce comic packages on their own. Their company, Eisner & Iger, began selling work to other, bigger comic book companies, with both men making quite a profit during TheGreatDepression.


Words can't even begin to describe Will Eisner here, but we'll try anyway.


Because the comics industry was in its infancy, many problems began to pop up; many which ranged from serious (such as when a mobster began to intimidate the company and had to be frightened off by a young Creator/JackKirby) to a much more serious, infamous event involving Creator/DCComics. Eisner was commissioned by Fox Publications to, as he would later describe in court: "create another {{Superman}}" after the original became a sensation. Eisner's creation "Wonder Man" appeared for only one issue before [[Creator/DCComics DC]] caught wind of it. What would happen next was the first ever lawsuit over comic book copyrights in the history of the industry. Eisner refused to perjure himself and testified against Fox, costing his company a large contract ([[http://www.bleedingcool.com/2010/07/02/did-will-eisner-commit-perjury-over-superman-trial/ or so he said]]). Soon afterwards, in 1939, Eisner was approached by a newspaper syndicate to create a comic book supplement for them. What would come about as a result was ''ComicBook/TheSpirit''.

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Because the comics industry was in its infancy, many problems began to pop up; many which ranged from serious (such as when a mobster began to intimidate the company and had to be frightened off by a young Creator/JackKirby) to a much more serious, infamous event involving Creator/DCComics. Eisner was commissioned by Fox Publications to, as he would later describe in court: "create another {{Superman}}" after the original became a sensation. Eisner's creation "Wonder Man" "[[ComicBook/WillEisnersWonderMan Wonder Man]]" appeared for only one issue before [[Creator/DCComics DC]] caught wind of it. What would happen next was the first ever lawsuit over comic book copyrights in the history of the industry. Eisner refused to perjure himself and testified against Fox, costing his company a large contract ([[http://www.bleedingcool.com/2010/07/02/did-will-eisner-commit-perjury-over-superman-trial/ or so he said]]). Soon afterwards, in 1939, Eisner was approached by a newspaper syndicate to create a comic book supplement for them. What would come about as a result was ''ComicBook/TheSpirit''.


Because the comics industry was in its infancy, many problems began to pop up; many which ranged from serious (such as when a mobster began to intimidate the company and had to be frightened off by a young JackKirby) to a much more serious, infamous event involving {{DC Comics}}. Eisner was commissioned by Fox Publications to, as he would later describe in court: "create another {{Superman}}" after the original became a sensation. Eisner's creation "Wonder Man" appeared for only one issue before [[{{DC Comics}} DC]] caught wind of it. What would happen next was the first ever lawsuit over comic book copyrights in the history of the industry. Eisner refused to perjure himself and testified against Fox, costing his company a large contract ([[http://www.bleedingcool.com/2010/07/02/did-will-eisner-commit-perjury-over-superman-trial/ or so he said]]). Soon afterwards, in 1939, Eisner was approached by a newspaper syndicate to create a comic book supplement for them. What would come about as a result was ''ComicBook/TheSpirit''.

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Because the comics industry was in its infancy, many problems began to pop up; many which ranged from serious (such as when a mobster began to intimidate the company and had to be frightened off by a young JackKirby) Creator/JackKirby) to a much more serious, infamous event involving {{DC Comics}}.Creator/DCComics. Eisner was commissioned by Fox Publications to, as he would later describe in court: "create another {{Superman}}" after the original became a sensation. Eisner's creation "Wonder Man" appeared for only one issue before [[{{DC Comics}} [[Creator/DCComics DC]] caught wind of it. What would happen next was the first ever lawsuit over comic book copyrights in the history of the industry. Eisner refused to perjure himself and testified against Fox, costing his company a large contract ([[http://www.bleedingcool.com/2010/07/02/did-will-eisner-commit-perjury-over-superman-trial/ or so he said]]). Soon afterwards, in 1939, Eisner was approached by a newspaper syndicate to create a comic book supplement for them. What would come about as a result was ''ComicBook/TheSpirit''.


That series went for about 11 years, until Eisner's boredom with the title and the growing public hostility to comic books (among other troubles concerning deadlines) convinced him to focus on new area of comics: graphic instructional sections in manuals for the US military. For instance during the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar, soldiers were finding themselves in dire peril in battle with their new M-16 rifles failing on them far too often for comfort. When the US military finally clued into that reality, they rushed in not only maintenance kits, but also had Eisner [[http://www.ep.tc/problems/25/ draw a full comic book]] explaining how to maintain the weapon properly. This kept Eisner busy until the 1970s.

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That series went for about 11 years, until Eisner's boredom with the title and the growing public hostility to comic books (among other troubles concerning deadlines) convinced him to focus on new area of comics: graphic instructional sections in manuals for the US military. For instance during the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar, soldiers were finding themselves in dire peril in battle with their new [[CoolGuns/AssaultRifles M-16 rifles rifles]] failing on them far too often for comfort. When the US military finally clued into that reality, they rushed in not only maintenance kits, but also had Eisner [[http://www.ep.tc/problems/25/ draw a full comic book]] explaining how to maintain the weapon properly. This kept Eisner busy until the 1970s.


''ComicBook/TheSpirit'' was written and illustrated by Eisner for around two years, until UsefulNotes/WorldWarII broke out and Eisner was enlisted in the military. Eisner would turn production of The Spirit over to several ghostwriters, including Lou Fine and Jack Cole (who would later create ''ComicBook/PlasticMan''). Their run of the Spirit lasted during Eisner's career, and unfortunately their work was considered to be inferior to those of Eisner's. Eisner, however, was having his own adventures in the military, where he was commissioned to create posters reminding soldiers how to care for their gear. When the war was officially ended, Eisner returned to work on the Spirit. That series went for about 11 years, until Eisner's boredom with the title and the growing public hostility to comic books (among other troubles concerning deadlines) convinced him to focus on new area of comics: graphic instructional sections in manuals for the US military. For instance during the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar, soldiers were finding themselves in dire peril in battle with their new M-16 rifles failing on them far too often for comfort. When the US military finally clued into that reality, they rushed in not only maintenance kits, but also had Eisner [[http://www.ep.tc/problems/25/ draw a full comic book]] explaining how to maintain the weapon properly. This kept Eisner busy until the 1970s.

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''ComicBook/TheSpirit'' was written and illustrated by Eisner for around two years, until UsefulNotes/WorldWarII broke out and Eisner was enlisted in the military. Eisner would turn production of The Spirit over to several ghostwriters, including Lou Fine and Jack Cole (who would later create ''ComicBook/PlasticMan''). Their run of the Spirit lasted during Eisner's career, and unfortunately their work was considered to be inferior to those of Eisner's. Eisner, however, was having his own adventures in the military, where he was commissioned to create posters reminding soldiers how to care for their gear. When the war was officially ended, Eisner returned to work on the Spirit.

That series went for about 11 years, until Eisner's boredom with the title and the growing public hostility to comic books (among other troubles concerning deadlines) convinced him to focus on new area of comics: graphic instructional sections in manuals for the US military. For instance during the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar, soldiers were finding themselves in dire peril in battle with their new M-16 rifles failing on them far too often for comfort. When the US military finally clued into that reality, they rushed in not only maintenance kits, but also had Eisner [[http://www.ep.tc/problems/25/ draw a full comic book]] explaining how to maintain the weapon properly. This kept Eisner busy until the 1970s.


''ComicBook/TheSpirit'' was written and illustrated by Eisner for around two years, until UsefulNotes/WorldWarII broke out and Eisner was enlisted in the military. Eisner would turn production of The Spirit over to several ghostwriters, including Lou Fine and Jack Cole (who would later create ''ComicBook/PlasticMan''). Their run of the Spirit lasted during Eisner's career, and unfortunately their work was considered to be inferior to those of Eisner's. Eisner, however, was having his own adventures in the military, where he was commissioned to create posters reminding soldiers how to care for their gear. When the war was officially ended, Eisner returned to work on the Spirit. That series went for about 11 years, until Eisner's boredom with the title and the growing public hostility to comic books (among other troubles concerning deadlines) convinced him to focus on new area of comics: graphic instructional sections in manuals for the US military. For instance during the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar, soldiers were finding themselves in dire peril in battle with their new M-16 rifles failing on them far too often for comfort. When the US military finally clued into that reality, they rushed in not only r maintenance kits, but also had Eisner [[http://www.ep.tc/problems/25/ draw a full comic book]] explaining how to maintain the weapon properly. This kept Eisner busy until the 1970s.

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''ComicBook/TheSpirit'' was written and illustrated by Eisner for around two years, until UsefulNotes/WorldWarII broke out and Eisner was enlisted in the military. Eisner would turn production of The Spirit over to several ghostwriters, including Lou Fine and Jack Cole (who would later create ''ComicBook/PlasticMan''). Their run of the Spirit lasted during Eisner's career, and unfortunately their work was considered to be inferior to those of Eisner's. Eisner, however, was having his own adventures in the military, where he was commissioned to create posters reminding soldiers how to care for their gear. When the war was officially ended, Eisner returned to work on the Spirit. That series went for about 11 years, until Eisner's boredom with the title and the growing public hostility to comic books (among other troubles concerning deadlines) convinced him to focus on new area of comics: graphic instructional sections in manuals for the US military. For instance during the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar, soldiers were finding themselves in dire peril in battle with their new M-16 rifles failing on them far too often for comfort. When the US military finally clued into that reality, they rushed in not only r maintenance kits, but also had Eisner [[http://www.ep.tc/problems/25/ draw a full comic book]] explaining how to maintain the weapon properly. This kept Eisner busy until the 1970s.


''ComicBook/TheSpirit'' was written and illustrated by Eisner for around two years, until UsefulNotes/WorldWarII broke out and Eisner was enlisted in the military. Eisner would turn production of The Spirit over to several ghostwriters, including Lou Fine and Jack Cole (who would later create ''ComicBook/PlasticMan''). Their run of the Spirit lasted during Eisner's career, and unfortunately their work was considered to be inferior to those of Eisner's. Eisner, however, was having his own adventures in the military, where he was commissioned to create posters reminding soldiers how to care for their gear. When the war was officially ended, Eisner returned to work on the Spirit. That series went for about 11 years, until Eisner's boredom with the title and the growing public hostility to comic books (among other troubles concerning deadlines) convinced him to focus on new area of comics: graphic instructional sections in manuals for the US military. For instance during the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar, soldiers were finding themselves in dire peril in battle with their new M-16 rifles failing on them far too often for comfort. When the US military finally clued into that reality, they rushed in not only r maintenance kits, but also had Eisner [http://www.ep.tc/problems/25/ draw a full comic book] explaining how to maintain the weapon properly. This kept Eisner busy until the 1970s.

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''ComicBook/TheSpirit'' was written and illustrated by Eisner for around two years, until UsefulNotes/WorldWarII broke out and Eisner was enlisted in the military. Eisner would turn production of The Spirit over to several ghostwriters, including Lou Fine and Jack Cole (who would later create ''ComicBook/PlasticMan''). Their run of the Spirit lasted during Eisner's career, and unfortunately their work was considered to be inferior to those of Eisner's. Eisner, however, was having his own adventures in the military, where he was commissioned to create posters reminding soldiers how to care for their gear. When the war was officially ended, Eisner returned to work on the Spirit. That series went for about 11 years, until Eisner's boredom with the title and the growing public hostility to comic books (among other troubles concerning deadlines) convinced him to focus on new area of comics: graphic instructional sections in manuals for the US military. For instance during the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar, soldiers were finding themselves in dire peril in battle with their new M-16 rifles failing on them far too often for comfort. When the US military finally clued into that reality, they rushed in not only r maintenance kits, but also had Eisner [http://www.[[http://www.ep.tc/problems/25/ draw a full comic book] book]] explaining how to maintain the weapon properly. This kept Eisner busy until the 1970s.


''ComicBook/TheSpirit'' was written and illustrated by Eisner for around two years, until UsefulNotes/WorldWarII broke out and Eisner was enlisted in the military. Eisner would turn production of The Spirit over to several ghostwriters, including Lou Fine and Jack Cole (who would later create ''ComicBook/PlasticMan''). Their run of the Spirit lasted during Eisner's career, and unfortunately their work was considered to be inferior to those of Eisner's. Eisner, however, was having his own adventures in the military, where he was commissioned to create posters reminding soldiers how to care for their gear. When the war was officially ended, Eisner returned to work on the Spirit. That series went for about 11 years, until Eisner's boredom with the title and the growing public hostility to comic books (among other troubles concerning deadlines) convinced him to focus on new area of comics: graphic instructional sections in manuals for the US military. This kept Eisner busy until the 1970s.

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''ComicBook/TheSpirit'' was written and illustrated by Eisner for around two years, until UsefulNotes/WorldWarII broke out and Eisner was enlisted in the military. Eisner would turn production of The Spirit over to several ghostwriters, including Lou Fine and Jack Cole (who would later create ''ComicBook/PlasticMan''). Their run of the Spirit lasted during Eisner's career, and unfortunately their work was considered to be inferior to those of Eisner's. Eisner, however, was having his own adventures in the military, where he was commissioned to create posters reminding soldiers how to care for their gear. When the war was officially ended, Eisner returned to work on the Spirit. That series went for about 11 years, until Eisner's boredom with the title and the growing public hostility to comic books (among other troubles concerning deadlines) convinced him to focus on new area of comics: graphic instructional sections in manuals for the US military. For instance during the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar, soldiers were finding themselves in dire peril in battle with their new M-16 rifles failing on them far too often for comfort. When the US military finally clued into that reality, they rushed in not only r maintenance kits, but also had Eisner [http://www.ep.tc/problems/25/ draw a full comic book] explaining how to maintain the weapon properly. This kept Eisner busy until the 1970s.


By then, Eisner was eager for a new challenge and created the first truly successful GraphicNovel, ''{{A Contract with God}}.'' This set Eisner on a revived career as one of the undisputed grand masters of the medium for the rest of his life with a series of acclaimed graphic novels. Oh yeah, you ever hear of the Eisner Awards, given to comic books? Eisner created that too.

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By then, Eisner was eager for a new challenge and created the first truly successful GraphicNovel, ''{{A ''ComicBook/{{A Contract with God}}.'' This set Eisner on a revived career as one of the undisputed grand masters of the medium for the rest of his life with a series of acclaimed graphic novels. Oh yeah, you ever hear of the Eisner Awards, given to comic books? Eisner created that too.


By then, Eisner was eager for a new challenge and created the first truly successful GraphicNovel, ''A Contract with God.'' This set Eisner on a revived career as one of the undisputed grand masters of the medium for the rest of his life with a series of acclaimed graphic novels. Oh yeah, you ever hear of the Eisner Awards, given to comic books? Eisner created that too.

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By then, Eisner was eager for a new challenge and created the first truly successful GraphicNovel, ''A ''{{A Contract with God.God}}.'' This set Eisner on a revived career as one of the undisputed grand masters of the medium for the rest of his life with a series of acclaimed graphic novels. Oh yeah, you ever hear of the Eisner Awards, given to comic books? Eisner created that too.

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Words can't even begin to describe Will Eisner here, but we'll try anyway.

Will Eisner (1917-2005) is considered to be one of the most important icons in the ComicBook industry. Born in [[UsefilNotes/NewYorkCity Brooklyn, New York]] in a family of Jewish immigrants, Eisner was interested in the cartoon/comic medium throughout his early life. Encouraged by his high school friend and fellow cartoonist Bob Kane (who by the way would later become known for developing an odd character called Franchise/{{Batman}}), young Eisner began submitting his work to comicbook magazine, Wow, What A Magazine in 1936 (at age 19 no less!). Wow! lasted only for four issues over the course of half a year, but Eisner and Wow! editor Jerry Iger decided to produce comic packages on their own. Their company, Eisner & Iger, began selling work to other, bigger comic book companies, with both men making quite a profit during TheGreatDepression.

Because the comics industry was in its infancy, many problems began to pop up; many which ranged from serious (such as when a mobster began to intimidate the company and had to be frightened off by a young JackKirby) to a much more serious, infamous event involving {{DC Comics}}. Eisner was commissioned by Fox Publications to, as he would later describe in court: "create another {{Superman}}" after the original became a sensation. Eisner's creation "Wonder Man" appeared for only one issue before [[{{DC Comics}} DC]] caught wind of it. What would happen next was the first ever lawsuit over comic book copyrights in the history of the industry. Eisner refused to perjure himself and testified against Fox, costing his company a large contract ([[http://www.bleedingcool.com/2010/07/02/did-will-eisner-commit-perjury-over-superman-trial/ or so he said]]). Soon afterwards, in 1939, Eisner was approached by a newspaper syndicate to create a comic book supplement for them. What would come about as a result was ''ComicBook/TheSpirit''.

''ComicBook/TheSpirit'' was written and illustrated by Eisner for around two years, until UsefulNotes/WorldWarII broke out and Eisner was enlisted in the military. Eisner would turn production of The Spirit over to several ghostwriters, including Lou Fine and Jack Cole (who would later create ''ComicBook/PlasticMan''). Their run of the Spirit lasted during Eisner's career, and unfortunately their work was considered to be inferior to those of Eisner's. Eisner, however, was having his own adventures in the military, where he was commissioned to create posters reminding soldiers how to care for their gear. When the war was officially ended, Eisner returned to work on the Spirit. That series went for about 11 years, until Eisner's boredom with the title and the growing public hostility to comic books (among other troubles concerning deadlines) convinced him to focus on new area of comics: graphic instructional sections in manuals for the US military. This kept Eisner busy until the 1970s.

By then, Eisner was eager for a new challenge and created the first truly successful GraphicNovel, ''A Contract with God.'' This set Eisner on a revived career as one of the undisputed grand masters of the medium for the rest of his life with a series of acclaimed graphic novels. Oh yeah, you ever hear of the Eisner Awards, given to comic books? Eisner created that too.
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