Who is The Spirit?
By the way, there's gonna be a lot of hoopla about The Spirit later this year on the count of the Frank Miller movie version hitting the theaters in December. (Trailer). I'm rather skeptical... OK, no more free advertisement from me about that, but maybe I'll post a few more The Spirit cover pages. The creator Will Eisner's designs of these are probably what I love most about the comic.
Visit Will Eisner.com.
One other thing. Movies has been based on comic book characters for a long long time and you've probably noticed that they produce more of those movies now than ever before. It is probably due to the movie industry's lack of "own" ideas and the fact that there is hardly no technical limitations left to what you can visualize on screen. And just think about all the merchandise you can sell if you make a hit. That's got to a be tempting prospect. Anyway here are a few interesting and related Wikipedia links:
-List of films based on English-language comics
-List of comics based on films
-List of films based on DC Comics
-List of films based on Marvel Comics