Saturday, December 20, 2008
The Spirit's Sidekick, Ebony White
As y'all know The Spirit will be out on Christmas Day. So far we know everything about the femme fatales and Samuel L. Jackson.
But will Ebony White make appearance? Who is he? Ebony is the Spirit's sidekick who helped him out of tough situations and drives him in his taxi. If so I hope not this version.
The 1st version was a complete stereotypical version of Black folks. He talked and acted as the victim of the Jim Crow era. After much criticism over Ebony, the creator Will Eisner decided to change the character by sending him to school in the February 10, 1946 strip.
Years later he came back or revamped into this guy or kid.
There's more info here.