Another change that fans of the Eisner comic book series are concerned with is Millerís decision to change The Spiritís traditional blue hat, mask, and jacket to black. Miller explains that the Spiritís original blue attire was the product of the limitations of pre-digital printing which necessitated everything in black be printed in blue.
Miller assures that in creating The Spiritís look for the film, tests were run with the blue color, but that ďthe blue made the Spirit look like an unfortunate guest at a Halloween party.Ē
Going to black brings back his essential mystery, his Zorro-like sexiness. It also makes that red tie of his look very, very cool. So I made the call, with all respect to Eisnerís creation, and most importantly, to what I perceived as his underlying intention. It was an easy call for me to make. The Spirit dresses in black, and looks much the better for it.