Those bow-legged horse thieves at Ain’t It Cool News have scored today’s other big poster exclusive: the official teaser for Will Eisner’s The Spirit. And while I love the design of it, there’s no gettin’ around the Frank Miller of it. For those of you who were hoping for a Spirit that was faithful in look and narrative to Eisner’s original… I’m going to urge you to concentrate on the narrative.

Like Drew Struzan’s Hellboy II poster, you’ll be able to pick this up over the weekend at the New York Comic Con (the only difference being that the Struzan is a limited edition, so take that, Quint!).  Lionsgate is sticking to their January 16, 2009 release date, which is looking like a stroke of genius after Cloverfield‘s massive MLK Holiday opening.