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On June 6, 1948, fans were treated to Will Eisner's Spirit story, "The Guilty Gun," in which the Spirit tried to solve a cold murder mystery from 1942.
Eisner has an inventive way of showing us the details of the case, by using index cards, folders, paper clips, and note paper as panels and accessories to those panels.
Note how once we get off the exposition and back to the Spirit, it reclaims the shape of a regular panel!
Eisner was truly inventive, and it's for this reason that he was one of the most influential comics artists of all time.