Five ghosts

Frank J. Barbiere

Book - 2013

After a tragic encounter with an artifact known as "The Dreamstone," infamous treasure hunter Fabian Gray was possessed by five literary ghosts and has been granted access to their unique abilities.

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vol. 1: 1 / 1 copies available
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Subjects
Published
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics 2013-
Language
English
Item Description
Contains material originally published in magazine form as: Five Ghosts #1-5 [v. 1] ;
Physical Description
volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Audience
Rated T+ / Teen Plus
ISBN
9781607067900
1607067900
Main Author
Frank J. Barbiere (author)
Other Authors
Chris Mooneyham (artist)
  • v.1. The haunting of Fabian Gray
Review by Booklist Reviews

Thanks to a popular Kickstarter campaign, comics fans can enjoy a story so unique yet so familiar it's like slipping on a pair of old slippers worn by a stranger. Famed treasure hunter Fabian Gray has the remarkable ability to channel ghosts of five archetypal figures—the wizard, the archer, the detective, the samurai, and the vampire—a power that comes in quite handy in the midst of his swashbuckling exploits. Barbiere's writing and Mooneyham's art are reminiscent of classic adventure comics, crammed with rubies to snag, helicopter ladders to lunge after, and biplanes that crash into deep jungles full of magic-wielding cults, all wrapped up in a plot dripping with revenge, regret, greed, and deep hubris. But Barbiere and Mooneyham aside, it would be a mistake not to acknowledge the book's colorist, S. M. Vidauri, whose muted tones and deep purples mix the nostalgia of iconic adventure tales with the rich, heavy visuals of contemporary comics, such as Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Scott Snyder's American Vampire, and Jeff Lemire's Animal Man. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

After a tragic encounter with an artifact known as "The Dreamstone," infamous treasure hunter Fabian Gray was possessed by five literary ghosts and has been granted access to their unique abilities.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

After a tragic encounter with an artifact known as "The Dreamstone,"infamous treasure hunter Fabian Gray is possessed by five literary ghosts andgranted access to their unique abilities.