ADVANCED COMICBURST: Five Ghosts #1
Written by Frank J. Barbiere
Illustrated by Chris Mooneyham
Kickstarter projects – chances are you’ve kicked in a few dollars to a project and heard little. Not so if you contributed to Frank J. Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham’s Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray (colours by SM Vidaurri, logo and graphic design by Dylan Todd), published by Image Comics.
Infamous treasure hunter Fabian Gray (he ain’t no thief) is possessed by five literacy ghosts and has been granted access to their unique abilities, after a tragic encounter with an artefact known as “The Dreamstone”. Enter his world of action and black magic this Wednesday, March 20.
Five Ghosts is one good looking pulp adventure comic, on a par with Franceso Francavilla’s The Black Beetle. For those of us that missed out on the Kickstarter, Image Comics have made Five Ghosts available to the masses, something which, as readers, we should be grateful for. This is great storytelling and Barbiere weaves plot strands which will bear delicious fruit. There’s also an incredibly well designed and realised pentagram towards the back of the issue.
Dark forces are gathering – be sure to keep a watchful eye upon them.