We’ve been on-board with Five Ghosts since issue one, it’s one of those rare books that are written as beautifully as they’re drawn. Frank Barbiere has created such an amazing throw-back action hero in Fabian. If you’re a fan of adventure and like a little mysticism thrown in this is your book. For the uninitiated, Fabian Gray is an adventurer, a treasure hunter, a man cursed. His curse? The “Dreamstone” has left Fabian haunted by five ghosts, The Archer, The Wizard, The Detective, The Vampire, and The Samurai. And he’s been given access to their uniques abilities…
This new arc promises to be a good jumping on point for new readers. And there’s no better time now that Universal has signed on to develope the tv series.
Want to catch up with Five Ghosts? Get to your local comic shop and pick up; Five Ghosts, Vol. 1 TP: The Haunting of Fabian Gray and Five Ghosts, Vol. 2: Lost Coastlines TP today!
Have a look at the press release:
FIVE GHOSTS’ NEW HORIZONS
The launch of an all-new story arc and a television show in development
Co-creators Frank J. Barbiere, Chris Mooneyham, and colorist Lauren Affe return for the beginning of an all-new story arc for FIVE GHOSTS. “Monsters & Men” begins on 10/15 with issue #13, just in time for New York Comic Con. This new arc will bring the acclaimed action adventure series to Eastern Europe and establish a new element of horror to the series. The series is also in development for a television series with Universal.
The new FIVE GHOSTS story arc features an assortment of famous monsters and literary figures. “Most notably the new arc will bring Fabian face-to-face with the legendary demon hunter Van Helsing,” hinted Barbiere. “Issue #13 will serve as a great jumping-on point and has been made fully returnable for all Diamond retailers.” The issue will also feature a blank sketch cover, available to all retailers to order, as well as a number of exciting retailer exclusive variants.
In addition to its continued success in the comic world, FIVE GHOSTS has been optioned by Universal Television and is in development for a television series. The project has acclaimed screenwriter Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsmen, Divergent, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) attached as a writer and is being produced by Black Mask Studios and Benderspink. FIVE GHOSTS will also be branching out into new media endeavors over the next year with partners Black Mask Studios.
FIVE GHOSTS #13 arrives in stores this 10/15 and will be available for $3.50. It can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code AUG140647. The sketch variant can be ordered with Diamond Code JUL148416. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is 9/22.
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