Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray #1 by Frank J. BarbiereThe first issue of Five Ghosts promises a pulpy adventure flavored story in the vein of Mike Mignolas Hellboy. Fabian Gray is a treasure hunter who shares his body with five literary ghosts and is granted access to their abilities. Its like Indiana Jones and he can use a bow with unerring aim, mental acuity of a certain Victorian detective, a katana, vampiric powers and a measure of elemental magic.
The Five Ghosts are the Wizard, the Archer, the Detective, the Samurai and the Vampire. I can easily identify Sherlock Holmes and Vlad Tepes. Im fairly certain the Archer is Robin Hood. I really want to know who the Samurai is and the Wizard could be any generic spell-caster.
I think Im going to enjoy this book if I continue with the series.
Other than that bit about channeling different skill sets, the two comics are as different as they could be and the channeling is set up much differently. Five Ghosts is an adventurer pulp with a supernatural theme. Our hero, Fabian Gray is the victim of demonic possession. Gray is a treasure hunter much like Henry Jones, Jr. Which is to say, Indiana Jones territory, but with more sorcery afoot. As much as I enjoyed the script, the star turn may belong to artist Chris Mooneyham. Mooneyham is everything artistically good about the 80s and early 90s put into a blender mixed up and then put through a strainer to remove the excess speed lines.
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Five Ghosts is an ongoing comic book series chronicling the travels of treasure hunter Fabian Gray and his rare ability to harness the ghosts of five literary characters. First issued in by publisher Image Comics , the comic was created by writer Frank J. Barbiere  and artist Chris Mooneyham. In October , American television channel SyFy announced that a series based on the comic book was under development. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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