Five Ghosts #2

Five Ghosts #2

Writer: Frank J. Barbiere Artist: Chris Mooneyham Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 17, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 1
8.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The year's most exciting new adventure continues!

"... an elegantly designed, sharply colored, moody descent into a twilit intriguing entry point into a compelling new universe from Barbiere and Mooneyham that sets a high standard for up-and-coming comics creators." - The Comics Beat

  • 10
    Bloody Disgusting - Jumbus_Christ Apr 18, 2013

    This book is easily one of the best this year. The characters are incredibly compelling, the premise is near perfect, the plot is fun, and the art is utterly fantastic. Do yourself a favor and pick this book up. Its what comics were made for. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Apr 16, 2013

    Five Ghosts is a rare bird these days that gives comic fans that old-fashioned adventure story without burdening the reader with diluted subplots and massive event-type stories that they can just dive right into and enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Hansel Moreno Apr 16, 2013

    This book has some culty and occulty goodness for you this week! If you are afraid of spiders read it with some one by your side! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Apr 18, 2013

    And what lies ahead is a comic that should be cherished. This is a book with a great premise that actually delivers on it and reads great all the way through. It's a book that will look great in your long box, on your shelves, on your iPad, on your wall, in a hardcover edition, or under blanket on your living room floor with a flashlight. At the end of the day, “Five Ghosts” is a book that just plain feels great to read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Andrea Shockling Apr 18, 2013

    Frank J. Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham have built a tidy little homage to pulp classics here, with a healthy nod to Indiana Jones-style adventuring. Like the first issue, Five Ghosts #2 establishes a bit of Fabian's past with sepia-tinged memories that I neglected to credit to colorist S. M. Vidaurri " joined here by Lauren Affe " last month. Of course, all bets (and allusions) are off when Fabian actually gets to do that thing he does, but that's why you're reading this book in the first place, right? It's a very cool premise that just happens to be set against a pulpy backdrop for context and intrigue. Come for the spirits, stay for the spiders. So many spiders. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Apr 19, 2013

    Like the best pulp adventures (although using 'pulp' here is really only to describe the inspiration), we simply accept that these mystical happenings are the norm in Fabian Gray's world. It's not done with irony like The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen either, it simply delivers a rip-roaring adventure that gives us more questions about the nature of Gray's "tragic encounter" years ago. Equally dazzling is Chris Mooneyham's distinctive vintage style, that captures the spirit of the pulp adventures that inspire it, raising it to the epic proportions of Alan Moore's Tales of the Black Freighter. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopMatters - shathley Q Apr 22, 2013

    Five Ghosts: the Haunting of Fabian Gray is so novel, and so sincere in dealing with its own literary tradition, that it achieves that rare moment where it is able to elevate the genre itself. And in doing so it poses the question, what is the place for novelty, and perhaps in a deeper sense, what is the price of novelty, in a world where there's nothing new under the sun? Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - J.R. Johnson Apr 23, 2013

    This was a fun, fast-paced issue and a great way to keep readers excited about what's to come next. It is only the second issue you can tell that Barbiere has something big planned. There aren't many adventure themed comics out there to begin with, if you're not reading this book you're missing out on one of the few remedies out there. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Sandy Apr 15, 2013

    This issue is definitely going to be flying off the shelves. I highly recommend you pick one up as soon as it's released. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Ed Allen Apr 17, 2013

    Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray #2 is a seamless continuation of the exciting first issue, with even more emphasis on the action and the same consistently brilliant illustration. In the two issues released so far, Five Ghosts has not been a thematically or meaningfully deep story but in terms of its aesthetic surface and delivery of its cathartic moments it absolutely shines. If you like the sound of a pulp genre adventure comic with aspects of horror added into the mix then this comic is surely worth your time; the creators of Five Ghosts know its purpose, understand the possibilities and restrictions of its subgenre and ensured that it excels within that space. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 21, 2013

    Not much substance to work on here, but a great bit of pure adventure comic nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Culture Mass - Dustin Sanson Apr 16, 2013

    Fabian's control over his spirit powers are in question as a new character with no clear intentions emerges. Can't wait to see how the middle issue handles the thickening plot. Grab a copy and let the Five Ghosts team know we want answers! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GreyMouser Apr 17, 2013

    . . $3,22pgs+2pg backup. Great Pulpy Cover! all ADs @back. . . . Another installment of pulpy noir mystical thriller, which does not disappoint. The Art and colors are very good for their genre, as is the book's design. An odd opener provides a lot of back story, in an imaginative and effective way. Then right into the action and adventure, which goes a bit fantasy. Drop in page count, drop in price from issue #1. A good ride!

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