Five Ghosts #5

Five Ghosts #5

Writer: Frank J. Barbiere Artist: Chris Mooneyham Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 31, 2013 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating


  • 10
    Bloody Disgusting - Jimbus_Christ Jul 30, 2013

    I was devastated to believe that this was the end of Fabian Gray. However, like any good pulp hero, Barbiere reminds us that Fabian isnt done adventuring. “Five Ghosts” is a treasure. A truly incredible book that embraces the comic medium to its fullest. Wonderful characters, incredible art, and a one of a kind story make “Five Ghosts” the peak of the medium. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Jul 29, 2013

    Too often the sad story is told in comics, about the little book that ultimately couldn't. Cancellations plague cult-favorite titles all the time, but “Five Ghosts” will not be one of them. With Image Comics continually gaining marketshare and visibility for its creator-owned upstarts, it's becoming increasingly more common that guys like Barbiere and Mooneyham can get their weird visions out there and keep them going. With a premise that has been followed through on in ways that only a great comic book can, “Five Ghosts” #5 is a rousing success that teases our imaginations and thrills with plucky adventure. And though the story clearly plays to the strengths of it being a comic, it wouldn't surprise me in the least to see this story in other media someday. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jul 30, 2013

    If you haven't read Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray yet, don't buy this issue unless you're planning to pick up issues 1-4 as well. And that would be a pretty good idea if you haven't. Readers who have been following along since the beginning are not going to want to miss out on getting the final answers to Fabian's first encounter with the Dreamstone shards, his sister's mysterious condition, and the conclusion to his pending battle with the demonic Iago. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Andrew Lamb Jul 31, 2013

    Barbiere and Mooneyham took a chance on a pulp adventure in a market that is becoming filled with 1930s heroes battling world-domination-seeking nazis. Through premise, script, and art they've set the standard for all others to emulate. November can't come soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Aug 4, 2013

    Our advice is to either go out right now and pick up all five issues if you haven't done so already or pick up the trade collection in September. Either way, you'll be wanting to get onboard for the ongoing series, as this could handily rival Fatale for Image's top book with a retro charm. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Aug 7, 2013

    An enjoyable little romp overall, and a fine foundation for the upcoming monthly series, but this particular storyline was haphazardly put together and ultimately doesn't stand well on its own. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GreyMouser Dec 5, 2013

    A good issue that wraps up the first arc. Great pulp art & presentation, but the writing feels a little weak in some areas. Still a good ride and a worthwhile series. I'm glad to see its been extended to an ongoing!

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