399. Five Ghosts Volume 1: The Haunting of Fabian Gray by Frank J. Barbiere

Five Ghosts Volume 1: The Haunting of Fabian Gray by Frank J. Barbiere. Art by by Chris Mooneyham.

Rating: (2.5/5)

(US) - (Canada) - (UK)

Oct. 1 2013, Image Comics, 104 pgs

Age: (18+)

"After a tragic encounter with an artifact known as “The Dreamstone,” infamous treasure hunter Fabian Gray was possessed by five literary ghosts and has been granted access to their unique abilities."

Received an egalley from the ublisher through NetGalley.

This was totally confusing.  The literary elements had such potential but they were basically just used as shadows in the background without any allusions to their character at all; this was especially neglected during the "tests" sequence.  It did nothing for me at all.  The only redeeming factor here for me is the gorgeous pulp-style artwork by Mooneyham and the inclusion of the original cover art which just makes me wish the story had stood up to it.