Friday, December 19, 2014

Explore Dreamstone Mythology in Five Ghosts: Special #1


Ever wonder what you would do if you saw a ghost? What if you saw five ghosts? If freaking out is the top of your list, then Image Comics might want to go for another reaction to five ghosts. That's why they're set to publish Five Ghosts: Special #1 on March 25, 2015, bringing together Frank J. Barbiere and S.M. Vidaurri on a special Fabian Gray backstory. It's is an oversized issue that also features an all-new story from Barbiere and artist Jamie Jones. This special backup features Fabian Gray in an unforgettable literary heist that readers won’t want to miss.

“I’m very excited to present readers with a deeper look at the mythology of Five Ghosts,” said Barbiere. “We’ve spent a lot of time building this world and it’s an amazing opportunity to see just how far back our story goes. S.M. Vidaurri has graced many of our covers with his wonderful art and it’s truly our honor to have him painting a full length story. S.M is a fantastic talent and has put together a great story that will resonate with Five Ghosts fans old and new.”

Five Ghosts: Special #1 features a full-length story written and painted by Vidaurri that explores the history of The Dreamstone—a magical relic that gives Fabian Gray his ghostly powers—and introduces us to a brave medieval knight named Emma. The story also features demons, wizards, a bold new villain with supernatural powers, and some famous literary figures making surprise appearances. Five Ghosts: Special #1 (Diamond Code JAN150579) hits shelves on March 25.

Full press release below.
EXPLORE THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE DREAMSTONE IN FIVE GHOSTS: SPECIAL #1
S.M. Vidaurri lends painterly interpretation to Fabian’s backstory 

Writer Frank J. Barbiere and writer/artist S.M. Vidaurri (Jim Henson Storyteller: WitchesIron: Or, The War After) come together to paint a special Fabian Gray backstory in FIVE GHOSTS: SPECIAL #1 coming to Image Comics on March 25, 2015.

“I’m very excited to present readers with a deeper look at the mythology of Five Ghosts,” said Barbiere. “We’ve spent a lot of time building this world and it’s an amazing opportunity to see just how far back our story goes. S.M. Vidaurri has graced many of our covers with his wonderful art and it’s truly our honor to have him painting a full length story. S.M is a fantastic talent and has put together a great story that will resonate with Five Ghosts fans old and new.”

FIVE GHOSTS: SPECIAL #1 features a full-length story written and painted by S.M. Vidaurri that explores the history of The Dreamstone—a magical relic that gives Fabian Gray his ghostly powers—and introduces us to a brave medieval knight named Emma. The story also features demons, wizards, a bold new villain with supernatural powers, and some famous literary figures making surprise appearances.

FIVE GHOSTS: SPECIAL is an oversized issue that also features an all-new story from Barbiere and artist Jamie Jones (DODGER, FIVE GHOSTS #13 HEROES’ HAVEN VARIANT). This special backup features Fabian Gray in an unforgettable literary heist that readers won’t want to miss!

FIVE GHOSTS is a monthly comic book series from Image Comics that follows the adventures of infamous treasure hunter Fabian Gray, who after his encounter with an artifact known as “the Dreamstone” was possessed by five literary ghosts and granted access to their unique abilities. SyFy is currently adapting the series for television with a pilot scripted by Evan Daugherty (Ninja TurtlesDivergentSnow White and the Huntsman). Daughtery is also attached to executive produce along with Matt Pizzolo and Brett Gurewitz of Black Mask Studios and Chris Bender, Jake Weiner, and Jake Wagner serving as producer for Universal Cable Prods. and Benderspink.

FIVE GHOSTS: SPECIAL #1 (Diamond Code JAN150579) hits shelves on March 25.

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
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