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4.0 out of 5 stars Old school pulp action.
Think Indiana Jones crossed with a bit of kung fu and mysticism, an african spider-god cult and some nazis. Thats the first volume of Five Ghosts in a nutshell. Oh and not forgetting some energy crystals buried in the chest of the main character, Fabian Grey. Aided by his good friend he sets off on a variey of quests in order to save the soul of a companion...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Art is Great
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...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Old school pulp action., 4 Dec. 2013
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Think Indiana Jones crossed with a bit of kung fu and mysticism, an african spider-god cult and some nazis. Thats the first volume of Five Ghosts in a nutshell. Oh and not forgetting some energy crystals buried in the chest of the main character, Fabian Grey. Aided by his good friend he sets off on a variey of quests in order to save the soul of a companion.

Thus in the adventure they come across spider-gods and a mystical city hidden somewhere in Asia. Due to the crystals buried in his chest, Fabian is able to call upon the powers of 5 ghosts. Detective, Samurai, Vampire and two more I can't quite remember. One may be an archer. Just as well as they are frequently needed to keep him out of trouble.

So a great pulp-esque adventure of thrills and spills but the real winner is the artwork. Blending together a mixture of early Klaus Janson, Bill Sienkiewicz, a wee touch of Tim Sale heavilly based upon Sal Buscema and you get the picture. A bargin at such a low price!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Frighteningly enjoyable read!, 21 Jan. 2014
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Superb story and lovely artwork. Anyone looking for a slightly more mature graphic novel than the norm, this is a great one to go for. The introduction to the life of Fabien Gray is highly enjoyable. I read it and immediately went and picked up the comics no's 6,7 & 8 that follow on. Another one to add to the monthly pull list!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Art is Great, 17 Dec. 2013
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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. More of a 2.5 if half stars were permitted.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, 2 Nov. 2013
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Came into this after picking up the first issue of the comic and missing the others. Really enjoyed it. Five ghosts giving him cool powers, creepy otherworlds and villians. Very pulpy feel kinda like Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips in terms of feel and art but its own thing as well. Well worth a look and now an ongoing series to my delight
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