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Learn the Story of the Dreamstone in “Five Ghosts: Special #1”

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 8:00 am by Tyler Waterman

Five Ghosts is one of my favorite series from Image, and I’m not alone. The original miniseries was so popular that Image just turned it into an ongoing, and the book just keeps getting better. Now, Image has even better news. If you’re like me and have been dying to find out all the mysteries behind the Dreamstone, as well as more backstory to series hero Fabian Gray, than Five Ghosts: Special #1 is the book for you. This one shot promises to delve into some of these mysteries and get us some of those answers, though I suspect the answers will also leave us with even more questions.

Take a look at this preview below, highlighting some spectacular painting from S.M. Vidaurri, who’s outstanding talent tackles more than just the cover this time. The entire issue is fully painted by Vidaurri, and no one is complaining about that! This must-have oneshot hits shelves March 25th.

S.M. Vidaurri lends painterly interpretation to Fabian’s backstory

Writer Frank J. Barbiere and writer/artist S.M. Vidaurri (Jim Henson Storyteller: Witches, Iron: 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 Turtles, Divergent, Snow 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.



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