Buoyed by the success of the five arc of Five Ghosts, the ship-shape creative team of Frank Barbiere, Chris Mooneyham and Lauren Affe have been sailing forward these past few months on a wave of critical acclaim. Okay, sorry, no more ship puns. With the second arc of the much-loved Image series now underway, protagonist Fabian Grey sees himself taking to the high seas as he continues his quest ever onwards.
Five Ghosts is another one of those books from Image which continues to build a reputation for itself every month, with a pulp-y adventure vibe to proceedings and a healthy dose of humour and action in each issue. I’m a fan myself, which is why I was delighted that Barbiere kindly agreed to talk to The Beat about his inspirations on the series, his approach to the characters and story, and what we can expect from the second half of ‘Lost Coastlines’.