Writer Ed Brubaker and artist Sean Phillips have been working together for over two decades. Last year the duo debuted Reckless, the first in a series of OGNs published through Image Comics. The series, set in ’80s Los Angeles, stars private eye named Ethan Reckless. Today the publisher announced The Ghost in You, the next book in the Reckless graphic novel series, arriving this April.

The Ghost in You

Here’s how Image Comics describes the latest Reckless graphic novel:

In The Ghost in You, it’s the winter of 1989 and Ethan is out of town—so this time, Anna has to tackle the job on her own. When a movie scream queen asks her to prove the mansion she’s renovating isn’t haunted, Anna will stumble into the decades-long mystery of one of Hollywood’s most infamous murder houses…a place with many dark secrets—some of which might just kill her.

In a statement, Brubaker discussed the decision to craft a story focusing on the character of Anna:

“The reaction to me and Sean switching to original graphic novels has been amazing, and it’s pushed us creatively, too. After watching Anna grow over the first three books in the Reckless series, I couldn’t stop thinking about doing a book with her as the lead, working her own case. And it’s a case that lets me dive back into some of my own obsessions, like famous crime scene houses and TV horror hosts of the ’60s and ’70s. This is one strange mystery that Anna finds herself in the middle of.”

Phillips described the creatively-fulfilling experience of working on these Reckless graphic novels:

“It’s only taken 40 years, but the Reckless books have helped me find my rhythm drawing comics. One hundred thirty-two pages straight through without having to stop every month on an artificial cliff-hanger to draw a cover means I get to do my best work on an explosive story. Graphic novels are the future, and this is our best one yet!”

Look for The Ghost in You: A Reckless Book, an original graphic novel hardcover, to arrive in comic stores on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 and in bookstores on Tuesday, April 19 2022.


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