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Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray: 02/17/16

Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray by Frank J. Barbiere

Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray by Frank J. Barbiere collects the first five issues of the comic. Treasure hunter Fabian Gray finds the Dreamstone and through it is possessed with five literary ghosts.

Here's a series that many reviewers are panning for its lack of originality. Yet how many times do superhero origin stories get retold? About an umpty billion. This one is unoriginal in its reusing of tropes popularized by H. Rider Haggard, Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and so forth.

In order to wield the power of the Dreamstone, Fabian must pass a test. It's of course administered by the very ghosts who will possess and enhance him. Of course this had been done before and of course he's going to pass. But that's just part of the expected plot. This series isn't shocking but it is trippy.

While it's not completely original, it's still entertaining (in a cheesy way).

Four stars

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