• A band of survivors struggles to survive after an epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living.

  • Every kid wants superpowers. But not every kid's father is Omni-Man, the greatest superhero the world has ever known. When teenager Mark Grayson finally inherits his dad's abilities, though, he realizes life isn't getting any easier.

  • Thief of Thieves tells the story of Conrad Paulson, the world’s greatest thief, who has set his sights on his own kind. He vows to steal only what’s already been stolen, in an effort to right the great wrongs of his life.

  • Dr. Luke Taylor's perfect life comes to a dramatic halt when an identical, bloodied version of himself arrives at his doorstep with news that he is one of many clones... and they're all after his pregnant wife and their unborn child!

  • Jackson T. Winters is one of the greatest criminal masterminds to ever live...except he's rotting in jail after his last, doomed score. But when a filthy rich collector breaks him out, he's tasked with putting together an elite team of paranormal experts to do the impossible: Steal a ghost from a haunted house of horrors!

  • Manifest Destiny follows Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s historic expedition across America, only things might not be quite like you remember from History class...

  • The bruising story of one man's revenge and the dark road he travels.

  • It's a sick world, and Dr. Vincent Morrow's here to treat it. Headhunted into an exciting new career in the black arts after his excommunication from the medical community, Morrow serves the world with both hands -- one in magic, one in medicine -- as earth's protector. Earth's Witch Doctor.

  • The Guardians of the Globe are BACK in an all-new, all-exciting ongoing series! Your favorite heroes - Brit, Outrun, Invincible, Robot, Yeti, Kaboomerang, and more -face new challenges of epic proportions in stories by the all-star team of Phil Hester & Todd Nauck!

  • The Evil Max Maximus wants to get to Inner-Earth! He wants the dinosaurs that live there! He wants the powerful DynOre mineral that originates there! SUPER DINOSAUR and DEREK DYNAMO are the only ones who can stop him!

  • Fight fire with fire. Fight evil with science! Collecting the never before reprinted Science Dog back-up story from INVINCIBLE #75, as well as the ALL-NEW full-length, never-before-seen conclusion of the story!

  • After the Rapture the sole protector of the sinning masses is BATTLE POPE, and his trusty sidekick, Jesus. They're the last line of defense in a world overrun with demons and depravity.

  • When Gary Hampton, corporate CEO, is mauled and left for dead following an attack by a wolf on a family vacation, his life takes a drastic turn! Gary is cursed -when the moon is full he transforms into a beast of the night - a werewolf!

  • Meet Brit, the government's last line of defense when it comes to the really messy parts of keeping the world safe. When super-powered menaces threaten our home soil, send in this one-man killing machine: He's indestructible, unstoppable, and eligible for a senior citizen's discount.

  • Freedom fighter Bowen has lost everything in the war against The Infinite. His only hope is to travel back in time to prevent their world domination before it starts! Bowen can't do this alone, he must turn to the only ally he knows he can trust: HIMSELF.

Signup for Skybound News

Share & Follow Skybound

 

Twitter
Wednesday
Nov062013

Ghosted #5 is Out! Interview with Josh Williamson

Ghosted #5 is in stores today! Now that the first arc is wrapped up, we wanted to check in with Josh about this first arc and the future of Ghosted. 

 

Hey Josh, well Ghosted #5 out now and wraps up the first arc.

I know. It’s pretty crazy to be here. I’m really excited to show people what we have planned for the rest of the series. We’re building a pretty rad book that will have lots of pay offs for our loyal readers. Can’t even begin to express how thankful I am for this book, Skybound, our team and our fans.

How close to your initial rough is the entire arc? Any sudden brainstorms halfway through that changed the course of the story?

The last page of Ghosted #5 has been planned from the beginning so not much there changed. BUT there were a few character beats that changed as I wrote. Like I learned to love Robby Trick. Originally Trick was going to die a brutal death after being possessed, but as I started to build the plan for the ongoing I realized how much I liked writing Trick and wanted to keep him.

There is one other major plot point that got moved until later issues because of the ongoing, and there is a big clue to that in issue one.

But I mean really… not much changed. One line was changed in issue 5 after we knew for sure it was an ongoing.

What ideas ended up on the cutting room floor?

There was going to be more with the doorway to hell that Trick found in issue two, but we just ran out of room. I’m going to get back to it and what it really meant in later issues. Trick finding it wasn’t just because of how haunted the Trask Mansion was and because he stole something. There is something bigger at work there. Why that secret passage was in the Trask Mansion?

Markus is pretty well and screwed at the end there, but have we seen the last of him?

We never actually see Markus die, do we? We know Markus is immortal… and those ghosts are pissed at him and going to torture him, but what actually happens to him… that would be telling…

The first five issues wrap up pretty nicely. Will you stay with five issue arcs? How self-contained will the arcs be?

It’s going to be a mix. Some arcs will be five issues and some will be four to make room for a few spotlight issues we have planned. The first being an Anderson spotlight issue with issue 11. The arcs will each spotlight a crime or gig Jackson has to pull off but will all be building to a larger story that ties directly back into what happened with the Trask Mansion and the first five issues. The Trask Mansion was destroyed but… can a building have a ghost?

Anything you can tell us about the upcoming storyline?

The Spirit Crow Casino discovers that Jackson is still alive and are pissed. Before Jackson was in jail he tried to rip off the Spirit Crow family for millions of dollars and it cost him the lives of his whole team. When they find out Jackson is alive they try to hunt him down. 

Jackson learns that a cult has been keeping demon possessed women from their homes, and have taken the one of the granddaughters of the Spirit Crow’s owner. They know that Jackson has experience with the supernatural and want Jackson to find her and get her back. What the cult is doing with the possessed women is twisted and will shock you.

And we see that Jackson is haunted by more than just his past…

It’s going to be a bloody and scary ride. And of course more haunted houses!

---------------------------------

Thanks Josh!

Josh is on Twitter, where he routinely runs trivia games and rewards fans with variant covers. In fact, he's doing it tomorrow (11/07) at 10am and one at 1pm, both PST. Give him a follow. Josh is also on Tumblr, where he posts cool background info on Ghosted, great artwork, and lots of other good stuff. Check it out.  

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>
« "Hell Hath No Fury" Ghosted Teaser | Main | Out This Week: Ghosted #5, The Walking Dead #115 2nd Printing, Invincible Universe Vol. 1 TP »