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First look at Geoff Johns & Jeff Lemire story from Vertigo’s Ghosts

Vertigo has debuted a first look at “Ghost For Hire,” the short story created by Geoff Johns and Jeff Lemire for the Halloween anthology Ghosts. It marks Johns’ Vertigo debut.

A revival of the publisher’s 1970s horror series of the same name, the 80-page one-shot boasts also includes stories by the likes of Gilbert Hernandez, Paul Pope, Phil Jimenez, David Lapham Amy Reeder, Mark Buckingham, John McCrea, Rufus Dayglo, Toby Litt and the late Joe Kubert, with covers by Dave Johnson and Brendan McCarthy.

As the title hints, the story by Johns and Lemire centers on a ghost-for-hire haunting agency. “It was a real thrill for me to work with Geoff,” Lemire told the Vertigo blog. “I’ve written with him before, but to get to draw for him was really special. To be honest, I wasn’t sure what kind of ghost story Geoff would deliver and I was pleasantly surprised with ‘Ghost For Hire.’ It’s whimsical and fun and it has heart. When Geoff said he wanted to do a story like all the old Abbot and Costello movies he watched as a kid it really clicked for me!”

Vertigo this week has also offered other Ghosts sneak peeks from Litt, Buckingham and Victor Santos, Lapham and Pope, Hernandez, and Al Ewing and Dayglo. Check out the full image from “Ghost For Hire” below. Ghosts arrives Oct. 31.



Nice! Always wanted to see Johns try his hand at something at vertigo or something creator owned….and more Lemire at vertigo is a good thing!

Finally, John’s does something not part of the DCU. Might actually pick this up. Lemire drawing this short story is gonna be good

Already on the pull list but DC fans and other fans need to support this.

Oh, so they’re bringing back the old “Ghosts” title for a Halloween special. I’m guessing this version won’t be boasting “real tales of the supernatural” or whatever the tagline for the original series was.

Johns doing something creator-owned. That concept is so full of contradictions that my brain almost exploded

I might have to buy this just to see Johns write original characters.

‘Johns’ and ‘original’ in the same sentence… Wow!
I have to see this just to believe!;)

I read the story in question. *Cough* Frighteners ripoff! *Cough*

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