Brubaker And Phillips Bring Ethan Reckless Back In ‘The Ghost In You’ All-New Graphic Novel 

by Olly MacNamee

Partners in crime – crime fiction that is – Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips‘ are bringing out a new graphic novel featuring Reckless’s troublemaker-for-hire Ethan Reckless in The Ghost in You from Image Comics.

So why choose the graphic novel format over limited mini-series? Here’s why, as Brubaker explains:

“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 added his own take on this being his preferred format:

“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!”

The story runs as follows:

“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.”

The Ghost in You: A Reckless Book hardcover graphic novelwill be available on Wednesday, April 13th and in bookstores on Tuesday, April 19th.

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