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Five Ghosts Vol. 3: Monsters & Men

(Five Ghosts #3)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  159 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Collects FIVE GHOSTS #13-17 and FIVE GHOSTS: SPECIAL #1.
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Published August 26th 2015 by Image (first published May 19th 2015)
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Erica Robyn
With many thanks to my local library, I was finally able to get my hands on this third volume.

Summary (slight spoilers):
In this volume, we pick up with Fabian traveling to Romania to try to find his friend, Sebastian, who he believes was kidnapped and taken there. In his travels, he learns that the plague has continued to spread, which is causing devastation in many towns. Unfortunately, that is not the only issue; there are also monster people that have been attacking villagers. But these aren
Wayne McCoy
Dec 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
'Five Ghosts Volume 3: Monsters and Men' treads into more fictional character territory, and delivers up a rip-roaring pulp adventure.

Fabian is on his way to tracking down his friend Sebastian in Romania with the help of the five ghosts he has been inhabited with. And he'll need their help because getting to where Sebastian is trapped, he comes across some super powerful men who seem more like animals. When famous vampire hunter Van Helsing shows up and Fabian is trapped in vampire mode with the
Jason Ragle
Five Ghosts is a weird comic. Although it's not, it feels very retro. Almost like great stories from House of Secrets or House of Mystery. Mooneyham does a lot of splashes and large panels, so sometimes the story seems kinda light. I don't know. I do love the premise and the covers.
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics-fantasy
It's become obvious now why the series got canceled. It got old to just see Fabian get captured and escape so many times with little substance in between. I don't know why he still allows himself to be captured if he only needs to think of loved ones and he's free the next second. He should have his loved ones on his mind constantly. That would make him invincible.

There are few revelations here and no character development, so there is nothing memorable in this volume. Just the same old pulp aga
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fabian Gray is out hunting for his kidnapped friend and aids a boy in trouble. For his kindness, he get some clue as to what he will be facing when he arrives at his destination. But he still manages to fall into a trap. Lucky for Fabian and the hunter who aids him that his ghosts do not always possess him, but rather aid him. Through sheer perversity, Fabian manages to rescue his friend, obtain the antidote from Dr. Moreau, and escape with skin barely intact. But what will happen next since the ...more
Douglas Cosby
3.5 stars -- Good stories that pull together Van Helsing and Doctor Moreau -- the titular monsters being creations of Moreau. Van Hesling and the vampire in Gray initially fight (as one would expect) but eventually join forces against Moreau and his plan to use the citizens of a local town as his guinea pigs. The plot is good and I especially like the sepia frames that represent past events. Dialog still on the corny side.
Justin Lee
This is a series that keeps getting better. It started off weak for me but the more I read, the more I get into it. The art is beautiful in this volume and the characters seem to have more depth. It feels straight out of the 50s and reminds me of any Indiana Jones movie. This is by far the best of this series so far.
Jason Caldwell
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent addition, now I am sad I have to wait for the 4th volume. Fabian deals with his ghosts, literally and comes to terms with the powers inside him. Wasn't really sure about the added story with the different art style in the back though, which is why I am giving 4 stars. It was rather jarring coming from the style the rest of the series has been in.
Aug 21, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Looks good, but about as run of the mill as storylines get.
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
Why am I reading this book?

It isn't the artwork... It isn't the dialogue. It has qualities of better books- Fables, the Unwritten, Penny Dreadful (that is a TV show, I know).

I actually don't have the answer to this question. It was quick to read. Wasn't filled with useless exposition or redundant dialogue. That is usually the hardest thing to get through, when reading a not so great comic.
May 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this comic series a ridiculous amount. The premise is amazing – Fabian Grey is like Indiana Jones with superpowers – and the art is very pulp-fictiony and the colour tones used add to the creepiness.

Fabian travels to Romania to find Sebastian and there he finds a town plagued by a sickness and some strange monsters. Once again, Five Ghosts doesn’t hold back on the violence. The battles are brutal and the monsters are really quite disgusting and scary. Also with Sebastian’s kidnap you lear
Sep 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the third, and I believe last volume in the series. Herein lies a tale of Fabian Gray and his dealings with the infamous Dr. Moreau. His creatures and creation are up to nefarious deeds in Romania. Gray teams up with Van Helsing and almost kills him while giving over to one of his ghosts, Dracula. The poison in his blood is defeated using Dracula's regenerative abilities, but then he succumbs to the power and for the first time in the series experiences huge powers. He defeats Dr. Moreau ...more
Johnny Tentoes
Nov 17, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
My rating is really a three and a half. I really like this series, but I feel it's starting to slow down to a crawl. I did like us finally being able to see Dracula's ghost take over. Very interesting.
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great entry in the series. Fabian hunting down a lost friend, meeting new allies, and fighting monsters in the Romanian wilderness. Less globe trotting that the first two volumes but you get a lot more Dracula's ghost that usual.
Jan 15, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The critically acclaimed literary pulp adventure continues! Fabian Gray journeys to Eastern Europe on a quest to save his closest ally while battling his own inner-demons

Collects Five Ghosts #13-17 and Five Ghosts: Special #1.
This whole volume is a reaction to what happens in the last pages of the previous one. That's not a bad thing, exactly. It's a really interesting adventure, but I feel like the pace on the overarching plot is barely moving. They're not making any headway into Fabian's sister's condition.
Dec 29, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read.
Dec 21, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
More of the same. Neither awesome nor horrible.
Oct 24, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Aspires to Hellboy, ends up being League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
Edward Petersen
Feb 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
As usual, this series is amazing. I can't wait for more!
Solid 3.5 but i struggle with how they present fabian i dont think he's as good a guy as the authors think...
Amanda [Novel Addiction]
I need more now.

I just want to re-read these over again.
Sep 12, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
More pulp adventure, good enough to continue searching for the next volume.

The stylistically different shorts at the end of this volume were very nicely done and contrasted with the main story.
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Frank J. Barbiere is a writer from New Jersey.
Barbiere is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in English & Creative Writing, as well as a Master's in English Education.
Barbiere exploded onto the mainstream comics scene in 2013 with the indie hit FIVE GHOSTS (Image Comics) and in his short time in the industry has worked for BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, Image Comics, Dark H

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Five Ghosts (3 books)
  • Five Ghosts, Volume 1: The Haunting of Fabian Gray (Five Ghosts, #1)
  • Five Ghosts, Volume Two: Lost Coastlines (Five Ghosts, #2)