The newest issue of Spirit Hunters is on fire!
In the last issue of Spirit Hunters, the team visited the carnival from hell to investigate the case of riders being thrown off a rollercoaster and killed. The owners of the carnival refuse to talk at first but the team cracks the case and find out it was the ghost of a former worker who was mistakenly beaten to death because his attackers were convinced he murdered a local teenager. Just when they thought they finally got time off, a new case arises.
Vera and Ellen are enjoying a friendly chat about Ellen’s ability to talk to the spirits they encounter when they are alerted to a case through a private message. It is centered around the reports of a house fire which killed everyone in the home and the death of a young man who was fatally burned after lighting a cigarette. They assemble Ferguson, Dr. Chase and Curtis and head out to Newburyport, MA which happens to be Vera’s hometown. On the surface, the case seems like your average youth-gone-wild-takes-a-deadly-turn situation where the neighborhood kids decide to get daring and break the law but go too far and people die. When Ferguson questions some of the kids involved, the case turns out to be the exact opposite of what it looked like on the surface.
Spirit Hunters has become one of the best titles Zenescope has to offer (and all of their titles are excellent). Pat Shand’s writing style makes it edgy, scary and exciting. You never know what you’re going to be reading and/or seeing on the next page. The arc with Vera re-visiting her father only to be shut out by him again was poignant and broke from the terror and fright that the title is centered around. It brings the story back to reality. Another thing that makes Spirit Hunters so great is the artwork and color. Artist Julius Abrera does a great job with the spirit, the fire scenes and just making the book dark and creepy. Fran Gamboa, who works with Pat on the upcoming series Van Helsing vs. The Mummy of Amun-Ra, and J.C. Ruiz did a beautiful job on the colors. They make everything look so realistic and the spirits may even make you flinch when you see them. The cover art by Aaron Best and Dan Leister is a nice piece of shock-value art that will certainly grab the attention of a lot of readers.
When it comes to Zenescope Entertainment, you don’t know what to expect. It has such a wide variety of titles and characters that you cannot characterize it into one specific genre. Every new issue gives us a new story with new plot twists and sometimes even a new character! If you are into the paranormal and watch shows like Medium or Ghost Hunters then Spirit Hunters is the title for you! Be sure to visit Zenescope.com and visit your local comic book store to pick up this and other Zenescope titles!
Written by Pat Shand
Artwork by Julius Abrera
Colors by Fran Gamboa and J.C. Ruiz
Cover Art by Aaron Best & Dan Leister
(Joe Grodensky – @JoeGrodensky)