Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ bestselling Reckless
books just won’t quit, as the award-winning crime noir masters bring us yet another original graphic novel starring troublemaker-for-hire Ethan Reckless in The Ghost in You. It will land on shelves this April from Image Comics and join Reckless, Friend of the Devil, and Destroy All Monsters in this original graphic novel series.
“The reaction to me and Sean switching to original graphic novels has been amazing, and it’s pushed us creatively, too,” said Brubaker. “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.”
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.
Phillips added: “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 Ghost in You: A Reckless Book original graphic novel hardcover (ISBN: 978-1534322080) will be available on Wednesday, April 13, and in bookstores on Tuesday, April 19. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop or independent bookstore or via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo.