“Ghost For Hire” Art by Jeff Lemire

Ghost For Hire

Here’s a quick look at a piece of art by Jeff Lemire for “Ghost For Hire,” a story written by Geoff Johns that appears in the new 80 page GHOSTS #1 anthology from DC Comics.

Press release

Just in time for Halloween, Vertigo has compiled a slew of creepy stories that are primed to get you in the spirit! GHOSTS is an anthology of short stories showcasing both major talents and newcomers in the industry. Arriving in stores on October 31, this collection features a space heist on a ghost ship, a spirit who wants to play synthesizer in a techno band and other dark and twisted tales best read under the sheets with a flashlight.

Today, we’re spotlighting the story “Ghost for Hire” by acclaimed writer Geoff Johns (JUSTICE LEAGUE, AQUAMAN, GREEN LANTERN, BATMAN: Earth One). Johns makes his Vertigo debut with a story about a ghost-for-hire haunting agency which is drawn by the incredible Jeff Lemire (SWEET TOOTH, ANIMAL MAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK).

"It was a real thrill for me to work with Geoff," said Lemire. "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!"

Now, check out the terrific piece of art by Lemire below. And head over to Graphic Content to see more from the GHOSTS anthology.

Ghost For Hire

- The Comic Book Critic