Dark Horse announces Ghost to get ongoing series, written by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Christopher Sebela
Ghost is getting an ongoing comic book series. The character, who’s been a part of the Dark Horse Universe since the early 1990′s, most recently starred in her own limited series and also was featured in a three issue run in Dark Horse Presents. The mini-series was written by Kelly Sue DeConnick, who will be returning to the ongoing series, which she’ll be co-writing with Christopher Sebela. The new ongoing Ghost comic book will launch in November.
News of the Ghost ongoing series isn’t much of a surprise. Over the past several months, Dark Horse has been very focused on rebuilding its core superhero books, such as Captain Midnight and X. Considering how popular of a character Ghost has been for the publisher over the years, it was only a matter of time before she received her own ongoing. Especially after Ghost starred in a three issues of Dark Horse Presents (issues 13 – 15) and a follow up limited series, Ghost: Smoke and Din.
News of Dark Horse upgrading Ghost to an ongoing series first broke over at Comic Book Resources. In an interview that accompanied the announcement, Kelly Sue DeConnick spoke about how she and Christopher Sebela came to be the writers for the new series…
I developed such an affection for these characters, that when the ongoing became a reality and I was offered the gig, I wanted to do it even though there really wasn’t room in my schedule.
Enter Christopher Sebela.
As you say, Chris and I had worked together before on “Captain Marvel.” This is different, though. I don’t want to downplay Chris’s contributions to “Captain Marvel” — some of the best bits of the issues we did together were his ideas — but I felt very protective of ”my voice” on that book and we were developing stories that I had already, at least roughly, sketched out. Here, on “Ghost,” I’ve let loose of the reins significantly more. I had no plan for the ongoing — Chris and I came into this together. In fact, the main plot line was his — the subplot was mine — at least in the beginning.
Artwork for the Ghost ongoing series will be handled by Ryan Sook, who has quite a bit of experience at drawing supernatural comics. His previous work includes providing the art on books like The Spectre, Justice League Dark, and Dream Thief.
What isn’t yet clear is just how long Kelly Sue DeConnick will remain on as a co-writer of the series. As she mentions in the quote above, she’s already got a full schedule. In addition to co-writing Ghost, DeConnick also writes Captain Marvel and Avengers Assemble for Marvel Comics. Additionally, DeConnick will also be writing Pretty Deadly, a new creator-owned series that she’s working on with Emma Rios for Image Comics. It’s entirely possible – maybe even probable – that she’ll be dropping off at some point in the near future, leaving Chris Sebela as the sole writer of the book.
What are your thoughts on the news that Dark Horse will be launching an ongoing Ghost series?
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