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Ghostopolis (edition 2010)

by Doug Tennapel

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Title:Ghostopolis
Authors:Doug Tennapel
Info:GRAPHIX (2010), Edition: 1, Paperback, 272 pages
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Ghostopolis by Doug TenNapel

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This is a fun, paranormal story with a slight twist. Instead of ghosts coming to humans for help to get to the other side or what-have-you, the ghosts are on the run from ghost hunters who force them back to what amounts to purgatory. It's a neat twist and the reason I picked up the book in the first place.

Like a good novel, there were subplots. Not mentioned in the description is that Frank Gallows arrives in Ghostoplis with Claire Voyant--his ex-love and a ghost. Hints about the relationship pop up throughout the novel, but it doesn't turn the tale into a romance. Also, Garth meets his grandfather for the first time. All I can say without giving things away is that it's more interesting than Frank and Claire.

The images in graphic novels are meant to add to and help tell the story, and indeed they do. I would call the style relaxed. The images do what they should. From the moment you meet Frank Gallows, it's easy to tell that he's a man who's given up. Even though I enjoyed the book as a whole, the opening sequence is definitely my favorite.

This title could be a good introduction to graphic novels if you're thinking of testing the waters. Otherwise, it's a good recommendation for those interested in paranormal that might just be a little different from your average ghost story. ( )
  jennk | Mar 11, 2016 |
Booktalk: "Frank is a washed-up ghost hunter who sends ghosts on earth back to the afterworld. Garth is a boy who’s dying of an incurable disease. But even though Garth isn’t dead yet, Frank accidentally sends him into the afterworld. In the afterworld, it turns out Garth isn’t just a sick boy. He finds out he has extraordinary powers in the ghost world that he never had on earth. And that would be a big help to Vaugner, an evil ghost who wants to control the entire spirit world." ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
Good book for reluctant readers in the middle school setting. Nice blend of creepiness and humor. I loved what the author did with Benedict Arnold. ( )
  RalphLagana | Jan 23, 2016 |
This graphic novel keeps getting better and better with each read! I really want to own it. And the author totally needs to create another book set in the same universe.

Long Live the Bone King! ( )
  ThothJ | Dec 4, 2015 |
This graphic novel keeps getting better and better with each read! I really want to own it. And the author totally needs to create another book set in the same universe.

Long Live the Bone King! ( )
  ThothJ | Dec 3, 2015 |
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A page-turning adventure of a boy's journey to the land of ghosts and back.

Imagine Garth Hale's surprise when he's accidentally zapped to the spirit world by Frank Gallows, a washed-out ghost wrangler. Suddenly Garth finds he has powers the ghosts don't have, and he's stuck in a world run by the evil ruler of Ghostopolis, who would use Garth's newfound abilities to rule the ghostly kingdom. When Garth meets Cecil, his grandfather's ghost, the two search for a way to get Garth back home, and nearly lose hope until Frank Gallows shows up to fix his mistake.

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When he is accidentally transported to the spirit world by a washed-out ghost wrangler, Garth Hale discovers that the world's evil ruler wants his unique powers, and so he teams up with some unlikely allies to find a way home.

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