What happens when a comic book project is launched that literally brings in the A-lister names in the industry? Generally, it means that there’s going to be lots of good things to come as far as fans and comic book lovers are concerned. The types of skill and expertise that are incorporated with the founding members of Ghost Machine’s flagship project launch and titles for 2024 are practically a who’s who of comic book production names. That includes big artist players and writers like Brad Meltzer, Gary Frank, Peter Tomasi and Geoff Johns among the cast.
The Lineup Was Announced in Fall 2023
First publicly announced in October at the New York Comic Con, the lineup of multiple big names showed up in person to push the introduction of Ghost Machine and what it was going to mean for the industry. Additionally, major publishing name, Image Comics at the same time put their support behind the venture, practically making it a done deal that the first titles were going to reach prime time distribution. At that event, the public attending was giving hints and sneak peeks on what was going to be coming, adding to the anticipation that is now fully primed as the new year begins.
Picking and Adding to Previous Projects
Ghost Machine has given additional life as well to characters that some of the project’s members had created prior. For example, Geiger was originally a product of Frank and Johns. The same applied to Junkyard Joe. Instead of dying off because the members have moved over to a new project, they are being “resurrected” and given a new life within the Ghost Machine universe as well.
Now, with the upcoming release of Ghost Machine #1, a 64-page first release from the project, the work of the members combined is going to be put on display with a crossover storyline and graphic package. Fans have been waiting since October for the full release, especially after having seen a few salivating hints and peeks during the previous year’s convention presentation.
Expecting Big Things
Given the caliber of who’s involved, it would be a shame not to see Ghost Machine be a complete success. There is so much brewing and ready to be released with the synergy of the people involved and working together. That said, there’s a huge Grand Canyon between an idea and the reality of a finished product. And it’s the professional experience of the project members that will come to the top when the project needs to be pushed over the finish line.