Third Eye Spotlight: GHOST MACHINE
December 12th, 2023
GEOFF JOHNS LAUNCHES THE FIRST FULLY SHARED CREATOR-OWNED UNIVERSE: GHOST MACHINE!
We are so excited to announce a this off-branch of IMAGE COMICS! GHOST MACHINE has rounded up a group of creative geniuses who promise to bring you super sick character driven comics… and with some of the best names in comics now, we believe they will deliver!
Third Eye Faithful, for those of you who may not already know: this is a massive deal, and we’re going to tell you why!
GEOFF JOHNS one of the most influential comic superstars of the last 20 years, with his work on genre-defining projects like BLACKEST NIGHT, DOOMSDAY CLOCK, FLASHPOINT, BATMAN THREE JOKERS & more, but he’s also bringing some of his biggest superstar collaborators with him to kick GHOST MACHINE off in style & build one of the most exciting comic book universes we’ve seen yet!
Their team features:
- Geoff Johns
- Jason Fabok
- Gary Frank
- Bryan Hitch
- Lamont Magee
- Francis Manapaul
- Brad Meltzer
- Ivan Reis
- Peter Snejbjerg
- Peter Tomasi
- Maytal Zchut
And the Character line-up looks insane! Geoff Johns is bringing GEIGER to Ghost Machine, and plenty of original characters will be following!
GEIGER – Set twenty-five years in the future after the mysterious UNKNOWN WAR, husband and father Tariq Geiger lost his humanity in the aftermath of the nuclear war that took his family from him. Now, capable of absorbing radiation but struggling to contain it, Geiger is known as THE GLOWING MAN. He’s the last person you want to cross paths with… or if you have no one else to turn to for help, maybe he’s the first.
JUNKYARD JOE – In 1972 during the Vietnam War, a young soldier and cartoonist-to-be named Morrie “Muddy” Davis encountered an unexplainable, deadly but loyal mechanical soldier. Convinced by the Army that what he saw wasn’t real, Muddy created a popular Sunday Strip called JUNKYARD JOE®. Decades later, Muddy comes face-to-face with his old robotic friend…and those looking to turn JOE back into a weapon of war.
REDCOAT – eluctantly fighting for Britain during the American Revolution, Simon Pure stumbles upon the Founding Father’s secret mystical organization and inadvertently gains the power of immortality. Jaded by humanity over the decades, Simon becomes a cheeky mercenary looking for a hot meal and to make some easy money while pursued by an endless list of deadly enemies, ex-lovers, and bill collectors.
ROOK EXODUS – A struggling farmer from Earth was given a second chance on a world where every aspect of nature was controlled by humanity, including the winged scavengers who plagued his crops. Now called Rook, the farmer became one of the Wardens and must choose between trying to escape this war-torn world before it’s destruction…or fighting to save it.
HYDE STRET – A whole new generation of epic horror begins with a walk down HYDE STREET. In every town, in every city, and off every country road in every corner of the world… you can find your way here. Get ready to meet MR. X-RAY, PRANKY THE SCOUT, THE COLONIST, and many, many more wonderfully intriguing and terrifying characters, all soon to thrill your senses and populate your nightmares.
ROCKETFELLERS – In the 26th Century, where everything seems to be picture-perfect, the dysfunctional and imperfect ROCKETFELLER family discovers their future is in jeopardy and the only place safe from harm is to escape to the past where they have to adapt and hide their distinctive futuristic traditions to the Earth of 2024 which, to them, is filled with strange customs and even crazier people. But that threat hasn’t quite stayed in the future where it belongs.
HORNSBY & HALO – HORNSBY AND HALO stars two kids on the verge of puberty…with no clue how pivotal their role in the universe is. Thanks to a divine agreement between the forces from Above and Below, two children of Angels and Demons swap families at birth to prevent a cosmic war of epic proportions in a classic story of nature versus nurture.
HOW TO GET STARTED:
This epic new project will kick off with 64 page one-shot that has EXCLUSIVE material! Thats right, all of the sick content in this one shot will only exist in this one-shot, and then never to be seen again. So you’ll want to get your hands on this epic introduction to this brand new universe!
GHOST MACHINE ONE SHOT
“An all-new powerhouse, creative collective collides into comics with GHOST MACHINE’s 64-page special, introducing its all-new shared universe of strange, fun, exciting and action-packed characters: GEIGER! REDCOAT! ROOK! THE ROCKETFELLERS! AND MANY, MANY MORE! What ties Geiger, Redcoat, Widow X, and the other mysterious, historical heroes of The Unnamed together? Why is Rook the key to saving the war-torn world of Exodus? How will everyone’s soon-to-be-favorite family of the future adapt to a new life in the present? THE STORIES ALL START NOW! CREATORS YOU KNOW. CHARACTERS YOU’LL LOVE. WELCOME TO GHOST MACHINE.”
DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS EPIC INTRO!!!
AND WE CAN’T SPILL THE BEANS YET… BUT SOMETHING ULTRA SPECIAL IS HAPPENING FOR THE RELEASE DAY OF GHOST MACHINE 👀 👀 👀
And, Third Eye Faithful, it’s not just the legendary GEOFF JOHNS coming to the party with GHOST MACHINE, he’s brought a roster of massive comic superstars that helped him shape the DCU as we knew it during some of it’s most exciting eras!
Whether it’s the incredible JASON FABOK, who delivered one of the biggest BATMAN stories in ages with Geoff in THREE JOKERS, IVAN REIS, who Geoff literally redefined the mythos of the GREEN LANTERN CORPS in BLACKEST NIGHT & BRIGHTEST DAY alongside, or GARY FRANK who Geoff brought the worlds of the DC Universe & Watchmen together with, this is HUGE!
In addition, superstars who were major parts of iconic DCU eras that Geoff helped shape, like PETER J. TOMASI, who delivered one of the best SUPERMAN runs of all-time, and defined the BATMAN & DAMIAN WAYNE relationship as we know it in BATMAN AND ROBIN, FRANCIS MANAPUL, whose work on the NEW 52 run of THE FLASH is one of the most beloved Flash runs of all-time, and, of course, the legendary BRAD MELTZER who delivered one of the most influential DCU events of all-time with IDENTITY CRISIS!
And on a personal note: we’re super stoked to see the arrival of Peter Tomasi’s LIGHT BRIGADE collaborator, PETER SNEJBJERG! LIGHT BRIGADE is one of all our all-time fave reads, and we’re stoked to see Peter & Peter back in action!
The legendary BRYAN HITCH, who redefined superhero comics in the pages of THE AUTHORITY & THE ULTIMATES in the 2000s, is making a grand return with the GHOST MACHINE team, and we cannot wait to see what he has in store!!!
PLUS, joining Geoff are some of the most talented DC TV creators around, like BLACK LIGHTNING’S LAMONT MAGEE & STARGIRL’S MAYAT ZCHUT!