Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Haunt Vol 02 | Comics

Former priest Daniel Kilgore joins The Agency and enters a new life of murder and espionage as Agent Haunt.

Following government agent Kurt Kilgore's death, his brother Daniel and wife Amanda was attacked by hired killers at their home. Kurt's ghost's timely merging with his brother created the ectoplasmic entity called Haunt and saved him from the assailants. Daniel then believes that he can actually see his dead brother who is part of his new form.

Then with help from his dead brother, Daniel calls a cleaner to clean the mess and eventually reaches to The Agency that Kurt used to work for. He faces a hard time convincing agent Beth Tosh and Director Stantz about what's going on until they saw him in action. A crime lord by the name of Mr. Hurg is after Shillinger's diary who orchestrated Kurt's death.

Meanwhile, Kurt's secret lover and a former special agent of the Agency named Mirage try to make a deal with Hurg, who apparently has the notebook everyone is so desperately looking for. However, the deal gets off and a shooting ensues between all parties involved but The Agency eventually gets hold onto the diary in the turn of events.

When a couple of other attempts of retrieving the diary with master assassin Cobra and other henchmen fails, Hurg finally calls in his mole inside the Agency to bring it back to him. Director Morgan Stantz is then shot dead and The Agency compound is blown up. Beth Tosh then takes charge as the new Director and Daniel is recruited as an agent.

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Haunt Vol 02 | Comics

Mirage played everything out just like Kurt has planned from stealing the notebook to upstage the selling and even got the money but now that her lover is dead, all of this suddenly has become meaningless to her. When she decides to opens up to her about everything that took place and pay a sudden visit, Amanda learns about her husband's past.

Kilgore goes to see a girl named Charity outside of their usual "appointment" and when her boyfriend Ronnie was being a real jerk about it, he made a mess of him and his boys by leaving them into pieces. Researchers working for Mr. Hurg were able to crack the formula from Shillinger's diary and Cobra has also recovered in the mean time.

Daniel works his way into The Agency as he intensely trains to prep himself up for dangerous situations. He then tries to push thing further by swinging rooftops with the suit on but then passes out from exhaustion before falling off the ground. Cobra decides to go after his attacker only for Hurg to discipline and remind him who is in charge.

A strike team sent on a location of a secret laboratory goes missing in action and s the deadly secret from the notebook unleashes, Agent Haunt goes in for some bloody smackdown. He quietly entered enemy ground, kills off all the hired guards and discovered a huge pile of body parts of former agents before coming under heavy fire.

He sees them taking off after boarding all the test subjects and was able to latch onto a ledge of the plane at the last minute. When he was looking for a way to get inside, Daniel is caught off guard by Cobra and because of tiring out, he fell off the plane.

The merc followed him down as he fell from above and took him to his boss, where they beat the hell out of him to learn the secrets of his suit. Only Kurt taking over once again made him able to break out of his captivity and even managed to capture Hurg. However, the villain called in reinforcement during the interrogation in form of his war drones.

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Drones of Death

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Haunt Vol 02

From the creative team of Greg Capullo (The Creech, Violator), Robert Kirkman (Battle Pope, The Walking Dead), Ryan Ottley (Grizzlyshark, Invincible) and Todd McFarlane (Image United, Spawn) comes the second storyline of the uncanny hero Haunt in his all-new supernatural adventure under the banner of Image Comics.

Even though the origin of the ectoplasmic titular being is completely supernatural, it is very hard to deny resemblance to the character with popular Spider-Man antagonist Venom who is an alien symbiote latching onto its host and grant them superpowers. Probably that has something to do with McFarlane previously working on that character.

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Espionage and Intrigue

Nevertheless, the espionage aspects of the overall setting are what make the ongoing narrative more interesting as it makes progress. Lots of sub-plots working underneath will eventually come to a close and make everything meaningful in time as well.

Collecting issue #06-12 from the first monthly ongoing volume of the series, "Haunt Vol 02" is a successor of its previous arc, "Haunt Vol 01" and is followed by "Haunt Vol 03". Released in 2011, the story takes into an even gory turn than it already was and opens up possibility of more development with Capullo and Kirkman spearheading it.
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