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Friday, July 12, 2013

Haunt Vol 03 | Comics

Former priest Daniel Kilgore is now working for The Agency with help from his brother's ghost as Agent Haunt. Recently, he saved the life of director Beth Tosh, destroyed Shillinger’s mindless drones, sent the fugitive Mr. Hurg into prison, moved in with his girlfriend Autumn and even reconciled with Kurt's spirit but what he did not notice is that a strange spirit-like entity keeping an eye on the brothers.

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Haunt Vol 03 | Comics

When he was in the middle of a meeting with director Tosh and fellow Agent Park, Rodus and Weathers for a mission brief, The Apparition shows up and vanishes Kurt by wrapping him up with its body. As the team goes after the notorious Arc Light next day, Daniel is still puzzled with Kurt's disappearance and when they need Haunt the most, he didn't show up.

However, Daniel's fellow operatives took care of the situation and Kurt eventually showed up running to his brother. Together as Haunt, Daniel now sees the ghost and unsuccessfully tries to best it with no avail while The Apparition tries to strip him off his suit. Daniel visits Beth to find out a Bolivian woman named Alegria, who was in a cell with him previously and apparently knows a lot about The Haunt than himself.

He goes looking for her in the city but Alegria found him first and with The Apparition on their tail, she explains that it is part of a force, which came to prevent Kurt from existing into both realms. Therefore, it will take Kurt back from the realm of the living. The trio finally manages to escape the spirit, wondering even with Alegria's help, can they actually win?

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The Ghost and The Witch

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Haunt Vol 03

Acclaimed comic-book creators Robert Kirkman (Battle Pope, The Walking Dead) and Todd McFarlane (Image United, Spawn)'s original Image Comics' monthly series, Haunt finally ascends to its third storyline. Drawn entirely by sensational artist Greg Capullo (Batman – New 52, The Creech), the plotline is composed of issues #13-18 from the monthly ongoing, as the Kilgore brothers team up to their newest adventure.

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The Haunting Apparition

Originally released in 2012, the book quickly escalates from the previous arc to a higher ground in story telling by adding more supernatural elements to the core plot as well as other conflicts grow in the background for to take care in the upcoming future and it is also followed up by Haunt Vol 04.
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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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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Haunt Vol 01 | Comics

Catholic priest Daniel Kilgore is forced to get along with his brother Kurt Kilgore, a government agent following an accident and becomes The Haunt.

Daniel Kilgore visits prostitutes on a regular basis, has an anger-management issue, leads a sleazy life and happens to be an associate priest. When he returns to church after his usual "appointment" with a hooker, he sees his brother Kurt is here to meet him. It seems that Daniel has a sort of abhorrence for Kurt who regularly visits him for confession.

Because of the distaste he has for his brother, Daniel asks Kurt to get it done with but the latter points out that it doesn't feel like a confession this way. So, the priest agrees to bear with him and they gets inside a confessional box for the sacrament. When he is asked how many people he has killed this time the penitent, Kurt begins his narration.

He states that, unlike always he went on a covert mission for The Agency as a government agent and was sent to retrieve a genetic researcher named Dr. Shillinger from a secret research compound in Bolivia. Pretending to be a dead body, he reached there in a body-bag and found himself on the middle of a dumping ground of rotten corpse.

He sneaks on a guard before the others see him and caught into a firefight while he made it inside. He found the man he came to extract here from but the doctor insisted that they have to retrieve his test subject as well. Upon finding him running horrible genetic experiments on living test subjects, Kurt ends up killing Shillinger on spot in disgust.

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Haunt Vol 01 | Comics

He prompts to rescue the heavily gross hostages and a young mutated boy from the guards of the compound and lead them out while a mysterious female figure and steals the knapsack from the dead Doctor, which has gone unnoticed by everyone. He walks out of the church at the end of his confession upon failing again to bond with his brother.

Kurt is kidnapped by an unknown party who ambushed on him and then is tortured to death during the interrogation regarding the notes of Dr. Shillinger. Daniel didn't know any of it and after attending the funeral, Kurt's ghost talks to him about go to see his widow Amanda. They argue over the matter and he thinks all of this is just in his head.

Even though he goes to visit Amanda, with whom he had a long-history before she married his brother, there is an awkward silence and they don't talk to each other much. She asks Daniel to spend the night here and so he stays anyway. Later, he wakes up on the couch at the middle of the night when Kurt's ghost came to warn him of intruders.

Daniel brushes it off considering somewhere deep inside he still misses his dead brother but he then sees two assassins came looking for him and Amanda. When they starts firing at him, Kurt quickly jumps at his confused brother and transforms him into a white, ghostly apparition who lunges at the attackers and slashed their head clean off.

They go out taking down two more waiting in the van and then Kurt instructs Daniel to call for cleanup. Amanda goes to work next morning and Kilgore heads to church despite his ghost constantly urging to go after her to assure she is safe. He ran into a hired mercenary Cobra at church, working for some unknown party and had an intense fight.

The killer makes a quick escape knowing he cannot win and Kurt leads Daniel to The Agency to get help. They take him for interrogation to know more about the death of his brother and he turns into The Haunt when he is ambushed. With so many things coming at him, he still has to discover about rogue agent Mirage and a ruthless crime-boss Mr. Hurg.

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Secret Agent Kurt Kilgore

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Haunt Vol 01

"Haunt Vol 01" is the collectible of the first five issues from a brand-new monthly ongoing Image Comics title Haunt by comic-book creator Robert Kirkman (Battle Pope, The Walking Dead) in 2010. Artists Greg Capullo (The Creech, Violator), Ryan Ottley (Grizzlyshark, Invincible) and Todd McFarlane (Image United, Spawn) also helped along.

Artist Ottley does a fine job on the pages of this gory supernatural action series which tells the origin of an ectoplasmic entity of two brothers co-existing in a body. Capullo also delivered the exquisite covers for the series with series co-creator McFarlane himself.

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The First Transformation

The chronicles of Daniel Kilgore goes in a fast paced series of events following the death of his estranged brother and how he is forced to take a heroic path to save the lives of the ones he love. Though an action focused series, Haunt depicts the life of the involved characters riddled with love, betrayal and ruthlessness over and towards one another.

Because of his McFarlane's work on Spider-Man for many years in past, the titular hero bears a lot of resemblance and some of the characteristics of Venom as well. The storyline serves as a "Year One" type of story for the character that will meet new challenges and unravel more mysteries from the past life of Kurt Kilgore in "Haunt Vol 02".
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Monday, September 12, 2011

Haunt | Comics

Kurt Kilgore was an skillful special agent for The Agency where he worked as a covert operative, until he was deployed in a special operation to extract Doctor Shillinger, a scientist working on a top secret assignment. But Kurt killed him and he was killed in a plot by a crime lord named Mr. Hurg, with help from a secret betrayer in the Agency.

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Haunt | Comics

Kurt also had a brother named Daniel Kilgore, who is a priest but also regularly visits prostitutes and they both have a strained relationship between them. Daniel hated Kurt because he thinks his former love Amanda cheated on him by marrying Kurt. After Kurt's death, Daniel starts sensing his brothers presence as a ghost who kept him warned about possible killing attempts on his widow Amanda which he brushed off completely.

Soon, by a series of incidental events, Kurt's spirit is merged with Daniel and they became the uncanny ectoplasmic entity called as The Haunt. With his newly discovered amazing abilities, Haunt successfully defends Amanda from the attackers.

Daniel is soon summoned by the Agency where he met Director Beth Tosh and a former Agency operative Mirage, whom had a romantic relation with Kurt. Daniel is then recruited as an agent for the Agency and Kurt's unknown enemy Mr. Hurg hires an assassin called Cobra to destroy the Haunt. Daniel faces all the challenges of his all-new life filled with adventures and beyond while Kurt's ghost tries to make amends with his brother.

For more information on Haunt comics series, you can check out the link below.

Haunt (Comics) Wikipedia

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Haunted by His Own

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Haunt – The Immortal Edition Book 02

Published by Image Comics, The Haunt is a monthly ongoing comic series featuring the fictional character of the same name created by comic legend Todd McFarlane (Image United, Spawn) and Robert Kirkman (Battle Pope, The Walking Dead). Artist duo Ryan Ottley (Grizzlyshark, Invincible) and Greg Capullo (Batman – New 52, The Creech) provided artwork for the series.

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A Ghost in Hurg's Way

Initially, it was launched in 2009 and the series only ran for 28 issues. The concept of the series was conceived by McFarlane and Kirkman back in 2006 during San Diego Comic-Con.
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Saturday, November 4, 2006

Spawn/Batman | Comics

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Spawn/Batman | Comics
The creature of night and bane of the criminal minds, Batman is now in New York city, investigating a huge storage of high-tech weaponries. He suspects that this hidden arsenal belongs to the soviet, but yet not sure. After dealing with a small gang of thugs, he is suddenly attacked by a huge cyborg that severely beat him down within seconds. With a cybernatic gauntlet that he found in the armory, Batman fights the robot back before it could puddle him any further. And after quite an effort, he eventually disables the cyborg assailant but to his surprise, he finds out a human inside the cybernetic exoskeleton but with no organs except for the head. Just as he was about to save the man in the exo-suit, the robot self destructs itself, rendering the head lifeless before spilling any information.

Two sick minded street jerks tried to put a sleeping homeless man on fire just for kicks but the fire chased them instead. While running for their lives, they met the lieutenant of Hell, Spawn. Spawn puts them both on hellfire to teach them a lesson for their deeds. Batman engages Spawn by surprise and these two creatures of night fights an intense battle and beat each other up to the end. Spawn faces one of the cyborgs but quickly subdues it. Soon, Batman and Spawn came into terms that they both are looking for one common enemy that has a major sinister agenda which if not stopped in time will cost many innocent lives.

For more information on the one shot crossover, you can check out these links below.

Spawn/Batman (Comics) Wikipedia

Spawn/Batman (Comics) Image Wikia

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Crusaders of Night
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The Dark Vigilantes
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Following the success of their popular superhero character Batman and Spawn, DC Comics and Image Comics jointly published this one-shot inter-company crossover in 1994. Writer Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns, The Dark Knight Strikes Again) and Spawn's creator Todd McFarlance were assigned to create the plot where this two fan favorite superhero will meet each other and will create history and it surely is going to leave a mark. However, despite being a spectacular one-shot crossover, this storyline does not take place in the regular continuity of the respected characters own monthly ongoing series and does not effect any of their current plot.
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Monday, March 20, 2006

Spawn – Death and Rebirth | Comics

CIA director Jason Wynn was previously abducted by the agents of Heaven and transformed into an Anti-Spawn AKA The Redeemer to kill Hellspawn. When he returned, his two-days long disappearance starts sparks of question among his peers and also the White House is not too pleased at his vague explanation for the sudden departure.

On top of that, he discovers a security breach from an upstate armory when some secret files gone missing. His prime suspect is Terry Fitzgerald and Wynn puts him under his surveillance. Back from his fight with The Redeemer, Spwan was hanging out with the street bums he lives with.

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Spawn – Death and Rebirth | Comics

A mob goon comes to the alley looking for him and upon a violent confrontation, the spills up the name of his employer Don Vito Gravano. Vito Gravano is pissed at the fact that suddenly his city is running rampant with demons, magic and clowns, which interrupts his business. So, he hired the cyborg assassin called Overtkill and Spwan trashed it down.

He's about to bring back the cyborg of destruction again to deal with the costumed invader and his friend Fitzgerald. Meanwhile, Terry is ambushed at his home and his family is kidnapped. He's been threatened to show up at the Bowery Alleyways. Unbeknown to what's waiting for him, Terry shows up to find out a re-formed Overtkill.

As Al Simmons was about to reach out to Terry to save his life in time, he is apprehended by detective Sam Burke and Twitch Williams. When they are all wrapped up, Spawn has to face the fierce mutant-cyborg named Tremor.

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Circle of The Hunt

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Spawn – Death and Rebirth

Even though death is the end of anyone else's life, Al Simmons has been experiencing otherwise. Old friends and enemies returns to settle their scores again with Simmons. The tale of Simmons' life as a Hellspawn continues after "Escalation" in issues #21-25 of the first monthly ongoing volume of Spawn from Image Comics, that collects into the story "Death and Rebirth".

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Demons In Dark Places

The sroryline of is plotted by Todd McFarlane (Haunt, Image United), who served as both writer and artist for the first four issues and then artist Marc Silvestri (The Darkness, Hunter-Killer) joins him for the final issue of the arc. The plot is concluded in the next chapter titled "Pathway to Judgement".
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Thursday, January 12, 2006

Spawn – Escalation | Comics

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Spawn – Escalation | Comics
As a part of a secret atomic bomb testing in the Nevada desert opened a door to another dimension and it turn out to be the doorway to Hell. Troops were sent to investigate but they never came back to report. A substance that composed the Hell dimension was discovered, which is dubbed Psychoplasm because of its nature of reacting to manifest construct out of one’s greatest fear. When CIA director Jason Wynn has Al Simmons killed in action, he made a deal with Malebolgia for Psychoplasm. At the time of his death, a virtual town is created from Simmons’ memory, which Wynn has named Simmonsville and now he demonstrates Major Vale the destructive capability of his little private Hell by sending three volunteer soldiers there to get slaughtered.

Al Simmons’s last encounter with his fellow CIA agent and former partner Chapel has unveiled a new chapter of mystery in front of him. He desperately searches for the man who condemned him to this fate and decides to dig up his own grave to check out his corpse. Also, his recent battle with Angela has worried the Heaven of his power. So, looking for a human agent to destroy the Hellspawn, the Orbital Angel Station picks up Jason Wynn and transformed him into an Anti-Spawn AKA The Redeemer with Elemental Fire of Heaven. Redeemer’s near-limitless divine power seemingly overwhelms the knight of Hell as he starts dodging him to recover and fight back. If Spawn somehow survives this, he has yet to team-up with Harry Houdini to save the day. Again.
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Reborn From Ashes
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Harrier of Heaven

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Spawn – Escalation

The previous storyline of Spawn monthly series has led everyone to a brand-new direction and a brilliant twist in the plot. Escalation is the five part story that is the continuation of Revelation and it is consists of issues #16-20 of the ongoing Image Comics series. Acclaimed writer Grant Morrison (Joe the Barbarian, Wonder Woman – Earth One) took the plotting duty and artist Greg Capullo (The Creech, Haunt) gave the series protagonist a new edge. Writer Andrew Grossberg and Tom Orzechowski also penned two of the final issues of the story and despite being holding back as the penciller, creator Todd McFarlane (Amazing Spider-Man, Image United) did served as an inker for issue #20. Death and Rebirth is the next story in the line of Spawn stories chronicling Al Simmons’ hellish journey to find redemption.
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