View Full Version : Ghostface by Hyung Min Woo

April 06, 2011, 02:33 PM
It's been a while since Priest went kaput, but Min Woo Hyung is returning! Next month sees the english release of Ghostface his new series with a similar premise to Escape from NY & LA, Doomsday, 1990 Bronx Warriors, 2019: After The Fall of NY, MadWorld from what I've grasped from the storyline...

English release is 3 May 2011:

The Germans already have 2 volume out and the 3rd one is coming the 10th of March, this german girl is doing a review:
Ghostface (Comic/Manhwa) Review (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eIqqfJkL_o#)

Synopsis from Previews/Diamond comics:

Min-Woo Hyung, the stunning Korean creator behind the original Priest graphic novels, is coming at you again with a whole new series—this time in color. Take all your assumptions about manga formats and throw them out the window. Ghostface will be presented by Tokyopop as 7” by 10” standard US graphic novels that read left to right, just like a Marvel or DC book. Even better? They’re all full color.

Thousands of the world’s most ruthless criminals are locked away in the ruins of a city on a wind-swept island called Sodo. Out of the writhing mass of vice and violence, the strongest of the ganglords have clawed their way to the top and set themselves up as local gods of the prison island. The corporate city-states which jailed these dangerous men and women rely on the unending tides of gang war to keep the criminals stranded—but since only the strong survive, the island instead serves as an incubator, bringing out the worst and most extreme in its captives. One such super-criminal has escaped Sodo, has broken into high-tech corporate labs on the mainland, and has stolen a chemical that could change everything.

Hyung’s art work has always been razor-sharp, winding like a snake-strike as his characters’ fight scenes whip across the page. Fantastic sprays of bullets, blood, and sweat arc across Hyung’s characteristically painstaking background work. The series feels as though it’s set in Akira’s Neo-Tokyo, with a riff on the mind-bendingly dangerous cast of Street Fighter. This time though, there are no intricate side stories; the plot surges ahead like a bullet, straightforward and bloodthirsty, creating an edge-of-your-seat actioner from one of Korea’s leading lights.

Yes, I'm excited for it 7 Clans duking it out in Mortal Kombat over some dangerous chemicals. From what I've heard it will be 5 volumes long.

Here are all the images I could collect from the net:

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http://s2.postimage.org/1c0xzopr8/GF07.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1c0xzopr8/)http://s2.postimage.org/1c0zn8290/GF08.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1c0zn8290/)http://s2.postimage.org/1c11areqs/GF09.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1c11areqs/)
http://s2.postimage.org/1c12yar8k/GF10.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1c12yar8k/)http://s2.postimage.org/1c14lu3qc/GF11.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1c14lu3qc/)

http://s2.postimage.org/1c19kg57o/1948324100_20090616095239_1454738434.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1c19kg57o/)http://s2.postimage.org/1c1b7zhpg/1948324100_20090616095407_6918310448.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1c1b7zhpg/)http://s2.postimage.org/1c1cviu78/9782357080188_pg.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1c1cviu78/)
http://s2.postimage.org/1c1ej26p0/GH_049_064_9.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1c1ej26p0/)http://s2.postimage.org/1c1msqx5w/GH_049_064_10.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1c1msqx5w/)http://s2.postimage.org/1c1v2fnms/GH_049_064_11.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1c1v2fnms/)
http://s2.postimage.org/1c1wpz04k/Ghostface1248373323.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1c1wpz04k/)http://s2.postimage.org/1c1ydicmc/RPR20081013010600353_03_i.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1c1ydicmc/)

http://s2.postimage.org/1c1oga9no/Ghostface_1.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1c1oga9no/)http://s2.postimage.org/1c1q3tm5g/Ghostface_2.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1c1q3tm5g/)http://s2.postimage.org/1c1rrcyn8/Ghostface_3.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1c1rrcyn8/)

http://s2.postimage.org/1c24znqlg/104866_319338_3.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1c24znqlg/)http://s2.postimage.org/1c28aqfl0/gf_postr.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1c28aqfl0/)http://s2.postimage.org/1c2blt4kk/Ghostface.png (http://postimage.org/image/1c2blt4kk/)

http://s2.postimage.org/1c2lj17j8/Ghostface00002234343.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1c2lj17j8/)http://s2.postimage.org/1c2ou3wis/Ghostface2347333.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1c2ou3wis/)http://s2.postimage.org/1c2qhn90k/Ghsotface2347373933.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/1c2qhn90k/)

There's also a tie-in mobile phone game, but I doubt we ever get the opportunity to play it, anyway here's the trailer for it:
고스트페이스(ghostface) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9DOc02ZMeA#)

April 09, 2011, 07:00 AM
Thanks for the news and just quick question How many Volumes did Priest had?
because I want to finish reading if before start reading Ghost_face and am reading V08 but it looks like theirs is only 9 volumes only in the internet.
( It is hard to find hard copy of manga in my country so the internet is my best friend)
Gost_face looks Awesome cant w8 2 ready it :)

April 09, 2011, 08:32 AM
Priest is 16 volumes long and currently unfinished :(

April 09, 2011, 09:41 AM
LOL and the creator hv the time to work on something else while he had ongoing epic manga unfinished !! But that am revealed now because I thought it finished it in 9 volumes meaning I hv to search for the rest volumes.
Thanks loempiavreter u know u the 1 who made me watch Priest like 2 days ago and am really hungry for more volumes now.

April 09, 2011, 06:33 PM
The problem actually lies with the Hollywood movie version of Priest. That kinda killed the series, I don't know if Min Woo Hyung will finish priest after Ghostface, it is said Ghostface will only last for 5 volumes.

April 14, 2011, 01:20 PM
Will better start with Priest V17 cause if what u said true then he already finish Ghostface story and maybe needed time so he can resume the work on the Priest 's story to make it better.
Looking to the story progress I assume Priest will end V26 --V30 so no hurry.

August 15, 2011, 02:51 PM
From what i've read around net, he'll be back to Priest after he's done with Ghostface. Lets keep our fingers crossed.