Ghost, Running

Ghost, Running

Richard Jenkins

Comics & Graphic Novels

Ben is a lonely, sickly boy. Illness pulls his life away; he wakes a ghost as all cowards will. All ghosts are hunted. A presence seeks to crush them out of time into a state of infinite pain. Ben must lead the fight. To unleash a power that lies hidden in his past, he must journey through time and space into a world of fantasy and legend to learn how he, a ghost, should once again live his life.Ben has been labeled a coward. He is a lonely, sickly boy full of imagination, dreams and fears. The burden of a hateful aunt - his father, a war hero, is dead, and his mother abandoned him long ago - he lives an isolated, loveless life.In a derelict house overrun with the creatures, monsters and things that inhabit his everyday world, he discovers a hidden library. It becomes his only sanctuary, the one place where he can feel safe and free.However, his illness pulls his life away, and he wakes a ghost as all cowards will. Five other ghosts come running his way: Victoria, a silent, sunken girl who died in England in 1692; Albert, a young man from Germany who died in 1933; Wilf, a vain and pompous wolf; The Moof, an odd creature made of two; and AID (Artificially Intelligent Dummy), a faceless robot from some time in the future designed to serve man, cheaply.All ghosts are hunted. A presence, with the power to stalk its prey through time and space, has entered the ghost dimension; its objective, to crush all ghosts out of time, to lock them in a state of infinite pain. With all ghosts eradicated, the presence will enter the dimension of the living and continue its quest to destroy all matter, to be the one lone entity that fills the void of space.Running from the presence, Ben discovers he, too, can move through the dimension of time. This sets him apart from the other ghosts and makes him a prize for the presence to hunt.It falls to Ben to inspire the five terrified ghosts. Alone, he goes on an adventure through time and space to find the means and strength to lead them. He learns of a mysterious book and of a powerful shield that, it is said, was once his to wield until it was taken from him unjustly.If he can find these two objects, he believes they will enable him to release powerful forces of good that will stand ready to fight the enemy they, the cowards, dare not even name. To be successful, he must unleash a power that lies hidden in his past and discover in himself a will to fight. He must journey through time and space into a world of fantasy and legend to learn how he, a ghost, should once again live his life.
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Come, Time

Come, Time

Richard Jenkins

Comics & Graphic Novels

Samuel Dean lives an isolated, peaceful existence; he is alone and happy to be so. One night two officers from MI5 call and request his help. Suspecting a lie, he volunteers his time and is soon smashed into a world of murder, terrorism and international conspiracy. Propelled from his solitude he uncovers a sinister group of the world’s elite who plan a dark future for all those beneath them.Samuel Dean lives an isolated, peaceful existence; he is alone and happy to be so. The remote coastal area of England where he lives provides all he needs to survive. His daily routine is to hunt, forage and poach. Someone, however, is stalking him.One night, two officers from Special Branch pay him a visit and ask for his help. They claim two men, extremists in the Animal Liberation Movement, will soon visit a woman who lives in a near-by cottage. All Sam has to do is watch the cottage and inform Special Branch when the men arrive.He agrees to help, not for profit or for patriotic zeal, but because he suspects they have told him a lie. His isolated existence is soon smashed into a world of murder, terrorism and international conspiracy. Fleeing his own guilt, he is propelled out of his solitude and on to a trail that takes him to London, Paris, Malta and then to Africa, where he uncovers a sinister group of the world’s elite, who together conspire a dark future for all those beneath them.Only by mimicking their twisted, ruthless logic can Sam hope to contain them.
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