The field agents of the Carnacki Institute investigate a haunting at an abandoned theater that is up for renovation. Julien Advent, the Apocalypse Door, the Droods, and Area 52 are mentioned, and Alistair Gravel appears. The Carnacki Institute is named after the title character of William Hope Hodgson’s Carnacki the Ghost-Finder. The Apocalypse Door was destroyed by the Drood family in Green’s Secret Histories novel From Hell with Love. Julien Advent is from Green’s Nightside novels; he is meant to be adventurer Adam Adamant, from the television series Adam Adamant Lives! The Area 52 referred to in Green’s work is located in the Antarctic, and thus is probably meant to be the same one seen in the Image Comics miniseries of the same name. Alistair Gravel is probably meant to be a relative of combat magician William Gravel from Warren Ellis’ comic Gravel.
The Crossover UniverseTM is a companion blog to the books Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1-2 by Win Scott Eckert, and the forthcoming Crossovers Expanded Volumes 1-2 by Sean Levin. Material excerpted from Crossovers Volumes 1 & 2 is © copyright 2010-2014 by Win Scott Eckert. All rights reserved. Material excerpted from Crossovers Expanded Volumes 1 & 2 is © copyright 2014-present by Sean Levin. All rights reserved.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Crossover Cover: Ghost of a Dream
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