Page One: Yuki and Dad Arrive at Gramps' Store
       
     
Page Two: Yuki At Sunnyshore Middle School
       
     
Page Three: On the "Trip" Home
       
     
Page Four: Unearthing the Magical Device
       
     
Page Five: Discovering the Rift
       
     
Page Six: Breaking the Rift, or, Setting the Series in Motion
       
     
Page Seven: The Magic is Released
       
     
Page Seven: The Magic Takes Effect
       
     
Page Nine: Ice and Invisibility
       
     
Page Ten: PANIC! Running Back to Gramps' Place
       
     
Page Eleven: Returning Home and Everyone Freaks Out
       
     
Page Twelve: Dad Discovers Yuki's Powers
       
     
Page Thirteen: The Transformation
       
     
Page Fourteen: Now What?
       
     
Page One: Yuki and Dad Arrive at Gramps' Store
       
     
Page One: Yuki and Dad Arrive at Gramps' Store

The origin of the Ghost Hunter. 12-year-old Yuki and her newly-divorced Dad have just moved from Portland, Oregon to the SoCal town of Sunnyshore, much to paternal grandfather Gramps' annoyance. Like all men in their 70s, Gramps judges his middle-aged son, who is worn out after over ten hours of driving, wile Yuki no longer has the energy to angst.

Page Two: Yuki At Sunnyshore Middle School
       
     
Page Two: Yuki At Sunnyshore Middle School

Middle school never ranks as anyone's top favorite experiences. Yuki, reeling from homesickness and her parents' divorce, is too dour and sulky to fit in her new school of cheerful, peppy classmates. She doesn't want to be a school, but how many twelve-year-olds really do?

Page Three: On the "Trip" Home
       
     
Page Three: On the "Trip" Home

Yuki decides to take the long way home--via walking through the park--and is too ansgty to watch where she's going, thus getting her foot lodged under the root of a tree.

Page Four: Unearthing the Magical Device
       
     
Page Four: Unearthing the Magical Device

After getting her foot caught, she loses balance and falls on her behind. Normally she would find this humiliating, but instead her attention is turned to the shimmering, sparkly object her foot has dislodged from the space beneath the tree root...

Page Five: Discovering the Rift
       
     
Page Five: Discovering the Rift

Yuki examines this shimmery, sparkly snowglobe, with confusion and curiosity.

It is not until long after the fact that she realizes this pretty snowglobe is the Rift, a magical device once used as a portal through dimensions.

Page Six: Breaking the Rift, or, Setting the Series in Motion
       
     
Page Six: Breaking the Rift, or, Setting the Series in Motion

But inevitably, like all shiny, sparkly fragile things, this mysterious snowglobe fractures. Once again, that pesky tree root triggers Yuki's absent-minded clumsiness, causing her to trip, fall, and lose grip of the snowglobe, which falls to the ground and cracks.

Page Seven: The Magic is Released
       
     
Page Seven: The Magic is Released

While Yuki is busy being dazed and embarrassed by falling over (AGAIN), the snowglobe is busy crackling and shuddering. It breaks open, shattering into hundreds of pieces, scattering all over Sunnyshore, and the sparkling matter inside--the magic of the world, is released along with it, spreading everywhere before disappearing.

Page Seven: The Magic Takes Effect
       
     
Page Seven: The Magic Takes Effect

Yuki starts to get up, all dazed and confused, her body glowing with purple light. No sooner does she get her bearings when she catches sight of her left hand, which appears to be becoming see-through!

Page Nine: Ice and Invisibility
       
     
Page Nine: Ice and Invisibility

Ice begins to form under Yuki's feet, without any explanation, and of course the transparency is beginning to spread through the rest of her arm.

Page Ten: PANIC! Running Back to Gramps' Place
       
     
Page Ten: PANIC! Running Back to Gramps' Place

Halfway see-through, and surrounded by ice, with frost spreading under her feet and onto the grass and trees (something you'd never imagine seeing in a SoCal park), Yuki can do nothing but panic and run home as fast as humanly possible, if she is still human at all.

Page Eleven: Returning Home and Everyone Freaks Out
       
     
Page Eleven: Returning Home and Everyone Freaks Out

Yuki makes it home, now freezing cold and half invisible. Her chronically stressed father and curmudgeonly grandfather react as well as you would imagine.

Page Twelve: Dad Discovers Yuki's Powers
       
     
Page Twelve: Dad Discovers Yuki's Powers

Like any freaked out parent, Ken attempts to help Yuki, but coming in physical contact with her encases his hand in ice. Yuki and Ken both freak out, but Ken a little bit more so, because Yuki appears to go into a trance and glow entirely purple...

Page Thirteen: The Transformation
       
     
Page Thirteen: The Transformation

Glowing purple, she summons a mini flurry and her civilian clothes change. When she reappears from the mini flurry, she finds she has transformed into what she assumes must be a superhero.

Page Fourteen: Now What?
       
     
Page Fourteen: Now What?

Neither Yuki nor Ken can find any words to describe just what has happened. And so our story begins.