Ghost #2 Review

The fourth volume featuring this heroine’s ongoing adventures continues here, but is it worthy of your time? Read on to find out.

The official description from Dark Horse:

An unlikely ally sneaks Ghost into a secret meeting, where a legion of disguised demons gather around Dr. October—until her cover is blown! Meanwhile, the very human serial killer prowling the streets of Chicago takes a personal interest in Sloane and Tommy!

Ghost 2_Preview Page AElisa Cameron has been drawn further into a growing but specific web. And to the creative team’s credit they play on her inner issues perfectly, as questions and curiosity force her down a path set to learn of a demonic plan for Chicago. In short: this was another excellent entry that deserves your attention, even as a serial killer remains on the prowl.

Kelly Sue DeConnick and Chris Sebela perfectly cement the tempo of this latest jaunt while giving enough new narrative nuggets to keep their audience engaged. The growing mystery surrounding Doctor October and her extensive designs combined with two other additional ongoing plots make this comic a must own. I’m eager to see where the story goes, but there were some hiccups especially when the dialogue tried to deliver comedy. Just a couple of these instances felt forced but if you add in the slightly eerie cliffhanger you still get a package that’s worth the price of admission.

The first eleven pages and layouts are done by the outstanding Ryan Sook. The character designs and renditions are expertly plotted with a clean and crisp execution that’s second to none. As we enter the second half of this title it’s rendered by Drew Johnson, who offers a capable display that does its best to keep the established level of quality. And save for a few panels the talent succeeds in that regard. But what really smooths the transition is the consistent colors done by Dave McCaig. In short: the visual component is strong.

Ghost #2 is a follow up that continues the arc of this supernatural romp without losing the core mechanics that allow this title to stand out. Recommended.

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