Ghost 8_C

Ghost #8 Review

Ghost 8_C
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Is this really a superhero worth following? Read on to find out.

The official description from Dark Horse:

Can Ghost wage a war on two fronts? Between the depraved TV host Von Ghastly and the invisible technostalker known as Hunter, she’ll have to use every ghostly trick she has learned to save herself and the city. But behind the mayhem, a deeper conspiracy is lurking.

Ghost 8_Preview PageWhat we have here happens to be a comic that deserves a spot on your pull-list. The creative team from the first page to the final panel generates a plot that pushes their main character forward while forcing personal and immediate situations to collide. Add in a few choice moments with this crusader’s unique skill set and there’s no doubt that many eager fanboys and fangirls will dig this outing.

Chris Sebela pens a script that plays right into the hands of psychologists everywhere. We have a protagonist facing some tremendous odds, but her psyche is locked into a continual cylce that seems to want to reconcile who she was with who she is while punching bad guys in the face. And that right there is what makes the text so striking, especially as what remains of Elisa Cameron tries to deal with her Ghost persona in an almost split personality. The author pushes some hard revelations for our crime fighter which absolutely warrant your attention.

For my money Jan Duursema once again kills it with a visually compelling display. Each sequence is illustrated in a way that invites perfection without cheapening the text with an unnecessary amount of detail. The whole body of work is consistent throughout, so much so that when the colors by Dan Jackson come into play the entire comic pops off the page with pictures that deserve to be hung on walls. There’s just no doubt in my mind that this is really a good looking release.

Ghost #8 is an excellent outing that pushes its narrative forward while developing its main character. In other words: this is one book that garners both attention and earned praise as it comes recommended.

OUR RATING
8.5
  • + Superb visuals.
  • + Hard truths about Ghost.
  • + The script carried narrative weight.
  • - Some elements therein came off a bit rushed...

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