I’m not normally scared by horror movies, comics, or novels, but I am genuinely entertained by them. I love everything about the paranormal and unexplained because it allows for such crazy ideas to form and new creatures and entities to inhabit our world. While Ghosted doesn’t introduce anything new in the form of spooky creatures, I do love the way it handles the genre of the story by melding horror and a noir-ish criminal element. This book is very reminiscent of Fatale in a very good way, but able to stand out on its own as an independent and original idea.
The criminal element really adds to the overall plot of Ghosted, giving it a fresh take on the normal spooky haunted house story. Each of the characters has their own motives and secrets, which allows them to have their own voices in the series. All the characters meld really well together by being skeptics, believers, and just plain indifferent. Some of them are slightly annoying, but they have their place of importance to the story. Williamson really knows how to give just enough information each issue while holding back a bit to keep me coming back for more. Things really kicked off in this issue and it’s only going to get worse for everyone as the series continues. Williamson is going to be running on full speed now, and I’m ready to see what kind of mayhem he brings.
Goran Sudzuka’s art on this book fits really, really well. It’s very dark and moody, setting a perfect spooky atmosphere for the house and all its ghostly, demonic inhabitants. It’s very gritty and gives it an old school horror feel I’m really enjoying. Everything is right out in the open, and all the colors and shading are really well done. I hope this level of quality keeps being met with future issues.
This issue and series are great, and a perfect title to catch up on in the month of October. This book is doing a whole lot of things right. The only complaint I have is wanting more information about everything in the house and on the characters, but that’ll all come in good time. For now, I’m going to continue enjoying the series and enjoying where it takes me.
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