By Joshua Williamson, Goran Sudzuka and Miroslav Mrva
This series is just awesome. One of the down sides of a long running series like X-Men or Avengers, is that there is no real sense of danger for many of the main characters. That is not the case with Ghosted. Everyone is in danger and nobody is safe. This book keeps getting better and leaves readers on the edge of their seat every month.
Last month, we were left with the image of Jackson getting hung. Through a flashback, we see how he gets out of that little debacle, and the rest of the group comes up with a way to transport a ghost out of the mansion. The TV crew goes looking for Joe, King may have a change of opinion, and the crew finds out what exactly happens after dark.
One of the best things that Williamson is doing with this series is that he’s being smart about what he’s writing. Almost every action in this book is rational. It’s almost to the point where you can guess, based on a characters personality, what they will do next. Every move is so reasonable and calculated that while you are surprised by what happens next, you completely understand it. Williamson’s humor and love for pop culture shows as well, this issue has a reference to the Exorcist, which horror fans will get and chuckle at. A superbly written issue.
The art by Goran Sudzuka is good as usual, but there were a couple of spotty panels. It almost seemed as if there was a little texture added to a panel or two. The panels of a member of the group possessed are genuinely creepy and the last couple of pages are drawn perfectly. There is blood and gore, everything that horror readers will love to see.
Ghosted is no longer a little known secret, every issue of the book has gone to a second printing, but it is one of the best horror books on the shelves. Williamson continues to craft an intriguing series that is not afraid to take chances and Sudzuka’s art is so perfectly fitting to the book. Hopefully the quality will keep up and the shocks keep coming.
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