By Joshua Williamson, Davide Gianfelice & Miroslav Mrva
Nothing is ever easy for Jackson Winters. Every time he does something to help someone, more problems seem to arise and people seem to die. This is simply how things go in Ghosted month after month.
This issue wraps up the second story arc of the acclaimed series and, as always, gives us a little taste of what we might see next. Joshua Williamson has been phenomenal on this title since issue one, and while this arc was not as wonderful as the first, it is still a fine story. Williamson is very good at giving us what we don’t expect, and he continues this trend in his second arc. As the story wraps up, we can also see that Josh is planting seeds or putting characters away for future use, which is always a great idea. One of the cooler things about this series is the way that Williamson has been revealing Jackson’s past. Anderson pieces a lot of it together this issue, but as with every great story, there is still more to be told. Williamson does a nice job this issue of wrapping up the second arc and leaving us interested in where the third story will take us.
Davide Gianfelice is on the art duties this month and does a decent job, but there are some panels that lack detail. Gianfelice does a superb job of drawing the Blood Crow as it continues to attack and wreak havoc on the remaining characters. Facial detail is one of the weaknesses of the issue as almost every character has the same three looks on their face. That being said, it doesn’t really add or detract from the story, it’s just adequate. Gianfelice does show some nice style when a character pukes up an evil spirit that has inhabited their body. Overall not a badly drawn issue, but there seems to be a wow factor that is missing.
As the second arc comes to a close, we have to wonder where Williamson will go next. One of the great things about this series is that it can go almost anywhere. Williamson is a very good storyteller with a killer imagination. The art lacked a little this past arc, but it didn’t hurt the overall enjoyment of the story. Ghosted is two arcs in and off to a fast start that has been entertaining and fun. Let’s hope Williamson keeps the good times rolling as the third arc continues in July.