Publisher: Image Comics
Writer(s): Joshua Williamson
Artist(s): Goran Sudzuka, Davide Gianfelice
Release Date: 10th December 2014
Ghosted has been (not inaccurately) described as a supernatural Ocean’s Eleven. Like Clooney and the gang, the first one was great, fun romp, the second a slightly silly spin-off that divided opinion; is the third going to fall victim to unlucky 13?
Well, if anything, I would say third time’s the charm. We get fantastic, edgy art and proper backstory for the hit-woman who’s doggedly been pursuing Jackson, the not-Clooney heist master of the show. By switching artists between the backstory and the main narrative, we get a visual switch in perspective that goes down a treat.
Now let’s clear something up: this isn’t an entry level trade. This is bringing together elements from both the previous volumes (although interestingly, if you really didn’t enjoy Vol 2 – #6-10, that is – or indeed haven’t read it, it’s not really a necessity), with a tale of dark magic and the extremes that people will go to for some sort of – well, love, really. It’s shot in glorious widescreen – and I mean that very specifically, it is screamingly cinematic, and has plenty of snorts and chuckles to keep the audience going.
Picking up where the last one fell off, we find out about the son of Jackson’s former partner, Trick, and a bit more about the voodoo sorceress who has an unholy interest in our “hero”. Oh, and the ending is a pay-off you want to miss – and a chance for one last, big score.
I really wasn’t sure where this was going to go, but do yourself a favour before the next issue comes out, and get into Ghosted.
The Writer of this piece was: Sam Graven
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