Written by: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Goran Sudzuka
Colorist: Muroslav Mrva
Letterer: Rus Wooton
Published by Image Comics
I love scary movies. The clichés, the suspense of not knowing what’s around the next corner, the drama, and the inevitable haunting backstory that I’m sure to learn on my horrific journey. Often times I’m left disappointed though. The different categories of the genre have become supremely predictable and I find myself straying further and further from something I used to love so much. I started reading Ghosted at the recommendation of a friend, and THIS series has reminded me why I love all things spooky!
Jackson T. Winters and his gang have run into a bit of a brick wall when it comes to executing their plan. How the hell do you steal a ghost? After collecting an elite team for the task at hand, we find ourselves still at step one. With no clue and no ideas, our team has entered the house. Queue the spooky music and don’t wander off by yourself. We all know bad things are sure to happen!
Williamson has fully embraced the horror genre in this series. With Ghosted I feel like I’m watching a classic scary movie with a new twist on it. You can’t help but appreciate the work that’s been put in towards an aspect those countless writers and filmmakers have for whatever reason overlooked…character development! Instead of aligning Winters with a random group of names to later be used as an assorted box of spook-snacks, we’ve been given tidbits of information to connect with them which helps us care about what happens to them. Knowing that bad things are sure to happen is part of the fun, but caring about whom they happen to takes it to an entirely new level!
The art in this book could very well have been a guide to filming a classic horror film in the 80’s. You get the deep sense of the evil lurking around the mansion, but they’re careful not to reveal too much too soon. We’re only given morsels of the terror at a time, but fret not; I feel the best has yet to come!
I’m SO glad I started reading this. Anyone who’s a fan of any type of scary movie should be reading this. It’s got a great cast of characters and we’re just starting to sink our teeth into this haunting tale. So stay tuned, put some fresh batteries in your flashlight, and throw the blankets over your heads folks, because things are sure to get spooky!
4.5 out of 5 nerds