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COMICBOOK REVIEW: FTN reviews Ghoster

November 6th, 2019 by Geralt of Australia Comments

Ghoster
Created/Written by: Thom Burgess & Toby Meakins
Illustrated by Joe Becci

With Halloween just passed and the spooky season now gone for another year, that doesn’t mean that the horror has to end, new graphic novel Ghoster is a game-changer for the genre with someone finally making ghosts scary again.

Coming from creators Thom Burgess and Toby Meakins with illustrations by Joe Becci, this refreshing change in the genre provides brilliant storytelling alongside bright but gritty images and is something that I personally haven’t seen outside Marvel and DC since Spawn.

So without giving too much away, what’s this all about?

We start off with James, a normal kid who’s getting set up to join the Ghosters. The Guild of Ghosters are an ancestry of people whom have spent their lives dispatching evil spirits called Malevolents.

Using a combinations of special substances and tattoos that focus their energy, they’re able to step into the veil equipped with ghostly armor, shadow silver weapons and his more experienced friend, Will.

Now as everyone knows, time moves differently on the other side, at the start the Ghoster can only stay in his spectral form for five minutes or so, however, that time can go quicker or slower depending on the person’s willpower and experience.

All of this is absolutely fantastic, but I have to say my favorite part of this has to be at then end and, no, I’m not making some joke here.

After the end of the story we’re given a whole glossary and background into everything that’s been brought up in the graphic novel, this is a rare and delightful thing for me, I love comics that just jump straight into it like this one, unfortunately that usually means you end up missing things in the story and things just happen without any idea why, well this glossary will answer all your questions.

I loved Ghoster and look forward to seeing what these guys do next.

Download it free on www.ghosterworld.com

4 out of 5 Nerds

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Geralt of Australia, holder of the One Ring of Sauron, mechanic to the Millennium Falcon and council to the Avengers, has been diagnosed as a nerd since falling through the wardrobe and being crowned king in Narnia. While fighting Boggarts and watching Storm Troopers miss everything, he has made his way back into this world through the portal in 221B Baker Street just to bring you all the news and reviews of the games of this world.