Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Goran Sudzuka
Colorist: Miroslav Mrva
Letterer: Rus Wooten
Cover: Sean Phillips
A review by Tom Barnett
This second issue of the crime/horror comic Ghosted, from the mind of Joshua Williamson, opens much like the first, with a shock scene. Williamson then gives you a quick review of what is happening and who these people are which helps to solidify the various personalities. He wastes no time getting the characters into the haunted Trask mansion where we get a glimpse of something sinister, and some clues as to what is to looming in the house for the ghost hunting team.
Williamson, whom I first read through Image’s printing of Masks and Mobsters from MonkeyBrain comics, does a great job moving the story along and growing the tension around and between the characters. He leaves us this issue with a sense that this series is going to be getting much darker in the subsequent issues. Williamson has great pacing in his storytelling, with a few moments of humor to break up the tension. I liked that he through a tried and true haunted house gag while Jackson and Anderson walk through the house.
Goran Sudzuka’s art style perfectly suits this book. He does fantastic facial expressions which this book wouldn’t work as well without them. His work is slightly sketchy which helps set the tone of a haunted house. Miroslav Mrva’s colors are well done as well. It would be real easy I think to turn a book about a haunted house into a big blob of black ink, but that doesn’t happen thankfully. The colors don’t overpower the artwork, leaving the readers still able to enjoy the art and feel the spookiness of a haunted house. And Sean Phillips cover is fantastic.
Ghosted #2 is a solid and fun comic book. This is Image comics at its best, letting creators tell their stories. I’m happy I jumped on this book. You will be too.
Tom is a contributing writer for Drunk On Comics. You can follow him on Twitter at @tphoto10.