Review: Ghosted #8

Written by Guest Contributor: Jordan North Evil witches, ancient curses, haunted jungles, oh my! The macabre never stops in Ghosted, fortunately, me and macabre have a thing. It's in this very area that this comic book shines. Behind the pulp, the damsels and the daunting bad-guys with foreign accents and goons with big guns, this is a ghost story,pure and simple, and now, at issue #8, Ghosted has solidified its trademark.

If the haunted mansion and its gaggle of malevolent spirits was scary, the brotherhood of the closed book and their compound is a goddamn Lovecraftian nightmare. Demonic books are written by possessed girls in dank halls, evil old men with names like El Maestro fix their inexplicably spooky pupiless eyes on our heroes in the darkness, and Jackson Winter proves once again that he's fate's sick equivalent of an episode of Punk`d, generating more bad luck than most motherfuckers could hope to have in their most masochistic nightmares.

Ghosted08covIssue #8, while lacking some of the epic feel and forward progression of some of the other issues, still does a damn good job of being an all around exciting and original comic (don’t worry,a hefty portion of slit throats and nut-kicks still make it into the mix), sitting and asking yourself, “how the hell does he make it out of this one?” has rarely been this fun, and if anything this issues really does prove no holds are barred with a last page that'll make you chuckle and say, “Damn, Joshua Williamson will go where he needs to keep it interesting.” I’ve said it before and ill say it again, Ghosted is one of the most fun, easy to read and imaginative books on my pull right now. I enjoy every issue, and I think you would too.

Score: 4/5

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Davide Gianfelice Publisher: Image/Skybound Entertainment Price: $2.99 Release Date: 3/19/14