Ghost #0 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Noto

Posted on 07 October 2012 by GI Jolie

Ghost hunting gets real in this issue zero reboot of the popular Dark Horse series!

comic book coverGhost #0
Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art by Phil Noto
Cover Art by Jenny Frison
Dark Horse Comics

 

It has not been long since we’ve seen the character of Ghost in the comics. As recently as the early 90s she appeared in several specials and monthly books. As the titled character, Ghost did receive a 36-issue run, with a follow up second series that lasted only 22 issues. From there the character made several cameos in other Dark Horse titles such as Hellboy, but was never featured as a standalone title again. Until now!

The story begins with Phantom Finders duo Vaughn Barnes and Tommy Byers in the midst of a late night spectre search. Like many real life ghost hunting shows, Barnes and Byers are in possession of THE newest, state-of-the-art investigative tool, one which Byers finds a pressing need to showcase leading to much bickering. Unlike their real-life colleagues they’re off camera row is interrupted by a beautiful –nameless, ghost while filming the opening intro.

comic book interior

The team of DeConnick and Noto is particularly stellar as they have both been in the industry for quite some time. It makes it hard to find anything wrong with –or particularly stellar about, the writing or the art. The art accompanies the dialogue and story so well, these two just make it seem effortless. Maybe it’s like TV or movie dialogue. You know, when there are no parts that take you out of the moment. That’s the sign that you’re watching something good and other than Noto’s beautiful renderings of the titular character, my comic reading experience went undisturbed. But on that same token, nothing really stood out either.

The intrigue of this ‘nameless’ ghost and the potential for some hair adventures with her two new boy/friends is enough to keep me interested though and it’s not often you get a quirky boy/boy/girl/revenge dynamic like this.

If this series is a reboot based on Dark Horse’s previous Ghost-ly offering, the end of this book is just the beginning of [tiny SPOILER ALERT] a search for the truth. I’m not terribly impressed yet, but I’m slowly digging the story. I can wait to be blown away, I’ll let you know when I review #1.

Rating: 3/5

About GI Jolie

Jolie is a Co-Producer of the Comic Book Syndicate. She is also the Photographer, Graphic Designer, Set Director, and Webmaster. She loves comic books and her two cats. She puts cilantro on everything.

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