Ghosted in L.A. #1

Writer: Sina Grace Artist: Siobhan Keenan Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: July 10, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 5
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In Los Angeles, finding an apartment is killer-unless you live with the dead. Rycroft Manor may be old. It may be abandoned. It may even be haunted. But Daphne Walters doesn't care about any of that-it has a pool and the rent is free. New to LA, coming off of a bad breakup and having a pretty terrible week, Daphne might need to crash on this haunted couch for a while, but having undead roommates might be more than she bargained for! Will the dead be able to help Daphne find the life she's been missing in the big city? From GLAAD Award-nominated Sina Grace (Iceman) and illustrator Siobhan Keenan (Clueless, Jem and the Holograms) comes a story more

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Jul 10, 2019

    There's a lot more story to tell, Grace & Keenan have just revealed the tip of an iceberg in this debut issue. I look forward to continuing on with the series as they flesh out the Ghostly characters and build more out of their interactions with the living world, as well as Daphne's continuing adjustment to life in L.A. I can see this growing into a solid spot in my top 10 if I enjoy subsequent issues as much as this debut. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Jul 12, 2019

    Ghosted in L.A.‘s creative team fires on all cylinders in this issue. The book is a wonderful fusion of memorable character designs and facial expressions, well-paced plotting (Daphne discovers the ghosts after she hits rock bottom.), and a protagonist that is easy to connect to. Sina Grace and Siobhan Keenan explore the universal themes of loneliness and belonging through Daphne's specific trials and tribulations with L.A. and a (mostly) kind family of ghosts as the backdrop. It's what I want out of a good magical realism story. I can't wait to learn more about Daphne and the world, no, the community that she has joined in this adorable comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Rogues Portal - Nico Sprezzatura Jul 10, 2019

    Ghosted utilizes the talents of Siobhan Keenan, a veteran of BOOM!s youth-driven imprint BOOM! Box, to great effect. As seen in her work on Clueless: Senior Year (among others), Keenans art is perfect for this kind of story, giving off a vibe thats somewhere between a cartoon and a romance comic. Cathy Les colors are especially fitting for Keenans style, featuring a wide palette of hues, most notably the cool blue-greens of the ghosts Daphne meets in the mansion. Letterer DC Hopkins completes the visual creative team with some great on-panel text message work and comical uses of sound effects and dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Jul 11, 2019

    "Ghosted In L.A." #1 is a delightful slice of life debut, with killer character work and charmingly detailed art. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Jul 5, 2019

    Ghosted in LA #1 is a refreshing start to the series, and I find myself loving just about everything this creative team is doing. The cast is both eccentric and dynamic, and the art is simply perfect for the tone of this series. Slice of Life fans will love getting to know Daphne and her new friends. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman Aug 1, 2019

    My first impression of this series is a positive one. It already feels cute, light, and relatable, with a diverse cast of characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Jul 10, 2019

    Ghosted in L.A. #1 went a long way in establishing the characters and story, but I'm looking forward to seeing the plot progress in the next issue. I imagine that is where we'll get into the thick of things. That being said, I feel like this is going to be a series to keep an eye on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jul 9, 2019

    A great story of young love and loss that also has ghosts in it. Ghosted in L.A. has the makings of a moving comic, provided subsequent issues can make the paranormal fit in with the storys deep emotional center. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Jul 11, 2019

    An earnest and humorous take on growing up with a twist of the supernatural. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Sara Mitchell Jul 11, 2019

    Ghosted in LA is the story of a young woman learning the beautiful lessons of living while she's still alive, learning to be her "own friggin' person." Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Jul 10, 2019

    There's a lot of potential if the series avoids being overly cutesy and allows itself to simply be with a charming heroine in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Jul 11, 2019

    Ghosted in L.A. #1 is thebones of an amazing book that skirts the line with the supernatural, similar to Snotgirl, is right around the corner. This book is a good twist on a slice-of-life comics, so despite the lower score, I will be picking up the next issue and I recommend everyone give this issue and the following a chance, even if it is for the art and coloring alone. Read Full Review

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