Ghostlore #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Brian Hurtt Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: May 10, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 4
8.5Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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We've all heard of ghost stories... but what stories do the ghosts themselves tell us?

An estranged daughter and her pastor father wander a haunted land; they only have the restless spirits, each with its own story to tell, as company along the way.

After a deadly accident of which they were the only survivors, Lucas and Harmony Agate can see the dead-an overwhelming amount of the deceased, all with their own warnings, cries for help, and malevolence alike.

But Lucas and Harmony aren't the only ones with this ability; there are other nearly-deads, some of which have malicious motivations...

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  • 10
    COMICON - Anton Kromoff May 12, 2023

    Prepare for gripping tension and brilliantly woven tales of fright in a series that teaches us when the dead talk, you better listen. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg May 10, 2023

    Get ready to be spooked by the brilliant Ghostlore! With their debut issue Bunn and Leomacs have created a rich world on which to build their story. All the building blocks are perfectly placed for an eerie journey to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capes & Tights - Justin Soderberg May 8, 2023

    Bunn and the rest of the creative team gave us a debut issue in which they explain how we get to the point of the series, ghost stories from the ghosts themselves. The beautiful illustrated and well written first issue gives us plenty of backstory and perfectly leaves us wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Thomas Huls May 12, 2023

    The artwork by Leomacs and colors by Jason Wordie do a great job of capturing the right tone at the right time providing a good backdrop that helped this story come to life. If you are looking for a horror title with a twist of mystery, Ghostlore is the book for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 10, 2023

    Leomacs delivers some beautiful and brilliantly haunting imagery throughout the issue. The visuals are scary and somber while also showcasing emotion and tension. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerd Initiative - Ken M. May 10, 2023

    Boom! Studios‘ current run of horror comics gets another winning addition added to the lineup. Bunn, Leomacs and the team bring frightening writing and haunting imagery to a debut issue that redefines what a ghost story is truly all about. Keep an eye out for this on New Comic Book Day. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    GWW - B Ferg May 9, 2023

    Much like sacred texts, Ghostlore can feel complex and confusing. With everything the Agate family experiences in this issue, answers are absolutely necessary. And yet Bunn offers few, most importantly the epiphany that Harmony receives that evening from Chris and the assembled ghosts. I cannot bear these burdens alone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 8, 2023

    Cullen Bunn, Leomacs and company set a chilling vibe that leaves you wanting to learn more about what is going on in the world Ghostlore #1 creates. Even when questions are answered there are even more questions that are asked. A must-have comic for fans of horror. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicsOnline - ComicsOnline Staff May 10, 2023

    I wasn't sure what to expect going in, but I was pleasantly surprised by this one. There are clearly some concepts at play in this world that will require much more exposition, but Bunn has given us just enough information to wet the palate without overindulging. It could have been very easy to go overboard on exposition with this world where there is clearly a lot to explain, but both the reader and Lucas will have to uncover the bits and pieces as they go. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Nicole Drum May 10, 2023

    Ghost stories can be tricky, but Ghostlore #1 manages to set up an interesting approach to the genre. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 10, 2023

    Ghostlore #1 is an interesting start that has some potential. While it doesn't completely excite, there's a concept that could play out in interesting way telling stories of various styles and delivering a bit of an emotional punch with each. As an opening chapter, the comic falls a little short in its excitement but it's not enough to turn off reading further issues. Overall, the jury is still out on the series as a whole but there could be something intriguing there. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford May 10, 2023

    Ghostlore #1 manages to stick to its visual presentation, even as its narrative falls a bit short. However, if you are looking for a solid, spooky story with some well-delivered family drama and great visuals, this book could still hold value for you. Read Full Review

  • 10
    MoonKnight313 Jun 2, 2023

    I thought this was a fantastic 1st issue. The premise, art, coloring, and inking are all top notch. I’m really excited to see where this series goes!

  • 9.0
    Happywifelife Jul 2, 2023

    I LOVED this book !

  • 9.0
    AfterForeverComics Jun 26, 2023

    Cullen Bunn one of the best comic authors writing today. If you can’t tell he is one of my favorite authors. Everything he has written and I have read has been instant adds to my pull list and automatic preorders.

    This book is no different. This has a ghost monster church vibe to it, and I am all about it. From a church that attendance is declining regardless about how good a sermon the reverend can give. To a family with a teen daughter that wants nothing more than out of the small town, a son who is keeping a horrible secret because he chased a girl into the woods to throw rocks at her and his friends never came back.

    After this first issue I can’t wait to see where this series goes. If you haven’t checked th more

  • 7.0
    DDJamesB May 10, 2023

    I think it has some promise. I'm not sure what type of story this is going to become. I like what we got to an extent. I feel like I needed just a little more.

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