Ghost #4

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Andy Owens, Geraldo Borges Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 4, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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While Ghost is out busting Chicago's scum, her friends discover a eulogy written for Elisa Cameron's funeral. It speaks of her idyllic childhood . . . and a tragic loss of innocence! One woman's quest for justice comes into focus as past and present meld and the hero now known as Ghost is born!

  • 9.7
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jun 4, 2014

    Ghost #4 is a very moving issue, which doesn't reveal the circumstances surrounding Elisa's death but does an excellent job in defining her character as well as making the connection to James Barrow very meaningful. It's a story of when innocence is lost and how others can rise to the occasion leaving an indelible mark on those who witnessed it. This was a story that James Barrow stated made him fall in love with Elisa, and I suspect it will have a similar effect on readers who become engrossed in its heart-rending yet inspirational tale. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jun 4, 2014

    Ghost #4 turns out to not be a tangent but rather an opportunity for the creative team to show us a bit more about our otherworldly heroine. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    8CN - Dave Ramos Jun 3, 2014

    Kelly Sue DeConnick, who we can always trust to deliver a solid script, once again has created dialogue that flows and keeps you focused and involved. And Geraldo Borges delivers some of the best art I have seen yet in all of Ghost's run. The result is an experience that serves as a nice epilogue to this last White City Butcher arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 4, 2014

    Through this issue of Ghost we now see what set the wheels in motion for Elisa to become the hero she is today. It may not be the greatest start, but there is something genuine about it that you just can't ignore. Kelly Sue made this fun, sad, and as down to Earth as it could possibly be for someone like Ghost. You couldn't possibly mix all those elements together so well and yet she does. With any issue of Ghost that comes after this, seeing that kind of character development is something which this series could use more of. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 7, 2014

    Ghost #4 works as a one-shot, as a goodbye, and as a strong statement about the nature and character of our hero, and looks good doing it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jun 3, 2014

    And this isn't just me extrapolating from a small part of the comic either; there's a B-story revolving around Ghost going undercover as a prostitute and getting picked up by a couple of frat bros who like to tie up women with ropes and do"bad things to them shall we say. We see snippets of this throughout the comic till we reach the revenge filled conclusion as Ghost carves "coward" into their chests. You get the sense that this is meant as a serious change in stance and tone for Ghost, one more towards violent unadulterated justice, the kind you see from Judge Dredd or Lobster Johnson which I really like. I'm honestly kind of amazed I actually liked this issue but the more I think about the more this whole Stand By Me meets Girl With The Dragon Tattoo just really comes together in a great way thanks mainly to grounding in character drama and dynamics: recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 4, 2014

    While nostalgia has largely helped to carry me through the initial arc of Ghost, this issue helps to re-cement my interest and affection for the character. A simple background story can go a long way towards reminding you why you like the character and how the writer presents them. DeConnick does a solid job here in doing just that and something simple – and human – is definitely needed after the arc we just had. And while it's not a story that's designed to evoke a moody and dark atmosphere that older Ghost fans are familiar with, Geraldo Borges and Andy Owens definitely hit the right tone here with the brightness, playfulness and fun that is summer for kids while moving slowly but surely into the darker material along the way. It's a solid issue overall and a kind of balance and bit of closure that's necessary at this stage. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Weekly Crisis - CeeJay Jun 26, 2014

    The art is pretty mundane but serviceable. Duursema's work is just crisp enough not to see unnaturally sleek but still leaves a lot to be desired. I recognize her legacy and respect her long career but there's nothing kinetic about the art. It doesn't pop. Read Full Review

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