Ghost #5

Writer: Christopher Sebela Artist: Jan Duursema Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 25, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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When Tommy starts to suspect that Von Ghastly, the eccentric host of a bloodcurdling cable access show, may be up to more than just morbid mischief, Ghost leaps into action . . . but she has an audience of her own! Chris Sebela serves up big screams on the small screen!

  • 9.5
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jun 25, 2014

    Ghost #5 is an incredible issue and I've come to expect nothing less from this series at this point as it has some intense action, great character and story development, and creates enough suspense to make me more excited for this story arc than the last one, and with an intriguing subplot I think it'll exceed the last one. If you still haven't started this series I recommend you do, even if you start with this issue, because every month it's an extremely enjoyable ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jun 25, 2014

    Ghost #5 offers up another solid entry that, in the beginning, felt good but quickly builds in quality as it heads toward an interesting revelation. In other words this is another winner that comes recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jun 26, 2014

    Finally the artwork on this issue is very well suited. Jan Duursema is an excellent artist and really knows how to make a panel full without it feeling cluttered. Jan also does an excellent job conveying so much of Elisa's anger, hatred, and frustration just through her facial expressions it's really great. Overall this is a great new storyline for Ghost, it ups the stakes and doubles the danger taking us into possibly new villain territory as well as building on the character development of the first 4 issues giving the entire series a true sense of direction and continuity; strongly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 25, 2014

    Ghost #5 has a good start so far. There might be a little more dialogue than I'd like from Ghost thinking to herself as she acts, but it's nothing too distracting from a worthwhile story. Chris Sebela brings about some new potential for Ghost, we just have to see if he can make those executions to keep us coming back for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Cole Kennedy Jun 23, 2014

    Ghost #5 has almost no flaws, but there are a few things that prevent it from being considered “perfect”. Elisa's search for a new identity and her troubles of mixing her heroic life with her normal one could have been further explored as there is a lot of material that can be delved into regarding that particular plot. A comic book doesn't have to be filled with action, cover to cover, not that this issue was, but the substitution of more character development instead of excitement could be beneficial in future installments as it would have been nice to see Elisa's new life expanded further.Cliffhangers and mysterious characters create a great ending for Ghost #5 and set up for an upcoming issue that is sure to be just as entertaining as this one was. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Bryan Huth Jun 18, 2014

    Elisa (or Alyssa) Cameron returns in the second arc for the newGhost series written by Chris Sebela. With Elisa trying to get her life back to normal following her transformation into The Ghost, she finds herself itching for a new challenge as she quickly gets bored with monotony of daily life. When the host of a long-running shock horror show is suspected of being a demon, Elisa quickly jumps into action to investigate this possible supernatural threat. But as the final panels show, Elisa has bitten off more than she can chew. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 25, 2014

    It's not a disappointing issue, and in fact adds some interesting wrinkles to Ghost's life and surroundings (a new job as a reporter, for one, with a new identity, sort of) and the idea of a TV groovy ghoulie getting real mystical powers has legs, it's just the transitions that are daunting. In short, Ghost #5 is still an above-average issue with some cool moments and interesting art, even if it's not Kelly Sue and company, and certainly doesn't mean the end of my interest in Ghost, earning 3 out of 5 stars overall. I'm willing to at least ride out this arc, as it has some clever ideas floating around that could turn into something irresistable… Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 27, 2014

    I expected a lot more from "Ghost" #5, and maybe that's part of the problem. Looking at the creative team, this feels like it should have been a home run. Instead, to extend the baseball metaphor, we got a bunt that barely got the runner onto first base. Hopefully things will pick up, soon. I want Sebela and Duursema to bring a little more energy in "Ghost" #6; they're capable of something much more fun. Read Full Review

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