Ghost #1

Ghost #1

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Phil Noto Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 24, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
7.3Critic Rating
5.0User Rating

The enigmatic Ghost, along with paranormal investigators Tommy and Vaughn, takes to the streets of Chicago in search of the crystal-powered machine that first conjured her, hoping to find clues to her mysterious past life. But the machine’s original owners have a deadly agenda of their own. Picking up right where Ghost #0 left off, Ghost #1 continues Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel) and Phil Noto’s (Angel & Faith) reimagining of Dark Horse’s greatest heroine!

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - J. Skyler Oct 26, 2012

    Overall, DeConnick's storytelling and Phil Noto's artwork make for a very enjoyable read. If Ghost #1 is any indication, this four issue limited series maybe a new definitive story in this character's publication history. One I sincerely hope will lead to a new on-going monthly series. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Oct 24, 2012

    The art is even better in this issue. Phil Noto does his same simple line technique here, but the characters look more expressive. Maybe it's because there are better moments in this issue; better places for him to really shine. Whatever the reason, it looks impressive and sharp. The scene where a woman is being attacked with a shard of broken glass is equal parts horrifying and mesmerizing. DeConnick and Noto are doing great stuff here and Ghost looks to be one very interesting series. Count me in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Oct 24, 2012

    Notos exquisite pencils throughout render an unquestionably beautiful woman without even a hint of objectification no easy task given the characters slightly more buxom artistic origin in the early 1990s. The fine line and shadow combinations Noto has become renown for over the years serves Ghost well, rendering a severity to her character without resorting to a hardening of expression. Capturing a wide range of facial emotion and body language that complements DeConnicks subtle narrative style, Notos pencils may at times appear simplistic, but they are deceptively so particularly on the last full, hauntingly beautiful page of the issue. Ever crisp and clean, but no less emotionally charged, his controlled sketch style and muted color palette set a remarkable tone for the four-part series. Ill definitely be back for more next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Oct 29, 2012

    Revival just gets better and better with each issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Oct 24, 2012

    There seem to be three different ongoing stories in this comic, which might seem like a lot on the surface, but when a comic is this well organized it just sort of works. DeConnick does a great job not only introducing the main character in this issue, but also the two supporting characters and the set-up for two additional ongoing stories. It's well written and really well plotted and it's an overall good read. Aside from the characterization of one of the two supporting characters, I really rather enjoyed this comic. The character seems really interesting and the art in the book is just stunning. This is a great jumping on point for readers who are new to this character and you will definitely be left in suspense and wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Melissa Grey Oct 25, 2012

    Overall, "Ghost" #1 is a pleasure to read, with gorgeous visuals and a story that's bound to leave you yearning for more. It's a promising start for DeConnick and Noto and it's definitely worthy of being added to the monthly pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 25, 2012

    "Ghost" #1 is not only a strong first issue, I think it's actually much stronger than the original series that inspired it. DeConnick and Noto are quickly building towards something big, and I for one am dying to see the next installment. Revivals of old concepts seems to be the current rage, and it makes me wish that all of them were as good as this one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Oct 23, 2012

    Fans of supernatural mystery should enjoy this series going forward. The last pageof this issue did a lot to guarantee my continued reading of this series. It is now upto DeConnick and Noto to produce a work that is worthy of the attention of the comicreading public. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Oct 22, 2012

    There aren’t that many ghost comics out there and it’s funny because at first glance, Mary’s style has that typical look you remember from your childhood, covered with the white sheet and all. But this takes your typical ghost story and totally flips it. I miss those two bad-ass guns from before. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Jeff Marsick Oct 25, 2012

    I had high hopes for paranormal noir with this new Ghost series, but it appears Kelly Sue DeConnick prefers instead to re-tread the titular character with the "who am I and where did I come from" journey of discovery trope. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Matt Wilkins Oct 25, 2012

    Nevertheless, the issue ends on a high note with a violent twist and introduction of a big antagonist and the promise of a major supernatural battle to come. This resurrection, pun intended, of Ghost is not holding a candle to the series' past incarnations, but it will be interesting to see what happens when Elisa recovers her memory and starts meeting her potential. Read Full Review

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