Ghost Tree #1

Writer: Bobby Curnow Artist: Simon Gane Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: April 24, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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Seeking a refuge from an unhappy life, Brandt returns to his ancestral home in Japan to find a haunted tree and the departed souls that are drawn to it, including his Grandfather. Brandt attempts to heal some of history's wounds but will he be able to find any measure of peace for himself when someone special from his past returns?
From writer Bobby Curnow (Ward's Valley, TMNT) and artist Simon Gane (They're Not Like Us, Godzilla). A touching story about love, loss, and how the past never truly stays dead.

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Apr 29, 2019

    Ghost Tree has the look and feel of a great Neil Gaiman story. It resonates in a way that few books do, reaching both the inner child and the jaded adult. It's horror in that it deals with ghosts and the supernatural, but the real terror comes in the everyday fears that we all have. Ghost Tree brings those to the surface in an almost uncomfortable way. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Mateo Guerrero Apr 24, 2019

    With a single issue,Ghost Tree #1 has drawn me in more than some comics manage to do in entire volumes. Grounded in Japanese folklore and emotion honesty, it sets up a story that moves with the gentle rhythm of a summer breeze. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Ari Bard Apr 24, 2019

    Ghost tree promises to be a meaningful miniseries by establishing a small world and cast of characters that can't help but feel familiar. Sit back, open the issue, and prepare for a thoughtful story that encourages reflection. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Apr 24, 2019

    Gane's art style of detailed backgrounds and muted colors perfectly fits with the tone, and the ending promises a story that's more heart-wrenching than horror. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Apr 25, 2019

    Ghost Tree #1 takes some time to set up, but for those of us not terribly familiar with Japan, I think this helps to immerse us in the setting and gradually add the supernatural flavor. I really like the family moments, the premise is fascinating, and it is just a gorgeous book to look at. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopCultHQ - Adrian Care Apr 23, 2019

    A beautiful book full of serene moments and imagery and unique pacing. Strong writing really communicates the subtle emotions beneath the smiles and pleasantries of each character. This could have been a one-shot and I would have enjoyed it. The fact that there's an issue to follow is a bonus. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Apr 26, 2019

    As first issues go, this is intriguing without giving too much away. The artwork is great and the narrative is written with a gentle touch that I hope promises some chilling developments in the coming issues. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Tom Shapira Apr 29, 2019

    Simon Gane proves rather apt at the family-drama and character-acting aspects of the story, there's a nice silent short exchange on the plane involving peanut packets. But his work, and also that of colorists Ian Herring with Becka Kinzie, is rather like furnish here: finishing this issue I just don't get the urge to read-on anymore. Read Full Review

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