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Ghosted in L.A. #12

Writer: Sina Grace
Artists: Siobhan Keenan and Sina Grace
Colorist: Cathy Le
Letterer: DC Hopkins
Maturity Rating: Not Rated
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Release Date: August 26th, 2020

Ghosted in L.A. #12 is the final issue of this enchanting series, but it is very much the ending that both fans and characters deserved.

 

A Conclusion Worth Reading in Ghosted in L.A. #12

Is it true? Is Ghosted in L.A. #12 really the end of this fantastical series? The answer is yes, but it is very much the ending that both characters and fans deserve. That makes it bearable, as well as being worth the read.

This manor full of ghosts has gone through a lot of changes as of late, not least of which is the introduction of a new human. Now it seems like they’re in for a few more changes, before they can call an end to their latest series of adventures.

Writing

Ghosted in L.A. #12 (BOOM! Studios) cover B by Sina Grace
Ghosted in L.A. #12 (BOOM! Studios) cover B by Sina Grace

Ghosted in L.A. has been an enchanting series, right from the start. So it makes sense that the conclusion would wrap up all of that charm, all while providing an ending that everyone deserves. It’s refreshing, to see an ending that is so well deserved.

Written by Sina Grace, Ghosted in L.A. #12 is an issue full of closure. Not just for the ghosts, but for the humans that have interacted with them over the course of these twelve issues. Where the last issue was the culmination of several plots, this one was the wrap-up.

The biggest twist in this issue is, without a doubt, the focus of the flashback. This time around, it wasn’t a ghost that provided insight into their past life. Instead, readers are going to get to learn just a little bit more about the living.

It was satisfying, to see no loose thread left undone. That isn’t to say that there’s no potential for a sequel (fingers crossed), but if this is the true ending of the series…it feels right.

Alongside everything else going on, there are several cute character moments, as well as one final moment of drama, to add a real sense of finality to it all. In short, it really was the perfect balance of events and emotions.

Art

As with the writing itself, every little detail in Ghosted in L.A. #12 is charming, from the cover (which is arguably one of the best for the series), to the very last panel. It all rang true for the series fans have come to love, while still finding time for a fun twist here and there.

There are so many scene cuts and flashbacks in this issue, and yet it is never difficult to follow what’s happening, or where (or when). Gotta love it when the art makes the job so much easier! Considering all of the plots wrapping together, it really does a surprisingly good job of keeping it all cohesive.

Siobhan Keenan and Sina Grace were the lead artists for this final issue, working alongside Cathy Le for colors, and DC Hopkins for letters. Together, they brought this wonderful story to life and created something truly memorable. I’m looking forward to the completed volumes!

Conclusion

Ghosted in L.A. #12 was everything the fans (myself included) could have hoped for. It was sweet and carefully written, allowing for a complete sense of closure. While I would have been happy to see the series go on, I respect the conclusion we’ve been handed.

It’s hard to believe that so much has happened over the course of twelve issues. Not only was there the main plot, but each and every character had their own plot and backstory as well. In the last two issues, all of those subplots were addressed and resolved. It was beautiful and efficient, all in one, and a lesson worth remembering for any potential writers (or artists) out there.

All things considered, I adored this series. The aesthetic was amazing, as was the artwork, writing, and just the overall design. This is a series that stood out to me, and will continue to stand out, even in my memory.

 


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Cat Wyatt

Cat Wyatt is an avid comic book reader, as well as a reader of novels. Her favorite genres are science fiction and fantasy, though she's usually willing to try other genres as well. Cat collects Funko Pop figures, Harry Potter books (different editions), and has more bookshelves than she's willing to admit.

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