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Review – Ghosted in L.A. #2 (Boom! Box)

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Ghosted in L.A. #2

Writer: Sina Grace
Artists: Siobhan Keenan & Sina Grace
Colorist: Cathy Le
Letterer: DC Hopkins
Cover Art: Siobhan Keenan
Publisher: Boom! Box
Released: August 14th, 2019

Daphne is still getting used to living in a house full of ghosts in Ghosted in L.A. #2, and that means there’s plenty of questions she’d like answered.

 

Ghosted in L.A. #2 Asks the Question: Can the Living and the Dead Cohabitate?

 

Ghosted in L.A. is the perfect sort of series for those looking for an escape. It’s interesting, it’s got plenty of character development to go around, and it’s oddly light and airy. In short, it’s completely unlike many of the series being published these days.

Now that the world has been introduced, Ghosted in L.A. #2 was able to focus more on the plot and our unique set of characters. This is the first issue that’s really had that chance, and it shows. Here we see more of our living main character – as well as some more of the ghosts that she’s chosen to live with.

Writing

Ghosted in LA #2
Ghosted in LA #2 CA Siobhan Keenan

Ghosted in L.A. #2 is an interesting issue, one that utilizes multiple forms of storytelling techniques to give us the opportunity to get to know our main cast better. And there are plenty of characters (mostly ghosts) to get to know.

Sina Grace has a way with character creation and development – that much has been made clear only a few issues in. This issue felt deeply personal at times, almost like we were intruding on the lives (and deaths) of the characters in these pages.

The pacing in this issue is a bit slower and more casual – yet there’s a decent amount that actually happens. And even when we may not agree with the decisions being made, we’re compelled to sympathize for the characters. They were written well!

This issue took the time to let us get to know two of the ghosts in particular. I’m left wondering, will two other ghosts be highlighted in the next issue, or are these the dominant ghosts in the house? Only time (and more issues) will tell.

 

Art

Ghosted in L.A. #2 has such a unique aesthetic about it. And a lot of that has to do with the artwork included. Here we have characters from all sorts of times – and while they’re all fairly distinct on where they’re from, I wouldn’t go so far as to say any of them are over the top.

There were some smart decisions made in the artistic process here. Such as changing the overall color palette to indicate a flashback (one that was immediately clear for what it was). It was a nice touch to have the flashback be a similar tone to the ghosts themselves.

Siobhan Keenan and Sina Grace worked on the lines together, while Cathy Le provided all of the coloring. And of course, we can’t forget the letterer for this issue, DC Hopkins. Together they made something that perfectly set the tone for this story.

Conclusion

Ghosted in L.A. #2 was a fun read, even if at times I cringed about Daphne’s choices. That being said, the series has proven to be oddly self-aware, with the characters being fully capable of talking about and admitting their mistakes. It’s one of the things that makes for such great character building.

This series has been a breath of fresh air in a world where heavy comics dominate the market. Its unique storytelling styles and focus make it something truly remarkable and standout, as well as being peculiarly soothing.

 

 

 


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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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