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Review – Ghosted in L.A. #6 (BOOM! Studios)

Ghosted in L.A. #6 (BOOM! Studios) cover B (detail) by Sina Grace
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Ghosted in L.A. #6

Writer: Sina Grace
Artists: Siobhan Keenan & Sina Grace
Colorist: Cathy Le
Letterer: DC Hopkins
Publisher: Boom! Studios
Maturity Rating: Not Rated
Release Date: December 4th, 2019

Ghosted in L.A. #6 brings with it a lot of drama and emotional turmoil. Daphne’s best friend has come into town—and that means there are a lot of secrets at risk of being found out.

 

Ghosts and Personal Drama Don’t Mix Well in Ghosted in L.A. #6

Daphne’s life has been facing a whole lot of changes as of late. And Ghosted in L.A. #6 is about to introduce even more change – and drama – into her life. You’d think living in a house full of ghosts would be more than enough to keep one girl busy. And for the most part, you’d be right. But that’s not enough to keep ex-boyfriends and determined best friends away.

At a glance, Daphne’s situation may seem perfect. She gets to live in a mansion and learn all about these cool ghosts that reside in the house. But the more you look, the more you can find awkward situations popping up all over the place. And that’s a lesson Daphne is going to learn again and again if this pattern keeps holding.

Ghosted in L.A. #6 (BOOM! Studios) cover A by Siobhan Keenan
Ghosted in L.A. #6 (BOOM! Studios) cover A by Siobhan Keenan

Ghosted in L.A. has been a vibrant series, which is slightly ironic given that most of the characters are quite dead. And yet it’s one of the more unique series out there—showcasing what a creative team can do when they want to focus on an entirely different kind of story.

Writing

Ghosted in L.A. #6 was a dramatic issue, to put it lightly. Sina Grace sure knows how to weave a complex web of drama for poor Daphne and her ghostly friends. And her human friends too, for that matter.

It’s refreshing to see a series such as this. It’s so different, and full of a different sort of tension. Yes, there’s still drama (we’ve made that much clear), but it’s not at all what you expect. And the twists in Ghosted in L.A. are a satisfying blend of surprising and predictable.

One of the highlights in this issue is the fact that we’re once again back to a pattern with the introductions. The last issue was one of the first issues in which we didn’t get to deep-dive into a ghost’s mortal past. But we’re back on that train, and it’s good to be learning more about the housemates all over again.

Looking back on this issue, it’s actually quite hard to believe how many plots and subplots are up in the air. Given how dramatic several of them have been, it’s probably safe to assume that the next few issues are going to be intense moments for Daphne, and for the ghosts (well, probably).

Art

Ghosted in L.A. #6 featured some of the artwork fans have come to know and love from this series. Sina Grace may have written this issue, but he also provided some of the artwork as well. He worked alongside Siobhan Keenan for the artwork. Cathy Le was the one responsible for the colors, while DC Hopkins stepped up for the lettering.

The complex plot is perfectly supported by this style. For the most part, the colors are bright and cheerful. Though there is one noted exception—the flashback is startlingly somber in comparison. And honestly? That fits.

The expressions in Ghosted in L.A. #6 are another highlight. Daphne, her best friend, and the newest ghostly addition all get several moments to shine. And they run the gambit from happy, to trouble, and even touch upon mischievous at times (you can probably guess who that one was).

Conclusion

Ghosted in L.A. #6 was another intriguing addition to this story. It feels like we’re slowly learning about this house and the ghosts stuck in it. And yet, there’s clearly so much more to this story. Here’s hoping that Daphne starts getting us some answers soon.


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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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