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Review – Ghosted in L.A. #7 (BOOM! Studios)

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Ghosted in L.A. #7

Writer: Sina Grace
Artists: Siobhan Keenan and Sina Grace
Colorist: Cathy Le
Letterer: DC Hopkins
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Maturity Rating: Not Rated
Release Date: January 15th, 2020

Ghosted in L.A. #7 is a heavily character-driven arc, with plots weaving in and out. Daphne’s home may be full of ghosts, but that certainly isn’t keeping the drama at bay.

 

The Haunting Past in Ghosted in L.A. #7

Ghosted in L.A. #7 is another emotionally charged issue, full of character development and twists. In short, it’s exactly what we fans have been hoping for. After all, it’s not every day you get to read about a college student living with a bunch of ghosts. While Daphne’s predicament is out of the ordinary (to put it mildly), there has always been something very human about this series. Perhaps that’s because each and every one of the ghosts has their own unique personality and charm.

Admittedly, the sheer level of drama doesn’t hurt, either. Daphne is one of those people born to getting herself into trouble, and that has made her journey all the more interesting for the readers. But that is just part of the reason why this series has been so worth reading.

Writing

Ghosted in L.A. #7 (BOOM! Studios) cover A by Siobhan Keenan
Ghosted in L.A. #7 (BOOM! Studios) cover A by Siobhan Keenan

Sina Grace has done it once again. Ghosted in L.A. #7 is a brilliant issue, one full of plots on top of subplots, with secondary elements woven in throughout. It’s shocking how complex this series has become. Then again, each character introduced brings with them their own issues, so it also makes so much sense.

As with most of the series so far, this issue starts off with a flashback. Once again, we’re given the opportunity to learn a bit more about our resident ghosts. You can probably guess who got the most attention this time around—but it was fitting.

Some of the secondary plots were a bit more surprising. It’ll be interesting to see where they lead in the long run—because it’s clear that they’re going to cause some level of havoc before it’s all said and done.

It feels like the plots are starting to converge, even while more elements and risks are being introduced. This is a perfect example of how complex storytelling can be blended with character development and interaction. It’s without a doubt the highlight of this series, and one of the reasons I keep coming back for more.

Art

Ghosted in L.A. #7 is full of bright ghosts and characters to go alongside that mixture of plot and development. I’ve always loved the way ghosts are portrayed in this series, and this issue is no exception. There are a few scenes in particular where this effect was put to especially good use—but I won’t spoil it by going into too much detail.

Siobhan Keenan was the lead artist for this issue, with help from Sina Grace. Together they developed a cohesive world, one in which our characters were free to express themselves. The sheer number of unique and easily identifiable characters is actually quite impressive—especially given how many of them are not among the living.

Cathy Le was the colorist, and she’s responsible for that color palette I’ve gushed about in the past. Her colors are so soothing and ethereal; they take the entire plot to a whole new level. Her ghosts are obvious in nature, and yet it feels like they’ve been enhanced as well.

DC Hopkins was the letterer for this project, and you can see their solid understanding strewn throughout the pages. There was a decent amount of vocalization in this issue, and their work made it all flow so smoothly from page to page.

Conclusion

Ghosted in L.A. #7 was another fun and enthralling read. The complex characters have made this series something truly standout. And I, for one, am very much looking forward to seeing what the big reveal will be in the next issue.


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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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