Reading Level: Young Adult
Length: 96 pages
Publisher: Dark Horse Originals
Release Date: July 27, 2010
Stand Alone or Series: 1st book in the Brody’s Ghost series
Source: Swapped through Paperbackswap.com
Rating: 4/5 stars
This was a well done little graphic novel that has an engaging and interesting story and decent artwork. I ended up enjoying it more than I expected.
Brody is trying to make some quick cash on the street when a ghost appears before him. He hopes that she is just an illusion, but nope…just his luck…he is one of the few people who can see ghosts. This teenage girl ghost, Talia, wants Brody’s help in tracking down a dangerous killer, however Brody lacks the spiritual training needed to do so. In hopes of remedying this Talia finds Brody a teacher in the form of an old samurai ghost.
This story was engaging and the illustration was well done. I ended up enjoying both Brody and Talia and am very curious about the ghostly samurai teacher introduced toward the end of the book.
The story is pretty short, but it was well written and I am curious as to what happens next.
Overall this was a well done graphic novel. The story is engaging, the characters are intriguing, and I am eager to see what happens next. I enjoyed the illustration style as well. I would recommend to fans of Jeff Smith and Kazu Kibuishi graphic novels.