Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Graphic Novel/Horror
Length: 144 pages
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: December 17, 2013
Stand Alone or Series: 1st volume in the Ghosted TP series
Rating: 3/5 stars
“Jackson T. Winters is one of the greatest criminal masterminds to ever live…except he’s rotting in jail after his last, doomed score. But when a filthy rich collector breaks him out, he’s tasked with putting together an elite team of paranormal experts to do the impossible: Steal a ghost from a haunted house of horrors!”
I got this book because the description of it as Ocean’s 11 meets ghost hunters intrigued me. This ended up being an okay book that is very much like a supernatural Oceans 11. It wasn’t bad, but I wasn’t all that engaged in the story and/or characters.
This is very much a horror story; there is a lot of death, violence, and blood. There are some fun creepy scenes as well and the story takes some nice twisting turns.
The illustration is okay but not great. It was easy to tell what was going on and I enjoyed that it was in full color. I thought the detail was a bit light in some scenes and also thought that the perspective that the characters faces were drawn in was a bit off sometimes. Additionally there wasn’t a lot of emotion portrayed in the characters’ faces.
The story is wrapped up pretty thoroughly so I am kind of struggling to see where it will go from here. I am sure it would be easy to make the lead character have future adventures with ghosts in a different setting, but as a I said…they leave him at a place that’s pretty wrapped up.
Overall this was an okay graphic novel. For those who enjoy gory horror novels with a twist you might like this. I personally just thought that the story, characters, and illustration was just okay and don’t plan on reading more of the Ghosted graphic novels.