I could tell there was something particularly special about this series from the moment I looked at the cover. There’s something about the drawing style, the dialogue, and maybe just something about the persona of Eliza that makes Ghost totally captivating.
Eliza, our ghost, from the start transmits her personal pain upon you, the reader, so successfully you cannot help but feel totally empathetic. Truly all the praise and glory for that goes to writer Kelly Sue Deconnick. Also, cannot neglect to mention the beauty in the artwork done by Phil Noto. While doing further research on this series it is evident that Noto is the perfect artist because he keeps true to depicting Eliza as mesmerizing as she’s always been. At the beginning of this issue, Eliza talks about Athena and her birth story, but with an interesting twist that entwines with how Eliza expresses the pain she is in. While there is a fair amount of dialogue this is a very personal issue, very centralized on Eliza’s thoughts, which are persistent on finding out who she was before she died and who made her this way.
The other part of the story takes us to Dr. Linda October who’s inflicting some form of extermination on a soon to be former employee who crossed her, while simultaneously, causing a transformation/outburst of Eliza’s behalf. The result makes it pretty evident that Tommy and Vaughn, the two men who resurrected her from her grave for their paranormal television show, are just as focused as to unraveling the mystery about Eliza and will be hanging by her side through thick and thin. Vaughn is even taking initiative and has a destination in mind for the trio.
Although, with a turn of the page it is worrisome if said destination is a good idea for the crew…but we just have to wait I guess! 5 out of 5! Storytelling delivered like this from Deconnick and Noto doesn’t deserve anything less!
Story: Kelly Sue Deconnick & Phil Noto
Art: Phil Noto