Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art by Phil Noto
Letters by Richard Starkings and Comicraft
Covers by Phil Noto & Alex Ross
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: October 24, 2012
Cover Price: $2.99
Kelly Sue DeConnick is, needless to say, a fantastic writer. I just don’t know if Ghost was right for her. You’d think it would be a no-brainer. A woman who’s great at writing strong female leads should be the perfect fit, right? Unfortunately, she doesn’t quite hit the mark with this issue.
First off, for a first issue, it’s not really a great jumping on point. It feels like you’re coming in during the middle of a story. Beyond that, the dialogue is entertaining and the characters are fun. I just wish it was more of an introduction than it is.
Art wise, it’s Phil Noto. C’mon, you really can’t get better than that. It’s gorgeous, crisp, clean and all around fantastic. It’s classic Phil Noto and that’s exactly what this book needs. He brings real life into ‘talking head’ pages. Again, it’s a great looking book and I would recommend picking it up based solely on the artwork.
Ghost #1 is a REALLY pretty book to look at. I just wish that the story was as great as the art. What should’ve been a triumphant return of one of Dark Horse‘s most interesting original characters falls a little flat. If you look at it on paper, you have a good writer, a good artist and that should make this a really good comic. But, it misses its mark a little bit and that’s a tad disappointing. Hopefully the story picks up next issue and the art stays as good as it’s been.