Review - Ghost #3

The secrets of the ghost are revealed! Well, not all of them, but enough to pique your interest in Ghost #3 from Dark Horse Comics.

The issue is written by Kelly Sue DeConnick, illustrated by Phil Noto, colored by Lee Loughridge and lettered by Richard Starkings and Comicraft.

Elisa Cameron is a woman who remembers who she is. That's extremely useful when you're a ghost focused on finding your killer and getting your revenge for being killed. She's gotten some help from Tommy and the duo have managed to steal some files from Dr. Linda October's lab. Dr. October isn't as upset with that act as she is with Mayor Bobby Chambers, making a play to get what she wants.

DeConnick really brought things full-circle with this issue, making sure that the all the characters involved are put into place in ways that make sense. For instance, the ending panel shows how Elisa ended up looking like the Ghost that she does and it's a plausible scenario. Further, is hellbent on getting vengeance of her own, taking advantage of a down Vaughn.

Vaughn isn't just someone who's a convenient pawn for the sake of the story. In fact, he's put into his role in a sensible manner and his current plight also advances the plot forward. Character placement like that really keeps the narrative tight and cohesive and ensures that the story being told is intriguing and fascinating.

Noto continues to impress with the art. He's given a few full-page panel layouts that are very alluring and excels with facial detail. The characters really show their emotion perfectly thanks to that detail, really hitting home whatever that character is feeling at the moment. The colors are somewhat muted, adding to the general atmosphere of the book.

There's only one issue left and it's being poised to end well. DeConnick hasn't made a story about a ghost seeking vengeance too outlandish, while Noto adds a certain joviality to the emotion in the characters. It's a combination that comes together splendidly and has made for a solid series so far.

Ghost #3 is available now with interiors below.