You are all in for a spine-tingling treat with the BOOM! Studios comic series, Ghostlore. Its unique premise of ghosts telling their own stories is a refreshing take on the traditional ghost story genre.
The story centers around Lucas and Harmony Agate, who have an unusual ability to see and communicate with the dead after surviving a fatal accident. As they journey through a haunted land, they encounter a myriad of spirits, each with their own stories to tell. The intriguing premise of ghosts as the narrators of their own stories sets this series apart from other horror comics and keeps readers on the edge of their seats.
What makes Ghostlore special is the talented team behind it. Accomplished writer Cullen Bunn brings his expertise in crafting chilling horror stories to the table, while artist Leomacs‘s stunning visuals bring the ghostly world of Ghostlore to life. The series also features guest artists such as Brian Hurtt, Danny Luckert, Vanesa R. Del Rey, and Jonas Scharf, who provide their unique takes on the eerie atmosphere of the series.
One of the standout aspects of Ghostlore is its attention to backstory and character development. Bunn takes the time to flesh out the Agate family, their complicated relationship, and their backstory, creating an emotional connection between readers and the characters. Moreover, the ghosts they encounter are not just one-dimensional spooks; they’re complex characters with their own agendas and motivations, making the world of Ghostlore all the more intriguing.
The art in Ghostlore is nothing short of magnificent. Leomacs’s intricate and haunting illustrations create a world that is simultaneously beautiful and terrifying. The color palette adds to the eerie atmosphere, creating a sense of dread and unease that is palpable on every page. The guest artists’ contributions are also noteworthy, as they provide their unique styles to create a diverse visual landscape.
Ghostlore is a must-read for horror fans looking for a fresh take on the genre. Its unique premise, talented team, attention to character development, and stunning artwork make it a standout comic series. Cullen Bunn, Leomacs, and the guest artists have created a haunting world that will keep you up at night.
The collected edition of the first four issues of the series hits local comic shops on November 8, 2023 and bookstores everywhere on November 14.
This review is a Feature Review during the Capes and Tights Horror Week 2023.