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Jun 27, Wing Kee rated it liked it. An oxymoronic book. World: The art is good, there is Hughes as yucky as he sometimes is which you know you are going to get gorgeous looking women. That being said I found that art to be a bit much at times in terms of the sexualization. The world building i 2.
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There is little info dumping other than the huge amount of narration we get, we mostly see the world through Ghosts eyes. Story: Here is where the oxymoron starts or the diverging messages of the book. I love feminist books, I love me some Bitch Planet and some strong female characters in modern comics like Kamala and Babs and Giant Days so when this book started off with a large dose of feminism I was taken aback and quite surprised. The characters suffer a bit from the choppy writing though.
I like this first book, it had enough to keep me interested and the world itself is quite fun, but the art and the message of the book is still irking me a bit. Add to that there are huge chunks of inner monologuing found here.
Onward to the next book! Nov 16, John rated it did not like it Shelves: abandoned-unfinished , graphic-novels.
What a horrible comic! It made my brain hurt and my soul feel icky. This tries to be a discourse on male sexual abuse of women but it turns out to be not just anti-male but anti-human. All the characters here, including our heroine, are completely unlikable and act like morons. Also the story gets lost in seemingly endless and poi I enjoyed Kelly Sue DeConnick's recent reboot of this character, so I thought I'd try reading the original series.
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Aug 28, Kayle rated it it was ok. The pencil, inking, coloring, and lettering are all incredibly lovely. But the story is relentlessly man-hating to the point where it made me roll my eyes more than once. I appreciate the effort here to outline women's oppression, but this was just tiresome. Jan 09, Marc Jentzsch rated it liked it Shelves: noir , pulp , superhero. So I'm very torn on this book and this review applies to all of the Omnibuses, I remember picking up the very first issues of this back in the early 90s and this was the one character book that really jumped out at me, and not just for the obvious aesthetic reasons.
She was the most compelling and felt the most original, particularly when placed alongside those released around her: Barb Wire and X. The book itself has a laudable goal or so it seems without actually knowing Luke's intentio So I'm very torn on this book and this review applies to all of the Omnibuses, The book itself has a laudable goal or so it seems without actually knowing Luke's intentions : to open the eyes of its readers to the treatment of women in the real world as well as on the page, tackling their objectification, the violence perpetrated against them, the way men don't see it and often end up contributing to it without realizing that they are.
All while also being a superhero book. For many readers, though, these stories could be betrayed by the fact that the main character is herself objectified by the writer and artist, though I got the distinct impression that was on purpose, as part of the message.
And it worked. You could look past the message if you wanted and just enjoy the stories if you wanted, but there were broader, deeper messages there if you decided to pay attention arguably some couldn't be missed. It could be a bit preachy, ham-fisted, and at times it seemed to betray its own message. I don't think that detracts from what I see as the ambitious goal of the series, however. Most of it is very much early to mid 90s art, and it's not quite up to modern standards to the point where a lot of what is intended to be sexy is laughably stupid-looking or just plain uncomfortable , but for a young comic company branching out into superheroes, it was a good start, even if upstaged by Image at the time.
Ghost is adventurous and fun, but seems like it remains a love-or-hate proposition for most readers. There is no guarantee how you'll react either as a feminist or an MRA or anything in between. Whether it succeeds probably depends largely on the reader. Aug 28, C. Varn rated it liked it.
This is such a mixed comic book, and it is not as good as I remember. Launching its Heroes originally, with a tinge of hubris, World's Greatest Comics , Dark Horse moved away purely from indie titles The Mask, Grendel and franchise comics Predator, Terminator, etc and into competition with super hero comics.
This created Barbed Wire, X, and Ghost. Ghost was one of the more original: a t This is such a mixed comic book, and it is not as good as I remember. Ghost was one of the more original: a take on objectifying women that seemed to be aware that it was guilty of what it is critiquing. A superhero who was primarily dead, and villains who were primarily misogynistic. Yet it for its meta-quality, and its original premise, it was hampered by lack of world developed and seeming random overlaps with other titles in the Dark Horse Heroes line.
Ghost's premise has sparks of brilliance and the art is sometimes quite good, but the actual plotting gets convoluted. Outside of Elisa Cameron--and perhaps a lesser degree her sister Margo--character motivations are completely lacking, especially for the villains. The backstory has hints of the profundity of an after-school-special from the time period. The cross-overs with X and Barbed Wire often don't make sense, and many of the plotlines end in dues ex machinas or a lack of coherent rules for the character.
It also feels very dated too much early and mids tropes , and while its exploration of female objectification seems sincere, the character also doesn't really feel like a formerly living woman. It other words, you can tell it is was written by a male writer. Overall, it was ambitious and different: it's relaunch does much more with the premise in a mature matter.
It is, however, in main, enjoyable like a B-movie that has ambition beyond its execution. If you enjoyed when you read it as a kid, read it again with adult eyes. You will probably find parts of it laughably bad, but there are a few flashes in it that make it enjoyable by the end.
Apr 29, Steph Myers rated it did not like it Shelves: abuse , bloody , ghosts , suspense , graphic-novel-comic. I'm actually surprised this has such a collective high rating. I found it in some parts laughably stereotypical. The story would be fine women wakes dead, inexplicably angry and wants to find her killer - great premise , but they have pulled in every dorked-up misogynistic stereotype possible to fill the pages.
The main character's anger at the woman-haters may be a part of the mystery, but her overdone, noir mental dialogue is sadly lacking in intellect and most of the time she and her sister I'm actually surprised this has such a collective high rating. The main character's anger at the woman-haters may be a part of the mystery, but her overdone, noir mental dialogue is sadly lacking in intellect and most of the time she and her sister are weak weak weak. Written by men for men. Maybe that's why the rating is high. Guess I answered my own question. Graphically, it was OK. Jun 12, Jessi rated it it was ok Shelves: comics.
I was drawn in by the art nouveau style of the cover artwork.
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The story is fast-paced and well written because otherwise I wouldn't have read all of it. I appreciate that the writers tried to make a complex female character, and I enjoyed that aspect of the book, but I thought its approach to sexuality and rape were really quite ham-fisted and depressing. Having big tits isn't a super-power to be used against men, her lack of autonomy made me quite fed up. I just couldn't get past the fact that it I was drawn in by the art nouveau style of the cover artwork. I just couldn't get past the fact that it felt like I was reading somebody's well-illustrated masturbation fodder.
Also the title font is kinda ugly. May 26, Stephen rated it liked it Shelves: 3-star , comics. This tries to say something about feminism, but like most female empowerment books written by dudes, it looses itself almost immediately in some sort of fetishistic dominatrix fantasy stuff that undermines the whole thing.
I gave it three stars because the story is interesting and the art is good. Dec 23, Audrey Hacker rated it liked it Shelves: comic , fiction. This book was v "wow we are feminist!! Feb 04, Gabriel Mero rated it it was amazing. Ghost was always one of my favorite comic book series as a kid, though I only had a couple of issues. I loved the dark subject matter and that instead of a stereotypical male superhero, we were presented with a strong, if conflicted, female hero. Why I was allowed to read these at such a a young age, I don't know, but finally reading this omnibus as an adult, the story holds up to my fond memories of it.
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At last, I see the whole arc, and it makes so much more sense. Elisa is definitely more man- Ghost was always one of my favorite comic book series as a kid, though I only had a couple of issues. Elisa is definitely more man-hating than I recall, but as the story unfolds she becomes softer and sees the error of her ways. The artworks was really good and I particularly loved the grit it portrayed. My main criticism is that there was such a build up to the whole Dr.
October character and her true identity, and in this omnibus, that wasn't dealt with. She was introduced and killed off rather quickly.
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I'm hoping that she will reappear again further down the line, otherwise it would be a waste of what could potentially be an excellent character. I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my copy of Vol 2 so that I can delve even deeper into this complex, engaging series. Nov 11, Quentin Wallace rated it liked it. This was one of the few Dark Horse heroes to get a more lengthy solo series.
I think Ghost probably had more issues published than any of the other Dark Horse Heroes for that matter. So while it's easy to dismiss this as another book in the "Bad Girl" craze, and it does have elements of that, it's really much different. A woman is murdered and her Ghost returns to hunt down her killers. The problem being she remembers nothing of her past life and has to start from scratch.
There's sexy art, but This was one of the few Dark Horse heroes to get a more lengthy solo series. There's sexy art, but it's rarely over the top. In general this is solid but considering there are 5 omnibus volumes in the series this is just the beginning. Apr 29, Lissibith rated it liked it Shelves: comic-trades , paranormal. Ghost is a weird book for me. I am having trouble deciding even what I think about it.
Parts of it were visually lovely and as a character, I really like Elisa. But at times it felt awkward to read, and some of that wasn't alleviated, if it was, until the very end. Ghost is about a woman who wakes up dead. Danny Ketch returns to lead character status in Ghost Rider 51, while Blaze continues to his own self-titled series. Blaze ends with issue 12, but Blaze continues to appear in the next arc of Ghost Rider. GR Not collected. Blaze appears next in Crossroads, below. Crossroads is effectively an annual and comes between The minus one issue was released between , but the story falls before either Blaze or Ketch was Ghost Rider.
Weirdly, 94 was never released when the series originally concluded in February , and was eventually released in along with a reprint of There is no in-story explanation of how he is once again the Ghost Rider.
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