Friday, May 31, 2013

Straight Forward Reviews: Ghost Town # 2

Here's another edition of Straight Forward Reviews. This time I'm looking at the second issue of Action Lab Danger Zone's Ghost Town. Like with Jirni I had also read issue 1 and was ready to review it. Anyway I guess better late than never.

Review by Jeremias de Leon


This issue goes into the lives of the people affected by the actions taken by the terrorists from the 1st issue. The writing is fantastic, especially the dialog. It goes into different characters lives and each of them act and speak like believable humans.

The messenger boy and the drug lord have different stories and are affected by the events that turned D.C into a ghost town differently. But both are totally engaging. Not only are they engaging but they're interesting since they're both very different kinds of people. One is someone who's trying to help people and of course the other being a criminal is robbing stores and the like. Seeing the two stories side by side really opens up the narrative and lets you see the world of Ghost Town for what it is, and not just as one person sees it.


The art is well done.  It's a bit of a mix between cartoon like art and a more detailed painting. Considering the story where it's set in Washington D.C and everything is more or less realistic but with some science fiction elements like time travel the art style does a perfect job of reflecting the story.


This is a great story about intriguing characters and a clever time traveling idea. No super heroes, no outlandish action sequences (there is good action still though) and no thin storytelling. It's well paced,and well written. You will get sucked into it I'm sure. This is a fine example of good storytelling. Pick this up and tell all your friends to do the same. Or rather pick the 1st issue and this up and tell your friends. You'll kick yourself for missing this story. I give Ghost Town issue 2 a 9 out of 10.

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