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Preview: Ghosted in L.A. #9

Ghosted in L.A. #9

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Sina Grace
Artist: Siobhan Keenan
Colorist: Cathy Le and Jeremy Lawson
Letterer: DC Hopkins
Cover Artists:
 
    Main Cover: Siobhan Keenan
    Variant Cover: Sina Grace
Price: $3.99

The ghosts of Rycroft Manor must come face to face with their own mortality… so to speak. With Shirley ready to move to the Great Beyond, the other ghosts are reeling from the emotional fallout. And Daphne has to decide whether she is ready to move on herself, in a slightly less permanent way.

Ghosted in L.A. #9

Preview: Ghosted in L.A. #8

Ghosted in L.A. #8

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Sina Grace
Artist: Siobhan Keenan
Colorist: Cathy Le
Letterer: DC Hopkins
Cover Artists:
      Main Cover:
Siobhan Keenan
    Variant Cover: Sina Grace
Price: $3.99

There is some roommate vs roommate drama at Rycroft Manor, and Daphne is right in the middle of it! Though, she did put herself in the middle of it. She’s really only here because of her crush on the newest Rycroft ghost. What will the drama mean for the Manor, and Daphne’s place in it?

Ghosted in L.A. #8

Ghosts vs Humans in Ghosted in LA #8

BOOM! Studios revealed a first look at Ghosted in LA #8, the newest issue in the new original comic book series from GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer Sina Grace, artist Siobhan Keenan, colorist Cathy Le, and letterer DC Hopkins about figuring out your life – and your afterlife – in Los Angeles, available in stores February 12, 2020.

There’s life and love drama brewing at Rycroft Manor, and Daphne is right in the middle of it! Though, to be fair, she did put herself there. And let’s be honest, she’s really only here because of her crush on the newest Rycroft ghost. What will the drama mean for the Manor, and is it finally time for some of the residents to move on with their lives … or deaths?!

Ghosted in LA #8 features a main cover by series artist Siobhan Keenan and a variant cover by series writer Sina Grace.

Ghosted in LA #8

Preview: Ghosted in L.A. #7

Ghosted in L.A. #7

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Sina Grace
Artist: Siobhan Keenan
Colorist: Cathy Le
Letterer: DC Hopkins
Cover Artists:
 
    Main Cover: Siobhan Keenan
    Variant Cover: Sina Grace
Price: $3.99

The one condition of Daphne’s residency at the Rycroft Manor—no one can find out about the ghosts. So far, Daphne is crushing it. Only, like, four people have found out. It’s fine! Except, maybe not, because the most recent person to find out is her ultra-religious former roommate, who knows too much about exorcism for comfort.

Ghosted in L.A. #7

Preview: Ghosted in L.A. #6

Ghosted in L.A. #6

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Sina Grace
Artist: Siobhan Keenan
Colorist: Cathy Le
Letterer:  DC Hopkins
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover: Siobhan Keenan
    Variant Cover: Sina Grace
Price:
$3.99

It’s never a good thing when your ex has a crush on your roommate. It’s awkward enough that the part where Daphne’s roommates are all ghosts isn’t even the weirdest part of the situation. Daphne is about to learn that personal drama doesn’t stop when your heart does.

Ghosted in L.A. #6

There’s a Shocking New Ghost in Ghosted in LA #5

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Ghosted in LA #5, the newest issue in the new original comic book series from GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer Sina Grace and artist Siobhan Keenan about figuring out your love life – and your afterlife – in Los Angeles, available in stores November 13, 2019.

Daphne gets the shock of her life when famous musician Zola Tesla shows up as a ghost at Rycroft Manor the day after the terrifying Maurice gets vanished into the ether by head ghost Agyness! But will she get over her celebrity crush long enough to approach the glamorous Zola and bring her out of her post-mortem funk? And don’t forget the humans in her life—Daphne’s high school best friend is in LA for a surprise visit and her ex-boyfriend Ronnie seems to be getting awfully close to the ghostly Bernard . . . can ghosts and humans find love in a hopeless place? 

Ghosted in LA #5 features a main cover by series artist Siobhan Keenan and a variant cover by series writer Sina Grace.

Ghosted in LA #5

Preview: Ghosted In L.A. #4

Ghosted In L.A. #4

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Sina Grace
Artist: Siobhan Keenan
Colorist: Cathy Le
Letterer: DC Hopkins
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover: Siobhan Keenan
    Variant Cover: Sina Grace
Price: $3.99

A standard fight between roommates gets complicated when it involves the undead. With all the ghosts in the Manor choosing sides, will Daphne ever be truly at home here?

Ghosted In L.A. #4

Preview: Ghosted in L.A. #3

Ghosted in L.A. #3

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Sina Grace
Artist: Siobhan Keenan
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover: Siobhan Keenan
     Variant Cover: Sina Grace
Colorist: Cathy Le
Letterer: DC Hopkins
Price:
$3.99

As if living with ghosts weren’t enough of a problem, Daphne has personal drama she never expected. The jerk of an ex who dumped her? Turns out, not a jerk, because when he said “It’s not you, it’s me,” he really meant “I think I might be gay, and you’re not my type.” So now Daphne has to be a supportive friend, get over a long term relationship, and keep her undead roommate from hitting on her ex.

Ghosted in L.A. #3

Preview: Ghosted in L.A. #2

Ghosted in L.A. #2

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Sina Grace
Artist: Siobhan Keenan
Colorist: Cathy Le
Letterer: DC Hopkins
Cover Artists:  
     Main Cover:
Siobhan Keenan
     Variant Cover: Sina Grace
Price: $3.99

Daphne settles into her new life as a resident of Rycroft Manor, and the unique challenge of living with ghosts. Pros: they don’t steal her food. Cons: It’s the first date she’s been on since Ronnie, and her roommates keep popping up all over the place. Literally.

Ghosted in L.A. #2

Review: Ghosted in L.A. #1

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Wow, Ghosted in L.A. #1 was incredibly and painfully relatable for me. Like our heroine Daphne, I went to my first year of college thousands of miles away in L.A. I kind of flamed out mostly because I didn’t have a car. And maybe a conservative bible college wasn’t the best choice for a flaming bisexual and progressive. Like Daphne, who found her own otherworldly tribe, I got into comic books, podcasts, and even criticism big time. I don’t have as many regrets as I used of my “lost year” as an Angeleno.

But enough of me. Sina Grace, Siobhan Keenan, and Cathy Le put a cute, wholesome spin on the mysterious, paranormal side of L.A in Ghosted in L.A. #1. The empty mansions, swimming pools, and things that make David Lynch crack a smile. However, we’re seeing this side of L.A. from the POV of a college freshman, Daphne, who is in that critical identity forging stage of her life. She gets her music taste from her (Currently estranged) friend Kristi and her college choice from her (now ex) boyfriend. Daphne is trying to develop her own personality. It’s not working out until she takes a dip in an abandoned pool and then cries against a wall after interacting with the house and pool’s ghostly denizens.

Le uses soft colors to show the weightlessness of Daphne floating. Keenan eases up on the hyperactive facial expressions that drew me into the story for a second to give her a moment of peace. Grace even gives her a “cool” and steady inner dialogue for two panels until the cartoonish facial expressions and anxiety are back with a side of a young ghost woman. Throughout Ghosted in L.A., he has crafted a signature voice for Daphne. She is desperate to fit in and wary to share her feelings, hence, all the text messages saved in drafts.

However, Daphne is no pushover and confronts her boyfriend when he breaks up with him to spend more on “self-discovery”. Cathy Le punctuates her rage with red backgrounds. Sina Grace adds a great line about how she doesn’t like the bicycle he gave her. Letterer DC Hopkins accentuates Grace’s dialogue by making the words in Daphne’s balloons smaller after her douchebag of boyfriend makes his breakup excuse.

Ghosted in L.A.‘s creative team fires on all cylinders in this issue. The book is a wonderful fusion of memorable character designs and facial expressions, well-paced plotting (Daphne discovers the ghosts after she hits rock bottom.), and a protagonist that is easy to connect to. Sina Grace and Siobhan Keenan explore the universal themes of loneliness and belonging through Daphne’s specific trials and tribulations with L.A. and a (mostly) kind family of ghosts as the backdrop. It’s what I want out of a good magical realism story. I can’t wait to learn more about Daphne and the world, no, the community that she has joined in this adorable comic.

Story: Sina Grace Art: Siobhan Keenan with Sina Grace
Colors: Cathy Le Letters: DC Hopkins
Story: 8.9 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.2 Recommendation: Buy

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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