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Ghostlore #2 – Sins Of The Past Haunt The Present

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Ghostlore #2 – Cullen Bunn, Leomacs, Jason Wordie, Ed Dukeshire and Danny Luckert (Boom! Studios)

GHOSTLORE #2BOOM! STUDIOS

Creative Team: Cullen Bunn, Leomacs, Jason Wordie, Ed Dukeshire and Danny Luckert

Welcome to an all new edition of Parlay Points, the comic book review blog of the ODPH Podcast!

For this entry, we’re following along the latest hit horror series from Cullen Bunn as the family dynamic of the Agates seems to have a paranormal problem. Ghostlore #2 from Cullen Bunn, Leomacs, Jason Wordie, Ed Dukeshire and Danny Luckert via BOOM! Studios, invites readers to follow at their own risk, into the unknown dangers waiting. Let’s take a closer look and see how this issue fares, shall we?

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*** POSSIBLE SPOILER WARNING ***

Ghostlore #2 – Cullen Bunn, Leomacs, Jason Wordie, Ed Dukeshire and Danny Luckert (Boom! Studios)

One fateful night has changed the Agate family forever. When leaving church, Pastor Lucas Agate, his wife Emily, and his quiet son Chris, are involved in a car accident when his daughter Harmony swerves from a boy standing in the middle of the road.

The car crashes into a tree. After the crash, Harmony is convinced someone is in the road, but her father doesn’t believe it. Chris emerges from his silence and starts speaking about what Harmony is seeing. Chris’s story talks of a child who turned into a monster after some young boys bullied her. Chris swears never to speak a word, even when the boys are killed. With a small community rocked, the parishioners of Pastor Lucas’s church start losing faith.

The Puzzle Of Chris

Chris’s story is puzzling to his dad but it sinks in that this isn’t Chris, but his spirit as he and Emily were killed in the crash. Once confessing, Chris can finally rest with Harmony now carrying the weight of his guilt. Surrounding the car are more ghosts who want their story heard to gain peace.

This issue jumps in with Lucas and Harmony coming to grips with what has happened. The scenes are cold and reflecting of the loss they’ve endured. Leaving the house in silence, Harmony sets out for some errands. Lucas is still waking up when he’s approached by a spirit wanting to talk.

With Harmony gone, what happens when it’s Lucas now talking with the spirit? What story do they have to tell? Readers watch with chills as the spirit confesses their tale. With a new dynamic in play, will things go smoothly or crash and burn? The final act leaves nothing behind as it closes this chapter definitively while featuring a final panel that adds more to the mystery at hand.

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Story Review

Ghostlore #2 – Cullen Bunn, Leomacs, Jason Wordie, Ed Dukeshire and Danny Luckert (Boom! Studios)

Bunn role reverses from last issue’s fallout with Lucas stepping into the ghost conversation. The opening moments give the readers a sense of how things have weighed down the family with no real sense of improvement. The ghost appearance made for an interesting dynamic as Lucas fills in for Harmony.

Its’ story is arguably the strongest pint of the book as the ethics behind it leave much to be figured out. The results show that nothing is “normal” about how these meetings are conducted. Bunn filters in Lucas’ anger with a newfound layer into his character. The closing will catch readers off-guard but makes for more drama as the story progress into the following issue.

Artwork Overview

Art duties are split again with Leomacs taking the main timeline and Luckert stepping in for the flashback story. This is a winning formula as the story comes across to readers as truly told thru the spirit’s eyes. Luckert’s visuals bring the emotional backstory into the spotlight. It wastes little time in creating the sense of fear haunting the ghost and the burden now on their shoulders.

Leomacs makes the opening scenes click with no words uttered. It’s only body language that the readers can cypher. The panels speak volumes on how things are deteriorated between Lucas and Harmony. It’s countered with some truly horrific imagery stemming from the ghost story. The closing panel is very subtle but is sure to set the Agate family into another tailspin before it’s all said and done.

FINAL POINT: 8 OUT OF 10

The supernatural hold on the Agate family becomes tighter as the pressure mounts in the latest chapter from Bunn and Leomacs. Strong imagery raises the frightening tale being constructed into new heights. Don’t miss checking this book out on New Comic Book Day.

Hit me up on ODPH social media and let me know what you thought of Ghostlore #2. Thanks for reading Parlay Points on Nerd Initiative.

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Ken M.
Ken M.https://odphpodcast.com/
Executive Producer/Host of the ODPH (Ocho Duro Parlay Hour) Podcast. Ken is also Nerd Initiative's Comics Editor-In-Chief/Brand Advisor and host of "Turn A Page". Ken is also a freelance Pro Wrestling Blogger and an all around fan of Sports, Movies Tv, Comics and Pro Wrestling

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