Ghosted in L.A. #6 Review

by Nathan Koffler on December 04, 2019

Writer: Sina Grace
Artist: Siobhan Keenan and Sina Grace
Colorist: Cathy Le
Letterer: DC Hopkins
Publisher: Boom! Studios

Ghosted in L.A. #6 added quite a bit of fun drama to the already dramatic story we’ve been reading so far. This series continues to be either hit or miss for me and I’m happy to say this sixth issue hits. 

One of the things that keeps me from enjoying some of the issues in this series is the attempt to make the story relatable. I think that being able to relate is very important, but there are times when this series feels like it is trying harder to appeal to a younger audience than telling a good story. But this week’s issue didn’t seem to have this problem, and if it did, the juicy drama got in the way of me noticing it, which is probably the best way to achieve that. 

Now one of the things that keeps me hooked on this series is the drama, plain and simple. The drama is so much fun because sometimes the drama seems so unnecessary and that is entertaining to me. There are times when I don’t even fully understand why everyone seems to have some sort of issue with everyone else, and in that way, Sina Grace does make it quite relatable to young people. 

The situations in Ghosted in L.A. are also very cliche, but this doesn’t seem to hurt the story. I think that its predictability helps add charm to the series and definitely makes the story enjoyable without being too heavy. The series is truly a dramedy as it continues to be humorous and light-hearted while also being stuffed with drama. 

All of these things are highlighted in this sixth issue, which also uses much of the issue to further introduce Zola, the dead musician who is now also trapped at Rycroft Manor. I immediately like her a lot because she’s fun and tough and not afraid to ask questions. This also benefits us readers because I believe we are starting to get some answers for ourselves. 

Siobhan Keenan continues to illustrate one of my favorite looking ongoing series. I am in love with the way every single character and situation looks. There’s a realness to it, yet Keenan also highlights the fantasy of the situation with their artwork. There’s also an interesting amount of color in the issue, with the background color sometimes changing in every panel. This coloring, done by Cathy Le, further makes the comic interesting to read because everything is constantly popping off of the pages. 

Ghosted in L.A. provides us with a dramatic and entertaining issue this month that sparks new questions about things going on in Daphne’s life and at Rycroft Manor.

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