Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Review- GHOST COP

GHOST COP (Antarctic Press, 2014; Softcover)
Collects Ghost Cop Nos. 1-3 (cover dates September- December, 2013)
Writers: Justin Boyd and V.J. Boyd
Artist: Christian Dibari
Colorist: Michael Spicer

Ghost Cop is a tale of a noir-type cop named Tom Fraley who was murdered by a serial killer in 1947. He doesn't move on to the afterlife, though, and ends up helping out a detective in the present day when the killings start again by the same guy. The only people who can see Fraley are those who have murdered somebody before. Lots of ghost and occult stuff combined with police detective and crime/noir overtones. This is enjoyable enough, even if the art and coloring are not top notch.
Junk Food For Thought rating: 2.75 out of 5.

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The OCD zone- Oh for chrissakes...the issue covers are not collected here, nor is there any mention which issues are collected, nor are the creator credits provided. There are plenty of ads for other Antarctic Press books, though. One of them shows a small ad for this book, where it lists the issues collected as well as a MSRP of $9.99. Too bad the actual book carries a $14.99 MSRP.
The spine does not have the book title on it. -10% enjoyment on The ShawScale©®.
DVD-style Extras included in this book: Extras? I would have been content with the basics, like creator credits and issue covers.
Paper rating: 4.25 out of 5. Decent weight glossy coated stock.
Binding rating: 4 out of 5. Perfect bound trade paperback.
Cardstock cover coating rating: 5 out of 5. Waxlike lamination. The cover is a bit thin. This, coupled with the thin nature of the book, allow this to read like a thick periodical, which is kind of cool.


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