Ghost, or Elisa to her friends, is currently adjusting to her not quite mortal state and attempting to uncover her past and what exactly happened before she became a not-so-corporeal crime fighter. A local late night horror-movie host, Von Ghastly, has been on for ages but after a change in his persona the gore and violence is starting to take on a more menacing form of public-access fare. After posing as a reporter, Elisa gets into the local station to confront Von Ghastly. She is used to fighting demons, and most of the local city goons, but there’s something making Von Ghastly a dangerous foe. With the help of her friends and ghost hunting techniques, Ghost has to find a way to stop Von Ghastly before he opens a doorway to hell.
So Kelly Sue Deconick may have left Ghost, but the strength she set up for Elisa remains. The character makes mistakes and is a complicated woman/ghost/thing. I can’t help but love the story as I have a deep love for late night public-access horror hosts. Von Ghastly is a combination clown and vampire wannabee. There were brief moments while reading where I contemplated how to convince my significant other to cosplay him.
If you’re an avid reader and don’t want to wait to read Ghost issue by issue, I highly recommend picking up Ghost Volume #3: Into the Wilderness. It is now available from Dark Horse Comics.