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After his last job, Jackson Winters won his freedom. But even now, he can't put his very real ghosts to rest. News of his reappearance has spread, and there are people who have waited a long time to use his peculiar talents for all the wrong reasons. Collects GHOSTED #6-10. After his last job, Jackson Winters won his freedom. But even now, he can't put his very real ghosts to rest. News of his reappearance has spread, and there are people who have waited a long time to use his peculiar talents for all the wrong reasons. Collects GHOSTED #6-10.


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After his last job, Jackson Winters won his freedom. But even now, he can't put his very real ghosts to rest. News of his reappearance has spread, and there are people who have waited a long time to use his peculiar talents for all the wrong reasons. Collects GHOSTED #6-10. After his last job, Jackson Winters won his freedom. But even now, he can't put his very real ghosts to rest. News of his reappearance has spread, and there are people who have waited a long time to use his peculiar talents for all the wrong reasons. Collects GHOSTED #6-10.

30 review for Ghosted, Vol. 2: Books of the Dead

  1. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    Remember Jackson Winters? Well, this crazy old lady scratching stuff into the wall does... If you liked Haunted Heist, then you might really enjoy this. Books of the Dead picks up Jackson's story a few months after the events of the last book. Jackson and Trick are hiding out on an island, enjoying the payday they got from the last job when the past catches up to them. Well, Jackson's past catches up to them. That damn casino job! *shakes fist* Anyway, he's given a deal by the head honcho of the ca Remember Jackson Winters? Well, this crazy old lady scratching stuff into the wall does... If you liked Haunted Heist, then you might really enjoy this. Books of the Dead picks up Jackson's story a few months after the events of the last book. Jackson and Trick are hiding out on an island, enjoying the payday they got from the last job when the past catches up to them. Well, Jackson's past catches up to them. That damn casino job! *shakes fist* Anyway, he's given a deal by the head honcho of the casino... Rescue a (demon possessed) girl from the clutches of (supernatural?) sex slavers, and they'll be square. Easy-peasy, no? Best thing about this one (to me) was the inclusion of Anderson, as a ghost who is determined to haunt Winters for the rest of his life. Or kill him. And sometimes protect him...because that death just wouldn't be painful enough. You find out more of Jackson's past, including what happened to his casino crew. And you also learn that Anderson isn't the only supernatural force haunting him. Or whatever she's doing... All in all, it's a decent amount of fun, but I don't think I'd recommend you run out and buy this one. If you can borrow it from a friend or the library, though? Yeah, sure check it out!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Crystal Starr Light

    Bullet Review: Ehhhhhhh...I didn't like this one as much as Volume 1. Firstly, I felt the story was convoluted and tossed together like a salad. Then I felt almost like some pages were missing - scenes suddenly skipped ahead, characters suddenly appeared with no intro or movement. I was actually glad when this was over. Bullet Review: Ehhhhhhh...I didn't like this one as much as Volume 1. Firstly, I felt the story was convoluted and tossed together like a salad. Then I felt almost like some pages were missing - scenes suddenly skipped ahead, characters suddenly appeared with no intro or movement. I was actually glad when this was over.

  3. 5 out of 5

    RG

    Not sure why but this just didnt work for me. Not sure if its the story or the art but its not something I'll talk about or remember extremely well. Not sure why but this just didnt work for me. Not sure if its the story or the art but its not something I'll talk about or remember extremely well.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Valéria.

    Ooooh I liked this vol. 2 way more than first one. Not only because story became more interesting (it's not just trying to run away from haunted house), but I also loved Jackson's humor. This is the perfect picture of my reaction to those 5-10 issues. Ooooh I liked this vol. 2 way more than first one. Not only because story became more interesting (it's not just trying to run away from haunted house), but I also loved Jackson's humor. This is the perfect picture of my reaction to those 5-10 issues.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Craig

    This isn't bad. The change in artist isn't so great, but the story continues to be strong, and this picks up just a few months after events in the first volume. I think I'll keep reading. This isn't bad. The change in artist isn't so great, but the story continues to be strong, and this picks up just a few months after events in the first volume. I think I'll keep reading.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Kat

    Ok so I really liked the following volume in the Ghosted series. I can't even wait to read the next one. But I felt that it wasn't as good as the first one. But that's really all just personal; I like haunted houses, but this witchdoctor possession deal in the Aztek monuments just isn't my style. It's alright, but I still like the haunted houses and the stories of the ghosts that haunt them so much more. That's what I want. With all that said, I was not expecting certain things to happen. I had g Ok so I really liked the following volume in the Ghosted series. I can't even wait to read the next one. But I felt that it wasn't as good as the first one. But that's really all just personal; I like haunted houses, but this witchdoctor possession deal in the Aztek monuments just isn't my style. It's alright, but I still like the haunted houses and the stories of the ghosts that haunt them so much more. That's what I want. With all that said, I was not expecting certain things to happen. I had grown to really like the characters, so when certain things happened, I was a little sad. You'll see when you read volume 2. Cool story. I didn't like that they changed the way they drew Jackson, but I suppose it's very much called for once you get into the story. I feel like the fact that there were new people working on the project also played into that. But they stayed true to what the first volume really was, and it was a great read. Can't wait for volume 3 and to see what happens to Jackson! :D

  7. 4 out of 5

    T.HiggsReviews

    4.5 Stars

  8. 5 out of 5

    Michael Beblowski

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The initial volume of Ghosted, felt a bit rushed, although it had an interesting premise. A career thief haunted by an incident at a failed casino heist involving the supernatural possession of his team, is broken out of prison by an eccentric millionaire and collector of occult artifacts who enlists him to steal a ghost. A series of double crosses has left Jackson literally haunted by the ghost of Anderson and is eventually coerced by the Native-American crime family who owned the casino where The initial volume of Ghosted, felt a bit rushed, although it had an interesting premise. A career thief haunted by an incident at a failed casino heist involving the supernatural possession of his team, is broken out of prison by an eccentric millionaire and collector of occult artifacts who enlists him to steal a ghost. A series of double crosses has left Jackson literally haunted by the ghost of Anderson and is eventually coerced by the Native-American crime family who owned the casino where he was forced to kill his possessed girlfriend and cohorts, to rescue a possessed granddaughter who was smuggled into Mexico to work at a demonic bordello run by the Maestro, a fiendish disciple of the dark arts who uses the possessed women to write books of the dead. The narrative was really rushed with little or no stellar dialogue or coherence, after the initial twist of the first book the betrayals and ulterior motives just seemed obligatory.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Alexis

    Jackson returns! I was glad to see the male lead of Haunted Heist come back in the second volume of Ghosted. Although I enjoyed the first volume a little bit more (due mostly to being a big fan of traditional haunted house stories), the second installment is just as good in terms of illustration and story. It offers more in the way of a suspense, too, being set in a temple-like adventure-type environment. *It struck me as being a homage to the Indiana Jones movies or something to that effect. Ag Jackson returns! I was glad to see the male lead of Haunted Heist come back in the second volume of Ghosted. Although I enjoyed the first volume a little bit more (due mostly to being a big fan of traditional haunted house stories), the second installment is just as good in terms of illustration and story. It offers more in the way of a suspense, too, being set in a temple-like adventure-type environment. *It struck me as being a homage to the Indiana Jones movies or something to that effect. Again, it doesn't skimp on the gore or pull any punches in terms of how diabolical and self-serving Jackson is (or any characters in it, really). Recommended for those who like their horror mixed with a bit of suspense and/or action. It's still one of my favorite ghost-supernatural-horror series. Happy reading!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    Oh Jackson Winters, how do you get yourself in these situations? Oh yes....your life of crime took you down this path. Jackson has been living the high life in an island and soaking up the sun for six months after the haunted house incident, and then he's spotted by an old foe. The foe does not want to kill Jackson, rather, wants his assistance in retrieving her kidnapped daughter, but of course, that's not the whole story..... Don't want to ruin anything so you must just read! An couple of old fr Oh Jackson Winters, how do you get yourself in these situations? Oh yes....your life of crime took you down this path. Jackson has been living the high life in an island and soaking up the sun for six months after the haunted house incident, and then he's spotted by an old foe. The foe does not want to kill Jackson, rather, wants his assistance in retrieving her kidnapped daughter, but of course, that's not the whole story..... Don't want to ruin anything so you must just read! An couple of old friends return from the past and we get some insight into Jackson's pickle that landed him in prison!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Scott Waldie

    The story gets a little more colorful here by mixing in Native American and Central American supernatural elements, as Jackson gets caught up once again in his past. I also though the art in this volume was a little better, but still not terribly impressed with the story. A number of the characters from the first arc return here, often just to serve as deus ex machinas, and the ghosts in this one are themed properly, but it's just a violent tale full of unlikable people that aren't able to chang The story gets a little more colorful here by mixing in Native American and Central American supernatural elements, as Jackson gets caught up once again in his past. I also though the art in this volume was a little better, but still not terribly impressed with the story. A number of the characters from the first arc return here, often just to serve as deus ex machinas, and the ghosts in this one are themed properly, but it's just a violent tale full of unlikable people that aren't able to change that as we get to know them better. It's far from bad, but not all that good. (This is for Volume 2, not just Issue #2)

  12. 5 out of 5

    J

    The second volume was something of a step down after the promise of the first story arc. The wisecracking jokes are a bit stale this time and the framing of scenes is bizarre. A guy gets a drop on the hero with his gun; the two are separated by about 20 feet. The next panel reverses their respective positions and has the hero slugging the guy in the face. How did he cross that room, circle around, and then get close enough to punch? Hopefully this series improves.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Natalie

    I thought Vol. 1 could have been a quick little standalone, but apparently Jackson Winters isn't done just yet. Here's what I'm learning: 1. People are going to die. Whoever, whenever. 2. Crazy crap is going to happen. Lots of ghosts and spirits and demons (oh my!). 3. I'll keep reading because these are just fun page-turners. The first two volumes haven't been "deep" by any means and honestly I'll be disappointed if the next ones are. I thought Vol. 1 could have been a quick little standalone, but apparently Jackson Winters isn't done just yet. Here's what I'm learning: 1. People are going to die. Whoever, whenever. 2. Crazy crap is going to happen. Lots of ghosts and spirits and demons (oh my!). 3. I'll keep reading because these are just fun page-turners. The first two volumes haven't been "deep" by any means and honestly I'll be disappointed if the next ones are.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Sean

    Williamson's supernatural crime thriller continues here and its evolving into a complete world. Jackson Winters just wants quiet and keeps getting sucked into insanity. I liked this book better than volume one mostly do to the artwork of Davide Gianfelice. He does a great job with the supernatural elements, especially the scenes in the jungle. Excited to tread the next volume. Williamson's supernatural crime thriller continues here and its evolving into a complete world. Jackson Winters just wants quiet and keeps getting sucked into insanity. I liked this book better than volume one mostly do to the artwork of Davide Gianfelice. He does a great job with the supernatural elements, especially the scenes in the jungle. Excited to tread the next volume.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Paul W.

    Brilliant concept, poorly executed again. This time, a group kidnaps girls who are possessed and uses them to write Necronomicons. Such a great idea! But it turns into a hack and slash. It was profoundly disappointing.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Nate

    I hate this series. I wanted to give up on this after the first volume but I read this volume for whatever reason and wish to hell I hadn't. The writing is lazy and unimaginative and the characters are unlikable. I quit! I hate this series. I wanted to give up on this after the first volume but I read this volume for whatever reason and wish to hell I hadn't. The writing is lazy and unimaginative and the characters are unlikable. I quit!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Reviews & Booze

    What seems to be happening here is that they had an idea for a haunted house comic and now the authors wanted to broaden the scope by taking the characters into a new location, but it lacks the extended approach of switching the story. There are more characters, but they are one-dimensional.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Bill Coffin

    Billed as a mash-up of Ocean's 11 and The Shining, Ghosted fails to live up to its own heist. Filed with characters we don't care about and narratives that don't matter, Ghosted isn't clever enough to work as a heist story, nor disturbing enough to work as a ghost story. Billed as a mash-up of Ocean's 11 and The Shining, Ghosted fails to live up to its own heist. Filed with characters we don't care about and narratives that don't matter, Ghosted isn't clever enough to work as a heist story, nor disturbing enough to work as a ghost story.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Laurian Vega

    The main character is a very enjoyable gentleman to watch fail.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Nathan

    I liked the art work in this volume better than the last, but I didn't like the story as much. It felt sort of rushed. I liked the art work in this volume better than the last, but I didn't like the story as much. It felt sort of rushed.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Drew Budds

    a good storyline, interested to see what happens to jackson later on

  22. 5 out of 5

    Paxton Holley

    Great premise about stealing a ghost from a haunted house. Great book, takes the story in an awesome direction. Gets bananas on bananas the further you get into the series.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jeff

    Uh... The first one was stupid fun. This one... might be pretty racist? Like I dunno, is there any reason to have like some Temple of Doom stuff in a non-noir comic? Weird. Real weird.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Beelzefuzz

    Lost most of the promise of the premise. A low rent James Bond criminal stumbles into an Indiana Jones type scenario, and-- I honestly got bored and skimmed the last issue. Dropping the series now.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    Fun reading. Heists and ghosts. Oceans 11 but more ghosts.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Syon Das

    ARTWORK - 9.25/10 WRITING - 9.25/10 STORY - 9/10 OVERALL - 9.2/10

  27. 5 out of 5

    Cale

    I wasn't a huge fan of the first volume, so I'm not exactly sure why I picked up Volume 2. It picks up well after the first one ends, with Jackson Winters enjoying a private retirement that gets interrupted when he's seen by an old enemy. This catapults him into Mexico, where he's sent to rescue the granddaughter of the casino owner he robbed in the previous volume. And it only gets more outlandish. Some of the characters are interesting, and the art is well done. The story takes a number of twi I wasn't a huge fan of the first volume, so I'm not exactly sure why I picked up Volume 2. It picks up well after the first one ends, with Jackson Winters enjoying a private retirement that gets interrupted when he's seen by an old enemy. This catapults him into Mexico, where he's sent to rescue the granddaughter of the casino owner he robbed in the previous volume. And it only gets more outlandish. Some of the characters are interesting, and the art is well done. The story takes a number of twists and turns, and no character is safe. There are characters who probably would have more impact if I had read the first volume more recently, but I at least got the sense they were important, even if I couldn't tell you why. Life is pretty cheap here, and there are some very gory moments, but the actual plot doesn't work very well. And several pieces just kind of feel thrown in rather than serving the greater story. Honestly, I wasn't very impressed when I put it down. It looked good, and had some decent moments, but it's definitely not something that's going to stick in my memory. A lot like the first volume, I guess.

  28. 4 out of 5

    John Shaw

    The perfect pairing of the classic noir heist with 70s Hammer horror films Jackson Winters is a master thief staging and pulling off brilliant heists until the world of the macabre gets too close and his crew ends up dead and he spends his time in prison waiting to die That i up to the point where he is kidnapped and forced to stage one last job steal a ghost from a notorious haunted house And so begins Jackson's second career "ghost hunter" from haunted houses to demon possessed criminals and necromancers Ja The perfect pairing of the classic noir heist with 70s Hammer horror films Jackson Winters is a master thief staging and pulling off brilliant heists until the world of the macabre gets too close and his crew ends up dead and he spends his time in prison waiting to die That i up to the point where he is kidnapped and forced to stage one last job steal a ghost from a notorious haunted house And so begins Jackson's second career "ghost hunter" from haunted houses to demon possessed criminals and necromancers Jackson will find himself facing is oldest companion when he has to finally face Death

  29. 5 out of 5

    Mitchell

    An interesting ghost tale. Pretty good read with occasionally inconsistent art. Horror is kept mostly in check, crime and violence a bit less so. The side characters are pretty good but they keep on dying. I would have liked to have seen more of Jackson on the island - learn more of who he is when he isn't running headlong into danger. Still not really my thing, but not bad. 3.5 of 5. An interesting ghost tale. Pretty good read with occasionally inconsistent art. Horror is kept mostly in check, crime and violence a bit less so. The side characters are pretty good but they keep on dying. I would have liked to have seen more of Jackson on the island - learn more of who he is when he isn't running headlong into danger. Still not really my thing, but not bad. 3.5 of 5.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    And there is the start to a serial ... Volume One stood alone nicely. Volume Two takes the story into more of a serial mode: expands on threads from volume one (including the original heist that got Jackson put in prison) and has a twist at the end that means Jackson will continue to be haunted by old enemies, living and dead.

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