REVIEW: Ghost Station Zero #2

Publisher: Image
Writer: Antony Johnston
Artist/Cover: Shari Chankhamma

Variant Cover: Megan Levens
Release Date: OUT NOW!

Price: $3.99 Print/Digital

Ghost Station Zero #2 Image

 

WOMEN FIGHTING IN THEIR UNDERWEAR! Sorry, that came out louder than I intended. Let’s start again.

In Ghost Station Zero #2 we have women fighting in their underwear, exploding Russian dolls, abandoned Soviet Cold War bunkers and a heroine codenamed Baboushka. Ghost Station Zero #2 is a James Bond/Modesty Blaise mash-up. It has all the gadgets, chases, sinister villains and last second death defying escapes you might expect from espionage thrillers as Baboushka fends off the lethal advances of Helga Herzog in order to track down master villain Sebastien Temple. What Temple wanted from Ghost Station 29 neither Baboushka or we know at this point but with a whole mountain about to descend upon her platinum blonde locks, Baboushka doesn’t have time to figure it out.

Fast, furious, fun and just a little tongue-in-cheek, Ghost Station Zero #2 is the persian cat’s whiskers of comic book spy stories. To round it off, Ghost Station Zero #2 also includes as essay by Toiya Kristen Finley on Lethal Lady Antiheroes about the nature of Strong Female Characters.

Given the extensive opening of underwear fisticuffs, you might think this is a little misplaced as Ghost Station Zero #2 seems to have nailed its colours firmly to the mast on that score, but a little education never hurt anyone. Ghost Station Zero #2 has something for everyone and that is never a bad thing.

 

Reviewer: Gary Orchard
Reviews Editor: Steve Hooker

 

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