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Brody's Ghost Collected Edition

(Brody's Ghost #1-6)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  173 ratings  ·  38 reviews
Acclaimed author Mark Crilley tells his greatest tale yet in this intense supernatural thriller! After losing his job, his girlfriend, and his home, Brody learns that things can get even worse when he begins seeing a ghostly teenage girl watching him in the street. What he hopes is a hallucination proves all too real when the ghost tells him she needs his help hunting down ...more
Kindle Edition, 600 pages
Published May 10th 2016 by Dark Horse Books
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Books on Stereo
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A highly enjoyable, action-packed story that has depth and great characterization. One of the most underrated manga!
Ovi Buciu
Jul 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An awesome graphic novel by an artist I had only known as 'that guy who does drawing tutorials on YouTube'! But Brody's Ghost proves Mark Crilley is not only excellent at drawing but also at telling stories and characterisation. I particularly admired his huge, sprawling landscape shots and I also enjoyed the crisp, witty dialogue. ...more
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such an awesome collection. So well written and illustrated :) Such an intriguing story with awesome characters!
Jul 16, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I have several mixed views on this comic. First of all, I got into this comic after being a viewer of Mark Crilley's YouTube channel. It's because of his videos that I felt more comfortable and instructed in my skill as a visual artist and story-teller (hence, you should totally check out his YouTube channel). He used "Brody's Ghost" as an example for many of his instructional videos to the point where I knew I had to read this. However, I ended up approaching it with higher expectations than wh ...more
D. H.
The art is great, and I like how a different style is used for different characters. But my favorite part is how many panels are devoted to silence and stillness. The story, however, is average.
Nicholas Driscoll
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Michael Blaylock
It's been a while since I stared at a book, psychically willing it to have more content.
Brody's Ghost is a fun and captivating read, one I couldn't put down. The story has plenty of twists and turns, some good humor, and some great character moments that challenge convention at times. Not every good guy is a good guy, for example. Poor Brody just has bad day after bad day, but he keeps getting back up, which is a hero in my book. Best of all, he doesn't have self-righteous speeches about doing
Kyler Weisgarber
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-1-10
Brody's Ghost is the story of a young man who has a hard time getting his life together. He has lost his girlfriend and his job, so he spends most of his day being depressed. However, that all changes when he meets Talia a sixteen year old Ghost who asks him to solve the mystery of her murder. Brody is understandably freaked out about a Ghost appearing to him and at first wants no part of what she has to say. He eventually caves in and together he starts to put the pieces of this mystery and his ...more
Sophia F
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, I was really impressed with this series!! I'll admit, I was stupid and thought this was one volume until I actually finished it and finally realized that it was six volumes in one. Definitely glad that I picked up the collected edition though, because I seriously couldn't put it down. I wouldn't have been able to wait until the next volume! I love the character development and the mystery around Talia; it really made me keep reading. In addition to the story-line, the art style: wow! I foun ...more
Brandi McNorgan
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have never really been into Graphic Novels before but I've always been fascinated with Mark Crilley's work. I love to draw and I came across his work on YouTube, at the end of every video he would promote this novel and the more I followed him the more I wanted to read his work. A few days ago I decided I'd give my full effort to a graphic novel and seen this. It took me three days to read this novel but it kept me interested the entire time reading it. Left minor cliff hanger
David Thomas
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This graphic novel is kind of like The Sixth Sense mixed with a revenge tale. Brody suddenly develops the ability to talk to ghosts when the spirit of a murdered girl comes to him, in hopes that he can track down her killer. The first few books are mostly about him developing his psychic powers with a ghost sensei. Oddly, other than the girl and the sensei, he never talks to another ghost in the entire series.

The plot is satisfying with a few twists I didn't see coming, but the art is what reall
Chris Everson
Brody lives in a city in the future. The not too distant future. he lives in a slum and is a bit of a loser. He is contacted by Talia, a ghost of a girl who has been locked out of heaven, until she can apprehend a serial killer called The Penny Murderer.

I'd give this 3.5, but rounded down as I think 4 is too much. The basic story and revelations are good, but I found the overall story and characters hard to relate to or have any kind of empathy for. In short... I didn't care for them. Maybe that
A student loaned me the first book in the series and I wanted to know how it ended. I had a choice. I could buy the books separately (expensive!) or buy the collected works omnibus (less expensive). Today I began reading them. I couldn't put the book down until I'd finished it all.

I devoured these works and truly enjoyed them. Graphic novels are still not my favorite genre but I enjoyed the art. I didn't like the characters 100% but the story was good and strong.

I don't think there's really anyt
Mark Palmer
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good story. It had elements that reminded me of The Crow, and perhaps The Karate Kid. I felt that one scene in particular reminded me very much of the film Time After Time, which starred Malcolm McDowell as H.G. Wells. But this had a very unique set of elements to the story that made it very different, and the story kept me engaged throughout. There were also some nice twists and surprises along the way. Highly recommended.
M.P. Shelford
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I heard that this title was good, but nothing was going to prepare me for what I was getting myself into! The story was fast-paced and intriguing. I couldn't put it down!!

Thanks Mark Crilley for knocking this one out of the park!

This collection of all the volumes is definitely worth the purchase if you get your hands on it.
Howell Murray
May 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brody’s Ghost is a very entertaining murder mystery. The author/artist uses his art very skillfully to tell his story and show a very good-looking fantasy world. And while there may be a few Manga tropes here, they work in telling the story. I had to read this all the way through and then again the next day.
Abigail Falanga
Oct 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is awesome. Funny and dark and quirky, with insanely detailed illustrations, flawed characters none of whom actually want to be there, and a very (VERY) inspiring superhero-like plotline.
And the setting is cool.
And the powers.
And the narration is almost like one of the old hardboiled detectives.
Feb 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was surprisingly good! The artwork is really good, the story entertaining, the characters likable, and I must have enjoyed it since I finished it in one sitting. Would I read it again? Not too sure, but I'm glad I got to read it at least once. :) ...more
it has amazing artwork and an interesting story line it was a bit confusing at first but got more exciting as i went on i love the in color short comics in the back and the parts about the drawing process.
Adam Heine
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. I'm already enamored by Mark Crilley's art, but this world and this story hit me in several of my feels. Fantastic. ...more
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great story. Didn't much like the ghost. Writer successful in portraying her as selfish. ...more
I am so happy I randomly picked this up at the library!
The story is good, the illustrations are great (especially the larger landscape shots!!) and it has some fantastic characters!
Jul 21, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
SUper artwork. Story good.
Sebastian Oquendo
Absolutely amazing story as well as impressive illustrations. Mark Crilley impresses once more.
Apr 04, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nothing original but a fun quick read.
K. A. Parker
Dec 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Strong Style and Story

Mark Crilley's six-volume series Brody's Ghost had me in my chair from early afternoon till late afternoon. I'd read the first volume in paperback form years ago and was stunned by Crilley's intense art style and deft control of the plot. When all six volumes in a collected edition, I had to read the rest of the story.

Thankfully, I was not disappointed. Though I did have some reservations.

What I Thought Worked Well

Characters and Plot

Brody and Talia, protagon
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics-2016, 2016
Over six years in the making, “Brody’s Ghost” is this manga-inspired supernatural adventure/crime drama. Originally appearing annually in digest-sized graphic novels, Dark Horse now assembles Mark Crilley’s series into one 600-paged volume, complete with all the original chapters as well as various shorts that’ve appeared here and there. Taken as a whole, we’re given this book that explores these ideas of grief, of moving on, and of personal evolution all while maintaining a high energy level an ...more
Ryan Slattery
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
I bought Brody's Ghost after finding out about it on Mark Crilley's youTube channel.

Mark Crilley's youTube channel has literally hundreds of videos helping people increase their art knowledge and skills. I bought Brody's Ghost to get a better idea of how to layout a graphic novel. But I wouldn't have done that if the story didn't seem interesting.

In fact the story was extremely well told. I finished the collected edition in under 24 hours. It had fun, sometimes funny, thoughtful characters that
Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I had picked up the first volume of Brody’s Ghost last year and read it and loved it. However, I didn’t really want to buy all the other volumes separately (they are really short and not available at my library). So I was very excited to hear that this was being released. It was a very well done supernatural thriller/mystery and I enjoyed it a lot.

Brody is going through rough times when Talia, the ghost of a teenaged girl, finds him and coerces him into helping her solve a mystery involving a se
May 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this whole book (collection of the whole series) in one sitting. I may be biased because I love Mark's YouTube art tutorials, but this was a VERY enjoyable read. The characters are extremely likeable and have interesting backstories which cleverly work their way into the plot. The plot itself is exactly what I love - unique, a bit dark, and full of twists. Mark's humour (evident in his videos) definitely sneaks its way into the dialogue, too, which keeps the characters interesting and lig ...more
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Mark Crilley is an American comic book creator and children's book author/illustrator. He is the creator of Miki Falls, Akiko, and Brody's Ghost. He is also noted for his instructional videos for drawing in the manga-style. Crilley distributes drawing advice to artists via YouTube videos and his DeviantArt account. In August 2010, he starred in some how to draw videos for Funimation on demand. Mar ...more

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Brody's Ghost (6 books)
  • Brody's Ghost, Volume 1
  • Brody's Ghost, Volume 2
  • Brody's Ghost Volume 3
  • Brody's Ghost Volume 4
  • Brody's Ghost Volume 5
  • Brody's Ghost Volume 6

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