Issue: Home Sick Pilots #2
Words: Dan Watters
Art: Caspar Wijngaard
Letters: Aditya Bidikar
Design: Tom Muller
Published: January 13, 2021
Publisher’s Summary: The Old James House has lost its ghosts. With her new powers, it’s up to Ami to bring them back…whether they want to come home or not. Even when they’re really big ghosts wrapped in metal, with lots of sharp edges and things.
“I was alone but also not. There were voices buzzing in my head. Whispers of memories that were not my own. The house had put them there. Swaddled me in shadows of half-forgotten ghosts. It had seen something in me that might help it…”
After learning a bit more about Ami and how the Home Sick Pilots formed, it’s back to business as usual. Rip and Buzz are reeling from watching the Old James House kill their punk-rock rivals and Ami, now imbued with ghostly powers, ventures out to recapture one of the house’s runaway souls.
Dan Watters’ writing is sharp and exciting, and although the book’s first ghost showdown is a bit briefer than I would like, I’m just as eager to keep reading as I was at the end of the debut issue. Again, thanks to the energy pulsing through this book’s pages, it’s incredibly difficult to put down. Further contributing to this book’s success, and the overall ‘I-can’t-put-this-down’ factor is Caspar Wijngaard’s stunning artwork. Home Sick Pilots continues to impress, visually. And, now that we’re given a glimpse of what the ghosts of the Old James House look like, I cannot wait read along as Ami tracks down the remaining escapees.
The Bottom Line
Home Sick Pilots continues to impress. Now that the stage has been successfully set, I’m eager to step further into darkness contained within the Old James House.