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Ghost Rider #1

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Ghost Rider #1

Credits

  • Words: Rob Williams
  • Art: Matthew Clark
  • Inks: Sean Parsons
  • Colors: Robert Schwager
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics
  • Price: $3.99
  • Release Date: Jul 13, 2011

There’s a new Ghost Rider in town, and man, you do not want to mess with her. In the first issue alone, not only does she kill two super-villains outright, she tries to go after one of the main Fear Itself baddies, Sin, daughter of the Red Skull. Having given up the Ghost Rider avatar in the 0.1 issue, Johnny Blaze is now living “the good life” in the Mojave Desert – though for him, “the good life,” simply means your head doesn’t burst into flames on a given day.

Meanwhile, the new Ghost Rider is roaring into action, looking to take down the Serpent’s avatar of fear with nothing but her fiery skull, a scythe, and a new badass motorcycle. What’s very interesting is that from the back-story in the issue, we learn that this new Ghost Rider has been training her whole life to become the avatar of vengeance. So not only does she have none of Blaze’s compassion or honor, she’s been trained to become a weapon from the very start. It looks like Blaze did something extremely stupid and based on the final page of the story, I’m not wrong.

Matthew Clark’s artwork works great in conjunction with the inking of Sean Parsons and coloring of Robert Schwager. Working together, this team brings the fire and the fury to life as cosmic forces take each other on. Power radiates from every page, and this art team does a phenomenal job bringing the hot, raw energy of the Ghost Rider alive.

If you’re looking for a new book in which the main character is a chick whose head bursts into flame, this may be for you. Fun writing, great art, and an ending that came out of left field – I cannot wait to see what kind of trouble Johnny Blaze and this new Ghost Rider get up to.

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  • Andy Oliver

    Andy Oliver Jul 19, 2011 at 4:17pm

    Rob Williams is always good value for money so this one's in my "To Be Read" pile awaiting my attention.

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