All-New Ghost Rider #2

All-New Ghost Rider #2

Writer: Felipe Smith Artist: Tradd Moore Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 9, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 12
8.4Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

"ENGINES OF VENGEANCE" PART 2
•  ROBBIE REYES has been given a new awesome power but can the teen handle it or will it drive him to a path of destruction?
•  Who owns the HAUNTED RACE CAR and what will they do to get it back?
•  What are the PINK PILLS and who is behind their creation?

  • 10
    Comic Booked - David Hinspeter Apr 14, 2014

    There are two things that caught my attention in this months issue. First, the art is hyper stylized and it is wholly effective. The action and violence, particularly when the Rider is dealing with the thugs is pulpy and full of poise. The distortion from the ruffie girl defending herself and the use of smoke and circular light flares all bring to mind the classic anime movie, Akira.The second is the edge-of-your-seat story telling. From the bullies mocking Robbie to the henchmen leadership change and the powerful brutality of the Rider this title delivers on every claim to be pulse pounding and adrenaline fueled. I find myself looking down the night time street, hoping to catch a glimpse of the burning charger, as it burns towards next months issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Crowbar Apr 19, 2014

    It is a shame that this is a monthly comic, because I want more of this series right after I finish reading. I give All-New Ghost Rider #2, Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Max Level Geek - Jonathan Semoneit Apr 11, 2014

    High speed chases, roided out orcs and even a bit of the old ultra-violence. Ghost Rider delivers all you (secretly) want from a comic book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Apr 11, 2014

    Ghost Rider is fast and furious, speed lines and blood splatters, and it's unlike anything else Marvel is doing right now, and it's quickly becoming a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Rob Thomas Apr 12, 2014

    All-New Ghost Rider has one more issue to go before it passes the "Three Episode Test" that I subject all new releases to. However, I think it's safe to say at this point that I'm probably going to be sticking with this one. I still have plenty of unanswered questions"How did Grumpy get his hands on a haunted car? What exactly IS the force possessing Robbie?"but I'm willing to sit back and go for the action-packed, white-knuckle ride that Smith and Moore are taking us on. Don't forget to buckle your seatbelts, kids. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Apr 9, 2014

    All-New Ghost Rider #2 is a very enjoyable read. While the story is still just starting, there is a lot of fun to be had with this blend of the real world and a vibrant and kinetic comic landscape. Combined that with a solid protagonist and visuals that fit the comic almost perfectly and this is easily one of the better and unique experiences Marvel has put out. Iffy design choice aside, this is a book worth giving a shot. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Henry Varona Apr 15, 2014

    Overall, All-New Ghost Rider is blowing me away. I look forward to the explanation behind his powers, but right now I am just enjoying the ride. Ghost Rider is a character I never cared about before but thanks to the keen writing of Felipe Smith and the design of Tradd Moore, I'm enjoying it more than I ever thought I could. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Apr 9, 2014

    Yes, everyone in Robbie's life is the worst person imaginable. They're thugs, murderers, potential rapists, and folks you don't want to deal with. However, that's the only part of the issue that was problematic. We're still learning about Robbie and why he is now the Ghost Rider. This issue, while a bit depressing, is still a ton of fun. Moore's and Staples' art really shines here and this is quickly becoming one of my top Marvel series, which is saying a lot since they're putting out quite a few great books. Overall, I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Apr 10, 2014

    The other Ghost Riders are cool. Nobody will ever be as awesome as Johnny Blaze. Daniel Ketch was kind of stupid, but he certainly had his moments. None of that matters, though. Robbie Reyes is an appropriate hero for this generation. The best suggestion would be for you to catch up before this series passes you by. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 15, 2014

    There's not much substance to the issue, but it proves that it can run on nearly pure adrenaline alone. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson Apr 11, 2014

    Ultimately, while this isn't the sharp increase in quality from #1 to #2 that other All-New Marvel titles like “Black Widow” had, it's still on that uphill slope towards greatness. Perhaps it's because the writing leans a little too heavily on a style of origin story that we've seen before that book only really comes to life during the Ghost Rider segments, but there's enough heart and character in that origin that it deserves better. With the promise of amazing action that will surely lead to the grudge match between the Ghost Rider and the teased villain here (that will hopefully give the Ghost Rider more to do than just look freaking badass), there's a lot of potential here to be tapped if it can just get past this unfortunately slow start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 11, 2014

    "All-New Ghost Rider" #2 is a good comic. Eventually we're going to need answers, but until then, it doesn't matter. Smith and Moore have cooked up a new take on Ghost Rider, one that feels a little more modern but doesn't lose sight of the old character concept. If you're going to revamp a character for the modern era, this is a great template on how to do succeed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 12, 2014

    The character work remains a nice draw, with very little of that weird, overly cartoony stylelike in the first issue. It's clear that the art will be a little cartoon-like, but I think it's growing on me. Moore also draws a beastly Mr. Hyde. I'm just a little disappointed that All-New Ghost Rider is following the comic book cliche of picking some obscure C or D-list villain and beefing them up into someone dangerous just to give Ghost Rider someone to fight. Hopefully Smith has some bigger plans in the future than just having the new Ghost Rider mop up the dregs of the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    DarioV Dec 7, 2014

    Raymond Reyes continues his very special adventure in the haunted car by destroying a panzer of the soldiers who tried to kill him with the opposite result. The scene is incredibly cruel and I really love how the baddies cry and shout at the transformed teenager when they're chased by him. It's already evident that this power of his will lead the good child he is to a path of death and destruction, and I hope that it will keep going like this. The pink pills side-story isn't as compelling as the main one, but it is well related to the haunted car and crazily depicted by this revelation of an artist.

  • 8.0
    melt_man Apr 15, 2014

    This was a whole lot better than #1. The story was more substantial, and the introduction to Mr. Hyde [[got my engine revving? ugh]] was fun. Tradd Moore continues to knock it out of the park, but I may wait for this to be on Marvel Unlimited.

  • 7.5
    the green death Apr 9, 2014

    Great art, but there's still not a ton of story to sink your teeth into. Unsure if I'm going to stick it through the first arc or not.

  • 7.5
    seksienvoy Apr 9, 2014

    My review of issue 1 had a theme of confusion about it, why is this kid suddenly a Ghost Rider? Who is he? Why should I care? I feel like he's being forced into a role of an anti hero, and the reader has no choice but to believe it. First off, everyone in this universe (*just short of his crippled brother) is a douchey raping gang banger. So of course we don't feel bad when the Ghost Rider runs someone over. I think by issue 3, we need to see the 80's Ghost Rider come into the story and explain the powers. That way a generation of readers who know nothing about the GR can get a crash course and this comic might make it into the double digit issues. All in all, not a bad read. It's certainly not my favorite book out, but it's keeping me entertained and I will pick up the next issue.

  • 7.0
    600WPMPO May 2, 2014

    Much better than the previous issue.

  • 9.5
    Harperious Oct 7, 2016

  • 8.5
    DarePool53 Jun 5, 2014

  • 8.5
    KalOd1nson Aug 27, 2014

  • 8.0
    Destraction Apr 9, 2014

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Apr 14, 2014

  • 8.0
    Redeadhood May 22, 2014

  • 1.0
    joonoo Apr 22, 2014

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