Ghost Rider Vol. 8 #2

Ghost Rider Vol. 8 #2

Event\Storyline: Fear Itself Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Matthew Clark Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 10, 2011 Critic Reviews: 4
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FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN! The new Spirit of Vengeance has taken on The Serpent's first avatar, SIN and held her own in battle. What does the mysterious Adam have planned for the Spirit next and is it cause for humanity's salvation or eternal damnation? Meanwhile, Johnny Blaze is shown a vision of the future that confirms his worst fears regarding the new Ghost Rider. Can he take on his successor armed only with a shotgun and a really cool old-school motorbike?

  • 7.5
    IGN - Poet Mase Aug 10, 2011

    The Serpent's appearance seems more like a contractual requirement to the Fear Itself event than a necessary plot point, but the story manages to side-step the hiccup on its way through its satisfying narrative stride. Given its cohesive tone and enjoyable gait, it seems, in retrospect, that this is the story that should have been presented as the first issue, with the actual issue #1 being lumped in with issue #0.1. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 11, 2011

    I'm not overly impressed with the compulsion to seat this title on the couch of "Fear Itself," but I can understand the marketing recommendations to do so. At this point, however, there are enough characters on display that I hope they are all given a chance to impact the story. Williams has his work cut out for him and he's done a good job making Johnny Blaze a character I want to read more of. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Aug 10, 2011

    I'm torn.I like Ghost Rider, and while I like many elements of this issue, I dislikejust as many. I'm sure as the story continues, more will be revealed, andhopefully, we'll get away from the Fear Itself madness, so this story can growon its own. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Aug 16, 2011

    This comic wasn't that bad. Rob Williams did a good job of laying out the story, as well as giving us the motivations of the two major players(Mephisto and Adam). Johnny wasn't written as some sort of brain-dead hick this time around(thank god...), and the art was solid. However, I'm still not sold on the new Ghost Rider. Read Full Review

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