The Ghost Fleet #1
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The Ghost Fleet #1

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Daniel Warren Johnson Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 5, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 6
8.5Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

For the world’s most valuable, dangerous, or secretive cargo, you don’t call just any trucking service . . . You call THE GHOST FLEET. When one of the world’s most elite combat-trained truckers takes a forbidden peek at his payload, he uncovers a conspiracy that will change his life forever! A new series of badass action on the open road begins here!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 5, 2014

    I don't know if they'll be able to keep the action up in this series, but it's off to a wonderful start. It was entertaining because of its action, but interesting because of the mystery and the character moments. Like Buzzkill, I won't be surprised when this series picks up in popularity and even quality. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Rhymes With Geek - J. Reifler Nov 4, 2014

    With a first issue it's really important to get readers hooked right from the start. Donny Cates seems to intuitively understand this. He doesn't hit you over the head with explanations of why readersshould care about anyone,he simplythrows some awesome scenes at youand says, 'let's go for a ride'. Do yourself a favor and pick The Ghost Fleet#1 up. It's a ridiculously violent pulse pounder and it entertains. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Nov 12, 2014

    This all leads up to a fantastic cliffhanger ending. If you're not hooked with the last page reveal, you're an idiot. It instantly vaults The Ghost Fleet from an all-out action comic to an epic mystery / conspiracy book filled with a thirst for vengeance. You'll be left with more questions than answers, and you'll be begging for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F-O-R-R-E-S-T Nov 5, 2014

    This is a powerful first issue. One that demands your attention. It's almost so fast that it's hard to fully grasp what's happening unfortunately but just when it seems like too much, it's reigned in and honed into a concise introduction to the world. Like bottled lightning, Ghost Fleet radiates a specific energy. I'm not sure that they'll be able to keep this level of verve up in following issues but if they are, all aboard the Ghost Fleet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - joedwardlewis Nov 6, 2014

    The scope of this series differs from Buzzkill, which was an intimate tale of addiction. This indie-vibe is not apparent in The Ghost Fleet, however, the heart contained within good storytelling remains. Whilst 12 issues are planned this will largely be dependent on sales. Therefore grab The Ghost Fleet #1, our Comic of the Week, today! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Jeff Marsick Nov 6, 2014

    The best $3.99 you could spend this week, this comic seems like homage to 1980s John Carpenter actioners. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jimmy Cupp Nov 11, 2014

    With art reminiscent of some of my childhood favorites, and no holding back on the gore this is bound to be a wild ride. This series is bound to keep you on your toes and asking questions with each issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Nov 6, 2014

    The final page of Ghost Fleet #1 is all promise. It promises that the action and horror present in this issue will only increase as the series continues. The premise and character work may not become any more complex, but theres nothing wrong with that. Ghost Fleet is a comic that understands what it does well and is leaning into that strength. The more shootouts and car chases there are in the future of this series, the better it will be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Nov 10, 2014

    That's not going to stop me from reading it, though. "The Ghost Fleet" #1 is a rousing success in making you want to read issue #2. I'm curious to see how it proceeds from here. If the creative team keeps things as heart-pumping as they are in issue #1, this series will sell a whole lot of copies. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Torin Chambers Nov 5, 2014

    Ghost Fleet presents itself a lot like an 80's action movie but reading it with that mindset would only be scratching it's surface. Beneath the shine of an 80"s action flick is a heavy conspiracy, engaging characters, hilarious dialogue and that will have you clamouring for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Nov 3, 2014

    The Ghost Fleet #1 is off to a crazy start. We've seen the beginning and the ending and now we get to sit back and enjoy how we get there and with both Cates and Johnson throwing themselves at this book, and very clearly giving it their all, the comic world is in for a treat. It's fast paced, beautifully crafted and intriguing as hell. Dark Horse has been on a hell of a roll as of late, and this just might be another big hit when it drops in November. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Max Delgado Nov 4, 2014

    Ghost Fleet #1 offers a cryptic although strangely fascinating start. We'll see what happens next. Read Full Review

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