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Space Ghost #1

Writer: David Pepose Artist: Jonathan Lau Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: May 1, 2024 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 18
8.9Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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Greed and corruption flourish in the darkness between stars. With the territories of the Galactic Federation spread far and wide across the vastness of space, pirates and hijackers ransack the distant colonies with cruel disregard for the innocent scientists living within them.

Yet there is a cosmic vigilante who metes out justice throughout the galaxy, bringing vengeance to those prey upon the defenseless.

Some say he is a policeman who has abandoned the strictures of the law. Others say he is a phantom, the sole survivor of a war-torn planet. And those who have survived his wrath claim he is more a force of nature, able to more

  • 10
    ComicsOnline - Matt Sernaker May 1, 2024

    Space Ghost #1 is a stellar new launch for Dynamite Entertainment. This is a book to watch as it has all of the elements of greatness. You don't see comics like this often, so do yourself a favor and grab a copy this week so we can all experience more from this creative team. Read Full Review

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    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea May 3, 2024

    'Space Ghost' is the kind of space adventure that's fun, exciting, and impossible to put down. This is a triumphant return of a beloved character, and readers can fall in love with him all over again. A new hero for a new generation that stays true to its origins while putting the emphasis on adventure, drama, and good old-fashioned sci-fi heroics.  Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Apr 30, 2024

    Space Ghost #1 gives the character the revival he deserves. The protagonist is seen by others with trepidation and fear, implementing a new look that may update the character for modern audiences. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Super Hero Hype - Matt Morrison Apr 30, 2024

    Space Ghost #1 is a retro reimagining done right. The classic story and characters are unchanged, beyond being given a little more definition. This is true of both the writing and the artwork, both of which are fantastic. This book is a perfect blend of superheroes and science-fiction, sure to please fans of both genres. Read Full Review

  • 10
    FreakSugar - Jed W. Keith May 1, 2024

    One issue down and we're all in for Space Ghost; not just for the quality, although that's top-notch. The first issue is obviously a labor of love for the entire creative team, and that love beams through as intensely as a blast from one of the hero's gauntlets. Our review. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen May 5, 2024

    David Pepose gives us a wonderful origin story that reveals how Space Ghost first meets Jace, Jan and Blip and winds up being a guardian figure for them. However, this version of events is somewhat more edgier and updated for today's audiences. The death of Jace and Jens father at the start of the book is particularly jarring. In short, this first issue is all out action from beginning to end and I look forward to seeing what Pepose does next with these characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 30, 2024

    If Space Ghost #1 is any indication, Dynamite Entertainment has a huge new hit on its hands and well worth seeking out for any Space Ghost fan. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nerd Initiative - martystoked May 1, 2024

    Space Ghost #1 is an incredible cosmic adventure, delivering non-stop action and tantalizing mystery in equal measure. With its stellar creative team at the helm, this series promises to be an exhilarating ride through the stars. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capes & Tights - Justin Soderberg Apr 28, 2024

    Space Ghost was better than we even expected and we expected a lot. The debut issue hits all the right marks with outstanding writing from David Pepose, beautiful lines by Jonathan Lau, vivid colors by Andrew Dalhouse and wonderful lettering by Taylor Espsito. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - batfan1992 May 1, 2024

    Overall, Space Ghost #1 proves to be an excellent issue. Although they took it in a more serious direction from the more lighthearted cartoon its based it, it is clear that the writer and artists are honoring the cartoon, as opposed to mocking it. Fans of the Space Ghost cartoon who are interested in a more gritty take on the character with more serious plotlines will love this story. Its packed with action and emotional depth, just in the first issue, so that is hopefully a good indication of what future issues will offer. What might Space Ghost and his newfound allies have to contend with next issue? Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez May 1, 2024

    SPACE GHOST #1 is an impressive first issue showcasing a familiar reverence to Space Ghosts origins while updating the story with an elevated atmosphere of excitement, drama, and adventure. Longtime Space Ghost fans have a lot to like in this issue, and new readers will have no trouble jumping on. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 1, 2024

    Lau delivers beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. The visuals beautifully capture the action and tension of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Comic Book Spot - Theodis Wright May 1, 2024

    Space Ghost #1 is a really good start to the series. It's a fast, decently paced read that begins in a place it hadn't before. And it provides a decent amount of action, which helps with the pacing. I look forward to issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 1, 2024

    Space Ghost #1 is a debut that feels much more like a sci-fi Batman as our hero is glimpsed almost like a ghost than man. Pepose also makes him fallible, giving us moments where he falters a bit and we don't know how exactly he'll get out of the situation. It makes for a much more grounded start and one that teases and promises a hell of a series. This is how you take a thin property and expand the world while also honoring its past. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Apr 29, 2024

    As far as first issues go,Space Ghost#1 checks all the right boxes to compel readers to want to return for the next installment. Exciting and tense, with characters worth rooting for, this is a star trek you'll want to take! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg May 3, 2024

    I'm all in on Dynamite's Space Ghost. Writer David Pepose has struck gold in turning the character in to a vigilante to be explored and discovered. Whilst artist Jonathan Lau brings an epic sci-fi scope and scale to the visuals. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau May 7, 2024

    I expected a Saturday Morning Cartoons-type comic in Space Ghost #1, but instead, I got an engaging but tragic, grim origin story about how the title character met his sidekicks. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Canham Apr 30, 2024

    'Space Ghost' #1 is an action-packed reboot of the classic cartoon character with cool art buoyed by great coloring. It's better than most comics on the shelf, but also doesn't feel much different than any other sci-fi action-adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh May 1, 2024

    There's no winking at the audience here, which might come as a surprise to fans of Space Ghost's '90s talk show, but for those who are unfamiliar with the character or who were looking to see the character go back to his roots, this new Space Ghost title is everything you've been asking for, and while this storytelling sensibility might not sustain itself in the long-run, its earnestness is refreshing to see in a world dominated by sarcastic comic titles. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 29, 2024

    This is a straight forward, solid adaptation of the classic Space Ghost show into a modern comic book. It's a fun, action-packed comic that does a good job establishing the core parts of the comic with a good tone of voice, but it doesn't really think outside the box, which I feel is important to really sell a new comic in this day and age. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dave DSG May 1, 2024

    This first comic begins with the brutal attack on the planet Omicron by pirates led by Brak, who are searching for a new technology created by Dr. Jerrod Keplar.

    Keplar's children, Jan and Jace, accompanied by the ape mascot Blip, try to escape from these attackers, but when they lose hope of saving themselves, SPACE GHOST appears, who, using the technology of his bracelets, easily defeats them.

    But even Space Ghost is going to need help to repel this invasion, help that Jan and Jace are willing to provide.

    The action sequences are intense and show how powerful this character is.

    Exciting first chapter that does not focus on revealing the origin of this vigilante, which is a mix between more

  • 10
    Blubber1976 Apr 30, 2024

    Beautiful first issue. I was largely unfamiliar with the character but Pepose brings us up to speed effortlessly. More of this please.

  • 10
    derbycomics Apr 30, 2024

    As a kid of the 90’s, my first (& only) exposure to Space Ghost was through the Cartoon Network series Space Ghost: Coast to Coast. My parents told me that it was a far cry from the Space Ghost they grew up with, but I was never introduced further to the character they remembered. So I was super excited to see the character getting a new series from Dynamite which would pay homage to the classic Hannah-Barbera version of Space Ghost I had heard so much about. I was also pumped to hear David Pepose was attached to it, as I loved his recent Punisher miniseries at Marvel.

    This first issue exceeded my expectations in every way possible, packing it’s 20+ pages with action, intrigue, suspense, & heart. Pepose's was a perfect choice more

  • 8.5
    Toonstrack May 2, 2024

    This was better than it had any right to be. Really liked the art, the action and the paneling here. Feels very old school but also modern, which is exactly what this book should go for.

    The art looks drawn traditionally and they update some of the designs to fit a more "realistic" and serious approach to the character but again it feels recognizable.

    The story is simple and straightforward but sets up room for expansion and many adventures. Wish this was longer.

  • 8.0
    Rapid Fire Reviews May 10, 2024

    Space Ghost #1 - Out May 1st

    W: David Pepose
    A: Jonathan Lau
    C: Andrew Dalhouse
    L: Taylor Esposito

    Greed and corruption flourish in the darkness between stars. With the territories of the Galactic Federation spread far and wide across the vastness of space, pirates and hijackers ransack the distant colonies with cruel disregard for the innocent scientists living within them.

    Yet there is a cosmic vigilante who metes out justice throughout the galaxy, bringing vengeance to those prey upon the defenceless. Some say he is a policeman who has abandoned the strictures of the law. Others say he is a phantom, the sole survivor of a war-torn planet. And those who h more

  • 8.0
    thecimmerian May 2, 2024

    Another IP that hasn't gotten any love in a while coming out as a comic and doing a damn decent job of entertaining me. The art is great and the story makes sense with a better plot and dialogue than I would have ever expected. Good stuff.

  • 7.5
    AmericanHealthcare May 5, 2024

    Simple and harmless, this is perhaps the dullest way to go about reviving this IP. Humor? Self-awareness? No. Some expansion on the storytelling or characterization to make it interesting for modern audiences? No. This comic just takes the OG Space Ghost and plays it completely straight with dialogue that might be sort of throwback or it might just be bad. The art is fine but does nothing with the potential that the zany setting offers. Striking visuals could almost carry a book like this, and the goofy weirdness of the times opens the door for that, but there's nothing remotely ambitious or imaginative here. This comic isn't egregiously bad, it's just bland and a little irksome because there probably are ways to make Space Ghost interestin more

  • 6.0
    Reader86 May 4, 2024

    An incredibly safe start for Space Ghost. It seems like this is all Space Ghost really needs, as I've seen a lot of people go, 'Oh, look, it's Space Ghost!' and pick it up immediately. It's interesting how many people easily forget about Space Ghost and how they seem to have only fond memories of him once something jolts their memories. Don't let the 6 rating fool you. The team behind this one delivers a solid comic book experience. The artwork is good, and the writing is OK. The issue introduces our caped hero, Jan, Jace, Blip, and a small cast of familiar villains. But it is so very, very safe, with SG saving the kids in a milquetoast and unabashed, by the numbers manner. The writing goes smoothly but automatically and very much uninspire more

  • 1.0
    Mathew Rosenberg's Mom Apr 30, 2024

    Awful first issue that only sets up the characters through heavy-handed exposition and does nothing to show readers why they should care about this book - Devid Pepose is a hack that will disappear soon and never be heard from again

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