Ghost Machine One-Shot #1
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Ghost Machine One-Shot #1

Writer: Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi, Brad Meltzer, Lamont Magee, Maytal Zchut Artist: Bryan Hitch, Jason Fabok, Francis Manapul Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 24, 2024 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 17
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A Groundbreaking New Era for Comics, Characters, and Creators Begins Here! From the powerhouse creative collective that is Ghost Machine comes an extra-sized 48-page special introducing its all-new shared universes of strange, fun, and action-packed characters: Geiger! Redcoat! Rook! The Rocketfellers! And many, many more! What ties Geiger, Redcoat, Widow X, and the other mysterious, historical heroes of The Unnamed together? Why is Rook the key to saving the war-torn world of Exodus? How will everyone's soon-to-be-favorite family of the future adapt to a new life in the present? The stories all start now! Creators you know. Cha more

  • 10
    The Comicbook Dispatch - dragoncache Jan 24, 2024

    Popular and promising creators introduce a lavish sampler of exciting stories in Ghost Machine #1. The oversized one-shot fires a salvo across the bows of local comic shops, warning readers to take heed and other storytelling universes to remain on High Alert. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicsOnline - Matt Sernaker Jan 24, 2024

    From the captivating introductions to the beautifully crafted art and coloring, each page was strategically used to its fullest to make a positive impression. You can feel thecollective excitement from the creative team(s) exuding from the book as you flip through each chapter, and this is exactly what I want from my comic reading experience. Beyond the stories, I also appreciated the introduction to Ghost Machine and their mission/vision of ensuring that their content is creator-owned and controlled. We've seen a lot of big names move away from "The Big Two to launch their own IPs in recentyears (shout-out to the Massive-Verse creative team, also supported by Image), and this is looking to be quite an experience. After spending this short amount of time with these characters, I'm onboard with Ghost Machine. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Collier Jennings Jan 23, 2024

    Ghost Machine #1 delivers a smorgasbord of comic book goodness, opening up a variety of new worlds to readers. It's big, it's bold, and it's exactly the kind of comic publishers should be looking at. Whether it's a radioactive man, a family from the future, or the darkest corners of our own imagination the Ghost Machine is charged with potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Jan 24, 2024

    . If these new books live up to the hype, 2024 could be a wild year for Image Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gonkbonk - Javier Reyes Jan 26, 2024

    To kick off the bold new imprint, Geoff Johns and crew offer up a variety of previews of Ghost Machine's upcoming comics in one tightly packed, 64-page one-shot. With stories that have everything from strange superheroes to unsettling horror, there's plenty to be excited about in this ambitious comic book universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 29, 2024

    An interesting assortment of characters, settings, and creators, avoiding some of the cliches of startup universes, while presenting us an interesting and reasonably-priced chunk of comic storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez Jan 24, 2024

    GHOST MACHINE (ONE-SHOT) gives readers a teasing taste of things to come from snippets of forthcoming titles primarily written by Geoff Johns and Peter J. Tomasi. The samples run the gamut from science fiction to horror and amusing hint from this one-shot. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Watch - Anthony Bergamini Jan 24, 2024

    Ghost Machine #1 introduces a lot of new books for readers to get their hands on, but does so in a way that feels less cohesive than it does like an advertisement. It seems like this would be something that Ghost Machine would want to release for free, in order to garner interest in their books, rather than a paid issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ResearchReader Feb 3, 2024

    For a sampler, this is about the best you could ask for. Rook, Geiger and RedCoat has amazing art. Like absolutely amazing. I like the Rocketfellers and Hornby and Halo as well. Its a fun mix and really the best way to introduce a new universe/imprint. Very promising.

  • 10
    Dave DSG Jan 28, 2024

    Plot
    This special 64-page comic includes several comics that are the flagship of the four coexisting universes that Ghost Machine is going to begin developing, called THE UNNAMED, ROOK EXODUS, FAMILY ODYSSEYS AND HYDE STREET, which includes the technical sheet of each new character. :

    BLOCK 1 – THE UNNAMED by Geoff Johns, Gary Frank, Bryan Hitch and Brad Anderson – here includes the GEIGER, JUNKYARD JOE and REDCOAT characters already established by Geoff Johns, Gary Frank and Bryan Hich. The Unnamed are War heroes Sacrificed for the common good. These three characters are heroes of different wars in different eras, but Red Coat and Geiger may share the same nature of their powers, immortality. They also introduce The Nor more

  • 10
    Maud Benjamin Jan 24, 2024

    Very promising. I wish you all the best, Geoff.

  • 10
    StrangerDark Jan 24, 2024

    What an amazing time to love comics! This was such a great read and loved the introduction to all these new books- if their intention was to get me excited, it worked! The book is beautiful from start to finish, the art is (not surprisingly) insane and stories so damn good.

  • 9.0
    maljoss Jan 29, 2024

    Ghost Machine #! delivers value for the money.
    This is an oversized anthology that introduces the firest few comics from the Ghost Machine imprint. The production quality on this issue is top notch, the stories are short, more of a a sample than a complete tale, and there's a supplemental information about the various series. It's purpose is to whet your appetite, and it is highly successful.

    If you want a taste of what's to come to help make up your mind if you want to check these out, this will be helpful. If you're looking for a complete story expierence, you will likely be diappointed.

  • 8.5
    skullface Jan 28, 2024

    For a launching pad of a new comic universe, I'd have to say this is more of a sampler than a launch for the Ghost Machine imprint. That being said, the main three stories; Geiger, Redcoat and Rook were all extremely short but on point reads with absolutely solid art. Redcoat is great if you're into history themed stories, Geiger if you're into a revenge superhero book and Rook appears to be a near futuristic theme story set on a distant earth-like planet. Lots of different stories to choose from.

    The only story that was a bit on the eh side was ironically one of Geoff Johns smaller books with the book starting reading a comic book. Can't win them all, Geoff. I think I can say that with confidence that most people are looking for more

  • 7.5
    DDJamesB Jan 31, 2024

    I liked the unamed stuff. Was slightly interested in the angel and devil kids, and a little of the Hyde street. Overall, it gave me an idea of what to buy and what not to buy when this stuff starts releasing.

  • 6.0
    Oddball12 Feb 18, 2024

    A compilation/sampling. Good, but not much.

  • 5.0
    Fraidy Cat Feb 5, 2024

    Did not care for any of the stories or characters. For all the hype, this is a huge huge letdown.

  • 4.5
    Ulf Jan 29, 2024

    Art= nice

    otherwise, Geoff ("only ever read comic books") Johns repackaging his planned Killing Zone for DC...

    The Atomic Knight (I mean "Geiger")
    G.I. Robot (I mean "Junkyard Joe")
    The Immortal Man (I mean "Redcoat")

    etc. etc.

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