Ghost Racers #1
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Ghost Racers #1

Writer: Felipe Smith Artist: Juan Gedeon Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 10, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 7
7.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

•  Welcome to the scorching-hot track where cursed souls race at the speed of sin, anything and everything goes and the only rule is no rule--it's the spectacle known as the GHOST RACES; the most hellish "entertainment" known to BATTLEWORLD!
•  1st place prize: Temporary freedom from the ARENA, but what happens to the unlucky and unholy losers?
•  It's all-out, high-speed warfare among the most bizarre and vicious GHOST RIDERS of the MARVEL UNIVERSE. Expect MANY familiar SKULLS!!
Rated T

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Henry Varona Jun 9, 2015

    If you enjoyed All-New Ghost Rider, you'll love Ghost Racers. If you enjoyed Mad Max: Fury Road, you'll love Ghost Racers. If you enjoyed Twisted Metal, you'll love Ghost Racers. Anybody who is seeking high octane action with an emotional core and a gripping cast of characters is sure to find themselves giddy over this series. Easily my most anticipated book in months, Ghost Racers does not disappoint. I can only hope in my heart of hearts that it leads to more from Felipe Smith on Ghost Rider in the future. But if not, if this is the end, Smith and Gedeon give us an adventure like nothing else that you'll find on the stands. It's one Hell of a ride! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jun 9, 2015

    GHOST RACERS is just a lot of fun. There's nothing huge happening here but you will feel for these characters racing against each other. The book stands on its own because it's just dealing with the area and the people within it, so it's a nice break from a lot of the other books, who are a bit more tethered to what's happening in the main book. Simply put, this is a Ghost Rider book unlike anything else. GHOST RACERS has more of a "What If" feel to it more than anything else we've seen so far. It's out there but it's a ton of fun. If you got extra cash and want something with a lot of action, check this issue out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 9, 2015

    "Ghost Racers" #1 not only gives readers five Ghost Riders in one comic, but it also packs the pages of that comic with widescreen, high-octane action. Championing the vibe of "Mad Max: Fury Road," this comic is a special effects extravaganza filled with flames, explosions and screaming skulls. Any fan of Ghost Rider or motorized mayhem needs to pick up this comic. As an added bonus, Gedeon supplies a single page describing his creative process with Carter Slade's appearance in "Ghost Racers" #1, which makes a nice afterthought for this intense issue. "Ghost Racers" #1 offers readers a powerful opportunity to have their gears stripped and their minds blown, if even just for twenty pages. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - King Jun 29, 2015

    All in all, yeah, I REALLY liked the book. I'm clearly biased, but I still think that Robbie Reyes is one of the best additions to the Marvel-616, and the Smith's tone and inclinations in writing the character very much make for a dynamic hero who's having to make hard calls and to those ends rather self-serving " it's a pretty good anti-heroic formula, which is great for a Ghost Rider. I can't wait to see how this series plays out, and have to admit that so far Marvel has been handling its Battleworld tie-ins with a more expert level of care/attention than I was expecting. If you've got the coin the spare, assuming you didn't blow your paycheck on the 60 other tie-in books, this one's quite worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Sean Ian Mills Jun 12, 2015

    Ghost Racers has to be one of the wildest premises in Secret Wars. Ghost Rider has always been on the fringes of popularity at Marvel, with the publisher trying again and again to make one of the characters stick. But when even the latest revival fails to make sales, what are you to do? Throw'em together and let Hell sort'em out! Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Grant Raycroft Jun 12, 2015

    Ghost Racers is a fun, heavy metal book about magic powered super cars ripping themselves apart. This is a proper send off to Smith's All-New Ghost Rider: a kinetic, fast, and furious book where people drive angry. It's a great distraction with simple yet delivering artwork with a slimy underbelly that a proper yarn of the Spirit of Vengeance deserves. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 10, 2015

    For the most part, this series is a fun ride (pun intended). But there are elements that can certainly be improved as the next race unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Jun 11, 2015

    Felipe Smith's script moves at a lightning pace, dedicating the majority of the issue to the race itself. The dialogue works, but this isn't an ambitious book, and there's nothing substantial here to get your teeth into. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jun 9, 2015

    Ghost Racers #1 is a fun thrill ride that, despite some inconsistent artwork, is a must read for fans of the Riders, especially Robbie Reyes. Smith put enough fun and thrill in here to keep me in for another issue, and hopefully Gedeon's artwork keeps pace. Fast, furious, and hellfire everywhere, Ghost Racers #1 may not be the strongest Secret Wars issue yet, but there is an interesting framework to build from, for sure. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Jun 10, 2015

    Ghost Racers #1 is another fun spin-off from Secret Wars, providing a unique genre and style amidst the very diverse collection of Battleworld comics. Gedeon is a great fit for the fast-paced action inherent to these characters, and Smith continues to make Reyes a sympathetic, relatable character. The first issue is flawed, but that doesn't stop it from being an entertaining introduction. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Infinite Comix - Adam Whitmer Jun 12, 2015

    In the hands of a better writer, Ghost Racers might actually say something about sports and its place in the culture. This story contains none of that. Instead readers are treated to messy art with characters inspired by anime and action scenes inspired by abstract paintings. Where does the half Carter Slade/half horse start and the souped up charger end? It's not entirely clear. What is clear is that this is a swing and a miss, especially when compared to the amazing Old Man Logan and Masters of Kung-Fu. To anyone wondering which Secret Wars tie-ins are not essential to the overall story enjoyment, consider this one on the top of the pass list. Read Full Review

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