Ghost Rider #1

Writer: Ed Brisson Artist: Aaron Kuder Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 2, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 34
8.2Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

The Brothers Ghost Rider are back! Johnny Blaze ain't just the king of Hell-he's the warden too. He's the first line of defense between the demonic hordes trying to escape the joint and the lords of other hells making a play for his throne and all the power that comes with it - including a certain evil queen from his past! Meanwhile, Danny Ketch never wanted to be a Ghost Rider. Now that his brother's in charge downstairs, Ketch must take on the duty of Earth's Spirit of Vengeance full-time-no matter how much he'd rather be doing anything else... Superstar creative team ED BRISSON (EXTERMINATION) and AARON KUDER (GU more

  • 10
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Oct 1, 2019

    Fantastic first issue. Dynamite characterization and story points from Ed Brisson and amazing art from Aaron Kuder. These two are revving the engine for the Ghost Riders. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Tom Guilfoyle Oct 3, 2019

    This issue is both an ode to 90s Ghost Rider and a fresh look at the character, making it an exciting time to be a Ghost rider fan. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Aaron Anderson Oct 2, 2019

    I am super stoked for this series. I have been missing some Kuder in my life since he stopped being the full-time artist on Guardians of the Galaxy. His phenomenal, bombastic energetic art style is quintessential comic storytelling match it with Jason Keiths vibrant color palette and you can practically feel the heat off the page. Brisson's story with Caramagna's letters flow through this issue at a breakneck pace. This is how a #1 should be done! They even give you an overall breakdown of Hell in the Marvel universe at the end for better understanding. Plus a sample of the art you can expect from the other full-time artist of this series Juan Frigeri. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Oct 19, 2019

    This book cuts to the heart of what makes Ghost Rider interesting and it does it twice in a single issue since we've got two of them in here. It's much more than just a cool looking design and a bitchin' ride (although that helps). It's a very good time to be a Ghost Rider fan. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Oct 2, 2019

    Simply put, Ghost Rider #1 is one HELL OF A RIDE! Don't miss out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Oct 2, 2019

    Ghost Rider #1 is a compelling first issue, showing a great deal of promise. If it manages to shake some of the road dust off its wheels, this could be a hell of a good title.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Adam Barnhardt Oct 2, 2019

    Brisson and Kuder team up to pack a hellish punch in a debut issue many will likely see as a return to form for these ol' hotheads. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Luke Corona Oct 12, 2019

    a praiseworthy effort for a book about demons, monsters, torture, and Hell. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Grant DeArmitt Oct 2, 2019

    Ghost Rider #1 is not the strongest introduction to a series that Marvel has recently put out, but one can't read it without thinking that something huge is coming out of it. With Johnny facing threats both internal and external and Danny questioning the purpose of his powers, there's a lot for a good villain to use against the heroes in pursuit of the Throne of Hell. And when that Hell is drawn by Aaron Kuder and colored by Jason Keith, it's absolutely worth pursuing. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Oct 2, 2019

    I wasn't blown away by Ghost Rider #1, but it was a solid start to the series. I think Brisson did the best he could do to get everything where it needed to be to start this series. Now that everything is in place I am more interested to see what Brisson has in store later on in the series. There are some nice visuals throughout the issue. The Ghost Riders themselves look ferocious and devilish as ever. If you haven't been keeping up with the goings-on of the Spirits of Vengeance in other Marvel Comics you are going to be lost. But by the end of the issue, you should have enough grasp to enjoy the ride from here on out. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Oct 7, 2019

    Ghost Rider (2019-) #1 has great art and colors, but the story doesn't move far past introducing the characters and where they are. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Beau Q. Oct 7, 2019

    To be fair, aiming for an October release really amps up favor for the Spirit of Vengeance" what with all the spooky happenings and adoration for EC-Comics-like horror titles" but little much else lands for "Ghost Rider" #1, which is a shame, because being a) King of Hell and b) a flaming dullahan should be RAD. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Joe Grunenwald Oct 2, 2019

    It's a solid first issue that I bet fans of Ghost Rider as a character and a property will thoroughly enjoy. As a casual reader it was a nice diversion, but probably not something I would seek out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Oct 3, 2019

    It is an interesting idea and the theme here is that Johnny Blaze is trying to keep his power and will go to full lengths to assert his authority. In other words; power corrupts. Read Full Review

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