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Ghost Rider: Return of Vengeance #1

Writer: Howard Mackie, Ed Brisson Artist: Javier Saltares Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 30, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 12
6.8Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

MICHAEL BADILINO was a bad dude in life... and that landed him in hell.  But not just any old rung of hell, a layer so deep it's reserved for those special enemies of hell - one where a former SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE may suffer for all eternity!
As LILITH's gambit against JOHNNY BLAZE and MEPHISTO for the throne of hell heats up, you can bet other players will enter the arena... and Badilino will find a way to ride again as VENGEANCE!
Fan-favorite GHOST RIDER creators Howard Mackie and Javier Saltares return to the saga of the Spirits of Vengeance in an all-new tale more

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Dec 30, 2020

    Ghost Rider: Return of Vengeance #1 is a good issue that brings back another rider to the mystical parts of the Marvel Universe. It's a strong read that introduces the character to new fans while staying true his roots for longtime readers, all the while reminding us that there is more to Vengeance and his ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Jan 1, 2021

    Ghost Rider: Return of Vengeance #1 (Mackie, Saltares, Prianto, Sabino) brings plenty of hellfire-fueled action to make for an exciting return of the character from the 90's but loses a lot of momentum trying to find its footing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Jan 2, 2021

    While some may complain that this story is the work of a teenage boy's fantasy that is exactly what this series is about. If you are a fan of generic black metal and skulls you will enjoy this one. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jake Palermo Jan 5, 2021

    Saltares gives a fittingly hellish aesthetic to Ghost Rider Return of Vengeance #1. Just the new design of Vengeance displays the overall menace. The spiky armor with no chains or leather presents him as a direct product of Hell. There are no ties back to the main Ghost Riders, only a fury that goes in every possible direction. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jan 3, 2021

    Ghost Rider: Return of Vengeance ushers in the next chapter for these warriors from Hell. Ghost Rider has been on hiatus for a bit and I hope we get to see more from this corner of the Marvel Universe soon. Hopefully this is the first step towards that. For now, crank up some metal and enjoy this badass one-shot. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 30, 2020

    There's nothing bad about Ghost Rider: Return of Vengeance but there's also little that stands out. It's a perfectly entertaining comic in a turn off your brain sort of way. The comic exists as part of the big picture plans for Ghost Rider and that corner of the Marvel Universe. It doesn't really stand on its whole but it gets the motorcycle rolling for whatever is to come for Vengeance. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Jan 3, 2021

    I've never read a comic that did this much explaining without explaining anything about the title character that might make me care about him. In essence, this was a boring book that should only be distributed for free with a Ghost Rider action figure"as a digital code"to save money on paper. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Spencer Perry Dec 30, 2020

    If you're after a quick rush of 90s nostalgia in the form of a brand new comic, it would be difficult to top Ghost Rider: Return of Vengeance #1. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Aaron Anderson Dec 30, 2020

    I understand that lovers of the early 90's run of Ghost Rider may find more value in this one-shot, and maybe if I didn't have so many unanswered questions floating around in my head from last series I would have been more open to some more questions and characters. But honestly I can find no value in brining back the Ghost Rider known as Vengeance when Cosmic Ghost Rider seems way cooler, but is pretty much the same character. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    SenpaifenixJäger Dec 30, 2020

    Personally, I'm not a fan of Ghost rider, however I liked it, it was agile, good amount of action.

  • 8.0
    cincyfan Jan 3, 2021

    This was pretty good I enjoyed reading it while it didn’t blow me away if this becomes a series I will add it to my pull list

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas Jan 17, 2021

    Decent, but will this be followed up somewhere else? Otherwise it's quite pointless.

  • 7.0
    the green death Jan 3, 2021

    I got this because I hadn’t seen anything by Mackie or Saltares in ages and this seemed 90s af. It is, and that’s really all there is to it. Turn off your brain, crank up testosterone levels and it’s a fun enough diversion. Can’t say I’m hankering for more, but as a one shot it reminded me of 90s Marvel and that’s all I was asking it to do (though I should add, the art is quite good).

  • 6.5
    CrazyforRAMU Apr 12, 2021

    This entertained me for 24 pages but afterward, the pile of ☠☠☠☠s I give about Vengeance remains microscopic.

  • 6.0
    the_comic_book_club Jan 27, 2021


    Publisher: Marvel @marvel
    Writer: Howard Mackie
    Artist: Javier Saltares
    Marc Deering @marcdeering
    Colorist: Arif Prianto @arifprianto.arf
    Letterer: Joe Sabino @joesabinoletterer
    Cover: Edgar Delgado @delgaduck
    Philip Tan @philiptanart
    Jay David Ramos @happyhubbydaddy
    Kyle Hotz @kylehotzcomics
    Dan Brown @danbrowncomics
    Ryan Stegman @ryanstegman
    Frank Martin

    Michael Badilino, once part of a special police task force assigned to hunt down Ghost Rider, he made a deal with Mephisto to become the rider known as Vengeance in order to seek his revenge. Now held prisoner in hell and forced to fight for the entertainment of his demon ca more

  • 6.0
    Psycamorean Dec 31, 2020

    This was very 90s. With the main series ended and not much on the horizon for Ghost Rider, I wonder what this issue is potentially setting the stage for.

  • 5.0
    Spacey Medicine May 2, 2021

    Not my style.

  • 7.0
    Adsun22 Dec 31, 2020

  • 7.0
    tonpas1989 Dec 30, 2020

  • 6.0
    Julhin Jun 6, 2021

  • 6.0
    MainManDan Jan 6, 2021

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