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King In Black: Ghost Rider #1

Event\Storyline: King in Black Writer: Ed Brisson Artist: Juan Frigeri Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 31, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 15
7.7Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

THE WAR FOR HELL'S THRONE MEETS THE KING IN BLACK!
All Ghost Rider wants is to destroy Mephisto, round up an army of escaped demons, and secure his seat on the throne of hell. Is that so much to ask? But now a dark god from space has shown up to throw the world into chaos, and some of Johnny's old friends have come to ask for his help. It may take everything they've got to stop this madness. Maybe even...the devil himself?
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Mar 29, 2021

    I am so glad that we are getting an ending to the last volume of Ghost Rider without having to wait years like we did with Vol. 3. If you want to find out the fates of Johnny and Danny, check this out! If you're wanting to get some Mephisto in your life, check this out! King in Black: Ghost Rider #1 is a good story with beautiful art and a hard choice dilemma. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Mar 29, 2021

    This issue is a conclusion to Brisson’s earlier run on Ghost Rider, and nicely wraps up most of the outstanding plotlines as well as offering some important changes to the status quo in Blaze and co’s life, as well as the more general backdrop of Hell itself. Gorgeous visuals, demons, symbiotes and Ghost Rider going head to head, an action packed comic that fans will love, but will appeal to fans of King in Black as well as just Ghost Rider. If you only pick up one tie-in issue to King in Black make it this one, it won’t disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Mar 29, 2021

    King in Black Ghost Rider #1 isn't a tie-in issue to be overshadowed by the main event, it's a powerful elevation of a story that deserves to be back in its rightful ongoing series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 31, 2021

    Frigeri delivers some beautiful art throughout the issue. The characters and action are beautifully done and filled with detail. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jake Palermo Apr 4, 2021

    King In Black: Ghost Rider completes the Ed Brisson Ghost Rider saga after several delays; and it feels pretty good despite some of the bad undertones. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Mar 29, 2021

    Not having read a ton of the King in Black series, I am not up to date with everything that is going on. For this book, the Knull stuff feels like a distraction from the main ideas that are the focus of the book. It is good seeing Johnny Blaze back in the saddle so to speak. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Apr 7, 2021

    King in Black: Ghost Rider #1 serves as an interesting crossover between the spirit of vengeance and the otherworldly symbiote army of Knull. More importantly, it ties up a few loose ends for Ghost Rider and opens the door for more stories. It's unfortunate that that series was cut short, as there's clearly plenty of gas in the tank (no pun intended). Is it too much to ask for more demonic horror in the Marvel Universe? Judging from this one-shot, there is definitely some potential. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods Mar 31, 2021

    King In Black: Ghost Rider #1 gives Ed Brisson the chance to conclude the story he started in his Ghost Rider series. You get demons, symbiote dragons, and Ghost Rider all illustrated by Juan Frigeri and great colors by Jason Keith. The comic takes advantage of the wider King In Black event to resolve most of the plot lines from Brisson's previous Ghost Rider series here. Of course, some parts of the story feel rushed and force certain resolutions to happen. Overall, fans of Ed Brisson's Ghost Rider series will find some payoff here, even if it's not the strongest it could be. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Mar 31, 2021

    King in Black: Ghost Rider #1 one-shot does exactly what you are expecting, which is not a good or bad thing in particular. Brisson does what needs to be done to set the story he was telling previously straight and to bring some pieces back together to wrap everything up nicely. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - wolfcypher Apr 2, 2021

    Great art! Check. Good writing and handling of the characters? Check. This is a solid enough book, but like a majority of the King in Black side-stories, tie-ins and one-shots, it doesn't do anything for the event its supposed to be connected to. Oddly, it DOES serve as a decent Ghost Rider story all on its on, but even then it spends most of its time catching you up on what has already happened in the Ghost Rider title before becoming a free-for-all between Ghost Rider and friends and the symbiote-demon horde that show up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Apr 3, 2021

    King in Black: Ghost Rider #1 is an important book for Ghost Rider fans. Pivotal events take place as the future of Hell and demons is hinted at and characters reveal new identities. The art and action create a visually exciting battle, and there are some fantastic pieces of dialogue. The pace may be too disjointed with the sudden stop and start aspect of the structure, draining the momentum of the issue. It also may be difficult for readers just jumping into this comic who are unfamiliar with recent events regarding the character and series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Logan Moore Mar 31, 2021

    It's an issue that has more to do with the current run of Ghost Rider than it does the ongoing "King in Black" saga. As such, it's worth the skip if you're solely looking to keep up with the larger "King in Black" story on its own. Read Full Review

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