Spirits of Vengeance #1
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Spirits of Vengeance #1

Writer: Victor Gischler Artist: David Baldeon Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 4, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 19
7.6Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

A dead angel. A silver bullet. A kept promise. For ages, the war between Heaven and Hell raged in the unseen corners of society, both sides in delicate balance that could topple if the right weapons were in the wrong hands... When an undercover angel is murdered, Johnny Blaze, the Ghost Rider, must find the killers and punish them...But this time he won't do it alone: A deadly team must rise from the darkest depths of the Marvel Universe to form an unholy alliance - HELLSTORM! SATANA! BLADE! They are the SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and TBA!

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Tyler Wing Oct 23, 2017

    The creative team behind Spirits of Vengeance is a fantastic combination literary and visual talent. If the first issue is any indicator of the future, this is one of Marvel's hottest new titles! Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Oct 16, 2017

    SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #1 features some of the Marvel Universe's darkest supernatural antiheroes joining forces to take on the coming dark. Though Daimon Hellstrom doesn't receive the same level of characterization as his co-conspirators, this investigative fantasy is a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Hildebrand Oct 4, 2017

    If you're a fan of just one of these characters then I highly recommend you checking Spirits of Vengeance out, you are in for a hell of a good time! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Oct 4, 2017

    Youve got my attention, Spirits of Vengeance. Im a sucker for these Hellish characters and I love the tone of this first issue. Its going to be a wild ride, but I have a feeling its going to be a lot of fun watching this group of kinda-sorta-maybe heroes save the world. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    On Comics Ground - Carlos Melendez Oct 16, 2017

    This was pretty great for an introductory issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Sep 18, 2017

    Spirits of Vengeance isnt brilliant, but it is pretty damn fun. With good one-liners and great action, the heavy metal momentum overcomes the overly-vague plot. The artwork is solid and shines in the action sequences. This one delivers what it promises, and, if it looked appealing on the announcement, then youll enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Oct 24, 2017

    Of course, Gischler has an excellent collaborator and storyteller in artist David Balden. The Spanish artist reminds me of artist Joe Madureira. Here, Balden presents elastic and supple figure drawings that give the characters life and also give them distinct personalities " even the characters who are not around for long. This is dynamic graphical storytelling, with an excellent sense of the dark and the supernatural. And Balden simply makes Spirits of Vengeance look different from other Marvel titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Don Alsafi Oct 6, 2017

    Spirits of Vengeance is a moody comic, set in the dark and supernatural corners of Marvel that haven't been seen for some time. That kind of tale isn't going to be to everyone's tastes, but if you find yourself itching for something different " especially in this spookiest of months " you might be surprised at just how enjoyable it really is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Oct 6, 2017

    Spirits Of Vengeance #1 provides a spectacular jumping-on point for a book sporting some underused fan favorite characters. It even provides quick profile pages for the four members in the back of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Oct 9, 2017

    Spirits of Vengeance gets off on the right foot introducing everyone to its intriguing cast of characters and sending them off on their way.  Not many answers so far but the quality seems there enough to keep me coming back for now. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Oct 6, 2017

    With angels dying and demons on the prowl it is going to take more than one spirit of vengeance to solve the mystery and save the Marvel Universe, luckily Daimon Hellstorm, Blade, Ghost Rider and Satana are teaming up in Spirits of Vengeance #1 (of 5). While the art may not be best suited for the story, Spirits of Vengeance is a fun delve in Marvels darker corners. Victor Gischler scripts an interesting mystery that has only barely begun in issue #1. Will our heroes be able to figure out what is happening before it is too late? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 9, 2017

    The cliffhanger works at face value (and makes Blade seem very scary indeed) but the transition to it feels a little bit more like "ran out of time" than "meant to do that", but the overall story is strong enough to weather the hit. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Oct 9, 2017

    For fans of these characters, Spirits of Vengeance is a no-brainer must buy. For those who don't really have any investment, the book may not be meaty enough to provide a reason to stay. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    411Mania - RobF Oct 12, 2017

    The one thing I can say about this series is that I am glad that the Ghost Rider is the Johnny Blaze version. He has always been the best version in my opinion. I like Blade as well. The generic nature of the story is it's downfall, there just isn't enough here to keep me reading. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 4, 2017

    The idea of a supernatural team-up book featuring four of Marvel's horror icons sounds great on paper. Unfortunately, this series seems in little hurry to bring that team together, despite the fact that there are only five issues to work with. Spirits of vengeance definitely looks great, giving an expressive sheen to this darker corner of the Marvel U. But that alone doesn't do enough to justify the book's existence. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Oct 6, 2017

    The designs may be rad as heck, but "Spirits of Vengeance" is a muddled and confusing first issue. Read Full Review

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