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Spirits Of Vengeance: Spirit Rider #1

Writer: B. Earl Artist: Paul Davidson, Jeffrey Veregge Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 4, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 14
7.3Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Blaze has been through a lot lately, from ascending the throne of Hell to nearly murdering his former allies on the Avengers. But his nightmare is far from over. Something - or someone - is haunting him, and only a Ghost Rider with the powers of a Sorcerer Supreme can find out why. The dynamic writing duo of Taboo (of the Black Eyed Peas) and B. Earl expand the Rider mythos with an action-packed special that will kick off a brand-new era of vengeance! Kushala's about to be the hottest thing in more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jan 1, 1970

    Spirits of Vengeance: Spirit Rider #1 is a wonderful experience that should be savoured. This one-shot is not going to be a quick read. It is a book that requires time, and the high quality of the art and writing means that it is a pleasure to do so. Multiple readings may be required to fully grasp every plot thread. Kushala is a terrific character that stands out alongside two stalwarts of Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Manzo Aug 9, 2021

    This is a great one-shot that anyone can pick up that doesn't confuse the reader and definitely piques the interest in checking related material. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 2, 2021

    If you're looking for a single comic that has quite a bit of story and art,Spirits of Vengeance: Spirit Rider is a good pickup. It's a story that captures both Demon Rider and Ghost Rider well and feels earned by its end. It also tells a story that needs to be told and sets up both characters for something altogether new going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Aug 9, 2021

    I'm torn on this issue between the amazing artwork and the heavy narration crammed into a single issue. It's a very heavy plot to digest and many light readers will be scared off by the stodgy middle-section. The final six or seven pages are perfect and make up for the dense trip through Blaze's memories. It will be interesting to see what they do with the character over the next few issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Aug 5, 2021

    SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE: SPIRIT RIDER #1 has great art and interesting ideas, but the overblown narration and exposition brought this one-shot down to a snail's pace. Over-explained concepts of esoteric mysticism and a goofy character representation for Johnny Blaze also didn't do this comic any favors. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Aug 1, 2021

    I assume that this book is going to lead somewhere later in the year, which could be a saving grace for a book that feels as throwaway as it is pretty much created by the numbers with very little flair. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBook.com - Tanner Dedmon Aug 4, 2021

    It packs a lot"probably too much"into the Kushala/Johnny Blaze crossover. The characters don't have a great deal of chemistry with one another, but in a strange way, that actually works out as the story progresses. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cincyfan Aug 8, 2021

    Great book I really love this character I'm in on anything with her or echo (who isn't in this) in it. I think it would be amazing to have the spirit rider and echo with phoenix power team up.

  • 8.5
    Fracadactyl Aug 4, 2021

    I know that there were some problems in regards to how this might go, especially since it still touches upon problematic tropes in regards to Native American characters. Kushala is yet another character from the 1800s instead of the modern day which brings up the problem that say certain nations of people are extinct. People will tell you that the Apache's are still around. She's also a magic user which ties into a stereotype of Native depictions, and she's presented as being the solution to a problem that white characters can't figure out.

    In spite of all of that, I like Kushala's easygoing personality in regards to what's happening in this issue. She still has a few concerns as they happen and instead of going through the full more

  • 7.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Aug 9, 2021

    I thought the art was great, but I could've done with much better writing.

  • 5.5
    CrazyforRAMU Nov 22, 2021

    A mindscape quest to rid Johnny Blaze of a new demon allows Kushala to explore her own relationship with vengeance. She masters her unique vengeance-spirit and navigates to an interesting new status quo. I do like the outcome. The expansion of her backstory is a bit grandiose, but it works. The visual style isn't my favorite, but Paul Davidson obviously put in a strong effort. My God, though, this gets off to a rough start. That diner scene is *painful*. These authors could really use some guidance on how to write casual, conversational dialogue.

  • 4.5
    paddyt007 Aug 6, 2021

    I feel like Ghost Rider is a character that has become overly complicated.
    This book was tough to get through, probably because it was a one shot and felt the need to explain everything to me like I was 5.
    I don't understand the direction they are taking the Ghost Rider character lately.

    Kushala is a cool character and it was good to see a bit more of her story but I feel it came at the expensive of Johnny Blaze who once again was made to look like a dumb easyily manipulated boy.

    Kushala as a Sorcerer Supreme makes a lot more sense than as a Ghost/Spirit Rider.

  • 10
    Neenee Sep 7, 2021

  • 8.5
    Pantheon36 Sep 2, 2021

  • 8.0
    Pancake French Fry Aug 22, 2021

  • 7.5
    Radar Aug 10, 2021

  • 7.5
    tonpas1989 Aug 4, 2021

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas Nov 7, 2021

  • 7.0
    Deathstar Oct 17, 2021

  • 6.0
    jmprados Aug 31, 2021

  • 6.0
    Fmernamz0 Aug 5, 2021

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