Ghost Rider #1 (2019) Review
All work and no play make Johnny a dull boy. No better words could be used to describe what Johnny Blaze has been up to over these last few years. Johnny’s Ghost Rider has been the King of Hell since his vengeful imprisonment of Mephisto some time ago. Those little hellions are not pleased and are trying to revolt, escaping into portals in their attempts to infest Earth. As you can imagine, Blaze isn’t having any of it.
Often imitated but never duplicated, Ghost Rider #1 (2019) sees the return of the OG, Johnny Blaze. That’s not to say we haven’t had our fair share of vengeance since he’s been gone. Arguably the most known rider since Johnny is Danny Ketch. You’ll know him by his bad ass 90’s chopper and spiked adorn leather. Ketch is approached by Blaze to help shepherd the invading demon hordes back to hell by any means necessary. Danny as you can imagine wants nothing to do with Johnny or his war. Here’s the thing with hell and its masters, you don’t get a choice as Danny will soon remember.
Ghost Rider #1 (2019) is the best Rider since Cosmic Ghost Rider. It spews everything awesome. Don’t get me wrong, a Rider with a Charger and one riding a mammoth are cool, but they’re not Danny Ketch chopper and chains cool. I also really liked the vibe Ed Brisson brings to the book. It’s very John Constantine, very mortal versus demon with a touch of rebellion. Aaron Kuder brings in the wicked pencils, showing off some impressive interpretations of fire and brimstone. His demons look straight from hell and his ability to crack out some flames, as there are a lot of them, is a work of art in itself.
I loved everything about Ghost Rider #1 (2019). It really brought me back to my days as a kid growing up in the 90’s and loving everything about a motorcycle riding skeleton with a flaming skull. It’s not just nostalgia though, this book really bangs. Welcome back, Johnny.
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