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Preview: Ghost Rider #2

Ghost Rider #2

(W) Felipe Smith (A) Danillo Beyruth (CA) Felipe Smith
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 28, 2016
SRP: $3.99

MONSTER SQUAD!

The all-new fanfare following the Ghost Rider heats up! Robbie Reyes isn’t exactly a team player, so what’s he supposed to do with Amadeus Cho, a.k.a. the HULK, following him around? And who’s that hot on their heels? None other than the WOLVERINE!

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warlords_of_appalachia_003_a_mainThe weekend is almost here! What’s everyone doing to celebrate the New Year? Any geeky parties? Sound off in the comments!

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TV Review: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S4E8 The Laws of Inferno Dynamics

agents of shield season 4With the lives of everyone in Los Angeles hanging in the balance, S.H.I.E.L.D. and Ghost Rider find themselves working together.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. wraps up the with the midseason finale that feels like sound and fury signifying nothing.

There’s a lot that goes on here as SHIELD and Ghost Rider take on Eli. And the Inhumans step up as a team including the director who straps on his own costume. A lot of the episode deals with Yo-Yo, Ghost Rider, and Quake stepping up as a unit. There’s lots of action and lots of special fx, but overall it feels pretty empty.

Stories wrap up nicely and a lot of new ones begin and overall there just feels like something was missing. We finally get an idea of what Eli’s plan is and it’s… something. I’m still not quite sure the point other than his being nuts. And when it’s all wrapped up it kind of feels like the writers weren’t sure where they were going with it all either.

Thrown into all of the action Mac and Yo-Yo’s relationship is really pushed. It’s something thats been danced around all season, but not really addressed in a long way, but it feels like it’s a major issue in this episode. Since it just is thrust front and center it feels really out of place due to that.

And the episode really feels like it’s a way to wrap up the rather listless plot for the first half of the year and moving us onto the next which will have more to do with ADA and LMDs. For fans of comics, that has potential and while this season generally feels improved it still has shown some major issues when it comes to the plotting.

Hopefully we’re done with this mess of a story… on to January!

Overall Score: 7.95

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Review: Ghost Rider #1

ghost_rider_1_coverIt’s hell on wheels as the Spirit of Vengeance makes his roaring return! A mysterious object from space crash-lands in southern California, drawing some of the brightest minds in the Marvel Universe to Ghost Rider’s backyard – including Amadeus Cho, the Totally Awesome Hulk! What mayhem will be unleashed as the High-octane Hothead comes face-to-face with the Jade Genius? And with Robbie still possessed by the ghost of his evil uncle Eli…who’s really in the driver’s seat?

I read a little of the previous volume of Ghost Rider, but for the most part skipped the series. So, while somewhat familiar with the Robbie Reyes version of the character, the whole possessed by the ghost of his evil uncle was something I was up on. After reading this issue, I’m not sure I know anymore than I did before.

Written by Felipe Smith with art by Danillo Beyruth the main story is… interesting. While Ghost Rider’s name is splashed across that cover it feels like a lot of the issues is devoted to, Totally Awesme Hulk!? Yes, the Hulk is peppered throughout the issue as Reyes story is broken up by a build up featuring that character. The problem is, there’s not really any payoff with the Hulk in how Ghost Rider ties in, so the scenes feel like someone produced the comic wrong and mixed up the two series. It’s confusing and an odd choice that takes the focus away from a character who is garnering some interest with a high profile spotlight in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Then there’s a back-up story written by Smith with Tradd Moore on art. This addition is a bit more straight forward in the comic sense with Reyes having someone attempting to steal his car. It’s nothing earth shattering, but it’s entertaining and looks great.

Beyruth’s art is ok for the series and has a generic feal about it all. In fact the Hulk scenes felt like they could be found in that series, so things feel replaceable. Not necessarily a good thing but also not horrible. It evokes a little of Moore’s style that made the previous volume so cool to look at, though it doesn’t copy it.

Moore’s contribution on the other hand is as solid as solid can be as expected. I love Moore’s art and he always adds a kinetic energy that’s just fun to look at.

The choices for this issue are… interesting to say the least. With pages that feel like they’re from an issue of Totally Awesome Hulk and then another character showing up at the end, the issue feels like something you’d find many issues down when sales have dwindled and a crossover is needed to boost sales. I can’t see folks who came to this from the live action version would stick around after this issue. I’m seriously perplexed.

Story: Felipe Smith Art: Danillo Beyruth, Tradd Moore
Story: 4 Art: 6.7 Overall: 4 Recommendation: Pass

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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TV Review: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S4E7 Deals With Our Devils

agents of shield season 4After losing half of their team, the remaining members look for answers as time begins to run out for Ghost Rider.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is back after a bit of a break and some of the team has been sucked into the ghost world (not sure what else to call it). That leads to one of the more interesting things of the season where the episode is split between color and black and white depending on whose perspective it is.

It’s a bit of a distraction storywise, but the bigger aspect of it is its focus on Robbie and Ghost Rider. Robbie was sucked in which causes Ghost Rider to jump to Mac. Some coolness is a nod to classic Ghost Riders as he drives around on a motorcycle with a shotgun on his back. Fans of Blaze and Ketch Ghost Riders will notice the nod.

It also forces us to get a better idea of the relationship between Robbie and Ghost Rider and the deal they’ve got between them. It hasn’t been fully explained, but here it’s laid out pretty well. It also gives us a bit question mark as to what’s next for the character who is rumored to get a Netflix spin-off at some point. There’s also the fact Mac has now experienced the Ghost Rider, so he and Robbie are tied together in some ways which should play out nicely.

There’s also the reveal of Ada to a bunch of folks and she steps up to help save the day in a way. For those that have seen Doctor Strange, some of what happens there looks and feels very familiar and it’s a nod to the movie without directly tying into the film.

Overall, a not bad episode with some interesting new aspects thrown in. It feels fresh in many ways, both visually and storywise. Though the danger doesn’t every quite gel and feel like it’s a big deal, it’s better than the villain of the week fights we’ve seen over and over. It also moves along the story while setting some other things forward as well. One of the stronger episodes of the season.

Overall Score: 7.95

Preview: Ghost Rider #1

Ghost Rider #1

(W) Felipe Smith (A) Danillo Beyruth, Tradd Moore (CA) Marco Checchetto
Rated T
In Shops: Nov 30, 2016
SRP: $4.99

ROBBIE REYES IS BACK!

It’s hell on wheels as the Spirit of Vengeance makes his roaring return! A mysterious object from space crash-lands in southern California, drawing some of the brightest minds in the Marvel Universe to Ghost Rider’s backyard – including Amadeus Cho, the Totally Awesome Hulk! What mayhem will be unleashed as the High-octane Hothead comes face-to-face with the Jade Genius? And with Robbie still possessed by the ghost of his evil uncle Eli…who’s really in the driver’s seat? Then, meet the newest speed trap in Ghost Rider’s life as his original creators Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore reunite for a special backup story and the debut of an all-new villain. Strap in and start your engines, True Believer, this one’s gonna be a scorcher!

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Ghost Rider#1 Brings Wheels of Vengeance to Marvel NOW!

Start your engines, True Believers – because this one is a scorcher! That’s right, Robbie Reyes is back and he’s hitting the gas and driving straight for your local comic shops in the all-new Ghost Rider #1! Robbie’s co-creator Felipe Smith is back to pen the ongoing adventures of this high-octane hot head and he’s bringing new series artist Danilo Beyruth along for the ride!

A bizarre and powerful object has been unearthed in Southern California, and the mystery behind it has lead Amadeus Cho, the Totally Awesome Hulk right to Ghost Rider’s backyard! What chaos will be unleashed when this jade giant comes face-to-face with the ultimate speed demon? Plus – this oversized first issue also includes a special back-up tale from Felipe Smith and artist Tradd Moore featuring the debut of Ghost Rider’s newest nemesis! Who is Pyston Nitro, and what is her endgame?

Strap in and buckle up, because the ride is just getting started. Don’t get left in the dust!

GHOST RIDER #1 (SEP160959)
Written by FELIPE SMITH
Art by DANILO BEYRUTH AND TRADD MOORE
Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO
Variant Covers by FELIPE SMITH (SEP160960), TRADD MOORE (SEP160961), And SKOTTIE YOUNG (SEP160960)
Hip-Hop Variant by FELIPE SMITH (SEP160963)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (SEP160964)
TV Photo Variant Also Available (SEP160966)
Blank Variant Available (SEP160965)
FOC – 11/07/16, On-Sale – 11/30/16

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