Sweet holy fig newtons am I angered by mainstream comics.
The only problem I had with new Ghost Rider? Pacing/explanation of scenes.
Why did it have this problem? Because it had to compact all the major parts of the character origin into 24 pages. Why couldn’t it put some of that in the next issue? SALES MOTHERFUCKING SALES ALL WE’RE FUCKING WORRIED ABOUT IS SALES GODDAMMIT. IF THE 1ST ISSUE ISN’T FLYING OUT THE DOOR LIKE PRESCRIPTION MEDS OUT OF CANADA THEN IT WILL BE DROPPED.
DOES NO ONE CARE ABOUT GOOD STORYTELLING ANYMORE?
No. Because when good storytelling is implemented no one buys it. Fucking. We need a more massive independent comic market. That’s what we fucking need.
Ghost Rider could’ve done real well with another 20 pages in its 1st issue.
ASLKFJHSDA I would definitely recommend it. Literally the only thing that I thought wasn’t executed great was the pacing/explanation in some places. it just seemed rushed you know? And I blame that on how Marvel/DC publish not on the writers or anything.
Also I expect a lot of that will get worked out in later issues, this is only the debut after all.
Rambling explanation why me gust ahead.
Like the art is super awesome and not a style you see too often and it’s just hnnnNNNGGGGG ART BONER. Also the colorist/inker/penciler combo works really well together and is super cohesive which IS RARE. Sometimes the colorist can fucking destroy the art just because their styles don’t mesh y’know?
I also like the character development/setup so far seems serious legit. I like Robbie Reyes character a lot already and the environment he’s in. From someone who usually reads rich white boy batman comics, a comic that looks like it’s going to deal with the effects of poverty on gang and inner city violence seems FANTASTIC. They’ve already set up major themes for investigating police brutality, the american drug trade, racism, people who are physically AND mentally disabled, the job market…
I know some people don’t like all kinds of “politics” in their comics but I don’t know I feel like these are things people have been calling for and Ghost Rider just integrated them so effortlessly and jdfhdksgds;fd.
Maybe the worst thing was that it was only 24 pages because I got to the end and was like WHAT DO YOU MEAN I HAVE TO WAIT A MONTH?
TL;DR: I WOULD STILL RECOMMEND DESPITE IT’S PACING AND I’M DEFINITELY GOING TO BE PICKING UP THE SECOND ISSUE SO IF YOU WANT TO WAIT FOR MORE REVIEWS I CAN DO THAT FOR YOU OMG.