Written by: Benjamin Percy
Art by: Cory Smith, Oren Junior
Colors by: Bryan Valenza
Letters by: VC’s Travis Lanham
Cover art by: Kael Ngu
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: November 9, 2022
Ghost Rider #8 takes Johnny Blaze and Agent Warroad to The Windy City to find the source of Blackheart’s corruption, but they must survive a deadly road trip first.
Is It Good?
If Ben Percy is going somewhere with this series, he’s taking a mighty long, winding road to get there. Ghost Rider #8 could be summed up with one, simple description: “Blaze and Warroad figure out they have to go to Chicago, and they drive there. The end.”
In fairness, their road trip is anything but boring as Blaze and Warroad get chased by undead forest animals. It sounds exciting, and in part, it is, but there’s no consequence from the chase, and readers learn nothing about Blackheart’s plan or Exhaust. It’s simply action for its own sake instead of doing what action should always do – further the story.
On the positive side, the action is well done and fairly thrilling. Smith and Junior’s art is first-rate. And the horror elements are some of the best horrors Marvel is offering.
But the fact remains, this story could be summed up briefly as “Blaze and Warroad figure out they need to go to Chicago, so they drive there. The end.”
About The Reviewer: Gabriel Hernandez is the Publisher & EIC of ComicalOpinions.com, a comics review site dedicated to indie, small, and mid-sized publishers.
Ghost Rider #8 takes a prolonged road to nowhere by moving the story forward at a snail’s pace. The art is the best horror visuals Marvel offers, and the personal interactions between Warroad and Blaze are well done, but this series is spinning its wheels.