Monday, October 27, 2008

Ghost Rider: Danny Ketch #1 Review

Recently reviewed by me at CBR: Ghost Rider: Danny Ketch #1, about which I write the following sentences: "In addition, Spurrier's dialogue lacks the muscular wit that we see in Jason Aaron's comic book work. Danny Ketch says stuff like, 'I'm not hungy at all.' Pause. 'I'm starving.' And that's supposed to be an insightful comment on his inner turmoil. The whole issue is full of flat dialogue, oblique narration, and dry exposition. It feels lifeless and dull, even when the plot turns interesting and Ketch regains the Ghost Rider power temporarily. The sight of a smoldering, but not flaming, Ghost Rider is Saltares's best moment in the issue, and since the entire purpose of this series is to show how Ketch got his groove back, it seems to finally get interesting at that point. But it's all 'Hrn' and 'HaHa' and 'Yakkk' and onomatopoetics from Spurrier after that."

Read the entire review HERE.

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