Thursday, January 22, 2009

Comic Book Lesson #1: Why Ghost Rider is Good

From this week's Ghost Rider #31, written by Jason Aaron, with art by Roland Boschi and Tan Eng Huat:


And a close-up, for emphasis:


Marvel Legends Undersea Ghost Rider w/Great White Shark, coming to a Wal-Mart near you.

10 comments:

Preston said...

I'm planning on catching up on this series via ebay/back issues due to all of the praise I've heard. Where do you suggest I start, Tim, from the very first issue or the beginning of Jason Aaaron's run or some other arbitrary issue?

Ultimate Matt said...

I'm kinda partial to big flaming elephant Ghost Rider, myself. I'll check this run out in bulk at some point, also.

Rob said...

Wouldn't this qualify as jumping the shark... literally? ;)

Timothy Callahan said...

Preston -- Start with Jason Aaron's first issue. You'll get up to speed (literally) almost immediately, and you won't have to waste your precious minutes on Daniel Way's vapid run.

Matt -- It's even better than Northlanders!

Rob -- This image reclaims "jumping the shark" as a rightful token of awesomeness.

Bill Reed said...

While Ghost Rider on a shark *is* pretty awesome, I still feel like this book has totally turned into Flaming-Skull-Headed Immortal Iron Fist.

Chad Nevett said...

With each issue, I consider dropping this book. It's become so fucking typical with a war on heaven and a bunch of similar-yet-slightly-different characters. I trust in Jason Aaron to pull it all together, but it's really starting to drag for me.

Bryce Menard said...

I'm not a huge Ghost Rider fan, but Ghost Rider on a shark(!) is too good to pass up.

Lieutenant Ken Frankenstein said...

Let's not forget Sled-Dog Ghost Rider. That shit's ridiculous.

I know all those Ghost Riders are supposed to be dead, but maybe they can give us a series of one-shots or something. This is even worse than when they killed off the all-new Orb like five pages after introducing him.

Preston said...

Thanks for the suggestion Tim.

I must say, while Shark Rider-Ghost Rider is all sorts of awesome the only that really forced my hand was Russian Bear Rider-Ghost Rider!

Kyle said...

What about four-armed woman riding a burning dinosaur the head of which resembles male genitals?