Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I've always loved the concept of Ghost Rider, but never actually been able to get into the comics, which usually read like listless superhero horror. But Jason Aaron (Scalped) is three issues into his run now, and has nailed it. He gets that this book is about visceral supernatural grindhouse, and has been packing each issue with more entertainment than I ever even knew they were missing, while Roland Boschi's artwork is like the kinetic offspring of Eduardo Risso and John Romita, Jr.. Gun-toting motorcycle nurses, a ghost-cannibal stretch of highway, decapitations, hellfire and brimstone, a spirit stallion and rebel angels...all at murderously high velocities. This book is exactly what a Ghost Rider comic should be.