Friday, November 7, 2008

Ghost Rider: Danny Ketch #1

I don’t like Danny being reduced to this action-addict cruising bars looking for a fight, but I can deal with it if we end up with him in some cool GR-related heroic role. If this story ends the way I think it will with Danny as a new villain, I’m not going to be happy. I haven’t been reading Jason Aaron’s Ghost Rider after his first two issues, as I’m going to be picking up the trade, but I’m worried that the cost of bringing back Johnny Blaze will be to reduce Danny Ketch to villain status. Maybe I’m wrong. Anyway, this issue was ok. I liked the casual way Spurrier breezed over the 70 or so issue series that ran through the 90s. It doesn’t matter here!

Javier Saltares' art was ok. I think I prefer his work as an inker to his pencils. Sometimes his faces can look pretty strange. He does get the smoking GR look down right though. But the storytelling was clear enough that it didn't detract from the story. Danny looks pretty darn cool with that blue flame on the cover.


1 comment:

Always Right said...

Does the blue flame mean he is a hotter Ghost Rider?