All-New Ghost Rider 1 (May 2014)

All-New Ghost Rider #1When DC relaunched Blue Beetle with a teen male Hispanic lead, wasn’t his last name Reyes? In a rare act of Marvel aping DC, the relaunched teen male Hispanic Ghost Rider has Reyes for a last name too.

Maybe they’re related, like any property the Big Two are somehow trying to make relevant again has the last name Reyes.

I wanted to like the Tradd Moore art on Rider but it’s too polished. There’s nothing kinetic to it. Moore’s also not able to make the comic seem less dumb, something any artist would struggle with given the lame script from Felipe Smith. Moore can’t drive car races, so one has to assume he can’t draw car chases either. Since both seem to be important in the comic, it’s a big problem.

Smith’s script’s the real problem. It’s all unoriginal and pointless. The comic’s not worth reading, much less talking about.

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CREDITS

Engines of Vengeance, Part One; writer, Felipe Smith; artist, Tradd Moore; colorists, Nelson Daniel and Val Staples; letterer, Joe Caramagna; editors, Emily Shaw and Mark Paniccia; publisher, Marvel Comics.

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