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Cosmic Ghost Rider #4 (of 5)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

The Rider is determined to save the universe by ridding it of the greatest threat that ever existed…and that’s why he’s kidnapped Thanos to raise him right! How’s that gonna work out? He’s about to learn.

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23 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    The first three issues of Cosmic Ghost Rider were incredibly exciting, fast-paced, and full of laughs. This issue was much different, as it took a look at the consequences of Frank raising Thanos as his own. The emotional impact of CGR has never been felt as much as it is in this issue, with the story of a father wrestling with his shortcomings being brought to the forefront. It’s not the same Ghost Rider we’ve seen throughout this colorful series, but the turn doesn’t come with any sort of drop-off in quality.

  • 90

    Comic Crusaders

    It is rare but sometimes one issue can make an already solid series even better. Cosmic Ghost Rider #4 accomplished just that by adding context to what has been a fun but rather thin story. Donny Cates continues to prove there is always a method to his madness.

  • 90

    Comics: The Gathering

    Donny Cates, the mad lad. He can’t be stopped. Such insanity and sentiment are exactly what I want out of a comic book, generally speaking. It’s all laid out with artists that perfectly match the tone and always deliver captivating and energetic pages. A part of me is eagerly awaiting the next chapter, and another part of me is sad for the title to end, but all good things must. Pick this one up and join in me in the bitter sweet celebration.

  • 85


    It’s sad to see where this story is going on a certain level since it does in fact repeat what we’ve seen before. Not literally, but at its core Cosmic Ghost Rider is yet again thrust into a position of weakness and servitude. Given the energy of the series so far and how wacky its ideas are I’d hope to see this character do something else. It’s crushing for the character, and maybe that’s why it’s so upsetting to me, but the series has seemed to break out of its box up until this point. This issue seems to suggest nothing has changed at all.

    A good issue that continues to blow the doors off your expectations.

  • 85

    Sequential Planet

    Cosmic Ghost Rider #4 takes a step back comedically and a step forward narratively. With one more issue left, this is still a must-read series.

  • 80

    The Super Powered Fancast

    Cates continues to do some really interesting and insane things in this series. The story in this issue is deeper than some of the others, but it still maintains the craziness and humor that have made this series so good. The unpredictability of this story is one of the things that continues to draw me to each issue and I want to see what strange directions Cates will takes this story next. One of the other virtues of this series is that Cates has managed to flesh out Frank Castle more and give him personality elements that make him more believable as a person.

    Burnett has some great art in this issue. I was blown away by the contrast in what Thanos shows Frank and what he discovers on his own. It was a stark contrast that worked on a visual and visceral level. I continue to be a fan of this series and can’t wait to see what happens next.

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