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Ghost Rider #9

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 4 critic ratings.

Johnny Blaze has finally been exorcized of his demonic tumor, but it lives on as something new and sentient, a dark mirror of both him and his bike… a creature known as EXHAUST. As Johnny and Talia Warroad head toward Chicago — a city known for the blood of its slaughterhouses, a city they believe is central to the Shadow Country conspiracy — they’ll be pursued by Exhaust and the dark forces he manifests.

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24 pages
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4 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    The first arc of this larger-than-life story is rippin' and roarin' to it's seismic finale, and the story to date has been nothing short of rubber-burning romp. In fact, romp's probably the wrong word for it – this story from Percy and Smith has turned into its own demonic seance balanced of hues with heavy metal and Sturgis. This issue, in particular, is one of the most thorough of that arc, explaining much of the mythos and lore this creative team has introduced in a little reimagining of the Spirit of Vengeance.
  • 90

    First Comics News

  • 85


    The demonic ‘John Carpenter Thing-like’ entity that Wolverine cut out of Blaze finds a new host. This demonic shadow of Ghost Rider is called Exhaust and what’s more he can spread to new hosts creating more shadows of shadows. Blaze gets drugged by agent Warroad and we find out how he got infected in the first place – it was all down to Blackheart. Cut to Hell’s Backbone and Blackheart has summoned the worst of the worst to usher in a new darkness that Ghost Rider may be powerless to prevent Seven issues in and this one is a banger!
  • 60

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Ghost Rider #9 provides readers with plenty of gore and potent imagery to keep horror fans happy. However, the characters lack motivation, and the plot hasn’t clearly presented itself, so the hopes of a satisfying finale in the next issue are quickly dwindling.

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About the Author: Benjamin Percy

Benjamin Percy is an American author of novels and short stories, essayist, comic book writer, and screenwriter.


Benjamin Percy has published four novels, The Dark Net, The Dead Lands, Red Moon, and The Wilding, as well as two books of short fiction: Refresh, Refresh and The Language of Elk. In 2016, he published his first book of non-fiction, a collection of essays on writing and genre fiction: Thrill Me.

Percy’s first work for DC Comics was writing Detective Comics #35 – 36 in 2014, which was part of the company’s New 52 branding. He eventually took over as writer on the company’s Green Arrow series, beginning with issue 41, and continuing until issue 52, when that series was cancelled in preparation for DC’s 2016 DC Rebirth initiative, which involved restarting its monthly titles with new #1 issues. Percy would continue as writer on Green Arrow with its new series in 2016, beginning with the one-shot Green Arrow: Rebirth, which sold over 90,000 copies when it was released in May 2016. It was the highest-selling issue with Green Arrow as the main character in recent comics history, and received a second-printing. In comparison, the final issues of the previous Green Arrow series sold between 21,000 and 22,000 copies, the last Green Arrow #1, from the New 52 launch, sold 55,512 copies, and Kevin Smith‘s Green Arrow #1 from 2001 sold 85,046 copies.

From November 2019 Percy is the main writer of X-Force series and from February 2020 of Wolverine series for Marvel Comics.

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