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The Avengers #58

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THE AVENGERS’ QUEST THROUGH TIME CONTINUES! Japan, the Edo Period. They say he walks by night, wielding a blade forged by hellfire. And where he wanders, the penance flows, like fountains of blood. He is the fabled Ghost Ronin, the Samurai of Vengeance. And alongside the Avengers, he will make his final stand against the lightning swords of the devil himself.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
24 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 83

    Major Spoilers

    All in all, Avengers #58 once again pulls off the alchemy of lovely art and remarkably creative story to give us an untold tale of Earth-616’s past, making for not only a fun Avengers story, but one of the more off-beat Ghost Rider takes we’ve seen since 1973, earning 4 out of 5 stars overall. Aaron’s run seems to not be for everybody, but if you’re interested in wild stories that manage to extrapolate beyond the boundaries of traditional comics, I recommend you check it out.

  • 80


    Your enjoyment of The Avengers #58 will hinge on how much you like the samurai Ghost Rider. Luckily it’s rather easy to like the character since he’s described so well, visually awesome, and is a unique twist on what we know of the Ghost Rider.

  • 80

    Marvel Heroes Library

  • 76

    Comic Watch

    Avengers #58 may win fans over with the introduction of an epic new character, but it’s narrative continues to move at a snail’s pace, making it difficult to remain invested.

  • 70

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Avengers #58 shows readers the Ghost Ronin, a new Japanese Ghost Rider from the past who steals the show mainly due to his design. However, as with the previous issue, the Avengers are backup characters in their own book and they don’t really do much except talk and stand in awe of the Ghost Ronin. Hopefully the next few issues actually have the Avengers doing something again.

  • 70

    First Comics News

  • 50

    On their tour through time, The Avengers #58 stops in Japan’s Edo period to introduce a skeletal samurai with a flaming skull and swords. The notion of Avengers scattered throughout time creates opportunities for interesting mash-ups and the ronin Ghost Rider is one of the better visual concepts to emerge from this run. There’s little space in the issue to provide them with much in the way of a story, personality, or even stylistic definition, though. Checking in with nearly a dozen other Avengers thrown back in time with large batches of other time-displaced antagonists proves a constant distraction from this concept’s most interesting elements. Brief updates from various Avengers on the team remind readers of many subplots without moving any of them forward. The result is a series in a holding pattern where the best ideas in these roughly self-contained issues are buried beneath continuity maintenance.

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