Cosmic Ghost Rider #3
Writer: Donny Cates
Artist: Dylan Burnett
I can’t get enough of Cosmic Ghost Rider. I don’t remember waiting every month for a Marvel title as I do with this one. In the previous issue, we were left staring at a bizzaro Guardians of the Galaxy led by Cable. This issue injects more craziness into the mix, and I couldn’t be happier about breaking it down for you.
When we last left Frank Castle, he was still trying to protect Baby Thanos and make sure he didn’t grow up to be the Thanos we all know. That meant not displaying violence, and more importantly, keeping him safe from people who want Baby Thanos dead. In this issue, Frank must find a way to keep said baby shielded from seeing violence and protect him from the strange Guardians of the Galaxy that have come to murder him. In the last issue, we got to see some of Uatu The Watcher. This issue we get some more of him, but almost as a tertiary character. The stars here are Frank, Baby Thanos and the various versions of Guardians that Cable brings in. In a comical set of panels, Cable keeps traveling back and getting new Guardians for this task while Frank keeps destroying them. If you have been reading other review sites, then you know what the final splash page holds. As always, I will not spoil that here because you should be reading this comic. I will say that like all the previous issues; it leaves us waiting for more mayhem that is most certainly coming
Donny Cates is crushing this book. I am reading his other series’ as well, and this one is my favorite. He has his comedic timing down, and he is clearly having fun writing these issues. Bringing in Cable and the different Guardian teams is probably just bringing a smile to his face while he is writing them. Even Baby Thanos’ lines are working. A baby is getting laughs!
Dylan Burnett hasn’t dropped the ball yet on this series. Every issue he gets more and more subjects to draw and some of them are just plain fun to look at. I see him having the same smile that Cates has while he is drawing all of this madness. This issue is almost like a Where’s Waldo since I found myself searching through the background to pick out the minor characters.
I have used a specific word twice while describing the writing and the art: FUN. It is really what this comic boils down to. It is loads of FUN. Each issue seems to trump the last, and that always makes for a good read and what every creative team strives for. You have to pick up this series; it’s just too much FUN. Don’t let me have it all. Join Cosmic Ghost Rider before the series ends at Issue #5.
Cosmic Ghost Rider #3
Superhero comics are rarely this fun and entertaining. Issue #3 is the best so far and probably just as fun or more fun than the previous issue.