Cosmic Ghost Rider #4
Released: October 3rd 2018
For a series that I expected to be largely full of gimmicks, I have to admit that I’ve been really enjoying it. I’m not going to say that they don’t throw gimmicks and tropes into the mix, but largely it’s been well thought out and has a point it’s trying to make.
No matter what, it all ties back to the fact that Frank Castle, AKA the Ghost Rider, appears to be cosmically linked to Thanos. No matter what he does, how hard he tries; things seem to come back around to a certain point. Sure, that point may vary slightly, but hardly enough for it to really matter.
You don’t have to read the latest Thanos plot to understand this one…but it will really add a lot of insight if you did. Especially to this issue. You’ll see some iconic matching and mirroring going on, and it’ll explain some of the comments Castle made.
As for what would happen to Thanos if he was raised by Frank Castle as the Ghost Rider? Yeah, I can totally believe that part. I’m only shocked it isn’t worse, truth be told. But then again, he did a pretty good job of concealing the worst of it, I’d imagine.