The Three Riders Of Hell’s Highway: Avengers #25 Reviewed

by Josh Davison

[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]

Ghost Rider and King of Hell Johnny Blaze has granted Robbie, the current Ghost Rider’s, uncle Eli with the body of a dead Celestial to crush his nephew. However, the soul of Robbie’s brother, Gabe, is on the line, so Robbie will do whatever it takes to win this Challenge of the Ghost Riders. That said, he’s still lost his Hell Charger in the depths of oblivion. Thankfully, the Avengers arrive with a new ride and some helping hands to ensure that Robbie wins this race and beats Johnny Blaze at his own rigged game.

Avengers #25 cover by Stefano Caselli and Marcio Menyz
Avengers #25 cover by Stefano Caselli and Marcio Menyz

Avengers #25 concludes the “Challenge of the Ghost Riders” story arc with an explosive issue that brings the Avengers to the depths of Hell to stop the insane game of Johnny Blaze, King of Hell.

It’s an action-packed and exciting issue with plenty of excellent scenes of Robbie, Thor, the Cosmic Ghost Rider, and others wielding their immense power against Johnny and his demonic hordes.

The comic has plenty of good lines too, particularly from Thor, Cap, and Johnny. Everyone here is feeling a little chatty and pissed off, and it shows in the dialogue.

There’s also an epilogue that goes back to the cave in Turkey currently being explored by Iron Man, and we get a peak at what the next story will likely be.

Avengers #25 art by Stefano Caselli, Jason Keith, and letterer VC's Cory Petit
Avengers #25 art by Stefano Caselli, Jason Keith, and letterer VC’s Cory Petit

Stefano Caselli impresses once again with his art style that brings a distinct quality of detail and expressiveness which looks downright fantastic and suits the Avengers quite well. He’s backed up by the color work of Jason Keith, who does a stellar job in this comic as well.

Avengers #25 is another fun and wild installment of Jason Aaron’s Avengers. Three Ghost Riders are at war with one another, and there’s no telling who, if anyone, will come out on top. The Avengers know they can only help so much to help in the end. It’s a damn good read and is easily worth a recommendation. Feel free to give it a read.

Avengers #25 comes to us from writer Jason Aaron, artist Stefano Caselli, color artist Jason Keith, letterer VC’s Cory Petit, cover artist Stefano Caselli with Marcio Menyz, and variant cover artists Alex Ross; and Jay Anacleto with Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Final Score: 8.5/10

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