I decided to buy this book, mainly so I could be caught up to read Jason Aaron's run on Ghost Rider. I figure it would be a decent buy considering that I rather like Daniel Way as a writer, usually, even though I'm kinda indifferent about Ghost Rider on average. What I can tell you is that this book didn't really disappoint in terms of writing. OK so the art is pretty inconsistent, but the writing is solid, and I found it rather amusing the way they portray Ghost Rider as a dirt stupid who thinks he can quip, but utterly fails.
Normally, I don't give a summary of the story in these, but with the product description not saying much, I'll just add a little extra. Basically, Johnny Blaze sold his soul, ages ago, became Ghost Rider, went on adventures, and now you enter this book with Blaze stuck in hell. He makes his way out of hell, only to find that the. somehow, devil hitched a ride along with him, and has big plans for what he will do on earth, and only Ghost Rider can stop him.
Simple enough of a story, but it works. As I said before, the writing is solid, despite the simple premise, and the delivery makes up for alot. So yeah, the book for the most part is pretty good. Not perfect but certainly worth it's price.
There are some drawbacks to the book itself, beyond artwork and storytelling. I found it a tad disappointing that I was unable to find this book in a hardcover, because as I said, I bought it to catch up on the series and read Jason Aaron's work on Ghost Rider. So it would have been nice if I could get a hardcover to match the book that directly follows this one. That or to be able to get Jason Aaron's Omnibus in paperback. Still, all in all that's a very minor complaint.
If you are new to Ghost Rider and want a place to start, you can certainly do alot worse than this book, here. If you like Ghost Rider, or are just considering something to read before you start on the Jason Aaron Omnibus, then either way, this is a great buy. If you're into action/horror, or occult fiction, this is for you. However if you are easily offended, or not wanting to read anything too violent, you might wanna steer clear.