Subsequent 12 months marks the 50th anniversary of one of many largest horror heroes at Marvel: Ghost Rider. To have a good time this milestone, Johnny Blaze, the unique Ghost Rider, might be returning this February in an all-new ongoing collection written by Benjamin Percy with artwork by Cory Smith. The brand new ebook would be the first a part of a 12 months lengthy celebration at Marvel that they’re calling “The 12 months of Vengeance.”
Identified for his work on titles comparable to Wolverine and X-Pressure, Percy will put his personal spin on the Ghost Rider mythos, evoking all of the horrifying parts of Ghost Rider’s most traditional tales whereas driving the Spirit of Vengeance in the direction of a brand new age. And Cory Smith, identified for his art work on titles comparable to Conan The Barbarian, will deliver the scorching motion and hellish horror that solely Ghost Rider can ship. Collectively, this workforce of creators are hellbound to make this Ghost Rider’s most explosive period but.
Johnny Blaze has the right life: a spouse and two children, a job at an auto restore store and a small-town neighborhood that helps him… However Johnny isn’t doing effectively. He has nightmares of monsters when he sleeps. And he sees bloody visions when he’s awake. This life is starting to really feel like a jail. And there’s a spirit in him that’s begging to interrupt out.
Right here’s what Percy needed to say about taking the reins:
“I’m a horror head. I grew up studying Stephen King, watching John Carpenter, and listening to Black Sabbath, and when it got here to comics, I at all times reached first for the darkish and bizarre which implies I learn a hell of numerous Ghost Rider. That flaming cranium. That spiked leather-based jacket. That monstrous bike coughing out clouds of sulfurous exhaust. To this present day, the sight of the character blazing alongside a midnight freeway makes my coronary heart rev like a four-stroke engine.
“Ghost Rider is arguably the perfect designed, however inarguably, probably the most heavy metallic character in all of comics. It might be badass to write down this collection at any level in my life, however launching on the fiftieth anniversary feels particularly (un)holy. Cory Smith is killing it on artwork, and we’re going to honor the previous whereas burning rubber right into a terrifying future full of thriller, motion, and shadow-soaked emotion. Put together your self for the last word in street horror.”
“I’m extremely excited to be using shotgun with Ben Percy as we deliver Ghost Rider screaming into his fiftieth anniversary,” Smith added. “As a comic book nerd and a horror nerd, Ghost Rider has at all times been a favourite of mine so this undertaking is a dream come true. Johnny Blaze, the Spirit of Vengeance is BACK. We’re firing on all cylinders and I can’t wait for everybody to see the hellfire we’re bringing! It’s about to get loopy!”
GHOST RIDER #1
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Artwork by CORY SMITH
Cowl by KAEL NGU
Pictures through Marvel Comics
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