A brand new Spirit of Vengeance is ready to take on the underworld of the Marvel Universe, and he prefers four wheels to two.
This March, a new legend is born on the streets of Los Angeles in ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER #1 – the high-octane new series from writer Felipe Smith and artist Tradd Moore! All-New Ghost Rider #1 will continue the exciting wave of All-New Marvel NOW! series with a brand new & sensational take on the Spirit of Vengeance!
A high speed street race in East LA leads a young man down the fast and furious road of destiny. Amid an East Los Angeles neighborhood full of gang violence and drug trafficking, 18-year old Robbie Reyes explodes onto the scene as the newest Ghost Rider!
“In Robbie Reyes, Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore have created one of the most complex and likable characters to be granted great power — and a great ride! — and learn the great responsibility that comes with both,” says Editor In Chief Axel Alonso. “Reyes comes from a very different zip code than Peter Parker, but his story is universal.”
“His vehicle of choice, the automobile, very clearly sets him apart visually,” says series writer Felipe Smith in an interview with Marvel.com “In comparison to his vengeance seeking predecessors, he’s very young and inexperienced in most aspects of life; but as a the product of a harsh inner city upbringing, Robbie’s street smarts, overall distrust for most people, and clear contempt for his violent surroundings make him the perfect host for a Spirit of Vengeance.”
But motorcycles and cars were just the beginning! Robbie has the ability to turn any vehicle into a flaming engine of retribution. And he’ll need it. War is brewing in the criminal underworld. But crime and corruption have a new enemy. With the pedal to the metal, Marvel’s newest Ghost Rider puts vengeance into overdrive!
Who is this new Ghost Rider? And how did he come to possessed with such awesome power? The answers will be revealed when the explosive ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER #1 sets comic shops ablaze this March!
One of the most iconic of the fringe Marvel characters, a revamp for Ghost Rider has been a long time coming. The character really hasn’t had any stability since the second host for the Ghost, Danny Ketch’s run ended years ago. Now with a new rider and a very new mode of transportation, maybe Ghost Rider can get back to making more of an impact once again in Marvel’s universe. Honestly, the character was just about everywhere in the ’90s and I’d like to see him come back into some kind of prominence once again.
Also interesting to note is that All-New Ghost Rider takes place in California. CA seems to be a place that the Marvel Universe in general is shifting towards, moving away from the more familiar East Coast vibe for its characters, which might be a good thing for the Ghost Riders of the world. Not that a location makes the characters really, but for classics like Punisher, Daredevil and Ghost Rider, it definitely shakes things up in a good way with new potential for stories that really wouldn’t fit in in the hub of heroism that is NYC.
Start your engines, Ghost Rider is set to blaze into comic shops on March 19th with All-New Ghost Rider #1; on the way from scribe Felipe Smith and artist Tradd Moore.