Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with over 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in comics in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!

This week we're taking a look at the Spirit of Vengeance, Ghost Rider! The current version of Ghost Rider, Robbie Reyes, is about to make his debut on TV's Agents of SHIELD, so now is as good a time as any to catch up on the long legacy of characters with flaming skulls for heads. This video tracks the history of the character from his debut as a cowboy to his time as a couple of motorcycle dudes to his time as a woman to the most shocking change of all: a car guy.

Show notes:

  • The classic Johnny Blaze Ghost Rider series is available digitally here.
  • The Danny Ketch series is available digitally here.
  • Garth Ennis's work on Johnny Blaze is available digitally here. The ongoing series that spun out of it is available digitally here.
  • If you want to skip right to basically the best Ghost Rider run of all time, the first digital collection of that run can be found here.
  • Hey, at least the adventures of Alejandra are in print. You can find them here, or if you're just going to continue building your digital Ghost Rider collection, go here.
  • That story with the New New Fantastic Four can be found digitally here.
  • If you want to read specifically the adventures of the Ghost Rider who will be on TV, start here, or digitally here.
  • To see basically every incarnation of the Ghost Rider race each other in a huge Death Race-style event, look here.

Watch more installments of You Think You Know Comics? below and let us know what comic book characters we should cover next.