Ghost Rider Trades His Motorcycle In For A Car In Upcoming Series
At this year’s New York Comic Con, Marvel rolled out plans for several new titles to launch in 2014, and one of the more intriguing projects was a new Ghost Rider series from Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore. Smith and Marvel shared that a new character would take on the Spirit of Vengeance — and that the series’ first antagonist would be Mr. Hyde — but otherwise not much information was given.
This week, a bit more was revealed about the latest Ghost Rider, including his brand new ride: Ghost Rider is ditching his motorcycle for a Dodge Charger. And to assuage any immediate fears: yes, the wheels are still on fire.
Marvel released the two covers for the upcoming Ghost Rider #1 via Comic Book Resources, which feature the new car along with the new Ghost Rider, high school student Robbie Reyes. Smith described Reyes in an earlier interview with CBR: “Robbie’s an East Los Angeles high school senior with a short fuse and a passion for electronic music and absolutely anything powered by an engine. In comparison to previous Ghost Riders, he’s young and inexperienced in life; but his harsh inner city upbringing, overall distrust for most people, and serious contempt for his violent surroundings make him the perfect host for a Spirit of Vengeance.”
The two covers are illustrated by series artist Moore and writer Smith, an accomplished artist himself, and one of the only American cartoonist creating original Manga for the Japanese market.