The Hell Charger is revving up for a meaty role in Marvel's new Ghost Rider comic book series starring satanic streetracer Robbie Reyes. The newest incarnation of the possessed legacy character drives a supercharged '69 Dodge Charger that sports some special add-on accessories in its frightening hell mode. Reyes was last seen in the Marvel's Secret Wars spinoff, Ghost Racers, where he competed in the Killiseum against other historic iterations of the Spirit of Vengeance. Hot on the heels of the SDCC 2016 announcement of Ghost Rider's inclusion in the upcoming season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. comes word this week of a gassed-up Ghost Rider solo title from Marvel, written by Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore, the duo who co-created Reyes's Mexican-American teenager version in 2014, with art by Brazilian illustrator Danilo Beyruth (Deadpool V Gambit).
Marvel Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso commented on the imprecise timing of the new ongoing series with the character's live-action addition to Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series on ABC.
"We were waiting for Felipe's schedule more than anything," said Alonso. "I would have loved to have launched it sooner, but he has a prosperous career in animation, we needed the time to carve it up and do it right."
Reyes was transformed into the next Spirit of Vengeance after becoming possessed by the devilish spirit of his dead serial killer uncle, Eli Morrow. This upcoming Ghost Rider series will be interconnected far more to the larger web of the entire Marvel Universe, featuring guest cameos by the Hulk, Wolverine, X-23 and Ms. Marvel.
Marvel's Ghost Rider #1 fires up comic shop shelves this November. Agents of SHIELD Season 4 premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20. Are you psyched for the rise of Robbie Reyes in comics and the small screen?