Marvel Comics Announces Identity Of Supervillain Ghost Rider In GHOST RIDER: FINAL VENGEANCE Series

Over the years, the Spirit of Vengeance has burned its way through various hosts, and this March, it will abandon Johnny Blaze for a new rider in the pages of Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance. An evolution of Benjamin Percy’s acclaimed Ghost Rider run, this new series will see an iconic supervillain unleash hellfire as the new Ghost Rider…the criminal mastermind known as The Hood!

Marvel Comics has been teasing us with this reveal for weeks and we’re pretty sure that not many of you called this. 

Armed with a demonic cloak and dark mystical abilities, Parker Robbins’ undying lust for more power and fortune has made one of the Marvel Universe’s dangerous threats (he’s even battled The Avengers). Now with the Spirit of Vengeance claiming what’s left of his soul, there’s no stopping his bloody takeover of the criminal underworld.

According to the publisher, by the time Johnny Blaze is able to claw his way back from the abyss to reclaim the Spirit of Vengeance, it’ll be far too late.

Joining Percy will be artist Danny Kim who delivered a terrifying showdown between Ghost Rider and The Hood in last year’s Ghost Rider Annual #1. The rising star has designed a brand-new look for The Hood/Ghost Rider that is sure to strike fear into readers’ hearts which you can take a closer look at below.

“Some villains you know all too well. Doctor Doom. Thanos. Mephisto. But I find it especially fun to bring the lesser-known baddies out of the shadows and give them a shot at a starring role,” Percy explains. “That’s what I did with Omega Red during X Lives of Wolverine/X  Deaths of Wolverine – and that’s what I’m doing now with Ghost Rider.”

“The Hood wants a taste of the big-time. And he’s made a deal with the devil to help him on his way. This is what happens when the Spirit of Vengeance is stripped from Johnny Blaze and grafted on to a character who has no moral compass,” the writer adds. “An epic crime saga – flavored with horror – awaits readers in Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance.”

The Hood will make his MCU debut in Ironheart where he’ll be played by Hamilton and Transformers: Rise of the Beasts star Anthony Ramos. It’s too soon to say whether he too will become Ghost Rider, though we do expect Mephisto to appear in the Disney+ series.

You can see The Hood embracing his new role in the Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance #2 cover by Juan Ferreyra and Kim’s original design sheet. Be there for this dark new chapter of Ghost Rider when the first issue arrives on March 13…

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GHOST RIDER: FINAL VENGEANCE #1
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Art by DANNY KIM
Cover by JUAN FERREYRA
On Sale 3/13

GHOST RIDER: FINAL VENGEANCE #2
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Art by DANNY KIM
Cover by JUAN FERREYRA
On Sale 4/18