Marvel Comics reveals the new Ghost Rider and it’s The Hood.
“An evolution of Benjamin Percy’s acclaimed GHOST RIDER run, this new series will see an iconic super villain unleash hellfire as the new Ghost Rider—the criminal mastermind known as the Hood!” teases Marvel.com. “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.”
The site continues, “Now with the Spirit of Vengeance claiming what’s left of his soul, there’s no stopping his bloody takeover of the criminal underworld. 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!”
“The Hood wants a taste of the big-time”
The Hood stands revealed as the new Ghost Rider on the cover of Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance #2 (above) which goes on sale in April. Marvel previously announced the first issue (below) will sport a foil cover which goes on sale in March.
“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. 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,” writer Benjamin Percy explained.
Percy continued, “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. An epic crime saga—flavored with horror—awaits readers in GHOST RIDER: FINAL VENGEANCE.”