Marvel reveals the new Ghost Rider replacing Johnny Blaze

A fan-favorite villain is set to take on the mantle of Ghost Rider

Marvel has finally introduced the new Ghost Rider

The next Ghost Rider has finally been revealed.

In November 2023, Marvel announced the arrival of the new Ghost Rider comic book series, which will feature a new character in the titular role. Fast-forward to January 2023, it was revealed that the new Ghost Rider isn’t completely a new character, but a fan-favorite villain that has been present in the pages of Marvel Comics for quite some time.

Who is the new Ghost Rider?

The new Ghost Rider is none other than Parker Robbins, a.k.a. The Hood. The villain is set to make his first appearance as the Ghost Rider in the new comic book series Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance, which is scheduled to debut in March 2024 from writer Benjamin Percy and artist Danny Kim.

“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,” Percy explained of his idea to make The Hood the new Ghost Rider.

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 onto a character who has no moral compass. An epic crime saga—flavored with horror—awaits readers in Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance.”

Interestingly, last year’s Ghost Rider Annual #1 from Percy and Kim, included a showdown between Johnny Blaze’s Ghost Rider and The Hood.

How does The Hood’s Ghost Rider look like?

In addition to the announcement that The Hood is the new Ghost Rider, Marvel also unveiled the cover for Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance #2, which reveals The Hood’s look in his Ghost Rider persona. As you can see in the photo of the cover below, The Hood’s Ghost Rider still has the villain’s red demonic cloak covering his flaming skull. The Hood’s shoulder pads, however, now have three huge spikes coming out of them. The Hood’s Ghost Rider is also wielding a gun infused with hellfire, and a skull design on its nozzle.

Ghost Rider Final Vengeance #2 cover
Ghost Rider Final Vengeance #2 cover

The covers for Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance #2 and Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance #1, which you can see below, are both created by Juan Ferreyra.

Ghost Rider Final Vengeance #1 cover
Ghost Rider Final Vengeance #1 cover

You can also check out more details about The Hood’s Ghost Rider in the character design sheet below:

The Hood's Ghost Rider character design sheet
The Hood’s Ghost Rider character design sheet

Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance release date

Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance #1 goes on sale on March 13, 2024, followed by Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance #2 on April 18, 2024.

Here’s the description of Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance #1 reads, “Johnny Blaze was bonded with the Spirit of Vengeance. Unwilling to be a monster, Johnny used this demon from Hell to do good as the Ghost Rider. But heroism isn’t what the Rider was meant for. So who will be the new Spirit of Vengeance? And what will it mean for the Marvel Universe? Find out in this extra-sized first issue by writer Benjamin Percy and hot new art sensation Danny Kim!”

Source: ComicBook.com, Marvel
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