Ghost Rider Year of Vengeance
(Image credit: Marvel Comics)
Ghost Rider (“motorcycle hero, sneakin’ around in a blue jumpsuit!!”) is riding his way into a special anniversary celebration in 2022 in what Marvel is calling ‘A Year of Vengeance,’ marking 50 years since his 1972 introduction in Marvel Spotlight #5, which will apparently kick-off with the announcement of a new ongoing title.
Created by Gary Friedrich and Mike Ploog, the original Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze, has since spun off into an entire mythos encompassing numerous incarnations of the so-called ‘Spirit of Vengeance’ from throughout the past and future of the Marvel Universe.
(Image credit: Marvel Comics)Marvel’s simple teaser (seen above) doesn’t reveal much of what the publisher has planned for the milestone, nor does it state exactly when in 2022 the Ghost Rider 50th anniversary celebration will begin on the page.
However the text surrounding the teaser does promise more news related to the anniversary and new Ghost Rider title coming “later this week.”
The Ghost Riders included in the image are:
Johnny Blaze, the original and current Ghost Riderhis successor Danny Ketch in his own Ghost Rider form despite most recently appearing as the Death RiderKushala, the Spirit Rider, who is the star of her own recent titlethe cowboy Ghost Rider known as the Phantom Riderthe Ghost Rider of the 30th Centurythe Ghost Rider of the year 2099Robbie Reyes, another current Ghost Rider and member of the AvengersAlejandra Jones, a former Ghost Rider who seemingly died in the story King in Blackthe first Ghost Rider, who rides a demonically empowered woolly mammoth as part of the 1,000,000 BC AvengersCosmic Ghost Rider, a future version of Frank Castle twisted into a bizarre Spirit of Vengeancethe 19th century US Civil War-era Ghost Rider known only as CalebVengeance, a Ghost Rider-adjacent vigilante who got his powers by selling his soul to MephistoStay tuned to Newsarama for more information on the new Ghost Rider title, coming later this week.
Ghost Rider debuted in 1972, but at least according to Newsarama, he wasn’t the best Marvel character to debut that year.
I’ve been Newsarama’s resident Marvel Comics expert and general comic book historian since 2011. I’ve also been the on-site reporter at most major comic conventions such as Comic-Con International: San Diego, New York Comic Con, and C2E2. Outside of comic journalism, I am the artist of many weird pictures, and the guitarist of many heavy riffs. (They/Them)