Last week we brought you a cool new variant cover for the upcoming Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance series. That reveal came with a tease that the Spirit of Vengeance would have a new identity, a villainous one. Well now the publisher has revealed just who that person will be.
An evolution of Benjamin Percy’s acclaimed run on Ghost Rider, this new series will see an iconic super villain unleash hellfire as the new Ghost Rider—the criminal mastermind known as the Hood! 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.
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!
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 reader’s hearts!
“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.
“The Hood wants a taste of the big-time. And he’s made a deal with the devil to help him on his way,” he continued. “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.”
See the Hood embracing his new role above 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 in comic book stores on March 13.