Cosmic Ghost Rider Is Delivering Space Punishment In His Own Series
Marvel Comics‘ resident “Spirit of Vengeance” Ghost Rider has always had a hunger for battling despicable beings, but a new series will see the demon ride into the stars to Penance Stare some baddies. The traditional persona of Johnny Blaze this is not, as after a series of recent revelations, the fiery alter ego of the Cosmic Ghost Rider now belongs to the Punisher, a.k.a. Frank Castle.
Following the character’s debut in Thanos #13, Frank Castle’s take on the flame-headed anti-hero has quickly become a fan-favorite due to his ludicrous origins and equally bizarre wise-cracking. Now the Cosmic Ghost Rider is starring in his own limited series that aims to pull out all the stops in telling his amazing cosmic adventures. The crazy character’s co-creator Donny Cates is writing for the run while Dylan Burnett will be contributing the art.
Cosmic Ghost Rider is such a blast to work on,” said Cates in a statement. “It’s honestly pretty overwhelming how much the Marvel fans have embraced this crazy character, and I’m having so much fun continuing the Rider’s insane story! If you thought ‘Thanos Wins’ was wild…you just wait to see what we have planned for everyone’s new favorite space lunatic!”
The origins of Cosmic Ghost Rider are a pretty wild tale. Part of an alternate future where Thanos has unleashed his doom upon the Earth, Frank Castle’s overwhelming defeat has him vow vengeance against the Mad Titan, to which the deviled deal-maker Mephisto gladly answers for the price of one soul. In exchange, Castle becomes the new Ghost Rider and receives all the hellish powers and increased insanity that implies.
Striking another deal with Galactus, the Great Devourer would recruit the Ghost Rider as his new herald, imbuing him with fantastical cosmic energy. Together, the two beings set out on a mission to take down the Mad Titan, but the ultimate power of Thanos proved to be too great for even their combined might to handle. With Galactus quickly taken out, a defeated Frank Castle gave up his vengeance to settle as King Thanos’ servant: The Rider.
It’s currently unknown what the upcoming comic series could be about or when it could be take place. A tale of Frank Castle’s servitude with King Thanos could be interesting, but a stand-alone solo adventure could also prove to be a riot. Cosmic Ghost Rider #1 blasts into comic shops on July 4th.
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