2022 Is the Year of Vengeance: Happy 50th Ghost Rider!
In a Tweet sent on Monday, October 25th, 2021, the official Marvel Twitter account released images for The Year of Vengeance, a year-long celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of one of Marvel’s most successful superhero personas: Ghost Rider!
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) October 25, 2021
Year of Vengeance
The Year of Vengeance was announced with an image by Ryan Stegman & Marte Gracia featuring many of the characters to claim the mantle of Ghost Rider since the character’s first introduction in August 1972’s Marvel Spotlight #5. In the story “Ghost Rider” by Gary Friedrich, Mike Ploog, and Jon Costa, with Roy Thomas, readers were introduced to Johnny Blaze, the first human to carry the designation of Ghost Rider at Marvel Comics.
However, in the five decades since, there have been many other characters to carry the name of “Ghost Rider,” across the globe, through history, and even in the future!
One of the highest profile Ghost Riders is Robbie Reyes, played by Gabriel Luna onscreen in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC.
In fact, Robbie Reyes is the version of Ghost Rider we can look forward to playing when Marvel’s Midnight Suns arrives in 2022 (that is the Year of Vengeance, after all).
And could the rumors that Ghost Rider will be appearing in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness be true? Who knows, but wouldn’t be cool if Ghost Rider came through the crack in reality in Spider-Man: No Way Home, perhaps in an end credit scene setting up the Doctor Strange sequel?
There are plenty of possible Ghost Riders who could appear – in addition to Reyes, Blaze was played on-screen by Nicolas Cage… and in a background poster in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., it was effectively confirmed that BOTH Blaze and Reyes are not mutually exclusive!
Who Is Your Favorite Ghost Rider?
Which version of Ghost Rider is your favorite, Marvel Blog True Believers? We’re waiting to hear from you! Let us know what you’re thinking in the comment section.