Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Robbie Reyes
With the first 15 days of October celebrating Hispanic heritage month, were looking at some of the most beloved Latino characters that Marvel has to offer, which brings us to one of the more interesting Robbie Reyes.
If there is one thing that Marvel has come to define itself by, it is its overwhelming commitment to inclusivity and representation.
It was always a vital aspect to Marvel as a publisher, that they are developed to resemble the world that we inhabit every single day, and a massive part of that has been the kinds of characters that fill its pages.
Marvel was one of the first publications to introduce a black character in the form of Sam Wilson or T’Challa, ad was among the first to craft truly groundbreaking female characters that were perceived on the same level as their male counterparts.
And part of that inclusivity and representation was their commitment to Hispanic heroes filling their pages, and with this month being Hispanic heritage month, we’re highlighting one of the most beloved Latino heroes in Marvel’s pantheon; Robbie Reyes.
Reyes is one of the inheritors of the Ghost Rider mantle and has become of the most well-known riders in the modern Marvel landscape due to his very unique look and personality to the Riders that came before him.
Created in 2014 by the fabulous team of Felipe Smith and one of the best artists in the comic book industry Tradd Moore, there was always something completely unique about the young hero.
Sporting the same flaming head as past Riders, Reyes had a very unique skull, and instead of driving the Hell Cycle, Reyes drove around in a hell Charger, which gave him another very unique quality.
Reyes has come to be known for his love and sacrifices made for his younger disabled brother, Gabe, and his efforts in saving them both from the dangerous streets of East Los Angeles.
The uniqueness and familial orientation set Reyes apart, and to this day he may be one of the best Ghost Riders Marvel has ever had.