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‘Ghost Rider’ Co-Creator Gary Friedrich Passes Away at Age 75

We have very sad news to pass along today as Gary Friedrich, co-creator of horror comic book heroes Ghost Rider and Son of Satan, has passed away at age 75. The news was posted on Facebook by longtime friend and fellow comic creator Roy Thomas.

In addition to Ghost Rider and Son of Satan, Friedrich worked on a slew of other titles for Marvel Comics including Captain America, Frankenstein, The Incredible Hulk, Marvel Spotlight, Nick Fury, Agent of Shield, Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos, and X-Men. read more

New Ghost Rider to Join ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D this Fall.

Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television Jeff Loeb announced on Friday at the Marvel Comics Television Panel at SDCC that Ghost Rider’s rumored inclusion in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Fourth season was indeed true.  According to Marvel.com, the new “Spirit of Vengeance” will be portrayed by Gabriel Luna of True Detective and Matador fame.

While most fans expected Johnny Blaze or Danny Ketch to make their debut’s this fall, this Ghost Rider is the current comic book version who debuted in 2014 named Robbie Reyes.  The biggest difference between the new Ghost Rider and his predecessors is that Reyes drives a souped up hot rod and not a motorcycle.    Like his counterparts, he is a young, conflicted man, but one with more responsibilities than Blaze or Ketch started out with. Reyes is the custodial guardian of his younger, physically disabled brother and tries his hardest to keep him safe in a dangerous home environment.  Whether these elements from the comic will be translated to the television series will have to been seen, but if you are interested in Reyes’ current adventures, two collected volumes (Engines of Vengeance by Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore and Legend by Smith and Damion Scott) are currently available at your local comic store or online.   read more