Marvel's Ghost Rider/Punisher Hybrid Getting His Own Series

The Frank Castle version of Ghost Rider is about to get his own limited series, exploring the cosmic anti-hero introduced last year. A number of different characters have wielded the power of the Ghost Rider since Johnny Blaze first debuted as the character in 1972's Marvel Spotlight #2. Currently, Robbie Reyes bears the mantle on both Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and in the comics. And though he isn't a typical Spirit of Vengeance, the all-new Ghost Rider got his killer power back not long ago.

Reyes will also be part of the new Avengers team that will debut during Marvel's upcoming relaunch. His inclusion will carry over from last year's Legacy #1 and the Avengers of 1,000,000 BC. It will also be a key part of the next wave of new Marvel books that have been announced in the past week. In fact, yet another Ghost Rider will be getting the spotlight: the future version of Frank Castle.

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CBR is reporting that the cosmic Ghost Rider who debuted in last year's Thanos #13 will be getting his own limited series. Written by Donny Cates, who created the character during his Thanos run, no other details are yet known about the project. But the textless cover for the first issue by Mike Deodato, Jr. has been revealed.

The introduction of the cosmic Ghost Rider was one that immediately got fans excited. That only increased when it was revealed a future take on the Punisher was actually Thanos' new companion in the dystopian setting of the comic. Both Ghost Rider and Punisher walk a similar line in the comics, seeking vengeance on those who have sinned or committed crimes. Fans have also been longing for a Ghost Rider/Punisher Netflix show given both characters' existence in the MCU.

For now, the cosmic Ghost Rider series should be an interesting exploration of this new character. It won't be the only series headed to the stars, either. Black Panther is heading to space, as threads introduced in Ta-Nehisi Coates' run and Legacy #1 have been teasing for some time. The Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda should add another wrinkle to the comic universe and provide more fodder for future films in what's fast becoming one of Marvel's most popular franchises. Maybe T'Challa will even run into the new Ghost Rider.

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The new Ghost Rider series will arrive sometime this summer.

Source: CBR

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