The Cosmic Ghost Rider is an an alternate version of Frank Castle who became Ghost Rider after dying and making a deal with Mephisto, and ultimately gained the Power Cosmic after making a separate deal with Galactus. Since debuting in 2018 in the pages of the acclaimed Thanos run from writer Donny Cates and artist Geoff Shaw, the character has quickly become a fan-favorite receiving his own solo miniseries and being featured on a series of Marvel’s themed variant covers. More than three years after his previous miniseries, Marvel announced through Polygon that the character will ride again in the first Cosmic Ghost Rider ongoing series, from writer Stephanie Phillips and artist Juann Cabal.
After a stint with the Distinguished Competition, this Cosmic Ghost Rider ongoing series marks one of the first Marvel works for Phillips along with the upcoming Rogue & Gambit series. The first issue will feature a cover drawn by Valerio Giangiordano. No additional members of the creative team were mentioned.
Here’s how the publisher describes the series:
In a far-flung corner of deep space, Frank Castle has eked out a quiet existence, and his days as Cosmic Ghost Rider are finally behind him. But across the universe, a vicious bounty hunter is leaving a trail of bodies in his wake and his name is…Cosmic Ghost Rider?! When Frank’s peaceful existence is shattered, he must suit up once more and face his most savage enemy yet – himself!
As Phillips told Polygon:
“I love the humor and absurdity of Cosmic Ghost Rider, and because he’s a newer character I feel like there’s lots of potential space (pun intended) to push him in new directions. I’m excited to play with Marvel’s cosmic characters and write something that feels really new for me and for Frank Castle as well.”
Check out preview pages below and look for Cosmic Ghost Rider #1 to arrive in stores and digitally on Wednesday, March 1st, 2023.