For the last few weeks, Marvel has been teasing that a new character would take on the Ghost Rider mantle as the new Spirit of Vengeance. I don’t think anyone would have expected Parker Robbins better known as The Hood to become the new Ghost Rider. The publisher announced details for the new Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance series from writer Benjamin Percy who continues his current run on the character and will be joined by artist Danny Kim. The first two issues will feature covers drawn by Juan Ferreyra.

Ghost Rider seriesOfficial press release below:

Over the years, the Spirit of Vengeance has burned its way through various hosts, and this March, it’ll abandon Johnny Blaze for a new rider in GHOST RIDER: FINAL VENGEANCE! An evolution of Benjamin Percy’s acclaimed Ghost Rider run, this new series will see an iconic super villain unleash hellfire as the new Ghost Rider—the criminal mastermind known as the Hood!

Armed with a demonic cloak and dark mystical abilities, Parker Robbins’ undying lust for more power and fortune has made one of the Marvel Universe’s dangerous threats. Now with the Spirit of Vengeance claiming what’s left of his soul, there’s no stopping his bloody takeover of the criminal underworld. By the time Johnny Blaze is able to claw his way back from the abyss to reclaim the Spirit of Vengeance, it’ll be far too late!

Joining Percy will be artist Danny Kim who delivered a terrifying showdown between Ghost Rider and the Hood in last year’s Ghost Rider Annual #1. The rising star has designed a brand-new look for the Hood/Ghost Rider that is sure to strike fear into reader’s hearts!

“Some villains you know all too well. Doctor Doom. Thanos. Mephisto. But I find it especially fun to bring the lesser known baddies out of the shadows and give them a shot at a starring role. That’s what I did with Omega Red during X Lives of Wolverine/X  Deaths of Wolverine—and that’s what I’m doing now with Ghost Rider,” Percy explained. “The Hood wants a taste of the big-time. And he’s made a deal with the devil to help him on his way. This is what happens when the Spirit of Vengeance is stripped from Johnny Blaze and grafted on to a character who has no moral compass. An epic crime saga—flavored with horror—awaits readers in GHOST RIDER: FINAL VENGEANCE.”

Since being introduced over 20 years ago in his own titular MAX limited series, the character of The Hood has certainly become a major force in the Marvel Universe, most notably in the mid-2000’s when writer Brian Michael Bendis established The Hood as the “kingpin for supervillains.” The Hood is set to be portrayed by Anthony Ramos in the upcoming Ironheart Disney+ original series. 

Check out artist Kim’s original design sheet below and look for Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance #1 to arrive in stores on Wednesday March 13th, 2024.

Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance