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First Look: ALL-NEW GHOSTRIDER #1

Get ready to start your engines in March.

This March, a new legend is born on the streets of Los Angeles in ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER #1 – the high-octane new series from writer Felipe Smith and artist Tradd Moore! All-New Ghost Rider #1 will continue the exciting wave of All-New Marvel NOW! series with a brand new & sensational take on the Spirit of Vengeance!

A high speed street race in East LA leads a young man down the fast and furious road of destiny. Amid an East Los Angeles neighborhood full of gang violence and drug trafficking, 18-year old Robbie Reyes explodes onto the scene as the newest Ghost Rider!

"In Robbie Reyes, Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore have created one of the most complex and likable characters to be granted great power — and a great ride! -- and learn the great responsibility that comes with both," says Editor In Chief Axel Alonso. "Reyes comes from a very different zip code than Peter Parker, but his story is universal."

“His vehicle of choice, the automobile, very clearly sets him apart visually,” says series writer Felipe Smith in an interview with Marvel.com “In comparison to his vengeance seeking predecessors, he’s very young and inexperienced in most aspects of life; but as a the product of a harsh inner city upbringing, Robbie’s street smarts, overall distrust for most people, and clear contempt for his violent surroundings make him the perfect host for a Spirit of Vengeance.”

But motorcycles and cars were just the beginning! Robbie has the ability to turn any vehicle into a flaming engine of retribution. And he’ll need it. War is brewing in the criminal underworld. But crime and corruption have a new enemy. With the pedal to the metal, Marvel’s newest Ghost Rider puts vengeance into overdrive!

Who is this new Ghost Rider? And how did he come to possessed with such awesome power? The answers will be revealed when the explosive ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER #1 sets comic shops ablaze this March!

ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER #1 (JAN140660)

Written by FELIPE SMITH

Art & Cover by TRADD MOORE

Variant Covers by FELIPE SMITH (JAN140663)

MIKE DEL MUNDO (JAN140663)

SKOTTIE YOUNG (JAN140664)

FOC –02/24/14 On-Sale -03/19/14

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Posted by lifeofvibe

slightly racist

Edited by Master_Thief
Posted by SimonM7

This actually looks kinda awesome. The covers/preview art looked really flat and angular and weird, but the interiors are much more dynamic. It sucks that Alejandra got short changed, though.

Posted by SlamAdams

I like the art in general, but I'm not big on the design of Ghost Rider, specifically his skull.

Edited by Z3RO180
Posted by Sovereign91001

I'm in.

Edited by MixMastaMicah5

Excited for this.

Posted by Dark_Guyver

I just can't get into ghost rider unless ins Blaze. Speaking of, will there be two Ghost Riders in the Marvel U now?

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
Posted by movieartman

slightly racist

yes cus, black pimps that profit from street racing dont exist and make zero sense in the context of this book that about the clean uncoruptable organization of street racing (rolls eyes)

Posted by jack16ichigo

I dislike the way his skull looks how there so little flames(And his look in general),can't say I'm too interested in this 'Ghost driver' ¬¬

Posted by TheAcidSkull

The art is absolutely fantastic. Flashy, fun and energetic, this is going to be a fun series. looking forward to it.

Posted by Deadknight

Seems like it could be interesting to see a ghost rider using something other than a motorcycle. It's iconic of Ghost Rider, but there's nothing that says he has to drive a motorcycle.

Also, the Ghost Hamster variant cover is just hilarious.

Edited by fodigg

@movieartman said:
@lifeofvibe said:

slightly racist

yes cus, black pimps that profit from street racing dont exist

And yet you recognize the stereotype effortlessly. No, not racist at all. /snark

Posted by Teerack

Why is this book called Ghost Rider. I was excited about this book when I heard they were making a new Ghost Rider series..... not anymore.

Edited by Haloprogram

don't like the look of it and kinda think it's going to be dull, but who am I to judge since I never was a fan of the original Ghost Rider anyway (apart from his looks, that I now appreciate much more)

Posted by movieartman

@fodigg said:

@movieartman said:
@lifeofvibe said:

slightly racist

yes cus, black pimps that profit from street racing dont exist

And yet you recognize the stereotype effortlessly. No, not racist at all. /snark

yes cus when i see scenes of street racing i expect to see such, cus thats the way it is in the real f--king world

Posted by movieartman

@teerack said:

Why is this book called Ghost Rider. I was excited about this book when I heard they were making a new Ghost Rider series..... not anymore.

elaborate

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@fodigg said:

@movieartman said:
@lifeofvibe said:

slightly racist

yes cus, black pimps that profit from street racing dont exist

And yet you recognize the stereotype effortlessly. No, not racist at all. /snark

So you are saying there is absolutely nobody like this guy in the East LA street racing scene?

Posted by fodigg

@fodigg said:

@movieartman said:
@lifeofvibe said:

slightly racist

yes cus, black pimps that profit from street racing dont exist

And yet you recognize the stereotype effortlessly. No, not racist at all. /snark

yes cus when i see scenes of street racing i expect to see such, cus thats the way it is in the real f--king world

Amazing how the "real f-ing world" to you lines up so well with racist stereotypes. Guess it can't be helped. It's just science, right?

Edited by The_Tree

This looks like a lot of fun, especially with Moore's art and those colors.

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Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever

slightly racist

Yeah I can't deny that

Edited by KrazyCrab

Really like the art style can't wait to give it a shot

Edited by movieartman

@fodigg said:

@movieartman said:

@fodigg said:

@movieartman said:
@lifeofvibe said:

slightly racist

yes cus, black pimps that profit from street racing dont exist

And yet you recognize the stereotype effortlessly. No, not racist at all. /snark

yes cus when i see scenes of street racing i expect to see such, cus thats the way it is in the real f--king world

Amazing how the "real f-ing world" to you lines up so well with racist stereotypes. Guess it can't be helped. It's just science, right?

NO your thinking i expect or think all or most black people are like that, which is false, i do not, i merely acknowledge that they do exist, and that they do fit within the context of the scene

Posted by Farkam

I like the art

Edited by ectoborge

Caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn'T

WAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaittttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt!

Edited by BR_Havoc

Wow I Iove how there has only been a three page preview and someone is pointing the finger and yelling racist. Smith comes from an anime and manga background that means big flashy larger then life character ( think Ninja Ninja )there is nothing racist about this. Hell look at all the diversity in the crowd shots

Edited by redhood21

@z3ro180 said:

@lifeofvibe: how is to kinda racist

theyre upset cuz theres a character with a top hat grillz and holding a bank roll.....not like theres anyone like that on almost every tv channel....

anyone else see macklemore by the orange car?

Posted by mcbean

OMG lame

Posted by TDK_1997

Hate the artwork and so far the story doesn't seem really catchy.

Edited by CitizenJP

Not gonna lie...I do actually like the way he looks but I'm not really feelin the car. But it's fine. Adds a new element to the character I guess? His new skull face thing going on reminds me of a Hollow from Bleach or something like that. :p

Edited by fodigg

@movieartman said:

@fodigg said:

@movieartman said:

@fodigg said:

@movieartman said:
@lifeofvibe said:

slightly racist

yes cus, black pimps that profit from street racing dont exist

And yet you recognize the stereotype effortlessly. No, not racist at all. /snark

yes cus when i see scenes of street racing i expect to see such, cus thats the way it is in the real f--king world

Amazing how the "real f-ing world" to you lines up so well with racist stereotypes. Guess it can't be helped. It's just science, right?

NO your thinking i expect or think all or most black people are like that, which is false, i do not, i merely acknowledge that they do exist, and that they do fit within the context of the scene

I do not buy the argument that an author—or artist—is not responsible for what makes it into their work because of a supposed contextual precedent (that itself may be supported by racist expectations) that makes it seem more acceptable. Versimilitude is itself influenced by unrealistic portrayals, making these stereotypes reinforcing. And all that before pointing out that you're arguing a point based on "realism" in a book about a muscle car-driving burning skeleton.

Edited by M3th

SO EXCITED! A East LA Hero! I'm going to tHe East LA comicbook sHop to buy tHis!

June'sVeryOwn

Posted by spacemanspiff85

Based on his hair, I'm guessing this guy is Rogue's half-brother or something.

Edited by fodigg

@br_havoc said:

Wow I Iove how there has only been a three page preview and someone is pointing the finger and yelling racist. Smith comes from an anime and manga background that means big flashy larger then life character ( think Ninja Ninja )there is nothing racist about this. Hell look at all the diversity in the crowd shots

I believe the accusation was "a little racist". The spectrum isn't "burning crosses in someone's front lawn" and "not racist". That's a false dichotomy.

@redhood21 said:

@z3ro180 said:

@lifeofvibe: how is to kinda racist

theyre upset cuz theres a character with a top hat grillz and holding a bank roll.....not like theres anyone like that on almost every tv channel....

If a stereotype is popular does that make it no longer a stereotype? If some black creators choose to portray themselves a certain way does that give a white comic book artist the right to appropriate that portrayal for their own work?

Posted by westy206

As amazing as that Hamster looks (one of the greatest pics ever of a hamster)

does anyone else just get a yelling sound in their head whilst looking at this, it kinda sounds like NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I'm going to assume that's my comic book sense telling me not to buy this.

Posted by Juandicimo_Magnifico45

@fodigg said:

@br_havoc said:

Wow I Iove how there has only been a three page preview and someone is pointing the finger and yelling racist. Smith comes from an anime and manga background that means big flashy larger then life character ( think Ninja Ninja )there is nothing racist about this. Hell look at all the diversity in the crowd shots

I believe the accusation was "a little racist". The spectrum isn't "burning crosses in someone's front lawn" and "not racist". That's a false dichotomy.

@redhood21 said:

@z3ro180 said:

@lifeofvibe: how is to kinda racist

theyre upset cuz theres a character with a top hat grillz and holding a bank roll.....not like theres anyone like that on almost every tv channel....

If a stereotype is popular does that make it no longer a stereotype? If some black creators choose to portray themselves a certain way does that give a white comic book artist the right to appropriate that portrayal for their own work?

Would you prefer all the characters to be white instead? How about Asian? Why not make them blue? It doesn't make a difference. the point is, there is gambling and illegal activities going on. That's it.

Posted by Mezmero

Looks alright. I never thought of what a Ghost Rider would be like without a motorcycle but I can see it being cool having a car instead. I really want to see how this new dude fights.

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

Really liking the art but still not sold on the series. I'll wait to see how it's received.

Edited by Omega Ray Jay

Looks a bit to garish to me

Posted by Mr_Colossus

It's an interesting new concept, but I don't know if it does it for me. It look like a new idea and could be cool. I'll hold my final verdict till after is see more of the comic.

I wish people wouldn't jump to "racist" comments so quickly. Not everything has a racist undertone folks. Yes, there are a lot of stereotypes floating around out there, but I don't think they are necessarily all racists. They are being applied to a fictional character for many of reason other than someone is being racist. Come on people.

Posted by nappystr8

Racist or not, that is the most ridiculous crew of faux street racers I have ever seen. I really think the new direction of this franchise is brilliant, but what I have seen of the execution so far leaves a lot to be desired on my part.

Edited by JonSmith

I immensely disliked the cover and design for the Rider on that cover, but the fifth page down sold me on the look.

Still, I was expecting Johnny Blaze. I've really liked how he's been written in Thunderbolts thus far. I don't see the point of this new guy, and don't expect him to last two years. Still, I'll give him a shot.

Posted by Mr. Kamikaze

I just don't understand Marvel's unwillingness to use Johnny Blaze. They insist on bringing in new, hispanic, blood for some reason. The last one was a failure, so much so they even killed her off...and Blaze became Ghost Rider again. They really just need to go back to Blaze...it's what most people want.

Posted by Ostyo

No Blaze, no buy.

Posted by fodigg

@fodigg said:

@br_havoc said:

Wow I Iove how there has only been a three page preview and someone is pointing the finger and yelling racist. Smith comes from an anime and manga background that means big flashy larger then life character ( think Ninja Ninja )there is nothing racist about this. Hell look at all the diversity in the crowd shots

I believe the accusation was "a little racist". The spectrum isn't "burning crosses in someone's front lawn" and "not racist". That's a false dichotomy.

@redhood21 said:

@z3ro180 said:

@lifeofvibe: how is to kinda racist

theyre upset cuz theres a character with a top hat grillz and holding a bank roll.....not like theres anyone like that on almost every tv channel....

If a stereotype is popular does that make it no longer a stereotype? If some black creators choose to portray themselves a certain way does that give a white comic book artist the right to appropriate that portrayal for their own work?

Would you prefer all the characters to be white instead? How about Asian? Why not make them blue? It doesn't make a difference. the point is, there is gambling and illegal activities going on. That's it.

I would prefer them not to reference racial stereotypes, as such essentially uses "blackness" as a prop—much like the cars and bag of money—as a shorthand to tell the reader what's going on, thus dehumanizing African Americans. The exact same character in less stereotypical dress would have worked for the same panel.

Posted by fodigg

I just don't understand Marvel's unwillingness to use Johnny Blaze.

To be fair, isn't he appearing in Thunderbolts?

They insist on bringing in new, hispanic, blood for some reason. The last one was a failure, so much so they even killed her off...

Well, I don't think she was killed off for being hispanic.

Edited by powerplay

@simonm7: I don't think so. I absolutely hated her. It something about the rash teenager who constantly ignores perfectly sound advice from their betters and never learns their lesson that I despise. Its in the teenage powerman too and it sucks there just as much

Edited by ccraft

I don't understand why it's racist having a black pimp in this comic, it would be just as lame if it was a white wannabe.

I'll say this again, that car looks awesome.

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