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Ghost Rider versus Moon Knight in SHADOWLAND

Who's got more soul?


 MK's going to have some SERIOUS tire tracks on his cape.

Who are you going to put your money on in fight between the Spirit of Vengeance and the Fist of Khonshu, huh? Who’s going to come out on top and bring home the “Soul of New York” belt, huh? Ghost Rider or Moon Knight?

We’ve got another promo for SHADOWLAND: BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF NEW YORK to join the two others we ran recently. The storyline seems to pit Marvel’s heroes against eachother for the first time since CIVIL WAR. Or perhaps, as I speculated, this could be construed as a battle royale between the heroes and the anti-heroes. So far, we’ve seen Punisher against Spider-Man (with Puny playing dirty by taking a shot to Spidey’s crotch) and the Heroes for Hire, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, fighting against the deadliest Greek assassin, Elektra (and the heroes don’t have any qualms about their unfair, two-against-one handicap).

These promos haven’t been spilled too much about the mini-series, aside from letting it be known it will start in July, Andy Diggle will write and Philip Tan will draw it. Nobody actually found some spoiled scoops regarding the story. It’s got something to do with the heroes taking sides over Daredevil’s leading of the Hand, with a lot of action taking place around the Shadowland prison cum temple standing in the middle of Hell’s Kitchen.

By the way, am I too far off to suggest that “Battle for the Soul of New York” would also make a great title for a blues-themed battle of bands? Why should Ghosty and Moony sort out their differences with their chains and their boomerangs when they can settle it officially by seeing who’s got better skills on the sax?

-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia. Pre-order the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover now on Amazon.com.

37 Comments
Posted by mrduckluck

first  
i dont know why i love to do this

Posted by crimsonspider89

So DD has: Frankencastle, Ghost Rider, Elektra on his team. 
 
Ghost Rider by himself is a dangerous foe especially if he goes Zarathos on them.

Posted by Jake Fury

good grief this cover looks amazing.
Posted by LFCMANIA

this just looks incredibly awesome !
Posted by warlock360

Drifter's head is gonna asplode

Posted by The Incredible Huck

Looks awesome! Kinda wierd that Ghost Rider is being thrown in with the "street level" heroes, he seems way more powerful then anyone else we have seen previewed for this Shadowland arc. I'm a fan of GR so I dont mind, just seems like GR vs Moon Knight would be a curbstomp. I'm still looking forward to it though.
Posted by Bobby X

Good lord, that's an incredible cover.
MK doesn't stand a chance though...
Posted by the_fallen11

Wow. this is gonna be awesome, so long Heroic Age.

Edited by RATZGobbler

Hell yeah!! If you pardon the pun. Mooners better bring out the heavy artillery for this one, if he wants to live that is. 
 
Wait does New York even have a soul anymore.

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Damn it im supposed to be cutting down but i must have this :/

Posted by The_Martian

Sweet!

Posted by Theodore

Awesome cover!

Posted by doubleG07
@Theodore said:
" Awesome cover! "
Agreed, that looks amazing! Glad to see Moon Knight show up in something else.
Posted by Penance333

Awesome...
Posted by Dreadmaster

That looks epic!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Decept-O

Moon Knight VS. Ghost Rider?  Oh, yeah.    Cage and Iron Fist VS. Elektra?  ?  D'Oh!! 
Posted by Jake Fury

Obviously this calls for a Battle right, how else could 2 super dudes settle anything?

Posted by marcelo2169

Ghost Rider will kick Moon Knight ass!

Edited by ninjadude853

my moneys on ghost rider

Posted by Benzo

can't wait to read this!!! :D

Posted by FadeToBlackBolt

How would anyone stand against the Ghost Rider? He is insanely powerful, and he's fighting street levelers? Shadowland is going to last about 4 pages. But what an awesome 4 pages it will be.

Posted by Zoom

I'm kinda confused as to what Ghost Rider is doing in this series as well. 
 
Normally, he views big marvel events like Civil War, Secret Invasion and World War Hulk to be beneath him.
 
A bunch of street level heroes duking it out?  That sounds like something that Blaze will all kinds of not care about.  Plus, he could one shot anybody else in the series and unless they've been getting priests to bless their weapons, its not like any of them can hurt him either.
Posted by Bullseye1930

My money is on James Brown. That guy is the king of soul.
Posted by Nyogtha

I have a feeling they are going to make Moon Knight more mystically powerful than he is in any of his recent books. It's hard for me to pick, I love both, but Moon Knight more.

Posted by Bearded Justice

What's this?  My two favorite Marvel characters together?  Count me in!
Posted by Bats

I love Moon Knight...
But GR is gonna put a whoopin' on him.
Both are spirits of vengeance, but GR's power eclipses Moon Knight's.
(Yeah, pun intended)

Posted by Xion

that is a badass art! Now i want to read this

Posted by AfternoonWalker

Just a guess... Mooney (rhymes with looney) is going to have to give into Khonshu... just imagine; the Spirit of Vengeance vs. the Egyptian God of Vengeance's avatar... my votes on Mooney.  I bet that Mooney is going to switch to a personality with no sins so there is nothing for Zarathos to avenge.

Edited by ka385385

i always wait to see something like this 
but which GR will show up , johnny or danny or both
Posted by MetatronDaDon
@Nyogtha said:
" I have a feeling they are going to make Moon Knight more mystically powerful than he is in any of his recent books. It's hard for me to pick, I love both, but Moon Knight more. "
I think that would be best, that's what I see as a natural evolution of the character.
Posted by WickedWays
@Jake Fury: I concur!
Posted by blade hunter
@crimsonspider89 said:
" So DD has: Frankencastle, Ghost Rider, Elektra on his team.  Ghost Rider by himself is a dangerous foe especially if he goes Zarathos on them. "
the current ghost rider's would take down the other team on his own
 
@The Incredible Huck said:
" Looks awesome! Kinda wierd that Ghost Rider is being thrown in with the "street level" heroes, he seems way more powerful then anyone else we have seen previewed for this Shadowland arc. I'm a fan of GR so I dont mind, just seems like GR vs Moon Knight would be a curbstomp. I'm still looking forward to it though. "

it would be a massive curbstomp and i cant wait :)
Posted by G Bird

When does this issue come out? Or is it out already?

Posted by moonknight4000
@Bobby X:
Yeah right MK all the way!!!!!
Posted by Crom-Cruach
@RATZGobbler said:
" Wait does New York even have a soul anymore. "
It never did, but the heroes don't know that or refuse to accept it lol!
Posted by ReverseNegative

Awesome art.

Posted by ReverseNegative
@blade hunter said:
" @crimsonspider89 said:
" So DD has: Frankencastle, Ghost Rider, Elektra on his team.  Ghost Rider by himself is a dangerous foe especially if he goes Zarathos on them. "
the current ghost rider's would take down the other team on his own
 
@The Incredible Huck said:
" Looks awesome! Kinda wierd that Ghost Rider is being thrown in with the "street level" heroes, he seems way more powerful then anyone else we have seen previewed for this Shadowland arc. I'm a fan of GR so I dont mind, just seems like GR vs Moon Knight would be a curbstomp. I'm still looking forward to it though. "
it would be a massive curbstomp and i cant wait :) "
You can tell Ghost Rider is already lifting his foot to curbstomp Moon Knight in the pic.