Johnny Blaze Set To Make Triumphant Return To Comics

Marvel rolled out the titles to their impending Marvel Legacy relaunch yesterday and while most of the series were continuations of the titles now, one fiery cover stood out in particular.

Johnny Blaze is coming back to the Marvel comics universe and he happens to be bringing some friends.

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When the House of Ideas revives the classic Spirits of Vengeance series this Fall, it’ll be featuring a crew of fan-favorites including the Johnny Blaze incarnation of Ghost Rider alongside Blade, Daimon Hellstrom, and Satana.

Fitting in with the theme of the new Marvel Legacy covers paying homage to classic comic runs, the first Spirits of Vengeance cover is a swipe of Giant X-Men #1 (1975). Written by Len Wein with art by Dave Cockrum, Giant-Size X-Men #1 features the first appearance of mutant favorites Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus, and Thunderbird, making it a grail for many comic book collectors.

Although Ken Lashley was announced as the artist of cover for the initial Spirits of Vengeance issue, a creative team has yet to be unveiled for the series.

Bringing back characters like Johnny Blaze is a move that certainly falls in line with the promise the House of Ideas made about being able to please both old school collectors and new readers alike with their Marvel Legacy books.

A more recent version of the character — Robbie Reyes — debuted in 2013 and drove a flaming car instead of Ghost Rider’s iconic motorcycle. The Robbie Reyes version of Ghost Rider is the one that’s part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having been played by actor Gabriel Luna in this past season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Are you excited to see Johnny Blaze back in action? What about Blade, Hellstrom, or Satanna? Join in on the conversation by tweeting us at @ComicBook!

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Since its inception, Marvel has been delivering groundbreaking heroes and explosive stories. Now, prepare to return to the dawn of time, as Marvel introduces you to the first Avengers from 1,000,000 BC – when iconic torch-bearers such as Odin, Iron Fist, Star Brand, Ghost Rider, Phoenix, Agamotto, and Black Panther come together for the startling origin of the Marvel Universe, in MARVEL LEGACY #1!

The acclaimed team of writer Jason Aaron (Mighty Thor) and artist Esad Ribic (Secret Wars) reunite for an all-new 50-page blockbuster one-shot that will take you through time to the current Marvel Universe, showing you how it’s truly “all connected.” A true homage to Marvel’s groundbreaking stories, MARVEL LEGACY brings your favorite characters together for exciting and epic new stories that will culminate in returning to original series numbering for long-running titles.

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