One among Johnny Blaze’s oldest enemies makes a terrifying comeback, making Ghost Rider’s newest journey much more harrowing than he imagined.
The next incorporates main spoilers for Ghost Rider #5, obtainable now from Marvel Comics.
Johnny Blaze has simply ridden proper into the clutches of one in every of his most harmful demonic enemies, Blackheart, and the villain has huge plans in retailer for the Spirit of Vengeance
Ghost Rider #5 sees Johnny comply with the mysterious clues left behind by his infernal alter-ego. When he joins a diabolical motorbike race often called Hell’s Spine, it is below the assumption that successful will grant the victor a single want granted by the satan himself. Nonetheless, the satan Johnny finds on the finish of the highway is none aside from the traditional demon Blackheart.
Blackheart explains that he was the one behind Johnny’s nightmarish life within the suburbs, in addition to all of the horrors he is seen since leaving it behind. It appears the demon by no means wished to destroy Ghost Rider within the first place; As an alternative, Blackheart tried to seize Johnny in order that the hellish hero can be out of the best way of his plans to create his personal “Shadow Nation”. Now that it is change into clear that Johnny will all the time get in his approach, Blackheart has lastly determined it is time to merely finish his life and Ghost Rider’s life together with it.
Blackheart was launched within the pages of the 1989s Daredevil #270 by author Ann Nocenti and artist John Romita Jr. because the manifestation of centuries of evil dedicated within the metropolis of Christ’s Crown, New York. When the malice that had collected there reached its breaking level, and with a bit of assist from the demon Mephisto, Blackheart was born. Though the then-newfangled villain’s earliest advances had been thwarted by the basic team-up of Daredevil and Spider-Man, Blackheart has gone on to change into one of many premier supernatural threats within the Marvel Universe.
Through the years, Blackheart has dedicated to some actually horrific plots, together with creating his personal legion of Spirits of Vengeance to oppose Danny Ketch’s Ghost Rider. Extra lately, Blackheart has returned to torment Patsy Walker, aka Hellcat, who additionally has shut, if uneasy, ties to the infernal. Hellcat was happily in a position to withstand the demon’s affect regardless of the unbelievable energy he needed to supply her.
Ghost Rider #5 is written by Benjamin Percy with artwork by Cory Smith, inks by Oren Junior, colours by Bryan Valenza, and lettering by VC’s Travis Lanham. Primary cowl artwork supplied by Kael Ngu, with variant cowl artwork courtesy of Carlos Magno and Alex Gomes. Ghost Rider #5 is on sale now from Marvel Comics.