Who Is Robbie Reyes / The Ghost Rider In The Comics

With all of the noise being made by Marvel TV and ABC about the upcoming appearance of Robbie Reyes / Ghost Rider on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, it might be a good time to look at who Robbie Reyes is in the comic books.

Reyes is a mechanic living in a bad part of Los Angeles and taking care of his younger brother Gabe. He entered a street race in hopes of using the prize money to move to a better neighborhood, but while in the race he got chased by what he thought were the police and his escape lead to him in a dead end. When he got out to explain, the mysterious chasers opened fire, killing him. Unbeknownst to Reyes, the car he was using was inhabited by a ghost who took over his body and chased after his killers, taking out some of them while others got away.

He communicates with the spirit / demon through his reflection, agreeing to work together to seek vengeance against those who have done him wrong.

He was created by Tradd Moore and Felipe Smith for All-New Ghost Rider #1 in 2014. There are some similarities between this incarnation of Ghost Rider and a 2003 reworking of the Demon for DC Comics by Joshua Dysart and Pop Mahn.

Marvel recently released a 101 video about The Spirit of Vengeance – Robbie Reyes.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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