There's a real cool scene from one of the first trailers where a sleepy cop is at an out of the way speed trap and then his radar gun starts registering numbers. The numbers speed up rapidly, so much so it's a blur. Then flame head drives by igniting the highway and things around the highway including a billboard. Cool ****. Just hope there's more of Zarathos (Ghost Rider) than Nic Cage as Johnny Blaze.
your memory, though a bit hazy is definitely in the right neighborhood Morg. They took certain elements from Ghost Rider in the 70's and combined them with the 90's version. Dan Ketch was the latter day version, but Blaze eventually became GR again. They took the look from Ketch, along with the chain and seemingly the shotgun Blaze had in the newer version and just piecemealed them into a singular entity. They also redesigned both bikes that each Rider had and combined them into one. They kept the idea that he turns into flame head at night and in the presence of evil from the early days of the 70's although both Blaze and Ketch could turn into Ghost Rider almost at will. I think Eva Mendes is miscast as Roxanne Simpson, but what the hell do I know? i just followed both titles religiously. Roxy was Blazes love interest, but she was the daughter of Crash Simpson (Roxy was a stuntwoman herself, not a reporter)who Blaze initially made a pact with Mephisto to save his life from cancer. Simpson recovered quickly from the disease, but died in an ensuing daredevil stunt. Blackheart and the others are more modern day editions that had absolutely nothing to do with the original title.
Yeah he went from Ghost Rider to Night Rider to Phantom Rider....I always liked the crossing of genres - the ghostly horror element in the traditional western.
I actually liked Blaze just for sentimental reasons (I'm a sap) - GR was one of the earliest books I remembering buying and my big claim to fame was I had a letter published (yes!) in the letter column when I was 7 or 8. Also by the time Ketch came on board, I had bailed on Marvel's titles. However, visually I think the Ketch version is more appealing.
Marvel Essentials. I have the whole Tomb of Dracula series along with the first essentials of both Ghost Rider and Werewolf by Night. I need to check Amazon to see if there are anymore of the two aforementioned titles are out. Also forgot Tales of the Zombie. Great title that an Essential series was supposed to be put out on, but the last I heard was cancelled. I'll bet JT we could discuss silly kid stuff like comics for hours.
Well, me and Johnny got this thread off topic. Time to get back on it. Anyone else with any input on this what can be potentially disastrous film? Maybe they will stick to mostly GR and it can be pretty decent. :xbones:
Thanks for the history lesson Sinister. Its been too long since I read a comic book... 9 years I think. (marraige-kids-the end of freetime) I used to collect Ghost Rider in the 80's. My personal favorites at that time was The Unknown Solider(DC), Daredevil(marvel) and Swampthing(DC) and of course Ghost Rider