While much of the upcoming crop of titles under the Marvel Legacy banner are continuing ongoing series getting new storylines or possibly new creative teams, there are a few new titles that will begin this fall.
One of those titles is the horror focused Spirits of Vengeance, a new version of a previous Marvel Comics title starring classic horror characters like Blade, Santana, Damion Hellstorm and the Johnny Blaze version of Ghost Rider.
As revealed by Nerdist, the series will be written by Victor Gischler and drawn by David Baldeon with covers by Mark Texeira. While this new title does revive a series popular in the 1990s, Gischler said that nostalgia will not be the main attraction of the series but more of a side bonus.
“For me it’s pretty simple,” Gischler said. “I think these are great characters that need to be showcased. If the book feeds an appetite for 90s nostalgia then great, but you’re not going to be left out if you missed the 90s. If these characters are brand new to you, you’re still in for a wild ride.”
This varied cast of horror characters already makes the book stand apart from the previous version, as in the 90’s the series focused on various Ghost Riders that were possessed by the Spirit of Vengeance. The four characters named above won’t be the only ones to appear in the book.
“There’s a particular character I’ve invented for this book and I’m dying to [see] what David has come up with for the character’s look,” Gischler said. “And it’s the sort of character that needs to be in a book like this.”
Check out the solicitation and cover for Spirits of Vengeance #1 below.
SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #1 (of 5)
VICTOR GISCHLER (W) • DAVID BALDEON (A)
COVER BY DAN MORA
WAR AT THE GATES OF HELL Part 1
A dead angel. A silver bullet. A kept promise. For ages, the war between Heaven and Hell raged in the unseen corners of society, both sides in delicate balance that could topple if the right weapons were in the wrong hands… When an undercover angel is murdered, Johnny Blaze, the Ghost Rider, must find the killers and punish them…But this time he won’t do it alone: A deadly team must rise from the darkest depths of the Marvel Universe to form an unholy alliance – HELLSTORM! SATANA! BLADE! They are the SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE!