Marvel Cancels "Ghost Rider"

Thu, November 17th, 2011 at 10:30am PST | Updated: November 17th, 2011 at 12:33pm

Comic Books
Kiel Phegley, Staff Writer

Marvel's latest incarnation of "Ghost Rider" lasted nine issues

Another Marvel Comic is on its way out.

CBR News has learned that "Ghost Rider" -- the recent relaunch of the publisher's longtime hellish motorbike hero -- has been cancelled. While Marvel would not confirm the news, readers can expect the comic to join the ranks of other recently shuttled projects "X-23," "Alpha Flight," "Victor Von Doom," "Destroyers," "Iron Man 2.0" and "All-Winners Squad."

Launched during the "Fear Itself" event under the guiding hand of writer Rob Williams, "Ghost Rider" provided a new female version of the long-standing hero while keeping original rider Johnny Blaze on as co-star. The character has a new movie -- "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" from Columbia Pictures -- set to hit theaters this February, though beyond an incoming special re-presenting classic tales of Blaze, the publisher appears to have no plans for a major media tie-in push.

UPDATE: Williams has addressed the series cancellation from his Twitter account, sending out the following: "Sorry to confirm the news about Ghost Rider's cancellation. It's disappointing. Thanks to everyone who bought the book."

As CBR pointed out when breaking the news of the "X-23" cancelation, the title character of "Ghost Rider" will be taking a part in Marvel's February "Venom Event," but after that, plans for the character remain unknown.

Stay tuned to CBR News for more on Marvel's cancelations as information becomes available.

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