Ghost Rider as The New King of Hell:
Ghost Rider has always been a pretty scary character. All his life, Johnny Blaze has been seen as an outcast from the moment he sold his soul to the Devil. Ghost Rider is the Spirit of Vengeance on Earth. His job is to carry out the Demon King Mephisto’s bidding and bring hell on Earth for people who fall on his master’s bad side. Soon enough, Johnny Blaze got out of Mephisto’s control and decided to start his own crusade against evil. The Ghost Rider has come a long way since then. And he has finally reached a position where he could say he has succeeded. Ghost Rider has dethroned Mephisto and become the new King of Hell. The Slave has finally become a Master!
SPOILER ALERT: Major Spoilers for Ghost Rider #2 up ahead. Enter at your own risk….
It all came down in the final pages of the Damnation comic book arc where we saw the Lord of Hell Mephisto come down to Earth and take over Las Vegas. While that part of his plan worked flawlessly, what Mephisto failed to consider in his infinite wisdom was that his own home has been left unguarded. The realm of hell was now extremely vulnerable for an invasion and Ghost Rider saw that opportunity to crown himself the King of Hell. The Damnation storyline had a subset series titled “Challenge of the Ghost Riders”. Robbie Reyes, the newest Ghost Rider, has become frustrated with living a double life as the Spirit of Vengeance. When he agrees to take part in an exorcism, he is kidnapped by Johnny Blaze who forces him to take part in a race. The Winner gets to absorb the other’s Ghost Rider powers.
The Cosmic Ghost Rider aka Frank Castle realizes he was being tricked into keeping the Avengers engaged in Avengers Mountain. After coming to know the double-cross by Blaze, Castle turns the tables and joins hands with the Avengers who try to stop Johnny Blaze from getting his hands on Robbie Reyes’ spirit of Vengeance. Robbie manages to win that race with the help of his dearest allies but refuses the God-like power at the last second. When Reyes surrenders and lets Blaze win, Johnny Blaze gains access to Reyes’ Ghost Rider powers as well as dethroning the current King of Hell and usurps the Kingdom of Purgatory for himself.
All is not over though. The new King of Hell looks in disgust as his fellow demonic subjects have already started scowling and screaming at him, looking at him in contempt. Blaze knows sooner or later, he will face attempts at assassinating him and someone else trying to take over his place. Johnny soon comes down to Earth for a round of interrogation and questioning for his own personal investigations and that is where we get to have a look at Johnny Blaze’s new King of Hell Ghost Rider look.
Peter Parker’s relaxing European vacation takes an unexpected turn when Nick Fury shows up in his hotel room to recruit him for a mission. The world is in danger as four massive elemental creatures — each representing Earth, air, water, and fire — emerge from a hole torn in the universe. Parker soon finds himself donning the Spider-Man suit to help Fury and fellow superhero Mysterio stop the evil entities from wreaking havoc across the continent.
Avengers: Endgame released on the 26th of April, 2019. The official film synopsis of the movie has been released and it states:
“After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.”