Announced Saturday during Marvel’s Fear Itself panel at C2E2 in Chicago, a new Ghost Rider ongoing series is coming in June 2011, starting with a Point One issue and followed by a #1 one month later.
Newsarama has the first interview with the new Ghost Rider creative team of writer Rob Williams (Daken: Dark Wolverine, Cla$$war) and newly Marvel exclusive artist Matthew Clark (Inhumans, Doom Patrol).
Nrama: Ghost Rider certainly has a distinct look, and a lot of very talented artists have rendered him over the years. Stylistically, I think it’s fair to say you’re a definite departure from Clayton Crain, who illustrated the last comic starring Ghost Rider. What’s your take on illustrating the character?
Clark: I met Clayton at [this month’s Emerald City Comicon] and wanted to chat up more but was under a gag order about the series. So I’m a touch more realistic, and that’s what I’m bringing to the book. In terms of design, I’m drawing Johnny a tad thinner, less muscled — more down on his luck I imagine that having the Ghost Rider mantle kind of eats away at you a bit at a time. Updates to the design? You can’t update perfection. I’ll just add little tweaks here and there to the outfit and skull, but I’m keeping the boots exactly the same. I’m also hoping to do flashbacks so I can draw his original leathers. Maybe give him a martini glass with M&M’s in it… nah, it’ll be shot glasses full of cheap whiskey.
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