Greetings, Explorers! We take a dive into the Marvel Universe with Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History. Story by Nick Giovannetti and Paul Scheer, art by Todd Nauck, Gerardo Sandoval, and Nate Stockman. Marvel published the book in 2019. After Frank Castle became Cosmic Ghost Rider, he traveled back in time to kill Thanos in his infancy. But wouldn’t you know, it just made things worse for everyone. So now he’s going to wait a few million years so he can stop his family from being murdered. However, in doing so, he may end up destroying the entire Marvel universe.
Johnny, Dennis, and guest host Jake (Frankie was touring the Baxter Building the day we recorded) as they chat about the way Frank Castle manipulates the Marvel’s heroes. Next, they praise the decision to include an index of the Marvel history referenced in the book. Finally, they discuss how well Giovannetti and Scheer wove this story through the history of the Marvel Universe. Additional topics include the differences between Cosmic Ghost Rider and Ghost Rider; being a “simple cosmic spirit of vengeance”; that time Deadpool felt Cosmic Ghost Rider was stepping on his schtick; if Giovannetti and Scheer birthed the novel idea of how to kill Thanos; and last, but not least, the storytelling and art of Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History.
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