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Method Man, Who Sometimes Goes by Johnny Blaze, Finally Wrote a Ghost Rider Comic

PEMBERTON, BC - JULY 15: Method Man of Redman & Method Man performs during the Pemberton Music Festival on July 15, 2016 in Pemberton, Canada. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/FilmMagic)

For years, Wu-Tang Clan’s Method Man has occasionally referred to himself as Johnny Blaze in his songs. Now, to complete the circle of life, he’s penciled a Ghost Rider story in a new Marvel comic. His take appears in Ghost Rider X-Mas Special, which as you might imagine, is a Ghost Rider Christmas special compiling a few different stories. It’s available now as a digital comic.

Ironically, Johnny Blaze—the original Ghost Rider—is no longer the current spirit of vengeance. Instead, Method Man’s story is about Robbie Reyes, the current Ghost Rider, whose surrounding trappings—a sickly brother, a crummy neighborhood—are more relatable than Blaze, who was just an angsty stuntman. In the comic, Ghost Rider fights Krampus, the mythical evil Christmas demon out of German folklore. Method’s co-writer was Anthony Piper, who also drew the project. [Complex]