From Comic Books To The Silver Screen
The comic ghost rider is one of giant Marvel Comics’ most successful franchises. Since its release, the comic book has already spawned several hundred issues, different spin offs, and generations of loyal fans. It was only a matter of time when its success would attract the eyes of Hollywood movie producers and make a silver screen debut.
The comic ghost rider is just one of several Marvel comic classics to transition from page to film. Classics such as Spiderman, X-men, and the Fantastic Four have already hit the movie theaters successfully and already made enough impact to warrant sequels. Fan favorites such as the Incredible Hulk and Iron Man have also made significant box office hits. Other classics such as Thor and The Punisher also have adaptations in the works.
A very noticeable similarity behind these successful comic to movie adaptations are compelling story lines. The comic ghost rider has a very intricate and deep story with elements of action, horror, and the occult in just the right amounts to attract an enduring fan base. The advanced special effects movie makers are now capable of also add icing to the cake making scenes and visuals that were only possible in comic books a few years ago come alive in the big screen.
The comic ghost rider weaves a story around a reluctant motorcycle stuntman by the name of Johnny Blaze who strikes a deal with the devil so he can become the best in his craft. A few years of success later the devil comes back to ask for payment in the form of service: Johnny is now given the role and abilities of a ghost rider the devils collector of damned souls. Instead of accepting fate Blaze decides to go against the devil and begins to use his abilities to exact vengeance on evil elements of society.
Aside from the entertaining and exciting story line the comic ghost rider also does not disappoint in the creative’s department. When Blaze turns into the ghost rider, he becomes a skeleton garbed in biker clothes with a flaming skull head. As if the ghost rider isn’t intimidating enough, he also has a monstrous motorcycle with burning wheels as his ride. The ghost rider also has a chain as his primary weapon which usually seems like it has a mind of its own and can often extend far beyond what it looks like it could.
The movie adaptation features A-list celebrities such as Nicholas Cage, Eva Mendez, and Wes Bentley. The movie promises to be a motion picture spectacle of action and special effects which makes it a definite must see movie. Fans are definitely going to be satisfied with the motion picture release and surely a follow up of comic book spin offs would just be around the corner.
The comic ghost rider is a perfect example of one of the greatest past times the world ever had, comic books have persisted for so many generations and just like technology they grow more sophisticated and addictive as time goes by.