challenge of the ghost riders

Avengers -The Challenge of the Ghost Riders & Johnny Blaze Breaks Bad


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what's up guys it's already Blerd Without
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Fear you know the gist I just wanted to
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put a little PSA out there before this
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video because there's some people
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probably wonder whoa it was up this
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video
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why isn't going back and doing this one
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it's because as we all know as a result
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of Kovac 19 we are not going to be
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getting a new print comics in your LCS
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or local comic book shop or local comic
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shop cuz you know what I mean and as a
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result of that Marvel is not releasing
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digital copies of anything that they're
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not releasing in print DC seems to
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largely be doing the same with the
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exception of some comics that were just
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digital only anyway Image Comics is not
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releasing anything a matter of a Kimmage
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was the first one to step out and say
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something about this a lot of other
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companies are gonna be doing the same
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thing and I know there are some reports
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out right now that there's a plan in
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place to kind of kind of get around this
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but honestly and it's April 1st and I'm
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not taking any of this stuff very
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seriously until tomorrow when it's been
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properly vetted and vetted again
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but that said today's video yeah I'm
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going back and I'm going over the back
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catalogue and you'll probably see this
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video this piece across other videos
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because I'll be doing the same there as
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well we'll be tackling other content
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we're not gonna have new comments coming
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out for the foreseeable future
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so as a result of that we're gonna be
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tackling some comics we haven't tackled
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yet I'll be tackling he has some older
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Marvel and DC comics maybe not that all
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but just stuff that's already passed
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maybe some older older older stuff I'll
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probably doing more character breakdowns
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some have asked me what am I gonna do
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the my hero academia Mogga am I ever
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gonna cover that I also kind of like
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there's a million other channels have
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already done that I don't think I can
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really bring anything to the table that
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you don't already know but anyways I
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hope you all enjoyed this video stay
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gonna be talking about a storyline that
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it's technically ways back I'm playing a
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lot of catch-up here with a lot of
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comics that I had been reading but kind
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of fell off of just because yeah other
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focuses we're gonna be talking about
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Jason Aaron and Stefano casella's
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Avengers run and the story arc challenge
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of the ghost riders which takes up
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issues Avengers number 22 through 25 and
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in this video we're gonna kind of
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discuss a little bit of what's going on
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with Johnny Blaze the Ghost Rider who as
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of last year became the king of hell in
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the finale of the damnation story arc by
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Johnny cakes and how he plans to help
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Robby Reyes rid himself of the spirit of
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vengeance only he's not doing this to be
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nice we're about to face the harsh
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reality that Johnny Blaze is not the
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Ghost Rider we used to think he is and
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why Robby ray is and Johnny Blaze must
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have a race to the finish in a challenge
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of the ghost riders we're gonna talk
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about all this and more right now now
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it's been no secret Robby Reyes has
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struggled with being the spirit of
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vengeance he's never really wanted to
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become enemy honestly let's be fair most
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ghost riders in any aspect at any
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capacity have never really wanted to
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become a Ghost Rider Robby ray it was a
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very special case because one of the
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things as kind of made him unique among
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other ghost riders is that he never
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asked to be one and he doesn't remember
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ever making a deal because he never
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really made one he has been struggling
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so much with trying to control the
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spirit of vengence he doesn't really
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have the same level of expertise with it
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that other ghost riders have had even
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though he has been the spirit of
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vengeance for a while now and since
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blade had joined up with the Avengers
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one of his I guess kind of sidebar
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missions was to help Robby Reyes with
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being the spirit of vengeance and made
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me try and find him a way to either
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control it or get rid of it they even
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bring in hellström the son of Satan to
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exorcise the spirit of vengeance from
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him and the reason why is because he's
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being haunted whatever it is it's in his
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hel charger something's been going after
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him something is not right something's
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been threatening to go after Gabe his
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younger brother and he can't even get
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rid of the car to try and get rid of the
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spirit he has done everything he can he
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has tried to destroy it he's tried to
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run the car off a cliff he's tried to
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run it into a ravine he's broken the car
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smashed it up done everything he can and
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at the end of the day the car always
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comes back something is different now
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there's something different about the
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car more than ever before it doesn't
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seem any longer just simply possessed by
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the spirit of his uncle Eli anymore it
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now seems like there's something else
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going on and right now even the Avengers
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can't seem to help him so at the end of
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the day what is the challenge of the
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ghost riders this is essentially a race
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something that only ghost riders can do
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the challenge is necessary because Robby
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Reyes wants to get rid of the spirit of
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vengeance Johnny Blaze needs more power
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to keep control over hell and the
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challenge of the ghost riders is a
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transference of power with the winner
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taking the power of the spirit of
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vengeance from the loser adding it to
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his own and right now let's be honest
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Johnny needs all the help he can get he
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has been on the struggle bus trying to
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rule hell since he deposed Mephisto now
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something people will probably notice
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and this will probably be painfully
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obvious anyone who's reading the current
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run of Ghost Rider by at Brisson but
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Johnny is not the same Johnny that we
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grew up with the same Johnny we've
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always known this is a Johnny that's
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more sinister he's
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Oh Dean Robbie he's even using Robbie's
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own younger brother as leverage to try
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and force him through this challenge of
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the ghostwriters
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even threatening to harm his brother
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Gabe
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the thing is they race but johnny is not
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playing fair he's cheating he's using
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all of his powers against Robbie and not
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just against Robbie but against the
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Avengers as well even conscripted the
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cosmic Ghost Rider the Ghost Rider of
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the future who just so happens to be
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Frank Castle keeping them busy so they
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can't interfere with the race come to
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find out the spirit that technically was
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inhabiting Robbie's car during that time
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frame wasn't uncle Eli during that short
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little stint where he was threatening
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him it was actually cosmic Ghost Rider
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meanwhile johnny is unleashing every
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dirty trick he knows in the book every
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piece of hell that he has at his
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disposal
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every demon in his employ to try to keep
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Robbie Reyes from beating him and not
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only has he brought in a cosmic Frank
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Castle but he also brings in a fallen
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celestial callous the void who we saw
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the Avengers tackle in the very first
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issues of Jason Aaron and Stefano
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casella's Avengers run at the beginning
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of marvel fresh star not only that but
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callous the void is being possessed by
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Robbie ray as his uncle Eli all of this
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to achieve ultimate power and let's be
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fair Johnny Blaze once again I've said
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this before if you aren't reading ed
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britain's ghost ride around i do highly
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recommend it's a very good book he has
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people coming for his throne he has
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people trying to escape from hell he has
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armies of demons who don't want to
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listen to him he has usurpers coming for
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his throne outside forces from Hell like
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Belasco and Lilith trying to take him
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down he's even had to resort to
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unleashing Mephisto from his prison that
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he was put in in damnation just to try
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and stay ahead of the mall he's not the
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same person anymore he's become
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corrupted he is technically become the
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thing that he hated most he has become I
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would dare say in all
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as bad if not worse version of Mephisto
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now could you blame Johnny for acting
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the blaze acting I mean not really
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because he really has gotten no help
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since he took the El for everyone else
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and became the King of Hell
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during damnation he hasn't got any help
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from Doctor Strange he hasn't got any
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help from iron fist Moon Knight really
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anyone else who was involved in
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damnation mean yeah safer maybe Wong
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everyone else has been moving on with
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their merry little lives meanwhile
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Johnny is risking it all to keep literal
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hell on earth from happening again
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another thing that kind of lets us know
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just how far that yo johnny has fallen
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in all this is that he seems even
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willing to drag Robbie's mom and dad
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into this and use them against him using
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their spirits against him at the end of
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the day Johnny he deep down he thinks
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he's doing what's best he thinks that he
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is doing what is best for hell and what
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is best for Earth but at the end of the
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day is he really though he's drunk on
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power more than anything else and with
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the Avengers having tackled Frank Castle
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of the future that cosmic Ghost Rider
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blade is eventually able to take him
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down using what is called a breathing
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gun something that he got from Hell true
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it's an arch weapon of hell that's able
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to kill nearly anything and even though
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cosmic Ghost Rider is running roughshod
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on the Avengers that gun is able to do
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something most people aren't able to do
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with the cosmic goes Rider he thinks
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twice and now that they have cosmic
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Ghost Rider on their side now that he
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realizes he doesn't even remember why he
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was sent there in the first place much
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more importantly that he doesn't even
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like Johnny Blaze and then why should he
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help him he now decides to throw in his
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lot with the Avengers and the Avengers
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are coming to back their guy Ronna be
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raised because at the end of the day the
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Avengers they're more than friends their
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family and they believe in Robby Reyes
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despite the fact he doesn't believe in
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himself they want to help him and I
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think it also bears mentioning that the
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other ghost riders in Hell what Robbie
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to win they don't want Robby to fail
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they don't want Johnny to win
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them don't even really particularly like
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Johnny right now they all seem to have a
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real soft spot for Robby Rhea's which I
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find really interesting and even though
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Johnny Blaze sees the writing on wall he
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sees that the Avengers have brought
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everything they have at their disposal
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to help Robby win Blais can't be
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bothered with a cosmic ghost ride who
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might I add just soloed calles of the
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void now despite the fact this is a
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calles of the void who is possessed by
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uncle Eli so probably not at the height
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of his powers not using his full
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potential or who knows maybe he is the
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cosmic ghost rider has soloed calles of
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the void it has now coming for Johnny
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Blaze throat but Johnny Blaze is more
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focused on winning the race a race he
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will not win because the Avengers
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interference has helped Robby Reyes get
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to the finish line and this is probably
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the best possible thing that could have
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happened for Robby but it's the worst
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possible thing for Johnny Blaze because
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now that Robby is one he is now taken
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some of Ghost Rider's power however he
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doesn't want the throne he decides to
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abdicate the throne leaving blaze with
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the throne in even less power now that
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said Johnny is still theoretically king
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of Hell's that means he still has all
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the powers that that employs however he
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is not gonna stick around long enough
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for the cosmic Ghost Rider to run his
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fade he's gonna get the hell out of
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Dodge pun intended
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Robby Reyes does get to briefly reunite
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with his mom and dad and honestly at
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this point they believe that he's doing
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the right thing
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that he has become the person he was
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meant to be he may not like the idea
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that he became the Ghost Rider but his
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parents think that he's doing the best
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possible thing to help his family and to
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save his brother that he's protecting
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people he's doing the right thing he's
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risking his life for those who can't
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protect themselves and Robby for the
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first time he's finally accepting his
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place he's actually enjoying life
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spending time with his brother and not
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trying to hide everything from him now
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also in this book we do learn some other
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things we also learned and this is some
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stuff is actually going on an Avengers
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current
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I'll discuss in a later day once there's
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more information but we do also learn
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that apparently Ironman has some very
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dark origins things that date all the
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way back to 1 million BC Jason Aaron's
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been doing this thing where he
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introduced the Avengers of 1 million BC
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the Avengers who were essentially the
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Phoenix of that time the sorcerer
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supreme agamotto the original sorcerer
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supreme of that time the original Iron
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Fist one of the earliest ghost riders in
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the original Black Panther well he's
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also revealed that there was an Iron Man
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back during that time as well not going
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into it right here but just know that
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Iron Man has gone into the cave that was
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burrowed out during the earlier issues
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of Avengers where the final host was and
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he's unearthed something that is shaking
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him to his core and that's it that's
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everything is going on with the
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challenge of the ghost riders I'll cover
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for the Avengers I'll cover what's going
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on with the star brand and what's going
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on here very recently just I just
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haven't had time to do a whole lot of
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these things just cuz you try to do so
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much other stuff but anyways I like the
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storyline I thought was really cool it
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got me back on board the Ghost Rider and
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even got me back to reading the new run
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with Ed Britain which I once again I do
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also think is very much worth the read I
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don't know if I'll cover that I know
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some people have asked me to do it but
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if I do I don't know I may make that a
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patreon exclusive you remember exclusive
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or something like that just cuz I mean
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it's a lot of work to cover so many
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books everyone wants me to cover
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everything and I'm only one guy and the
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only person editing these videos I'm the
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only person making these videos even
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when someone else comes on and does
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voices for them I'm still editing that
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video so so please keep that in mind
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when you ask me to stuff but yeah you
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never get a link said if I get some by
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patreon request maybe I'll do it that
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way who knows we'll just have to see
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what happens but anyways I like this
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storyline once again it was good with
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solid Jason airs been great on Avengers
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has been fantastic pretty much every
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issue has been amazing and I really like
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what he's done I'm glad that Robby ray
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has finally got a little more limelight
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a little more time to shine which I feel
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like he hasn't
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I'm not he hasn't only gotten as much of
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a fair shake a lot of Marvel's newer
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legacy character skaters that picked up
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a mantle I feel like they're only just
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now since their release finally you know
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getting some some time to shine because
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they're finally getting better writers
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working on them they're getting more
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opportunities I think that that is
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probably the best possible outcome and
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this was a very good way to do it now
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that said what does this mean for Robbie
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ray is going forward I'm hoping this
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means he gets more I hope we get more
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story of him I don't think he's gonna
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get a series of his own anytime soon and
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if he does that'll be great but I don't
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think it's gonna happen quite yet that
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might be still aways down the road
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especially right now the Danny ketch is
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theoretically the main focus of the
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current Ghost Rider run even though
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Johnny Blaze is as well but maybe we'll
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see Robbie ray as my great over that way
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because we do know with Jason Ayers
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Avengers run that there's always gonna
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be that rotating member in the group
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like right now it's blade blade will
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likely at some point move on to other
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things and they'll bring in another
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member Bobby Reyes could also be the
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same he may rotate out we don't know now
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