It is unknown how the previous mention of a Stone Age Ghost Rider fits in it. After the Great Flood that wiped out almost the entire human population ended, God created a rainbow signifying his promise to humanity that he would never smite his wrath upon the face of the Earth. However, he continued to witness mankind committing countless misdeeds and ungodly actions, which eventually infuriated him. The Spirits of Vengeance, vestiges of God's power bonded to human hosts, were designed to fight off the thriving supernatural and satanic threats, purify sin and wreak havoc on the guilty for their mistreatment towards the innocent and undeserving.
Over the generations, the Spirits pursued their cause to purge the unrighteousness. During this event, most of the Spirits of Vengeance population disappeared due to the corrupted motive brought by Danny Ketch , which was given to him by Zadkiel, whose plan was to collect all of the Spirits' power to break down the walls of New Jerusalem and wage war on Heaven. The Spirits of Vengeance were the divine wrath of God. Their powers are "boundless" and "god-like" capable of doing incredible feats and competence as explained by Doctor Strange making them one of the strongest and most powerful supernatural entities to exist but are only limited due to the human host lack of imagination.
The host itself acts as a "built-in safety lock" to prevent the Spirit from exacting it's full potential. If the Spirit is controlling the Ghost Rider, the results would be biblically catastrophic and the human host can only influence the Spirit's decisions. If the host is in control, it would not be as powerful as the Spirit. Nevertheless, the Ghost Rider is still very powerful even in it's weakest state. Vessel Possession: The Spirits do not require any human host to bond with.
They're capable of enduring for themselves rather than needing a vessel to live. However, as immortal and benevolent weapons, they must possess a human host through various means in order to thwart any evil presence. The Spirits are considered to be ruthless against impurity and will torture the host for preventing it to fight off wickedness.
This could cause several psychological and spiritual predicaments. If the act of prevention does occur, it will lead to either the Spirit having absolute control or losing the host's humanity succumbing to an incurable monstrous state.
God-like Capabilities: Like other overpowering figures, the Spirits have various capacities that challenges those of godly-powered individuals. Immortality: The Spirits themselves are immortal beings. They can live for an eternity and cannot be killed unless a weapon forged from Heaven decapitates them.
Since the Spirit is a weapon of Heaven itself, it is possible that it can kill it's own kind. Accelerated Healing Factor: Their supernatural origins grants them the ability to regenerate any damaged or loss limbs through the mystical energies they possess. Empathic Reading: They possess the ability to read the heart and souls of individuals they encounter and determine whether or not they are innocent, guilty, and in need of punishment.
This is most evidently done when becoming the Ghost Rider. The human host as well can without transformation can detect innocence and evil. Sin Manipulation: The Spirit's main purpose is to cleanse sin. They can control and be empowered with the negativity released from the world. Soul Manipulation: They can manipulate the very life giving essence of each being. They can do a number of things: [ citation needed ].
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Elemental Manipulation: All Spirits can control elements, whether earthly, supernatural or cosmic; and use it to their advantage. Magic Manipulation: Whether it is divine or malevolent, angelic or demonic; the Spirits can control, project and generate mystical energies that empowers them and can utilize it in a multitude of ways. Error rating book. Refresh and try again.
Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Spirits of Vengeance by Victor Gischler. A dead angel. A silver bullet. A kept promise. For ages, the war between Heaven and Hell rages in the unseen corners of society, both sides in delicate balance that could topple if the right weapons were in the wrong hands When an undercover angel is murdered, Johnny Blaze, the Ghost Rider, must find the killers and punish them Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Spirits of Vengeance Other Editions 5.
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Ge story is ok I have to say though I am not a great fan of the art work, and the dialogue. For such dark, conflicts and angry characters the art and dialogue just seemed to kiddie-ish. Ghost Rider Johnny Blaze of course , is one of my favorite characters so I was happ I really enjoyed this book the last issue on its own would have been 5 stars. Ghost Rider Johnny Blaze of course , is one of my favorite characters so I was happy he got a big role in this story. Hellstorm grew on me as the series moved on. Satana I did not particularly care about, but she did her small role well.
Then there is Blade.
I would have really liked for him to be used more or have a bigger contribution. A good mini series with great promise, and I would not mind seeing these guys team up again, or star in their own series based on this but with darker artwork , or a sequel to this story.
Also a variant cover gallery or issue 1 at the end. Oct 17, Terence rated it it was ok Shelves: marvel-unlimited A mysterious stranger approaches Johnny Blaze with a piece of metal and a message to take it to Hellstrom, before he spontaneously combusted. Hell is making it's move to betray a covenant with Heaven to take over the Earth. Despite looking cool Spirits of Vengeance was pretty generic.
Predictable plot points, a rushed story, and characters who didn't need to be there, looking at you Blade , made the story unev A mysterious stranger approaches Johnny Blaze with a piece of metal and a message to take it to Hellstrom, before he spontaneously combusted. Predictable plot points, a rushed story, and characters who didn't need to be there, looking at you Blade , made the story uneventful.
Seriously though Blade didn't need to be included at all. They probably could have done it without Satana too. Hellstrom and Ghost Rider did all the heavy lifting. I have to list the Spirits of Vengeance as a disappointment. Mar 02, Gianfranco Mancini rated it liked it Shelves: comics-and-graphic-novels , marvel-comics , superheroes-and-supervillains. A decent Spirit of Vengeance at last!!!
So sad no sequel upcoming, just a new Ghost Rider series announced in the end of 5th issue A great opportunity wasted for good. Feb 13, Alan rated it liked it. Yep, another cheat completion from reading the floppies so I'm not perfect-I prefer to do the reviews of an entire arc and rarely single issues. My initial impression was that this was supposed to be the first installment of a new series. This is it folks. Don't expect to see these characters back in unless it is in the rumored Dr.
Strange comic spin-off comic. Based off this story, they probably don't deserve their own series. Blade has been screwed up ever since Marvel tried t Yep, another cheat completion from reading the floppies so I'm not perfect-I prefer to do the reviews of an entire arc and rarely single issues. Why three stars then? Because as a reviewer of the final issue said last week it really does redeem itself a good deal at the end.
Demons try to find a loophole in their treaty with Heaven, and the result was at least a little different from what I expected.
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But, if you watch Supernatural on television Michael is just as big a dick here as he is there. Jun 16, Quentin Wallace rated it really liked it. A plot is hatched to kill an Archangel using the silver of Judas Iscariot, but Marvel's supernatural heroes step up to stop it.
Overall not bad, but it did have a few flaws. The art wasn't bad but seemed a little cartoony for this story. Also, Blade seemed to almost be an afterthought, and even Ghost Rider wasn't really the main character, which seemed to be more Hellstorm. Overall 3. Overall though this was a good trip back to the supernatural area of the Marvel Universe which we haven't seen a lot of lately. Jul 03, Adam Fisher rated it really liked it. When Johnny Blaze takes a seat at the bar and orders a drink, he thinks it's just going to be another day.
But when another person enters the bar, pulls a bullet out of his own chest and tosses to Blaze with the instruction "Take this to Hellstrom", then self-immolates