Comic Books #20: Hell Rider
There's a million comic book adaptations out there, and IMHO they're mostly awful: Ghost Rider, Fantastic Four, Daredevil, The Punisher, Superman Returns, and yes, even Watchmen with that butt naked blue dude. Might I make a recommendation to Hollywood - HELL-RIDER! Here's a ready-made tagline: "For Hell-Rider, one can of whoop ass is not enough.... He opens up the whole goddamn case!"
Take one look at that cover. Hell-Rider doesn't capture the bad guys and turn them over to the police. He goes medieval on their ass! He literally sets them on fire and runs them over!
Hell-Rider is really Brick Reese, a Harvard graduate with tons of money. But don't think for a second he's some straight laced goody two shoes like Clarke Kent. Brick parties like it's 1999.
Here's another potential movie tagline: "Hell-Rider doesn't just go medieval on their asses.... he goes Orenthal"
But in order to take down Claw's entire organization, Brick's gonna need the help of a few trusted black friends from the ghetto.... like "Butterfly", a dead ringer for Pam Grier, and "Deke", who will pimp-slap your ass back to Oakland.
Hell-Rider: Retrospace APPROVED.