Well, that's one way to try to attract a younger audience...
In the real life is stranger than fiction department, The Outhouse has learned that the All-New Ghost Rider is based on One Direction band member Zayn Malik. No, this isn't some goofy satirical take on the face that they look alike. This is real information coming from a real newspaper.
Apparently, it was Marvel Editor Mark Pannicia's idea, as Heatworld has a quote from Paniccia that appeared in the sun which is, honestly, something we would probably have made up if this were one of those kind of articles, but again, this is 100% true and not a joke:
“The guy from that boyband One Direction’s name is Zayn Malik. If you look him up on Google you can find a bunch of images of him. I was picturing Robbie as a beefier version of him. Physically strong, with a quiet, troubled expression, kind of boyish."
That's what Paniccia told artist Felipe Smith when instructing him on drawing the character. So, yeah. That happened.
We asked the Outhouse staff for comment, but they were all too stunned about this story to reply. That is, with the exception of Jeremy Shane, who immediately bolted towards the door, screaming like a little girl as he ran.
"Like, oh my god," squealed Jeremy Shane when learning about the relationship. "I like totes thought that when I saw the design for the book! I'm gonna buy every copy!"
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