Method Man Pens 'Ghost Rider' Christmas Comic for Marvel

Publisher also releases variant covers featuring Kanye West, Jay Z, Vic Mensa album art

Method Man has written the 'Ghost Rider X-Mas Special' comic book for Marvel. Credit: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty

Method Man has penned a new Christmas-themed comic for Marvel. As Complex reports, Marvel/Infinite Comics' Ghost Rider X-Mas Special was released digitally on Wednesday.

According to Marvel's website, the Wu-Tang Clan member's words find Ghost Rider Robbie Reyes' younger brother Gabe getting flack for having "too much Christmas spirit." Meanwhile, the kids in East L.A. aren't feeling the holiday at all, which apparently makes for ideal conditions for villain Krampus to cause trouble and sets up a battle between Reyes and Krampus.

"The conversation between hip-hop and Marvel continues as one of rap's most storied lyricists takes the Hell Charger our for a ride," Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso told Complex. "In Ghost Rider X-mas Special, the legendary Method Man sets up a classic conflict between Robbie Reyes, the current Ghost Rider, and Krampus, a mythic creature who's perhaps best described as the anti-Santa. Will it be a merry Christmas? Read and find out."

Anthony Piper (the creator of Trill League) and Balak illustrated the comic, which features a cover by Jamal Campbell. Beyond Method Man's comic book writing for Marvel, he also recently made a cameo in Netflix's Luke Cage, which is based on the Marvel character.

Marvel has also been releasing variant covers of their comics utilizing hip-hop album artwork. On Tuesday, Complex premiered Marvel's latest variant covers, including Kanye West's The Life of Pablo with Captain America #1, Jay Z's American Gangster with Elektra #1 and Vic Mensa's There's Alot Going On with Bullseye #1.