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Appearing in "The Empire of Sleep"

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Synopsis for "The Empire of Sleep"

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  • The story in this issue established that Johnny Blaze was an only child whose mother, Clara Barton, had walked out on Johnny and his father when Johnny was still a baby.
  • Seven years later, Danny Ketch and Barbara Ketch were introduced in Ghost Rider (Vol. 3) #1.
  • Three years after that, in Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance #16, Caretaker revealed that Johnny and Danny were brothers.
  • Four years after that, in Ghost Rider (Vol. 3) #-1, the mother of Johnny, Barbara and Danny was revealed to be Naomi Kale who had died thirteen years before Barbara was killed. The story also implied that Johnny's father, Barton Blaze, was not the father of Danny and Barbara.
  • Ten years after that, Ghost Rider (Vol. 6) #5 contradicted this when Johnny had a flashback in which he recalled how, on the night his father died, he had gone into his parents' bedroom and seen his mother sleeping in the bed with his two younger siblings. The next morning, Johnny's Mom was gone and she had taken Johnny's little brother and sister with her. Since then, Johnny had always felt that he was responsible for his mother leaving.
  • Thirteen years after that, in Ghost Rider (Vol. 9) #3, Danny stated that Johnny was his half brother, not his brother.

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