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Appearing in "Zodiac II"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #6

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Synopsis for "Zodiac II"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #6

One night, what appears to be Leo of the Zodiac crime cartel attacks an armored truck. The next morning, Johnny Blaze visits with the District Attorney, where he is reunited with Roxanne. There he meets with Dave Barnett, who wants Johnny to help with stopping the Zodiac who have apparently resurfaced and have been committing crimes all over the city.

Even with the threat of violence, John refuses and leaves. That night as he is testing out a new bike, Barnett shows up at the stadium and holds Roxanne at gun point demanding that Ghost Rider stop the Zodiac. The District Attorney arrives and tells Ghost Rider that Barnett was an FBI Agent in New York and was tortured into giving information which led to an invasion of the city by the crime cartel.

Chasing after Barnett, he finds that he has snapped because of the grief of his past failure. With Roxanne safe, and Barnett in a stupor, Ghost Rider changes his mind and does go searching for the Zodiac. In his hunt, he finds Taurus just as he finished robbing a bank.

Appearing in "...And Loses His Own Soul!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #7

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Synopsis for "...And Loses His Own Soul!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #7

Battling who he believes to be Taurus of the Zodiac Cartel, Ghost Rider is joined by the Stuntmaster, who at a nearby signing saw the battle and wanted to join in. The two chases after Taurus and in the ensuing fight, Taurus suddenly transforms into Scorpio. "Scorpio" is soon joined by the demon Slifer, who had also granted the power to Roulette.

The One Man Zodiac reveals that he was Aquarius of the original Zodiac crime cartel and that after their defeat at the hands of the Avengers, his rare lung disease got worse and he only had a year to live. Selling his sole to Slifer, Aquarius was granted his amazing powers for one full year, after which his life would be in forfeit.

Battling Aquarius one on one, Aquarius changes into each member of the Zodiac, when he finally changes back to his original form, Slifer tells him that his year is up (a trick since Aquarius changed into each Zodiac sign thereby passing a "year") and claims his soul, and both Aquarius and Slifer disappear. Suddenly Ghost Rider is confronted by Satan once more.

Appearing in "Satan Himself!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #8

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Synopsis for "Satan Himself!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #8

Following the defeat of the One Man Zodiac, Satan has appeared before the Ghost Rider to once more try and take his soul. However, he finds he is still unable to do so due to Roxanne's protection of him. Satan then vows that he will strike at Ghost Rider through her before disappearing.

Changing back into John Blaze at dawn, Ghost Rider travels to the hospital where he visits Stuntmaster and is reunited with Roxanne. Roxanne begins seeing visions of her father, Crash Simpson, being tortured in Hell, and that night reaches out to what appears to be his soul. This is all a trick by Satan who transports her to Hell.

As the Ghost Rider speeds off to seek out the aid of Son of Satan, Satan himself is tormenting Roxanne with visions of her father's eternal torment, and she passes out. Satan then transforms Slifer into a new form called Inferno and sends him to the Earth dimension to battle the Ghost Rider. Appearing before Ghost Rider, Inferno uses his powers to turn the people witnessing the spectacle into a fearful mob that attacks Ghost Rider. When Roxanne revives, she tells Satan that she doesn't believe that her father is in Hell because Johnny told her that a Messenger took him after their last encounter. Satan laughs telling her that the "messenger" was really him and that it was a trick. Roxanne then pleads with Satan to let her father go, Satan offers her a bargain: Renounce her protection of Ghost Rider, and he will free her father's soul.

Appearing in "The Hell-Bound Hero!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #9

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Synopsis for "The Hell-Bound Hero!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #9

While the Ghost Rider is forced to fight the people under Inferno's control, Satan goads Roxanne into renouncing her protection over him. Not wishing her father to suffer in eternal torment, Roxanne finally cracks and renounces her protection. Victorious, Satan reveals to her it was all a trick, and her father's soul was never in his possession.

While on Earth, the Ghost Rider soon finds that his powers have been reduced when his hellfire motorcycle disappears and he becomes vulnerable once more in his Ghost Rider form. Satan also appears with Roxanne, demanding that Ghost Rider surrender his soul. However, in spite of this drawback, the Ghost Rider is able to beat Inferno into unconsciousness.

Before Satan can do any more, a "friend" appears and stops Satan, and forces him to let Roxanne go and retreat, he then reverses the effect that Inferno had on people, and leaves soon after telling John that he is a friend. The next night, Roxanne realizes that she needs to sort out who she is and decides to leave Johnny to figure that out. While in hell, Satan transforms Inferno into yet another form, a form of somebody whom Satan hopes will gain Johnny's trust.

Appearing in 5th story

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #10
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Synopsis for 5th story

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #10
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Appearing in "The Desolation Run!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #11

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Synopsis for "The Desolation Run!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #11

With a new motorcycle, Johnny signs up for the Desolation Run, a race across the most deserted area of the United States. Racing with him are recent divorcees Terry Fairbanks and Nora Joyce, the widowed and ruined Douglas Forester, and the ignored Lemuel Driftwood, all of whom are partaking in the race for various reasons.

As they race across the desert, the demon Inferno locates the Hulk and sends the beast on a rampage across the desert in hopes that the Hulk will destroy Blaze. As night falls, Blaze becomes the Ghost Rider and is attacked by the Hulk. During the fight, the other bikers work together to help defeat the Hulk.

Using his hellfire to overheat the green behemoth, all the bikers resolve their various differences and problems and finish the race, although none of them win the prize money, they all walk away gaining so much more.

Appearing in "Phantom of the Killer Skies"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #12

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Synopsis for "Phantom of the Killer Skies"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #12

Following his adventure with the Thing (in Marvel Two-In-One #8) the Ghost Rider comes across an old man being chased by the ghost of a World War I fighter pilot. Just barely escaping being gunned down due to the rising dawn sending the spirit away, Johnny learns that the old man is Hermann von Reitberger. Hermann tells Johnny that he's been stalked the past 80 years by the ghost of the World War I hero the Phantom Eagle, because he had killed the hero in a fair dog fight near the end of the war. Accepting his fate now that he is an old man, Hermann tells Johnny all he wants to do is see his grandson Joel one last time before meeting his death.

Taking him to see Joel, Johnny learns that Joel is a World War I buff who restores old planes and is working on a book about fighter pilots. Just as Joel begins talking about inconsistencies with his grandfather's story, the Phantom Eagle returns and attacks. When Johnny changes into the Ghost Rider once more, he tries to stop the Phantom Eagle from killing von Reitberger. The Eagle then tells Blaze the true story: That while trying to smuggle his parents out of Germany, the Eagle was cowardly killed by von Reitberger who happened to be at the right place at the right time.

Believing that it's still not the Eagle's place to murder von Reitberger, he tries to stop him, however the Eagle has become immaterial and the Ghost Rider begins to fall to his imminent death. Becoming solid again to save Ghost Rider, the Phantom Eagle becomes a target of von Reitberger who has taken flight in one of his grandson's planes. During the dog fight, von Reitberger ends up crashing his plane into the hanger giving the Eagle the revenge he so craved. After landing Johnny safely to the ground the Eagle takes flight once more to meet his eternal rest.

Appearing in "You've Got a Second Chance, Johnny Blaze!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #13

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Synopsis for "You've Got a Second Chance, Johnny Blaze!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #13

Following his encounter with the Phantom Eagle, Johnny finds that he has changed back into his human form even though it is still night time. Believing this is because for the first time he has used his powers to help others that he has finally beat Satan. Needing a job, he remembers an offer given to him by the Stuntmaster to do stunts on his show. Traveling to Hollywood, Johnny takes Stuntmaster up on his offer and is hired by Delazny Studios to do stunts for the Stuntmaster show. Meeting Karen Page, who is also acting on the show, Johnny begins to do a stunt when suddenly Karen is grabbed by the Trapster who hopes to use her as a hostage for ransom.

Finding that he now changes into Ghost Rider whenever there is danger, Johnny chases after the Trapster and battles him. While the Trapster has all sorts of gimmicks and gadgets to fight the Ghost Rider, he is ultimately no match for the hero's supernatural powers and is easily defeated. Changing back into Johnny, he frees Karen and the two embrace.

Appearing in "A Specter Stalks the Soundstage!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #14

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Synopsis for "A Specter Stalks the Soundstage!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #14

After a near accident on the set, the crew on the Dezlany studio lot suddenly go berserk and attack Johnny and Stuntmaster. It appears that they are under the thrall of the Orb, who is apparently haunting Johnny from beyond the grave. With the help of Katy and Karen they manage to reverse the Orb's control over everyone. When Johnny tries to get close to Karen, she pushes him away, due to her issues with Matt Murdock.

Going with Katy to visit Wendy and Richard Pini, the special effects artists on the set, they are attacked by another pawn of the Orb, who Johnny defeats as the Ghost Rider. Not feeling much like taking a tour of the studio anymore, Johnny decides to do Katy's errand to UCLA for her. While out there, he gets involved in the formation of the Champions (which is a story not told in this issue but rather The Champions #1) Following that adventure, Johnny resumes his job doing stunts for the Stuntmaster show. During a stunt where he has to save Katy Milner from a fire, Johnny changes into Ghost Rider and realizes that he's in the sights of a gun being held by Karen Page, who is under the control of the Orb.

Appearing in "Vengeance on the Ventura Freeway!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #15

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Synopsis for "Vengeance on the Ventura Freeway!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #15

Under the Orb's influence, Karen Page tries to take a shot at the Ghost Rider, but wounds Katy Milner instead. The Orb then flees with Karen Page in tow. Ghost Rider bolts after them, with "Coot" and Stuntmaster following behind.

While in the accounting files, Cosgrove, finds that there are a lot of financial inconsistencies and comes to the conclusion that "Coot" Collier is hiding something. Chasing the Orb takes everyone to the Ventura Highway. There Johnny manages to free Karen, and fight the Orb off his bike. Unmasking him he turns out to be alive and well, and only horribly scarred from their last encounter.

About to beat the Orb to death for all the grief he's caused, Johnny is talked out of it by his "friend", who tells him to be merciful. Meanwhile, at the hospital where Katy has been taken, the doctors are shocked to find that she has been possessed by demons calling themselves the Possessors.

Appearing in "Blood in the Waters"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #16

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  • Frank Phillips
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Synopsis for "Blood in the Waters"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #16

Needing some time away, Johnny travels to Mexico to think about the direction his life is taking. There he is almost shot by Frank Phillips, a former CIA agent who has a major hate for Dolphins. Furious that his bike is damaged, Johnny goes up to Frank's home to find him smacking his daughter Nancy and breaks it up.

Frank's frenzy momentarily abated, he allows Johnny to use tools to fix his bike. Curious about the goings on here, he talks to Nancy who tells him that her father came to Mexico to learn how smart dolphins really were and if they could be explosive carriers for the CIA. When Nancy fell into the ocean and Frank mistook the dolphin he set with a charge for a shark he fired at it causing an explosion which resulted in Nancy's mother being lost at sea. Her father would grow to hate dolphins and blame them for his wife's death.

Hearing Frank firing at dolphins again, Johnny races out to the boat and tries to stop them. The scuffle lands them in the water and they are attacked by a shark, which Johnny fights off as the Ghost Rider. The two are then helped ashore by the dolphins. When they have recovered, Frank realizes the errors of his ways and wonders if the dolphins are able to hear his apologies.

Appearing in "Prelude to a Private Armageddon!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #17

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Synopsis for "Prelude to a Private Armageddon!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #17

Parting company from the Champions following their most recent adventure, Johnny Blaze returns to Dezlany Studios to learn that Katy Milner's condition has become serious. Going to the hospital, Johnny suddenly changes into Ghost Rider when he notices that Katy has been possessed by demons. Being fought off, Ghost Rider changes back into Johnny, who believes that perhaps the Son of Satan can help.

Tracking down Daimon Hellstrom by phone, the Son of Satan agrees to come to Johnny's aid and will be there by nightfall. As he waits, Johnny reflects over his feelings towards all the women in his life as well as his recent adventures. While elsewhere Karen Page reflects over all the men in her lives, and decides to make a choice over which one she cares about most. While in the Delazny Studios building, Cosgrove finds some damning evidence against "Coot" Collier.

At the hospital, Ghost Rider and Son of Satan confront Kate and Hellstrom forces her to expunge the demons from her body. Battling them the two heroes manage to destroy the demons possessing Kate's body. However they find that Kate is now trapped behind an invisible barrier. Suddenly a demon known as the Challenger appears and demands that the Ghost Rider enter a test weighing his value over that of the girl. Realizing that he must take this challenge alone, Ghost Rider rides into the void leaving Hellstrom behind.

Appearing in "The Salvation Run!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #18

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Synopsis for "The Salvation Run!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #18

Taking the Challenger's test, the Ghost Rider has to relive the death of Crash Simpson, and the rejection of Roxanne. The Challenger appears and reminds Ghost Rider that he fights for the freedom of Katy Milner AND his own soul. While in the Earth dimension, Coot, Wendy and Richard Pini arrive at the hospital and are filled in on what's going on by the Son of Satan.

Back in the Challenger's realm, Ghost Rider fights his way out of a chasm and then has to protect his "Friend" who has been crucified by many of the foes he has fought. Defeating them all he finds that it is too late and his "Friend" has died. Attacked by the various heroes that Ghost Rider has teamed up with in his time, he is easily overpowered and defeated, having his energy drained away by a doppelganger of the Black Widow.

While back at the Delazny Studio, Stuntmaster is confronted by Death's Head, who has come looking for Karen Page.

Appearing in "Resurrection!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #19

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Synopsis for "Resurrection!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #19

Defeated by the creations of the Challenger, the demon is about to take Johnny's soul, however Johnny realizes that he still has some strength. Battling his way free, he fights what he believes to be Satan, but soon realizes that the whole thing is an illusion created by the Challenger, and that he's only as powerful as John believes him to be. In coming to this realization, Johnny is able to defeat "Satan" and free himself and save Katy.

Transported back to the hospital room where Katy was being held, all are shocked when Katy changes into Roxanne Simpson, Johnny's one true love. While kissing Roxanne, Karen enters the room and realizes that she foolishly chose to love Johnny Blaze. Leaving the room before anyone could see her, she is knocked out by the Stuntmaster and brought before Death's Head.

Appearing in "Two Against Death!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #20

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Synopsis for "Two Against Death!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ghost Rider (Vol. 2) #20

Ghost Rider and Stunt Master smash in on Death's Head as he is attacking Daredevil. Ghost Rider helps Daredevil fight off Death's Head, who vanishes into thin air as he escapes. After the battle Stunt Master decides that he needs to leave L.A. and do some riding in the mountains to figure out who he is. Reunited once more, Karen Page and Daredevil realize that they care for each other as friends, and no longer as lovers.

After formal introductions are made, Johnny agrees to help Daredevil catch Death's Head but has to check in on how Roxanne is doing first. At the hospital he tries to leave Roxanne, but she talks him out of it. Meanwhile, Matt Murdock and Karen Page spend time together, but are attacked by Smasher and Death's Head once more.

Changing into Daredevil, Matt battles the two and unmasks Death's Head, revealing him to be his old foe Death-Stalker, who was seeking Paxton Page's formulas to free himself from the dimension he is trapped in. Ghost Rider arrives and helps in the battle, firing his hellfire at Death-Stalker, which causes the villain to burn up and disappear. Knowing the danger is over when Johnny changes back to normal, he and Karen Page bid farewell to Daredevil.

Appearing in "Where Is Karen Page?"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Daredevil #138

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Synopsis for "Where Is Karen Page?"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Daredevil #138

Daredevil is stopping a robbery of a Cobalt device from the L.A. Science Institute being done by the criminal known as the Smasher. However, the crook proves too strong for Daredevil, and he is easily defeated. Smasher brings Daredevil to his master, Death's Head who tells Smasher to put Daredevil in one of his deathtraps.

While at a hospital, Johnny Blaze checks on his girlfriend Roxanne Simpson who is recovering there before going to look for Stuntmaster who he's learned has kidnapped Karen Page. Searching for him, Johnny turns into Ghost Rider when he sees some criminals loading carpet into the back of a truck. Stopping them, he finds that they weren't stealing carpets, but smuggling Heroin. While in New York, Foggy becomes increasingly worried about his fiancee Debbie Harris who has gone missing. He gets a call from somebody within Glenn Industires telling him where to meet for further indstructions on where Debbie is.

While back in LA, Daredevil manages to escape from his trap, while Death's Head interrigates Karen about her fathers experiments with Cobalt and the 4th Dimension. While elsewhere, Ghost Rider finds the Stuntmaster who agrees to show Ghost Rider where Karen was taken. While in New York, Foggy goes to the scheduled meetin place and is shot.

Back in LA, Daredevil manages to find Karen, and is attacked by Death's Head, Daredevil is losing the fight until Ghost Rider bursts in. Continued in Ghost Rider #20

Appearing in "Silent Night... Deadly Night!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Marvel Two-In-One #8

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Synopsis for "Silent Night... Deadly Night!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Marvel Two-In-One #8

Ghost Rider, biking across the Arizona Desert on Christmas Eve, nearly collides with three men who seem to be the Three Wise Men of Biblical fame and goes on to find a near-perfect recreation of the first Christmas. In New York, Mister Fantastic is observing a strange new star. He determines the location to which the star is pointing--the Konohoti Indian Reservation in Arizona. To prevent Reed from missing his family’s Christmas party, the Thing insists on investigating.

Meanwhile, Ghost Rider gets closer to the recreation of Biblical Bethlehem and finds the "Joseph" and "Mary" of the act. It turns out that all present in the town are members of the Kwazee Native tribe. Ghost Rider is then attacked by the Miracle Man, who hurtles him out of the town in a tornado. When the Thing arrives, Ghost Rider agrees to accept his help and the two sneak back into the city disguised as two of the three wise men.

There they confront the Miracle Man, who reveals to Ben that he conjured up this re-enactment as part of a plot for revenge against both the tribe and the Fantastic Four for his previous defeat at their hands. After a battle against Ghost Rider and Thing, the Miracle Man is knocked out. Suddenly the ancient Native Americans that gave Miracle Man his new powers appear and take him away, reversing all the damage he had done.

Afterward, Ghost Rider departs feeling a little better after the whole experience.

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