Stern was tasked by The Firm to bring in Ghost Rider for their experiments. To that end, he unleashed Blackout, whom The Firm had captured. Breaking free of their control, Blackout ultimately killed Dan Ketch, and The Firm were not pleased.
Stern became obsessed with the Ghost Rider, and took over The Firm in order to have the resources to destroy him. But he underestimated the true power behind The Firm, Centurious. When he ultimately failed again, and tasted the penance stare of the Ghost Rider, Stern was killed and reduced to ash by Centurious.
Powers and Abilities
- Stern has somehow given himself steelhard impenetrable skin through some unknown artifical means.