The great Jim Starlin takes a turn with Ghost Rider and makes a really solid book. Sadly, he leaves after this one issue.
Ghost Rider literally races Death. A neat little story.
Death does not appear as a woman, but to be fair, in Death’s other Marvel appearances s/he has taken several forms, many of which were also written by Jim Starlin.
Creator: Jim Starlin
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