Ghost Rider #56 (1981)


Hamilton “Night Rider” Slade is brought into present day continuity by Hamilton Slade (a descendant of Lincoln Slade, who was the Phantom Rider and also the second Ghost Rider) who finds an urn in a cave that unleashes Night Rider as a mystical force.  Yes, it’s confusing.  In the Golden Age, he was Ghost Rider.  Then, in a few issues of Ghost Rider, he’s Phantom Rider.  Now, he’s clearly called Night Rider.

They’re a good couple to parallel, as Ghost Rider’s book has pretty much always been a Western: Johnny, riding his faithful motorcycle, from desert town to desert town, meting out justice.

Creators: Michael Fleisher and Don Perlin
Grade: C

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