Ghost Rider, American funny cartoon superhero whose best-realized manifestation was made for Marvel Comics by author Gary Friedrich and craftsman Mike Ploog. The character previously showed up in Marvel Spotlight no. 5 (August 1972).
The first Ghost Rider was a western antihero made by author Ray Krank and craftsman Dick Ayers for the distributer Magazine Enterprises in 1949. After the trademark on that character terminated, Friedrich, Ayers, and essayist Roy Thomas made a Marvel Comics adaptation of him in Ghost Rider no. 1 (February 1967). That form of Ghost Rider was nineteenth century educator Carter Slade, who masked himself in a ghostlike glowing ensemble when he battled offenders. That arrangement was not an incredible achievement, and Friedrich and Ploog rethought the character with present day contacts. This Ghost Rider rode a cruiser, wore a blue cowhide ensemble, and had a bursting skull for a head, making him one of the most outwardly capturing characters in funnies. (The nineteenth century hero was from this time forward known as the Phantom Rider.)
The new Ghost Rider is bike stand-in Johnny Blaze, who, after discovering that his non-permanent dad is harrowed with a fatal malady, offers his spirit to an evil presence named Mephisto in return for a fix. Burst’s temporary dad is relieved however before long kicks the bucket in a cruiser mishap. At the point when Mephisto is upset in his endeavor to gather Blaze’s spirit, he gets his vengeance by holding Blaze to a lesser devil known as Zarathos. Therefore, Johnny Blaze compensation steady fight—remotely, against the powers of malice and, inside, against the impact of Zarathos. Using the supernatural intensity of hellfire and sometimes compelled to do the offering of Mephisto, Blaze is looked with the fear prospect that he could surrender to wicked powers whenever.
After a stretch with the bazaar, Blaze moves to Hollywood and quickly invests energy in a superhero group called the Champions. After a short keep running in Marvel Spotlight, Ghost Rider was given his very own title in 1973. By most measures, Ghost Rider was once in a while one of Marvel’s best funnies, yet some way or another it outlived the majority of its awfulness themed counterparts to keep running for a mind boggling 10 years. As the 1980s got some distance from repulsiveness, Blaze pretty much disappeared from the Marvel universe.
At that point, in 1990, another Ghost Rider comic showed up with another star—youngster Danny Ketch, who stumbles over Blaze’s bike in a memorial park and is changed into another flaring skulled hero. This manifestation of the character before long delighted in huge fame, and it was not some time before Blaze himself returned. Before long both he and Ketch were co-featuring in a second Ghost Rider comic, called Spirits of Vengeance. In 1994 that arrangement was trailed by another turn off, Ghost Rider 2099, which strongly blended cyberpunk and ghastliness. Various Ghost Rider arrangement were distributed under the Marvel Knights engrave in the mid 21st century. In June 2011 Marvel presented a female Ghost Rider named Alejandra, yet her residency was brief, and Blaze before long recovered the mantle.
Nicolas Cage played Johnny Blaze in the real life Ghost Rider (2007) and its continuation, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012). Albeit the two movies had a decent appearing in the cinematic world, they were broadly panned by commentators.