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Subj: Yes indeed I was and am. Too bad Danny seems to be the Pariah of the 90's comic crash
Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 at 09:17:17 am EST (Viewed 135 times)
Reply Subj: New banner! Was Danny Ketch your favorite Ghost Rider?
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I have a strong feeling he would have been mine if I had been reading comics more regularly in the particular years when his book was coming out. Texeira's art (as inker and/or penciller) was perfect for this series. I've also read that this book was unique for crossing over with X-books at a time when other non-X books didn't do that. Were you a fan?



A very excellent series, though Howard Mackie did leave many things unresolved when he left the book, including the origins of this particular Rider.

Also, the Medallion of Power and full origins of the Spirits of Vengeance vs. Zarathos were not explored.

Also how Zarathos and Centurious escaped the Soul Crystal they were trapped in at the end of the original Blaze GR series was never explained, nor the identity of Danny's father. Yet Danny and Johnny are apparently brothers.

Then Ivan Valez Jr. took over the book, the artwork changed, the Rider adopted that neon costume and Akira style bike and the sales PLUNGED. Valez ignored everything previously established, gave us the origins of the Rider, the art became more horrific (which told me the book was going to be canned), then in response to fan demand towards the end the Rider's bike and costume were reverted, but damage done as they say.

Then the series is canned before issue 94 was released, also due to Marvel nearly going under at the time. issue 94 was finally released when the first GR movie was released.

Then after the GR series was ended, Howard Mackie was writing Spider-man and gave us an issue where the Rider was basically reset to default and restored as the spirit of venegeance and merged with Dan again.

Then years later we got the GR series about the Fall of Heaven and Danny was reduced to a power addicted pawn of Zadkiel, he was restored as a Rider at the end, but I think Marvel has him depowered again for some odd reason.

Basically they want Blaze as the Rider when they aren't focused on the SJW Robbie Reyes Rider. (WORST! RIDER! EVER!)


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