Ghost Rider (Daniel "Danny" Ketch) is a comic book character, a supernatural superhero in Marvel Comics' main shared universe. He is the third Marvel character to use the name Ghost Rider, following the Western hero later known as the Phantom Rider, and Johnny Blaze, the first supernatural Ghost Rider.
The third Ghost Rider debuted in Ghost Rider vol. 2, #1 (May 1990). The series ended with a cliffhanger in vol. 2, #93 (Feb. 1998). Marvel finally published the long-completed final issue nine years later as Ghost Rider Finale (Jan 2007), which reprints vol. 2, #93 and the previously unpublished #94. Ketch appears in the current Ghost Rider series alongside Johnny Blaze. In support of the series, Ketch received his own miniseries Ghost Rider: Danny Ketch, written by Simon Spurrier. Danny and Johnny are also currently involved in a miniseries entitled Ghost Riders: Heaven's On Fire.
Daniel Ketch was born in Brooklyn, New York. One night, Daniel and his sister Barbara were attacked by gangster; with his sister grievously wounded by Deathwatch, Daniel fled and hid in a junkyard, where he found a motorcycle bearing a mystical sigil. Upon touching the sigil, he was transformed into the Ghost Rider; this Ghost Rider was nearly identical to the previous, though his costume and bike had undergone a modernized tailoring. He thrashed the gangsters, but was unable to save Barbara, who had slipped into a coma as a result from her injury; she was eventually killed by Blackout, whom Ketch had acquired as a mortal enemy. Ketch later learned the origin of Zarathos from the mystical dream lord Nightmare who believed the entity to which Ketch was bound was Zarathos reborn yet again and freed from the Soul Crystal. Ghost Rider denied this, though others, including Mephisto, believed otherwise.
When Ghost Rider became a part of the team the Midnight Sons, he died twice in the process. The first person who killed Ghost Rider was the vampire hunter Blade, who was at the time possessed by the mystical book the Darkhold. He was soon revived by the Darkhold Redeemers, along with everyone else killed by Blade. The second time the Daniel Ketch Ghost Rider died was when fighting Zarathos, but as previously, was resurrected.
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