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Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 1
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    "A Woman Possessed!" Guest-starring Daimon Hellstrom (Son of Satan). Story by Gary Friedrich. Art by Tom Sutton and Syd Shores. Cover by Gil Kane. This issue picks up after the events in Marvel Spotlight (1971-1977 1st Series) #11. Johnny Blaze races against the clock to save a woman from a fate worse than death. Featuring the evil of Mephisto (as Satan). 32 pages, FC. NOTE: 1st appearance of Daimon Hellstrom (Son of Satan). Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #2
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 2
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    "Shake Hands with Satan!" Guest-starring Daimon Hellstrom (Son of Satan). Story by Gary Friedrich. Art by Jim Mooney and Syd Shores. Cover by Gil Kane. The Spirit of Vengeance will travel to Hell itself and come face-to-face with Satan (Mephisto) in the ultimate showdown of the macabre. Story continued in Marvel Spotlight (1971-1977 1st Series) #12. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: 2nd appearance of Daimon Hellstrom (Son of Satan). Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #3
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 3
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    "Wheels on Fire!" Guest-starring Daimon Hellstrom (Son of Satan). Story by Gary Friedrich. Art by Jim Mooney and John Tartaglione. Cover by John Romita, Sr. It had to happen, the fateful final showdown with Big Daddy Dawson! Plus, in this issue, Ghost Rider learns how to summon forth his mystical motorcycle! 32 pages, FC. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #4
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 4
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    "Death Stalks Demolition Derby!" Story by Gary Friedrich. Art by Jim Mooney and Vince Colletta. Cover by John Romita, Sr. The Ghost Rider is an unstoppable supernatural force, but at sunrise he reverts back to Johnny Blaze and discovers that the injuries he sustained have returned. But he won't have long to dwell as the Spirit of Vengeance is needed to stop an assassin from taking the life of a Las Vegas demolition derby driver. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #5
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 5
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    Last 20-cent cover price. "And Vegas Writhes in Flame!" Story by Marv Wolfman and Doug Moench. Art by Jim Mooney and Sal Trapani. Cover by John Romita, Sr. The Ghost Rider must face the demonic power of the man called Roulette! Featuring a macabre appearance by Mephisto. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A # 24 (the Falcon). Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #6
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 6
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    First 25-cent cover price. "Zodiac II!" Story by Tony Isabella. Art by Jim Mooney and Sal Trapani. A mentally disturbed man threatens Roxanne's life and tries to force Johnny Blaze to track down the Zodiac. However, the Ghost Rider has other plans... 32 pages, FC. NOTE: The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A # 74 (the Stranger by Gil Kane). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #7
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 7

    "...And Lose His Own Soul" Guest-starring Stunt Master. Story by Tony Isabella. Art by Jim Mooney and Jack Abel. Ghost Rider chases Taurus through the streets of San Francisco, but can even the Spirit of Vengeance stop a man that has the power of the entire Zodiac at his disposal? 32 pages, FC. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #8
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 8
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    "Satan Himself!" Guest-starring Stunt Master. Story by Tony Isabella. Art by Jim Mooney and Sal Trapani. Cover by Gil Kane. Mephisto (as Satan) takes center stage here as the devil torments Ghost Rider and attempts to seduce and turn one of his allies agianst him. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A # 48 (Kraven the Hunter by Steve Ditko). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #9
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 9

    "The Hell-Bound Hero!" Story by Tony Isabella. Art by Jim Mooney and Sal Trapani. Cover by Gil Kane. Mephisto (as Satan) arrives on Earth to claim Johnny Blaze's immortal soul, but who is this mysterious stranger that has other plans? 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Marvel Value Stamp #81: Rhino. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #10
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 10
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    "Ghost Rider!" Story by Gary Friedrich. Art by Mike Ploog. Cover by Ron Wilson and Joe Sinnott. This issue reprints Ghost Rider's origin tale from the pages of Marvel Spotlight (1971 1st Series) #5. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: The Hulk appears on the cover but is not inside this issue. Next issue contains a note from Marvel explaining that the cover for this fill-in issue went to press before they realized the planned story was not ready yet. The Hulk does appear in Ghost Rider #11. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #11
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 11

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    "The Desolation Run!" Guest-starring Hulk. Story by Tony Isabella. Art by Sal Buscema and John Tartaglione. Cover by Gil Kane and Klause Janson. Johnny Blaze participates in a cross-country race, but when the sinister Inferno tricks the Incredible Hulk into attacking Ghost Rider all hell breaks loose! NOTE: Marvel Value Stamp series A #66: General Ross. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #12
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 12

    "Phantom of the Killer Skies!" Story by Tony Isabella. Art by Frank Robbins, Frank Giacoia and Mark Esposito. Cover by Gil Kane and Klause Janson. Ghost Rider duels the Phantom Eagle in the Arizona desert. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Spider-Man stars in a one-page Hostess ad, "The Trap." Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #13
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 13
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    "You've Got a Second Chance, Johnny Blaze!" Guest-starring Stunt Master and from the pages of Daredevil, Karen Page. Story by Tony Isabella. Art by George Tuska and Vince Colletta. Cover by Gil Kane and Joe Sinnot. Johnny Blaze accepts a job on a television show, but when the Trapster kidnaps Karen Page, Ghost Rider is needed once more. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Captain Marvel stars in a one-page Hostess ad, "The Big Bang!" Plus, a letter to the editor from comics historian Peter Sanderson. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #14
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 14
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    Part 1 of 2 - "A Specter Stalks the Soundstage!" Guest-starring Stunt Master and from the pages of Daredevil, Karen Page. Story by Tony Isabella. Art by George Tuska and Vince Colletta. Cover by Ron Wilson and Frank Giacoia. Ghost Rider must match wits with the diabolical Orb! 32 pages, FC. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #15
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 15

    Part 2 of 2 - "Vengeance of the Ventura Freeway!" Guest-starring Stunt Master and from the pages of Daredevil, Karen Page. Story by Tony Isabella. Art by Bob Brown and Don Heck. Cover by Sal Buscema and Frank Giacoia. Can Ghost Rider stop the machinations of the Uncanny Orb when his foe has the beautiful Karen Page under his thrall? 32 pages, FC. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #16
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 16
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    "Blood in the Waters!" Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by George Tuska and Vince Colletta. Cover by Bob Brown and Dave Cockrum. A boating accident sets the Spirit of Vengeance against the deadliest creature to ever swim in the ocean - the Great White Shark! 32 pages, FC. NOTE: The letters page also contains Marvel Value Stamp series B #3: the Human Torch. Spider-Man stars in a one-page Hostess ad, "The Kidnap Caper." And a letter to the editor from David Lynch (no, no, not the film director). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #17
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 17

    Part 1 of 2 - "Blood in the Waters!" Guest-Starring Daimon Hellstrom (Son of Satan) and the Champions (Angel, Black Widow, Hercules,and Ice Man). Story by Tony Isabella. Art by Frank Robbins and Vince Colletta. Cover by Rich Butler and Mike Esposito. Johnny Blaze enlists the help of the Son of Satan to save Katy's soul. Featuring Karen Page (from the pages of Daredevil). 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Spider-Man stars in Hostess ad "Spider-Man and the Cupcake Caper!" Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #18
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 18

    25 cent cover price - Part 2 of 4 - "The Salvation Run!" Guest-Starring Daimon Hellstrom (Son of Satan) and Stunt Master. Story by Tony Isabella. Art by Frank Robbins and Vince Colletta. Cover by Rich Butler and Frank Giacoia. The Ghost Rider is in the race of his life - win and save Katy's soul; lose and lose his own! 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Spider-Man, Thing and Champions appear on cover but are illusions in story. Spider-Man in Hostess ad "Twinkie Takers!" Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #19
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 19

    Last 25c cover-priced issue - Part 3 of 5 - "Resurrection!" Guest-Starring Daimon Hellstrom (Son of Satan) and Stunt Master. Story by Tony Isabella and Jim Shooter. Art by Frank Robbins and Vince Colletta. Cover by Gil Kane and Frank Giacoia. Can it be true?! Ghost Rider defeated and Johnny Blaze's soul forfeit? Plus, why has Stunt master betrayed Karen Page? The plot thickens in another macabre chapter of Ghost Rider! Story continues in Daredevil (1964-1998 1st Series) #138. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #20
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 20

    First 30-cent cover price - Part 5 of 5 - "Two Against Death!" Guest-Starring Daredevil, Stunt Master and Karen Page. Story by Marv Wolfman. Art by John Byrne and Don Perlin. Cover by Gil Kane and Klaus Janson. Story continued from Daredevil (1964-1998 1st Series) #138. the Spirit of Vengeance must team-up with the Man without Fear to save the beautiful Karen Page from the menacing Death-Stalker! 32 pages, FC. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #21
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 21

    "Two Against Death!" Story by Gerry Conway. Art by Gil Kane and Sam Grainger. Cover by Jack Kirby and Al Milgrom. The Ghost Rider summons all his macabre strength to take down Gladiator and the Eel. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Spider-Man stars in Hostess ad "The Spider-Man and the Fly!" Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #22
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 22

    "Nobody Beats the Enforcer!" Guest-starring Stunt Master. Story by Gerry Conway. Art by Don Glut and Don Heck. Cover by Jack Kirby and Al Milgrom. Johnny Blaze and Karen Page end their romantic relationship. The, the Ghost Rider faces the sinister Enforcer! 32 pages, FC. NOTE: 1st appearance of Enforcer. The Hulk stars in Hostess ad "The Incredible Hulk and the Green Thumbs!" Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #23
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 23
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    "Wrath of the Water Wizard!" Guest-starring Stunt Master and the Champions (Ice Man, Angel and Black Widow). Story by Gerry Conway and Jim Shooter. Art by Don Heck. Cover by Jack Kirby and John Romita. Ghost Rider faces the new threat of the Water Wizard! Plus, Ghost Rider a Champion no more?! 32 pages, FC. NOTE: 1st appearance of the Water Wizard. Includes Hostess ad "Spider-Man! The Champ!" **NOTE: This issue features the very first time Ghost Rider uses his hellfire to burn another person's soul. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #24
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 24

    "I, the Enforcer...!" Story by Jim Shooter. Art by Don Heck and Dan Green. Cover by Gil Kane and Dave Cockrum. Ghost Rider has a score to settle with the Enforcer. And waiting in the shadows is the Water Wizard! Marvel's most macabre hero will have his hands full! 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Includes Hostess ad "Captain America's Apprentice!" Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #25
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 25

    "Menace is a Man Called Malice!" Guest-starring Stunt Master. Story by Jim Shooter. Art by Don Heck and Tony DeZuniga. Cover by Gil Kane and Steve Leialoha. Ghost Rider takes on the pyromaniac known as Malice! 32 pages, FC. NOTE: One-page Hostess ad, "Spider-Man and Madam Web." Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #26
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 26

    Last 30c cover-priced issue - "A Doom Named Dr. Druid!" Guest-starring Dr. Druid and Stunt Master. Story by Jim Shooter. Art by Don Perlin and Sam Grainger. Cover by George Perez and Rudy Nebres. When the mystic Dr. Druid arrives on set to investigate Johnny Blaze, the supernatural sparks fly. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Ghost Rider is called the "Spirit of Vengeance" for the very first time. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #27
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 27

    First 35c cover-priced issue - "At the Mercy of the Manticore!" Guest-starring Hawkeye and Two-Gun Kid. Story by Jim Shooter. Art by Don Perlin and Dan Green. Cover by Sal Buscema and Frank Giacoia. The Spirit of Vengeance pits his supernatural powers against the menacing might of the monstrous Manticore! 32 pages, FC. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #28
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 28

    "Evil is the Orb!" Story by Roger McKenzie. Art by Don Perlin. Cover by Ernie Chan. The Uncanny Orb returns to plague Ghost Rider! 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Thor stars in Hostess ad "The Ding-A-Ling Family!" Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #29
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 29

    Part 1 of 4 - "Deadly Pawn!" Guest-starring Doctor Strange. Story by Roger McKenzie. Art by Don Perlin, Tony DeZuniga and Alfredo Alcala. Cover by Rich Buckler and Frank Giacoia. Ghost Rider and Doctor Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts, are drawn into the sinister schemes of Dread Dormammu! 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Spider-Man stars in Hostess ad "Spoils a Snatch!" Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #30
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 30

    Part 2 of 4 - "The Mage and the Monster!" Guest-starring Doctor Strange. Story by Roger McKenzie. Art by Don Perlin and Jim Mooney. Cover by Ernie Chan. The Dread Dormammu has turned the macabre power of the Ghost Rider against his hated foe, Doctor Strange! can the Master of the Mystic Arts find a way to save Blaze's soul, or will he be forced to destroy the Spirit of Vengeance?! 32 pages, FC. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #31
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 31

    Part 3 of 4 - "Demon's Rage!" Guest-starring Doctor Strange. Story by Roger McKenzie and Don Perlin. Art by Don Perlin and Jim Mooney. Cover by Ernie Chan. Get ready for the strangest Marvel Team-Up ever, as Doctor Strange assaults the out-of-control Ghost Rider from within his demonic mind, Johnny Blaze through magical means uses the Master of the Art's own body to assault Ghost Rider on the physical plain. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Thor stars in a Hostess ad, "Thor Meets a Glutton for Gold!" Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #32
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 32

    Part 4 of 4 - "The Price!" Story by Roger McKenzie and Don Perlin. Art by Don Perlin and rick Bryant. Cover by Keith Pollard and Bob Layton. The Bounty Hunter plains to destroy Ghost Rider and thus fulfill his bargain with Satan. Learn the sinister truth behind this macabre villain's story. Plus, what does Mephisto have to do all this? 32 pages, FC. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #33
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 33

    Part 1 of 2 - "...Whom a Child Would Destroy!" Story by Roger McKenzie and Don Perlin. Art by Don Perlin. Cover by Bob Budiansky and Bob Wiacek. Ghost Rider falls into the trap of cyborg riders from beyond the stars! 32 pages, FC. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #34
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 34

    Part 2 of 2 - "The Boy Who Lived Forever!" Story by Roger McKenzie and Don Perlin. Art by Don Perlin. Ghost Rider finds himself caught in the middle of a supernatural family feud. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Iron Man stars in the Hostess ad "Iron Man in an Irresistible Force!" Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #35
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 35

    Last 35c cover-priced issue - "Deathrace!" Story and art by Jim Starlin. Cover by Bob Budianski and Joe Rubinstein. Ghost Rider races against "Death" for the lives of three innocent people. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Spider-Man stars in Hostess ad "Put Himself in the Picture!" Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #36
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 36
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    First 40c cover-priced issue - "A Demon in Denver!" Story by Michael Fleisher. Art by Don Perlin. Cover by Bob Budianski and Bob Wiacek. Johnny Blaze learns that some days it's just not easy being the Ghost Rider. Spider-Man stars in Hostess ad " Hotshot on the Block!" Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #37
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 37

    "Night of Flame Cycles!" Story by Michael Fleisher. Art by Don Perlin. Cover by Bob Budianski and Bob Wiacek. Johnny Blaze visits a circus to watch a husband/wife team of daredvils attempt to break one of his death-defying records. But when their motorcycles burst into flames, killing them, makes it his mission to solve the mystery. 32 pages, FC. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #38
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 38

    Part 1 of 2 - "The Cult of Doom!" Story by Michael Fleisher. Art by Don Perlin. Cover by Bob Budianski and Bob Wiacek. The Spirit of Vengeance takes on a cult that worships death! 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Hulk stars in Hostess ad "Hulk and the Ultimate Weapon!" Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #39
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 39

    Part 2 of 2 - "Into the Abyss!" Story by Michael Fleisher. Art by Don Perlin. Cover by Bob Budianski and Bob Wiacek. Can even the Ghost Rider triumph against a fanatical cult that worships death? 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Spider-Man stars in Hostess ad "Spider-Man Meets June Jitsu!" Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #40
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 40

    "The Menace of Nuclear Man!" Story by Michael Fleisher. Art by Don Perlin. Cover by Bob Budianski and Bob Wiacek. Ghost Rider races against the clock to prevent a nuclear meltdown! 32 pages, FC. NOTE: The Human Torch stars in Hostess ad "The Human Torch and the Icemaster Cometh!" Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #41
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 41

    "The Freight Train to Oblivion!" Story by Michael Fleisher. Art by Don Perlin. Cover by Bob Budianski and Bob Wiacek. After a chance encounter, Johnny Blaze is struck with amnesia. What effect will this have on the Spirit of Vengeance? 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Mr. Fantastic stars in Hostess ad "A Passion for Gold!" Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #42
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 42

    "The Lonesome DEATH of Johnny Blaze!" Story by Michael Fleisher. Art by Don Perlin. Cover by Bob Budianski and Bob Wiacek. Ghost Rider tracks down the rest of the Jackal Gang for some much needed vengeance. Meanwhile, Johnny Blaze can't remember the events of the last few days. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Iron Man stars in Hostess ad "Iron Man in the Hungry Battleaxe!" Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #43
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 43

    Part 1 of 2 - "Night of the Crimson Mage!" Story by Michael Fleisher. Art by Carmine Infantino and Ricardo Villamonte. Cover by Bob Budianski and Bob Wiacek. After a wizard's spell separates Johnny Blaze and Ghost Rider into two entities, the Spirit of Vengeance declares revenge on the world! 32 pages, FC. NOTE: The Human Torch stars in Hostess ad "A Hot Time in the Old Town!" Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #44
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 44

    Part 2 of 2 - "Cloak of Crimson - Soul of Dust!" Story by Michael Fleisher. Art by Carmine Infantino and Ricardo Villamonte. Cover by Bob Budianski and Bob Wiacek. It's Johnny Blaze vs. the Ghost Rider with both their futures hanging in the balance. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Thor stars in Hostess ad "Thor Meets the Ricochet Monster!" Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #45
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 45

    "To Banish a Ghost!" Story by Michael Fleisher. Art by Don Perlin. Cover by Bob Budianski and Bob Wiacek. Ghost Rider tracks down the criminals that aided the wizard Azaziah for some unfinished business. Then, Johnny Blaze meets new stunt man sensation that is breaking all his old records. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Spider-Man stars in Hostess ad "The Trap!" Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #46
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 46

    "The End of a Champion!" Story by Michael Fleisher. Art by Don Perlin. Cover by Bob Budianski and Bob Wiacek. Johnny takes on Flagg Fargo in a competition to see who is the best stunt man in the world, but it's not going well for our hero. 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Thing stars in Hostess ad "Sunday Punch!" Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #47
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 47

    Last 40-cent cover-price - "The Demon Within!" Story by Michael Fleisher. Art by Don Perlin. Cover by Bob Budianski and Al Milgrom. A dejected Johnny Blazes spirals out of control and hits rock bottom, vowing to never let the Ghost Rider out again! 32 pages, FC. NOTE: One-page Hostess ad, "The Incredible Hulk vs. the Roller Disco Devils!" Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #48
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 48

    First 50c cover-priced issue - "Wind of the Undead!" Story by Michael Fleisher. Art by Don Perlin. Cover by Bob Budianski and Bob McCleod. Ghost Rider is besieged by monstrous Hell-bats, but things go from bad to worse when he reverts to Johnny Blaze and can't trigger his transformation. How can a mortal man survive such an attack without the power of Ghost Rider? 32 pages, FC. NOTE: Captain Mar-Vell stars in Hostess ad "Captain Marvel Defends the Earth!" Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #49
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 49

    "The Wrath of Manitou!" Story by Michael Fleisher. Art by Don Perlin. Cover by Bob Budianski and Joe Rubenstein. The Ghost Rider duels with a spectre that wants to destroy a local dam. Is the Spirit of Vengeance fighting for the right side? The Human Torch stars in Hostess ad "The Human Torch Saves the Valley!" Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #50
    Ghost Rider (1973 1st Series) 50

    Giant size 50th issue - "Manitou's Anger...Tarantula's Sting!" Guest-starring the Night Rider. Story by Michael Fleisher. Art by Don Perlin. Cover by Bob Budianski and Joe Rubenstein. Get ready for the most macabre team-up yet as the modern day Ghost Rider meets the Night Rider from the Ghost Rider of the Old West. 48 pages, FC. NOTE: Mr. Fantastic stars in Hostess ad "The Power of Gold!" Cover price $0.75.