Marvel’s first Ghost Rider debuted waaaay back in 1967, and since then, a number of worthy contenders have worn the title.  Laconic stunt rider/urban cowboy Johnny Blaze was my first Rider, but there are those who swear by his successor Danny Ketch.  Agents of SHIELD made great use of Robby Reyes and his haunted Dodge Charger, and even the white suited cowboy hero (more recently redubbed as ‘Phantom Rider’) makes a great case for himself, leading to today’s skull-headed, flaming query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) has gotta go Johnny, as would nearly anyone who read issue #80 and #81 of his original series thirty years ago, asking: Which Spirit of Vengeance is the #1 Ghost Rider in your heart?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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