Ghost Rider (Dan Ketch, Marvel Prime)

AKA:Danny Ketch, Dan Ketch, Ghostie, the Riding Ghost, Spirit of Vengeance, Angel Rider

With all the new characters taking over for our main heroes like Iron Man and Ms. Marvel, you be failed to learn that it’s is not the first time. Marvel has done it tons of times. Take Ghost Rider for instance. Marvel had decided to bring back the character in his own comic. However the last issue of the previous Ghost Rider series ended with Johnny Blaze separating from Zarathos thus stopped being Ghost Rider, marrying his girlfriend Roxanne and having twins. Thus the team of Howard Mackie and Javier Saltares decided that he had paid his dues and was in need of some happiness so they decided to create a brand new character.

Thus they created Dan Ketch, a young man who, while walking with his older sister, Barbara, happened young a shooting. The gang noticed the pair and open fired upon them hitting Barbara. Fleeing into a cementary, Dan, with the blood of his sister on his hands, noticed a motorbike. After laying his hand on the bike he was transformed into a new Ghost Riders. Many of the common power that Ghost Rider has actually came from this version of Ghost Rider, like the Penance Stare and flaming chain. It was also learnt that he was the younger brother of Johnny Blaze, whose mother took them to protect them from the Noble Kane family curs. As years went on he started to have blue flames to differentiate him from Johnny Blaze.

As for figures, Ghost Rider (any version) has never been a big of a character as most but he has had a few.  Because he never really changed his costume in the comics, he is one of the few characters that we have a complete set of.


First Appearance


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  • Background:
    • The first form he wore throughout his early career as Ghost Rider. Like many classic costumes, many artist have drawn it differently over the years.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • If you were a fan of the Dan Ketch version of Ghost Rider, then this might be the version for yous. If nothing else you should get it for the bike as there isn’t any other version of this bike out there.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • Yes. This one is very dated and need a update. It could be one of Hasbro’s push for a Deluxe line.

Spirit Of Vengeance


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  • Background:
    • Dan had stopped being Ghost Rider for a while but eventually reunited with Noble Kale to become the Ghost Rider again. However constantly using the Penance Stare and killing people had drove him insane. Thus during the Spirits Of Vengeance story he started hunting down and killing other hosts before his brother took him down. During this time he started having blue flames and has had those since, to show how different he is from Johnny Blaze.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • I say get this figure if you want a figure that is very different from your Johnny Blaze figure.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No Unless they want to release him his bike again.

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