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Johnny Blaze was the adoptive son of a stunt rider, but his father was dying of cancer. One night Blaze met a mysterious man named Mephisto and they set up a deal. If Mephisto spared the life of Johnny's father, Johnny would give him his spirit. Johnny's father was cured of the cancer, but died in a failed stunt. Blaze said that Mephisto didn't keep his end of the bargain, but Mephisto said he would only spare his life from the cancer and stripped Johnny of his spirit, thus turning him into a fiery ghost with a flaming skull for a head. Now whenever evil is sensed, Blaze turns into this monster, Ghost Rider, and rides and roams the streets, seeking vengeance against evil.
At the circus tent in Central Park, Ghost Rider teamed up with Hawkeye, the Black Widow and Iceman to defeat Nightmare. Ghost Rider assisted the team by ramming Nightmare with his motorcycle, sometimes using ramps that the other members of the team managed to build whilst fending off Nightmare's attacks.
He was later seen in New York on his motorcycle challenging other individuals to races around the city.