Since the dawn of the Silver Age, legacy characters have been a staple of superhero fiction, and having a new character step into a well loved role can open up new opportunities for writers and artists to tell different kinds of stories. In The Replacements, we’ll look back at the notable and not-so-notable heroes and villains to assume some of the most iconic mantles in the superhero genre.
The original Ghost Rider was a cowboy named Carter Slade who was prophesied to fight injustice in the wild west along with his bright white stallion, Banshee. The concept of what a Ghost Rider is has deviated considerably since then, taking on a much more supernatural tone, with some of that mythos folded into Slade's own story. Today we're going to look at the men and women who took up the name and curse of the Ghost Rider.