--Previous Message-- : Finally it shall happen. : : Ghost Rider (John Blaze) vs. Ghost Rider : (Dan Ketch) in issue #28 of the current : Ghost Rider series. Also Marvel will : publish a special oneshot called Ghost : Rider: Dan Ketch that updates us on what : Ketch has been doing over the years and will : clarify why he is at odds now with John : Blaze. : : My own speculation: way back in the special : Ghost Rider: Crossroads one shot, Blackheart : sent Ketch to his realm and cutoff his : access to his version of the Rider. he then : abducted Blaze and took him to a netherrealm : where Zarathos' essence was imprisoned after : he was defeated by the Midnight Sons and : remerged them. He also stated there can be : only one Rider active however Ketch escaped : and reclaimed his power and Blaze was : allegedly restored. We later learn that : Zarathos was still in him but weakened and : suppressed by Blackheart's powers until that : awful Hammerlane miniseries where he : reawakened and he and Blaze merged mentally : at the end. : : So IF Blackheart's statement about only one : Rider allowed to exist/be active is actually : true then this could be the reason for their : clash. : : However Dan Ketch's series also established : that HIS Rider/Spirit was also an enemy of : Zarathos. (Granted this was before Ivan : Valez jr. took over the story line and : trashed the book along with Pop Mahn's : garbage artwork) : : So perhaps this battle is the result of : their old enmity. : : Or else Ketch is trying to save Blaze from : himself. : : However all recent Marvel Knight Handbook : entries have stated that both of them are in : fact their own version of Ghost Rider so : this battle has been long coming. :
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