GHOST RIDER (1973) (#1-81) (MARVEL) #25 - Plot Synopsis

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Ghost Rider (1973) #25
"Menace is a Man Called Malice!" is written by Jim Shooter and drawn by Don Heck and Tony Dezuniga. Beginning this issue a bold new direction for the Ghost Rider. It starts with a fire at a Hollywood wax museum that only the Ghost Rider can contain. Riding up the wall of an adjacent building on his chopper made entirely of Hellfire, the Ghost Rider amazes the firefighters and curious onlookers below. He jumps onto and through the roof of the blazing building to rescue the young girl trapped inside. But there's no sign of the arsonist about when Ghost Rider hands her off to emergency medical personnel. Later, at Delazny Studios, Ghost Rider's alter ego, Johnny Blaze, sees the fire-setting culprit live on TV. The wildly costumed terrorist calls himself Malice and wields enough high-tech gadgetry to hold off a squadron of L.A.'s finest police officers.

When Malice's war with the police spills over to a local power plant, shooting of the TV series "Stuntmaster" gets called off due to a power failure. That frees Blaze to once again give himself over to the demonic power of the Ghost Rider. It's not long before he runs into Malice robbing a bank and using his fantastic inventions to send a safe floating through the air to his hideout. When Malice takes off at 220 m.p.h. in his highly modified AC Cobra, the Ghost Rider falls in right behind, even jumping from his RD 350 to a newly created Hellfire cycle, on the fly. One begins to pity Malice when the fledgling super-villain realizes it's not just any costumed hero in pursuit; it's a hell-born demon biker! When finally Malice hits the end of the line, Ghost Rider bathes him in Hellfire, cementing him to the molten pavement and searing his very soul!

Publisher: MarvelTitle: GHOST RIDER (1973) (#1-81) (MARVEL)
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