*Western: In keeping with our newly-redressed window display, we’re presenting the first installment of our Mighty Marvel Western event with a late entry to the pack – Carter Slade, the Ghost Rider! Mild-mannered schoolteacher Carter Slade was given a ‘mysterious substance’ by friendly Indians (soz, First Americans), which made his clothing glow when he, as they say, splashed it all over. Obviously, he decided to use this luminescence to fight crime and injustice in the old West as the Frontier Phantom, the Ghost Rider! Heavily derived from a 1950’s character of the same name, which series artist Dick Ayers co-created, the Marvel GR was more super-heroic than the original horror stories, and didn’t quite ‘fly’ with the readership, lasting only seven issues – but he persists (now called the Phantom Rider, owing to the later debut of Marvel’s Satanic stunt-cyclist) in the greater Marvel Universe to this date. We have all seven issues new in stock, in low-mid grade with a handful of duplications.