Amongst the Joes there is one who is so evasive and so obscure that few of his comrades can ever remember his name. Ever since school he has worked at not being noticed, remaining stealthy to all. Socially he can be as invisible as the Stealth Fighter he pilots. And that's the way he likes it.
A Real American Hero comics continuity
Marvel Comics continuity
During the Cobra Civil War, Ghostrider flew the Phantom X-19 to knock out Cobra radar. Nobody could remember his name. After the war was over he was sent on a mission to take aerial photographs of activity on Cobra Island.
Devil's Due Comics continuity
Action Force (British) Comics continuity
Ghostrider and Scarlett were flying the Phantom X-19 over Jordan when it was shot down and they were captured. They were rescued by the newly formed Tiger Force. Throughout the event Scarlett could not remember her comrade's name.
|A Real American Hero (1988)
Ghostrider was released as part of the 1988 series of A Real American Hero toys, packaged exclusively with the Phantom X-19 Stealth Fighter. He was also sold in 1989, then was discontinued domestically in 1990.
Appearance: silver helmet with green goggles; grey shirt with black flight jacket and gloves; grey pants with brown holster and black boots; green map of Ohio on right leg
Accessories: red cloth scarf.
- A recurring feature of Ghostrider's appearances is that nobody on the Joe Team can remember what his name is and often narrative text does not give it either. This extended to the real world letters page.
- The reason Ghostrider is never called by name in any issue of the comic is that Marvel Comics already had a character called Ghost Rider, and didn't want any confusion. Rather than merely write around the name, Larry Hama played up the fact that the book wasn't allowed to refer to him properly by turning it into a running joke.
- Working names included Ghostwing, Blipless, No-Show, Silent Knight, Slinker and Wraithwing.