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The Wrong Side: Ghost Rider vs. The Avengers

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The Wrong Side: Ghost Rider vs. The Avengers

In this feature, I examine comic book fights that were particularly notable in the wrong side winning (or at least that the fight wasn’t won the “right” way). This really isn’t a big deal, of course, as it doesn’t really matter if the “wrong” person won a fight. But it’s fun to talk about!

If you want to suggest a fight for future inclusion in this feature, drop me a line at Don’t suggest a fight in the comments!

Reader David P. suggested the time Ghost Rider kicked the Avengers’ collective asses…

As always, the first page spotlights their power levels and the second page examines the fight itself.

And as always, the first question we need to ask is…

How did these people do when they fought Spider-Man?

The original supernatural Ghost Rider really didn’t fight Spider-Man much. They met each other a number of times, but they were all team-ups.

Their only slight fights came in Marvel Team-Up #58 (by Chris Claremont, Sal Buscema and Pablo Marcos), where Spider-Man tries to keep Ghost Rider from using his hellfire on the Trapster and fails completely…

And when Ghost Rider is brainwashed in Marvel Team-Up #91 (by Steven Grant, Pat Broderick and Bruce Patterson), where Ghost Rider acquits himself pretty well against Spidey…

As you might imagine, Spider-Man doesn’t get many attempts to fight the Avengers, although he did pretty well against some mind-controlled Avengers in Amazing Spider-Man #687 by Dan Slott and Stefano Caselli…

So how about Ghost Rider versus the Avengers?

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