Thursday, May 19, 2016

Ghost Rider 2099 Chronology

The Marvel 2099 imprint launched in 1992 with four titles (Spider-Man, Punisher, Doom, and Ravage) and slowly expanded its line over the next two years.  Among the titles added was Ghost Rider 2099 by writer Len Kaminski and (at least initially) artist Chris Bachalo.  This version of Ghost Rider was completely removed from the modern day incarnation; instead of a demonic Spirit of Vengeance, hacker anarchist Zero Cochrane found his mind downloaded into the body of a technologically advanced robot.  The series last for 25 issues with only a few guest-appearances, so this chronology will be relatively brief. 

The character was brought back in 2009 during the Timestorm 2009/2099 mini-series and in 2015 for the Ghost Racers mini-series, but those versions of Zero were from alternate realities and not the one from the 1994 series.

Finally, there were two unpublished issues of Ghost Rider 2099 from 1996 (which were commissioned and completed just prior to the series being cancelled) that have been released online by the artist.  "Daddy Dearest" was written by Scott Andrews and illustrated by Salgood Sam (then Max Douglas) and "Horrorshow" was written by Warren Ellis and illustrated as well by Salgood Sam.  I've slotted those two issues into the chronology and provided links so everyone can go read them (and please do, because both are excellent)!


Cover Artist: Ashley Wood
1994
Ghost Rider 2099 (1994) # 1
Ghost Rider 2099 (1994) # 2
Ghost Rider 2099 (1994) # 3
Ghost Rider 2099 (1994) # 4
Ghost Rider 2099 (1994) # 5
Ghost Rider 2099 (1994) # 6
Ghost Rider 2099 (1994) # 7
Ghost Rider 2099 (1994) # 8

1995
Ghost Rider 2099: Horrorshow (unpublished)
Ghost Rider 2099: Daddy Dearest (unpublished)
Ghost Rider 2099 (1994) # 9
Ghost Rider 2099 (1994) # 10
Ghost Rider 2099 (1994) # 11
Ghost Rider 2099 (1994) # 12
Ghost Rider 2099 (1994) # 13
2099 A.D. # 1
Ghost Rider 2099 (1994) # 14
Ghost Rider 2099 (1994) # 15
Ghost Rider 2099 (1994) # 16
Ghost Rider 2099 (1994) # 17
Ghost Rider 2099 (1994) # 18
Ghost Rider 2099 (1994) # 19
Ghost Rider 2099 (1994) # 20

1996
Ghost Rider 2099 (1994) # 21
Ghost Rider 2099 (1994) # 22
Ghost Rider 2099 (1994) # 23
Ghost Rider 2099 (1994) # 24
Ghost Rider 2099 (1994) # 25

1998
2099: Manifest Destiny # 1

2009
Timestorm 2009/2099 # 2
Timestorm 2009/2099: X-Men # 1
Timestorm 2009/2099 # 3
Timestorm 2009/2099 # 4

2015
Ghost Racers (2015) # 2
Ghost Racers (2015) # 3
Ghost Racers (2015) # 4

2016
Spider-Man 2099 (2015) # 14

Promotional Artwork: Chris Bachalo