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Cosmic Ghost Rider Reading Order

Created by Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw as recently as 2018, Cosmic Ghost Rider is such a wild concept that, despite being quite new, couldn’t do anything less than leave a big impression on the readers.

Who is Cosmic Ghost Rider, really? In an alternate future, he was known as The Punisher, before making a deal with the devil to become the Ghost Rider. An alliance with Galactus made him cosmic. And a dark bargain with Thanos made him … dead?! 

So yes, the Cosmic Version of Ghost Rider is a version of Frank Castle (from Earth-TRN666) and you can discover his complicated timeline and history of those cosmic stories!

What to read before Cosmic Ghost Rider?

There is no pre-required reading for Cosmic Ghost Rider, before his first appearance in Cates’ run on Thanos. We still recommend reading the entire Thanos volume, beginning with Jeff Lemire’s issues (because why not):


See also: Ghost Rider Reading Order, our guide to the famous Marvel character from which Cosmic Ghost Rider is an alternate version.

Cosmic Ghost Rider Reading Order:

Cosmic Ghost Rider Reading Order, the Omnibus:

The complete history of Cosmic Ghost Rider in one place! Marvel will release an omnibus collecting all the appearances of the character until now. You can’t do better than that!

  • Cosmic Ghost Rider Omnibus - Cosmic Ghost Rider Reading OrderCosmic Ghost Rider Omnibus Vol. 1
    Collects Thanos (2016) #13-18, Thanos Annual (2018) #1, Cosmic Ghost Rider (2018) #1-5, Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History (2019) #1-6, Guardians of the Galaxy (2019) #1-6, Avengers (2018) #22-25, Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider (2019) #1-5; material from Thanos Legacy (2018) #1, Wolverine: Black, White & Blood (2020) #3

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Cosmic Ghost Rider Reading Order, the Collected editions:

Meet Cosmic Ghost Rider when he is captured by Thanos. His origin story is established, and the character, after a short stint in Valhalla, decides to go kill Baby Thanos.

Also collected in:

Thanos by Donny Cates - Cosmic Ghost Rider Reading Order

  • Thanos by Donny Cates
    Collects Thanos (2016) #13-18 and annual #1; Cosmic Ghost Rider #1-5, Thanos Legacy #1

Also collected in these collections of Donny Cates cosmic material:

  • Cosmic Ghost Rider by Donny Cates (TP)
    Collects Thanos (2016) #13-18; Cosmic Ghost Rider (2018) #1-5; Guardians Of The Galaxy (2019) #1-6; And Material From Revenge Of The Cosmic Ghost Rider #1, Thanos Annual (2018) #1, Thanos Legacy And Wolverine: Black, White & Blood #3.
  • Marvel Cosmic Universe by Donny Cates Omnibus
    Collects Thanos (2016) #13-18, Thanos Annual (2018) #1, Cosmic Ghost Rider (2018) #1-5, Death of the Inhumans (2018) #1-5, Silver Surfer: Black (2019) #1-5, Thanos Legacy (2018) #1 (A Story).

Before joining the Guardians of Galaxy for a short time, Cosmic Ghost Rider had some wacky adventures, interfering with the lives of our heroes through Marvel History (not written by Donny Cates, but by Nick Giovannetti and Paul Scheer)

Following his Thanos Saga, Donny Cates takes writing duties on Venom, writing one of the most important runs for the character, before also relaunching Guardians of the Galaxy, where Ghost Rider is part of the first arc:

it’s Ghost Rider vs. Ghost Rider in a wild race through the deepest depths of the underworld, and, you guessed it, Cosmic Ghost Rider is present!

Cosmic Ghost Rider is the star of a new miniseries from Dennis Hopeless and Scott Hepburn (with a short story by Donny Cates), in which the Rider is put on an intergalactic prison, and will turn his cage into an all-out cage match!

Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider - Cosmic Ghost Rider Reading Order

The Cosmic Ghost Rider’s last appearance right now is in a flashback story in Wolverine: Black, White & Blood #3. More coming soon?

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Cosmic Ghost Rider Reading Order, Issue by Issue:

  • Thanos (2017) #13-18
  • Thanos (2017) Annual #1
  • Cosmic Ghost Rider (2018) #1-5
  • Thanos Legacy # 1
  • Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History (2019) #1-6
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2019) #1-6
  • Avengers (2018) #23-25
  • Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider (2019) #1-5
  • Wolverine: Black, White & Blood (2021) #3

Last Updated on March 23, 2023.

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