|Night Rider #1 (Oct.1974)|
After Slade's death in Western Gunfighters #7 (Jan. 1972), his sidekick Jamie Jacobs became the first of several successors, as in Marvel continuity after Slade's death, the name Phantom Rider was used retroactively for Slade and those who followed him. Carter Slade's spirit however returned in the modern era and possessed his descendant Hamilton Slade to make him a new Phantom Rider and rode out to rescue Johnny Blaze from certain doom.
Agreed that "Night Rider" was rather a clunky renaming, especially for a hero dressed all in white, but I guess Marvel wanted a word with the same number of letters. I liked the second renaming "Phantom Rider" a bit better.
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