Membership: Forty unidentified demons

Purpose: Slaughter of the enemies of Mogul

Affiliations: Abu Dakir, Jinni Devil, Mogul and his warriors, Mutaurus, Ogur the One-Eyed, Shezada, Sulibeg;
   former pawn of Morgan Le Fay

Enemies: Alibar, Asgardians, Balder, Fandral, Hermod, Hogun, She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters), Sif, Thor Odinson, Volstagg

Aliases: Satan's Forty Horsemen

Base of Operations: Mystic Mountain

First Appearance: Thor I#141/2 (June, 1967)

(Thor I#143/2 (fb) - BTS) - At some point in the past, the Demon-Riders were conjured into existence by the mystic sorcery of Mogul.

(Thor I#141/2) - When Thor and the Warriors Three invaded Zanadu, the Mystic Mountain, and defeated Mogul's defending legions, Mogul called upon the Demons of Darkness, the Fury of the Thousand Winds, and the Witchery of the Endless Night to summon the Demon-Riders, then sent them to kill the heroic quartet.

   The Demon-Riders rode behind Alibar, who soon realized that they were not merely following him, and that they would trample and slay him if he slacked his pace for a second.

(Thor I#142/2) - Alibar and the Demon-Riders approached Thor, Fandral, and Hogun.

(Thor I#143/2) - The Demon-Riders attacked the heroes.

(Thor I#144/2) - Alibar joined forces with Thor and his allies against the Demon-Riders. Though the heroes succeeded in driving off the first wave, a new group of forty Demon-Riders soon charged them. Volstagg then arrived and used the Enchanted Rod of Wondrous Wizard Power to banish the Demon-Riders back from whence they came.

(Thor I#474 (fb) - BTS) - The Demon-Riders were actually trapped within the Enchanted Rod, and were soon joined by Mogul after he was defeated. But some time later, Mogul's sister Shezada freed him from his confinement, and Mogul also released the Demon-Riders from the Enchanted Rod.

(Thor I#474 (fb)) - The Demon-Riders charged in front of the Jinni Devil, Mutaurus, and Ogur as Mogul assaulted Asgard. The warriors of Asgard fought them, though their numbers seemed limitless. Ultimately the Demon-Riders vanished when Alibar imprisoned Mogul within the Lamp of Alaeddin.

(Avengers III#1) - The Demon-Riders were among the many magical beings summoned from Asgard to Earth as part of a plot by Morgan Le Fey. In San Francisco, they fought the She-Hulk for a short struggle before vanishing, along with the others summoned.

Comments: Created by Stan "The Man" Lee, Jack "King" Kirby, and Vince Colletta.

If they were in Asgard again, they probably died during the Ragnarok in Thor II#85.

Enhanced images by Ron Fredricks.

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The Demon-Riders has no known connections to:

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Thor I#144/2, p1, pan1 (Demon-Riders attack Thor, Hogun, and Fandral)
Thor I#474, p5, pan1 (Demon-Riders)
Avengers III#1, p4, pan4 (Demon-Riders battle She-Hulk)

Thor I#141/2-142/2 (June-July, 1967) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks)
Thor I#143/2 (August, 1967) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), Bill Everett (inks)
Thor I#144/2 (September, 1967) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks)
Thor I#474 (May, 1994) - Roy Thomas (writer), Sandu Florea (pencils), Bob Petrecca (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Avengers III#1 (February, 1998) - Kurt Busiek (writers), George Perez (pencils), Al Vey (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)

First Posted: 04/04/2004
Last updated: 06/05/2022

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