H. E. A. R. T.
Membership: Luz Delgado, Mei Lin, Fiona
McCormick, Tyler Meagher (leader), Denika Trevani
Purpose: To combat racial terrorism by using
any (usually violent) means
Aliases: Humans Engaging All Racial Terrorism
(acronym for H.E.A.R.T.)
Affiliations: The Cypress Hills Community
Action Group (Mr. Crane, Harry Stein, Ms. Stratton, others); formerly Deathwatch
Enemies: Blackout, Deathwatch, the Firm (Stern, others), Ghost Rider (Dan
Ketch/Noble Kale), Morlocks (Alex, Bertram, Missy, Orlando, Pixie, Tim,
others), Paulie Stratton, X-Factor (Beast/Hank McCoy, Cyclops/Scott
Summers, Iceman/Bobby Drake, Marvel Girl/Jean Grey)
Base of Operations: The H.E.A.R.T. Corp.
building, New York, USA
First Appearance: Ghost Rider III#8 (December,
History: (Ghost Rider III#8 (fb) - BTS) - The H.E.A.R.T. organization became highly recommended despite their high fees due to their impressive track record. Due to this record, H.E.A.R.T. was contacted by the Cypress Hills Community Action Group in hopes of eliminating a recent problem to their neighborhood: Ghost Rider.
(Ghost Rider III#10 (fb) - BTS) - H.E.A.R.T. had also been contacted by Deathwatch to kill Ghost Rider.
(Ghost Rider III#8) - Tyler Meagher met with the Cypress Hills Community Action Group to discuss the matter of Ghost Rider, whom the Action Group suspected of kidnapping neighborhood children. When Mr. Crane of the Action Group asked when H.E.A.R.T. could start if the Action Group decided to hire H.E.A.R.T., Meagher replied that they could start that night and warned that H.E.A.R.T. would not tolerate interference from the Action Group itself. Harry Stein then spoke up, warning the other members of the Community Action Group that they couldn't just give H.E.A.R.T. the freedom to go through their neighborhoods carrying such firepower but Meagher reminded Stein that the Action Group had contacted H.E.A.R.T. themselves and that H.E.A.R.T.'s terms were non-negotiable. Another Action Group member, the mother of Pauline Stratton, soon spoke up, hysterically asking why Harry was arguing over money when they should have been thinking of the neighborhood children. After the mother expressed hope that H.E.A.R.T. could find her daughter, Meagher announced that she would leave the choice up to the Action Group whether or not to utilize H.E.A.R.T. Tyler Meagher then returned to her van outside, where other H.E.A.R.T. members were waiting and informed them to contact all available H.E.A.R.T. units to tell them that they started that night by locating Ghost Rider. Later, at midnight, Tyler Meagher gathered together the other members H.E.A.R.T. and had them sound off before explaining that they would be going on a recon mission to observe what Ghost Rider was capable of. Following the gathering of video footage of Ghost Rider's battle with Blackout, Tyler Meagher viewed the footage. When asked how H.E.A.R.T. would proceed against Ghost Rider, Tyler replied that they would kill him.
(Ghost Rider III#9) - From H.E.A.R.T. headquarters, Tyler Meagher contacted the other members of H.E.A.R.T. via commlink to inform them that their helmet cameras were functionally optimally and that motion sensors were located three combatants in Sector 12 (Cypress Hills Cemetary). She halted her own commands when heat sensors began picking up activity in Sector 10 (beneath the Cemetary). Meagher then quickly ordered the H.E.A.R.T. field agents to lock and load with full ammo clips, warning them to be ready to engage the combatants. The heat sensors went into overload when Danny Ketch transformed into Ghost Rider, prompting Tyler Meagher to order H.E.A.R.T. to move in and intercept everyone present. Upon seeing Ghost Rider on the helmet cameras, Meagher ordered H.E.A.R.T. to engage Ghost Rider to keep him from killing Blackout and the homeless man Blackout was attacking. Using special bullet jackets, H.E.A.R.T. managed to knock Ghost Rider into a nearby crypt. Shortly after investigating, H.E.A.R.T. found Ghost Rider gone, unaware that he had been snuck away by members of the mutant Morlock community. The H.E.A.R.T. field agents then reported back to Tyler Meagher about Ghost Rider's seeming disappearance. Meagher soon joined the H.E.A.R.T. field team in venturing in the nearby Morlock underground, where they found Ghost Rider battling Blackout. Meagher ordered H.E.A.R. T. to take down Ghost Rider quickly but X-Factor soon arrived on the scene as well. While Marvel Girl protected the children that the Morlocks were also attempting to protect, she asked that the other members of X-Factor disarm the H.E.A.R.T. members. Before X-Factor could do so, Meagher announced that X-Factor was not in their planned scenario and she ordered H.E.A.R.T. to retreat. Back above ground, Meagher commented that the Cypress Hills neighborhood children had been rescued by X-Factor and H.E.A.R.T. had managed to obtain Ghost Rider's motorcycle. Unfortunately for H.E.A.R.T., Ghost Rider soon summoned his motorcycle back to his side in order to escape the Morlock tunnels and the motorcycle rocketed itself from H.E.A.R.T.'s escaping helicopter and back underground.
(Ghost Rider III#10) - At the H.E.A.R.T. headquarters, Tyler Meagher received a phone call and asked Luz Delgado to answer it. She then informed Luz that if it was the man who called earlier regarding H.E.A.R.T.'s services, H.E.A.R.T. would accept his offer. Luz then informed Deathwatch on the other line that H.E.A.R.T. accepted his offer and that the contract would be drawn up immediately.
(Ghost Rider III#14 - BTS) - Deathwatch phoned Tyler
Meagher and asked her to have H.E.A.R.T. ready to move at a moment's
notice. He further explained that the bait had been set and that Ghost
Rider would come to them.
(Ghost Rider III#15 (fb) - BTS) - Tracking Ghost
Rider until he disappeared from their radar (unaware that he had
transformed back into Dan Ketch and crashed his motorcycle), Tyler
Meagher ordered Luz Delgado and Denika Trevani to obtain all
motorcycles within the area of Ghost Rider's disappearance.
(Ghost Rider III#15) - When thugs tried to steal Dan Ketch's motorcycle, H.E.A.R.T. agents Luz Delgado and Denika Trevani arrived in the H.E.A.R.T. helicopter and demanded that the thugs back away from the motorcycle. Suspicious that the motorcycle they found might not belong to Ghost Rider, Luz commented that the bike didn't look like they had seen earlier in Cypress Hills Cemetary. Denika quickly reminded Denika of their orders and the H.E.A.R.T. agents pulled the motorcycle into their helicopter and took off. Later that night, Tyler Meagher spoke with Deathwatch, who commended her and her H.E.A.R.T. squad on obtaining Ghost Rider's motorcycle and suggested keeping H.E.A.R.T. on retainer. Meagher commented that she would like to personally finish the job by killing Ghost Rider in Central Park that night but Deathwatch warned H.E.A.R.T. to stay out of Park events. When Meagher asked why and learned that the murderous Blackout was also in Deathwatch's employee, she immediately ordered Denika and Luz to escape Deathwatch and kill anyone who tried to stop them. As Denika and Luz held up Deathwatch's men at gunpoint then escaped via their helicopter, Ghost Rider's motorcycle was once again summoned to Ghost Rider's side during Ghost Rider's battle with Blackout in Central Park. Soon after flying over Central Park, the two H.E.A.R.T. agents saw a flash in the park and prepared to set the helicopter down as Tyler Meagher confronted Ghost Rider personally. While Blackout escaped, Tyler held Ghost Rider down at gunpoint and ordered H.E.A.R.T. agents to her location for backup. When Ghost Rider caught up to Blackout and both Tyler Meagher and John Blaze followed, a standoff ensued as Blackout grabbed a hostage. While each contemplated their next move, Tyler blasted Blackout's arm, forcing him to briefly drop his hostage and buying Ghost Rider and Blaze time to stop Blackout. The police soon arrived and Tyler surrendered herself to them as they asked what had happened.
(Ghost Rider III#33 (fb) - BTS) - Luz Delgado worked
as security chief for the H.E.A.R.T. Corp. building during the group's
rotation of the position. She also worked as field leader during an
unspecified H.E.A.R.T. mission in which she lost her temper when she
was supposed to do things by the book.
(Ghost Rider III#33) - At the H.E.A.R.T. Corp. building, Tyler Meagher reprimanded Luz Delgado for losing her temper during her mission as field leader. Their conversation was interrupted by the building's motion sensors going off. Despite Tyler figuring that pigeons had set off the sensors, Luz agreed to investigate since she was the present security chief. Before she could do so, Luz was killed by an explosion from behind. Tyler immediately sent out a communication to the other H.E.A.R.T. agents that their headquarters had been compromised and that they were under attack. Regrouping with the other H.E.A.R.T. agents, Tyler asked if Denika was able to recognize their assailants. Denika commented that she did not know them but that they had some heavy artillery. Denika was killed almost immediately after her comment, prompting Fiona McCormick to ask what their attackers wanted. Shortly thereafter, Tyler was the only H.E.A.R.T. still alive when the Firm agents revealed themselves and announced that they did not want to kill Tyler's allies, only Ghost Rider. Her agents now dead, Tyler collapsed, wondering why the Firm wanted Ghost Rider. The Firm then quickly reported the neutralization of all H.E.A.R.T. agents excepting Tyler Meagher, whom the Firm agents reported would be taken into their custody. The Firm's head, Mr. Stern, commended the agents on their successful mission and commented about how perhaps the Firm could give Tyler a new life direction better suited to serve the Firm.
(Ghost Rider III#37 (fb) - BTS) - The Firm surgically altered Tyler Meagher into their assassin Heart Attack, twisting her mind into believing that Ghost Rider had killed her H.E.A.R.T. teammates.
Comments: Created by Howard Mackie, Javier Saltares and Mark Texeira.
In Ghost Rider III#33, Tyler Meagher spoke to Denika Trevani but Denika's word balloon was erroneously placed above Mei Lin.
Profile by Proto-Man.
H.E.A.R.T., the group, has no known connections to
--Ghost Rider III#8 (#9, #10, #15, #33d,
--Ghost Rider III#8 (#9, #33d,
--Ghost Rider III#8 (#9, #15, #33d,
--Ghost Rider III#8 (#9, #15, #33d,
images: (without ads)
Ghost Rider III#9, p16, pan2 (H.E.A.R.T. minus Fiona McCormick, main image)
Ghost Rider III#33, p11-12, pan2 (H.E.A.R.T. under attack)
Ghost Rider III#9, p6, pan6 (Luz Delgado)
Ghost Rider III#9, p6, pan6 (Mei Lin)
Ghost Rider III#9, p3, pan1 (Fiona McCormick)
Ghost Rider III#15, p5, pan2 (Denika Trevani)
Ghost Rider III#8 (December, 1990) - Howard Mackie (writer), Javier Saltares (pencils), Mark Texeira (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Ghost Rider III#9 (January, 1991) - Howard Mackie (writer), Javier Saltares (pencils), Mark Texeira (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Ghost Rider III#10 (February, 1991) - Howard Mackie (writer), Javier Saltares (pencils), Mark Texeira (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Ghost Rider III#14 (June, 1991) - Howard Mackie (writer), Mark Texeira (art), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Ghost Rider III#15 (July, 1991) - Howard Mackie (writer), Mark Texeira (art), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Ghost Rider III#33 (January, 1993) - Howard Mackie (writer), Bret Blevins (pencils), Al Williamson (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Ghost Rider III#37 (May, 1993) - Howard Mackie (writer), Bret Blevins (pencils), Fred Fredericks (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
First Posted: 01/12/2015
Last updated: 01/14/2015
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