Real Name: Jack D'Auria

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Vigilante

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Brass (Sean Watanabe), Caretaker, Captain Gerard Arthur Dolan, Stacy Dolan, Renee Fuanaro, Ghost Rider (Dan Ketch/Noble Kale), Francis Ketch, Pia, Team (Stacy Dolan, Kalmanu, Ski Sokolowski, Tempest, Sean Tully), Emmaline Brigitte Watanabe, Yuji Watanabe, Wolverine (James "Logan" Howlett)

Enemies: Blackout (Lilin), Deathwatch and his ninjas, Fraser and his biker gang, Anton Hellgate and his unidentified armored agents, Langley, Next Wave (Agent-X/James Burley, Snare/Robert Fielder, Turk/Todd Flaminirezck), Nightmare, Posse, Triad Brothers

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Canada;
formerly New York City

First Appearance: (Jack D'Auria) Ghost Rider III#4 (August, 1990); (Shriker) Ghost Rider III#52 (August, 1994)

Powers/Abilities: Shriker was a skilled martial artist trained in karate (and possibly other martial art styles) and the use of katanas and bo staffs. He was also very athletic and could easily traverse the city with parcours-like ease.

Height: 6'1"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Blonde (possibly dyed; originally red)


(Ghost Rider III#4 (fb) - BTS) - Jack and Den Ketch went to school together. They were both in Sister Alice's class in first grade.

(Ghost Rider III#60 (fb) - BTS) - In third grade Dan Ketch put a mouse in Laurie Haney's lunch box. He couldn't keep it secret from his friend Jack.

(Ghost Rider III#4 (fb) - BTS) - Jack was a college student working as a a parking garage attendant. He was also regularly training in karate.

(Ghost Rider III#4 (fb) - BTS) - He had not been in contact with Dan since Barbara Ketch got hurt, but Stacy Dolan kept Jack posted about Barbara's condition.

(Ghost Rider III#4) - Dan Ketch went to the parking garage Jack was working at to ask for a place to store his bike (Dan wanted to get rid of the bike to avoid becoming Ghost Rider anymore). Jack allowed Dan to store the bike in a lot on the basement level, which was only visited once a year by its actual owner.

   Back upstairs Fraser and his biker gang were looking for Calvin Zabo at the parking garage. Jack got into a fight with them when they didn't leave and held his own against them until Fraser knocked him out. The bikers locked Dan and Jack up in the parking garage's office and continued their search for Zabo.

(Ghost Rider III#60 (fb) - BTS) - Jack regained consciousness and saw Dan transform into Ghost Rider.

(Ghost Rider III#4) - Jack pretended to be unconscious while the bikers and Ghost Rider (yep, Dan's bike returned to him when he needed it and he was transformed once again) fought Mr. Hyde, the transformed Zabo, who eventually fled the from Ghost Rider. Shortly after the police arrived Jack told them about his missing friend Dan, but moments later he turned up on his bike and told Jack that he had decidd to keep the bike for now.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#64 (fb) - BTS) - Jack invited Dan Ketch to the dojo he was training in to meet his sensei.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#64) - Jack kicked a few punks around, who attacked his friend Dan Ketch. They ran away after Jack tossed one of them against the others. Jack then introduced Dan to his sensei Yuji Watanabe when suddenly the dojo was attacked by ninjas serving Deathwatch. Yuji was already fighting them. Jack pulled a katana then kicked Dan through a window, telling him to get help. Jack and Yuji were defeated, but Dan, as Ghost Rider, stopped them from killing Jack and Yuji. Jack was still unconscious when Yuji was already up again to fight the ninjas alongside Ghost Rider.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#66 - BTS) - Dan didn't want to wait at another hospital bed to see somebody die. He instead opted to find the one responsible for Jack's injuries.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#67 - BTS) - Deathwatch's ninjas kidnapped Jack from the hospital.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#69 - BTS) - Ghost Rider worked together with Wolverine, Yuji Watanabe and Brass to find Jack and Yuji's daughter Emmaline at Deathwatch's tower.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#70) - They found Jack and Emmaline, but it was a trap and they were surrounded by Langley's armed men and the Triad Brothers.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#71) - They escaped the building, taking Jack and Emmaline with them, after a quick fight with Ghost Rider (temporarily controlled by Deathwatch) and Langley's armed men when Ghost Rider regained control over himself. Yuji, Emmaline and Brass took care of Jack.

(Ghost Rider III#60 (fb) - BTS) - As a debt of honor to his sensei Yuji Jack kept training, becoming an extremely skilled martial artist.

(Ghost Rider III#9) - Dan, Stacy, Jack and Pia had a double-date picnic at Forest Park and later went to the local carnival riding a carousel.

(Ghost Rider III#10) - Dan and Stacy met with Jack at McBurger to eat and they talked about Ghost Rider (Jack and Stacy didn't know it was Dan).

(Ghost Rider III#10 - BTS) - Dan let Stacy and Jack hanging that night because he had other things to do (being a hero as Ghost Rider).

(Ghost Rider III#10) - The next day Jack and Dan played a game of basketball. Jack talked to Dan about not risking to lose Stacy and Ghost Rider also became a topic again. Dan eventually left on his bike.

(Ghost Rider III#22) - When Deathwatch sent his ninjas after Renee Fuanaro for talking about him with Dan Ketch, Dan took her to Jack for hiding. It didn't work out so well when the ninjas ended up finding her again. They cut the house's power and phone line before Jack could call the police. When officer Stacy Dolan drove by and saw that the lights were out in Jack's home she knocked on his door only to be attacked by ninjas. Ghost Rider saved them all from the ninjas. Stacy tried to arrest Ghost Rider, who resisted. Siding with Stacy Jack kicked Ghost Rider and hurt his foot. Giving it no more thought Ghost Rider left to go after Deathwatch, the man behind the ninjas.

(Ghost Rider III#24) - Dan watched Jack and Renee hapilly together and left them alone because he felt guilty for using Renee to get to Deathwatch.

(Ghost Rider III#25) - Jack attended Francis Ketch's birthday party.

(Ghost Rider III#25 - BTS) - Some time later the Lilin Blackout caught Jack, Dan's mother and the Dolans to lure Dan as Ghost Rider into a trap.

(Ghost Rider III#25) - Following Blackout's instructions Dan found Jack and the others unconscious at his mother's home and was then attacked by Blackout.

(Ghost Rider III#30) - Nightmare trapped the minds of Stacy, her father, Dan's mother and Jack D'Auria in his realm and tormented them until Ghost Rider saved them. Freed from Nightmare's mystic restrains they woke up.

(Ghost Rider III#51 (fb) - BTS) - Jack left NYC for some time.

(Ghost Rider III#60 (fb) - BTS) - Caretaker contacted Jack and further trained him. He eventually sent him back to New York City to start watching out for Ghost Rider (Dan Ketch) as the masked Shriker.

(Ghost Rider III#51) - Returning to NYC Jack visited the Ketch's home. He offered to drink a few beers with Dan at some point, to stay in contact with each other and told Dan to take care of his mother Francis.

(Ghost Rider III#52) - Shriker followed Ghost Rider throughout the city and ended up aiding him against agents of Anton Hellgate. Shriker left after Hellgate's agents were defeated and promised to tell Ghost Rider soon who he was.

(Ghost Rider III#56) - Shriker caught up with Ghost Rider and told him about trouble in Chinatown. Arriving there they fought the mercenaries Posse until they retreated. The Next Wave, who the Posse were sent after, escaped Ghost Rider and Shriker as well after Next Wave's Turk dropped a grenade in front of the heroes and Ghost Rider brought it to the East River for detonation. Shriker stayed behind in Chinatown with Stacy Dolan and "Ski" Sokolowski.

(Ghost Rider III#58) - Shriker met with Caretaker, who told Shriker to find Ghost Rider again.

(Ghost Rider III#59) - Shriker found Dan Ketch and knocked him out when Dan wanted nothing to do with him because Shriker had worked with Ghost Rider. Shriker then carried Dan as fast as possible....

(Ghost Rider III#60) - ...over the rooftops of NYC to his apartment. When Dan woke up he attacked Shriker until he revealed that he was Dan's old friend Jack D'Auria. On a rooftop Jack told Dan how he had become Shriker and how he had known since the Mr. Hyde incident at the parking garage Jack had worked at that Dan was Ghost Rider. Jack then welcomed Caretaker on the roof, telling Dan that he had been behind him becoming Shriker. Dan got angry at Caretaker for involving Jack and told him to stay away from Caretaker and if he couldn't do that to stay away from him. After Dan was gone Caretaker told Jack that Dan would soon need Shriker's help.

(Ghost Rider III#61) - When Ghost Rider was hunted down by the authorities for the murder of police officer Sean Tully Caretaker told Shriker that they could only watch and not aid Ghost Rider this time. They were among the people hearing Ghost Rider's scream throughout the city when he was taken down by the Ghost Rider task force known as Team, including Stacy Dolan.

(Ghost Rider III#63) - Jack was going to visit Dan's mother Francis when he ran into Stacy Dolan. He confronted her about catching their old friend Ghost Rider (Dan Ketch). She told him that it was never about Dan and only about Ghost Rider and left. Jack angrily replied that she should think about what Dan is feeling right now.

(Ghost Rider III#79 (fb) - BTS) - Jack moved to Canada.

(Civil War Battle Damage Report) - Tony Stark considered Shriker a potential Initiative recruit.

Comments: Created by Howard Mackie, Javier Saltares & Mark Texeira.

Dan Ketch's forgotten childhood friend.....forgotten is the important part! He existed and was around for a long time, but even his creator Mackie hardly used him at all. Then he came up with the Shriker identity and again hardly used him before dropping it completely. When Velez took over the Ghost Rider title he put Jack on a bus to Canada.

Profile by Markus Raymond.

Shriker has no known connection to:

images: (without ads)
Ghost Rider III#58, p20, pan6 (main image)
Ghost Rider III#63, p2, pan3 (head shot)
Marvel Comics Presents I#64, p3, pan7 (karate gear)

Ghost Rider III#4 (August, 1990) - Howard Mackie (writer), Javier Saltares (pencils), Mark Texeira (inks), Tom DeFalco (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents I#64 (1990) - Howard Mackie (writer), Mark Texeira (pencils), Harry Candelario (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents I#66-67 (1990) - Howard Mackie (writer), Mark Texeira (pencils), Harry Candelario (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents I#69-71 (1991) - Howard Mackie (writer), Mark Texeira (pencils), Harry Candelario (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Ghost Rider III#9 (January, 1991) - Howard Mackie (writer), Javier Saltares (pencils), Mark Texeira & Jimmy Palmiotti (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#22 (February, 1992) - Howard Mackie (writer), Mark Texeira (artist), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Ghost Rider III#24 (April, 1992) - Howard Mackie (writer), Mark Texeira (artists), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Ghost Rider III#30 (October, 1992) - Howard Mackie (writer), Andy Kubert (pencils), Joe Kubert (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Ghost Rider III#25 (May, 1992) - Howard Mackie (writer), Ron Wagner (pencils), Mike Witherby (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Ghost Rider III#51 (July, 1994) - Howard Mackie (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Mike Sellers, James Sanders III & Ray McCarthy (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Ghost Rider III#52 (August, 1994) - Howard Mackie (writer), Ron Garney (pencils), Al Williamson & Klaus Janson (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Ghost Rider III#56 (December, 1994) - Howard Mackie (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Sergio Melia (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Ghost Rider III#58 (February, 1995) - Howard Mackie (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Sergio Melia (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Ghost Rider III#60-61 (April-May, 1995) - Howard Mackie (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Sergio Melia (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Ghost Rider III#63 (July, 1995) - Howard Mackie (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Sergio Melia (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Ghost Rider III#79 (November, 1996) - Ivan Velez Jr. (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Sergio Melia (inks), James Felder (editor)

First Posted: 05/07/2015
Last updated: 05/06/2015

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

Non-Marvel Copyright info
All other characters mentioned or pictured are ™  and © 1941-2099 Marvel Characters, Inc. All Rights Reserved. If you like this stuff, you should check out the real thing!
Please visit The Marvel Official Site at:

Special Thanks to for hosting the Appendix, Master List, etc.!

Back to Characters