MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS # 65
Not long after, Deathwatch's men return to the scene and find the defeated heroes, who are still unconscious. Before they can administer the killing blow, the head ninja turns to find his two men dead. A hand then wraps around the ninja's throat from behind, crushing it easily. The girl that Wolverine rescued is standing beside a mysterious man, who says they should take the unconscious Wolverine and Ghost Rider to their father.
This issue of MCP also contained stories featuring Poison, the Fantastic Four, and Starfox.
This issue started a trend for the Ghost Rider serials in MCP, where the co-star of the story (in this instance, Wolverine) had to have an obligatory fight sequence in the second chapter. Of course, this serial hinged on such a fight - that's what readers were expecting and wanting to read. So out is trotted the old standard of "heroes misunderstanding each other and fighting", but it's at least plausible here. Wolverine isn't one of the many characters to have encountered the Blaze incarnation of the Rider, and therefore has no idea who this bike-riding demon is. Plus, y'know, Ghost Rider DOES look like he could be a villain, given the whole flaming skull motif. The best part of the fight scene, which was sort of dull otherwise, was Wolverine plunging his claws into the Rider's eye sockets.
But other than the fight scene, this chapter doesn't do much to further along the plot. We are introduced to our damsel-in-distress, who the heroes pretty much forget about in favor of beating the shit out of one another. Instead, after our two heroes knock each out, the girl is saved by a mysterious newcomer who dispatches Deathwatch's men in a particularly nasty way.
We're still being given a rush-job on the art by Texeira and Candelario, who in this chapter give us numerous panels that lack a background. It just looks sloppy, and is a terrible precursor to Texeira's excellent work on the Ghost Rider series a few months later.
So, yeah, it's a big fight scene that doesn't really deliver on the promise of a great Wolverine/Ghost Rider throwdown.
Marvel Comics Presents # 65
Title: Acts of Vengeance, Part 2: "Claw and Chain"