Newsarama reports that Ghost Rider #18 will reveal that the leather-clad avenger is actually...an angel. Writer Daniel Way explains:
"Roxanne prayed, on Johnny's behalf. And her prayers were answered...just not in a way that she would've necessarily wanted. Understand--and I hope this was clear in the book--Johnny did, in fact, make a deal with the Devil. Johnny Blaze's soul, upon death, is payable to Hell. But that was trumped by the deal that Roxanne made with Heaven on Johnny's behalf. In order to "save" Johnny, Heaven--specifically, Zadkiel--bonded the Ghost Rider, an angelic spirit (or Power...of the the Sixth Choir, specifically), to Johnny's soul, thereby making him...well, an angel."
Unsure of where Johnny Blaze "fits" in the Organization:
Unsure of what Daniel Way actually said, but feels pretty confident he disagrees with it:
Emo (just because):