Essential Ghost Rider 2
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  • However, all is not lost on the Ghost Rider front as the character quickly rebounded in popularity when the focus of the book returned to an eerie horror slant that was mixed with high adventure and cycle stunts

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      Ghost Rider remains one of the more curious Marvel superheroes. Part of the reason for this was the fact that Marvel really had to idea of what to do with him when he debuted in the 1970’s. Was his the star of a horror book? A superhero book? Or a mix of the

      two?

      Essential Ghost Rider Vol 2 picks up in 1976 where the book was really suffering from an identity crisis. That is, Ghost Rider has lost most of his horror elements and is essentially (pardon the pun) a superhero facing B-grade Spiderman style villains. Sorry, it really doesn’t work and the quality of the ...


      • book suffers and so did sales as the popularity of the figure plunged.

        However, all is not lost on the Ghost Rider front as the character quickly rebounded in popularity when the focus of the book returned to an eerie horror slant that was mixed with high adventure and cycle stunts. Apparently it worked

        as the book would jump from being a bi-monthly title to a monthly.

        Overall, this is a really good book that truly captures the feel of the late 1970’s scatter shot comic book era. Fans of old school Marvel will like it although they may want to skip the first five or so stories.




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