Marvel Two-In-One #8
Issue(s): Marvel Two-In-One #8
...and the Thing goes to investigate a Star of Bethlehem type occurrence so that the rest of the FF, especially Reed, can take the night off. He encounters Ghost Rider...
...and the two of them engage in a weird re-enactment of the birth of Jesus myth in a Native American village...
...except with the added complication of the Miracle Man hanging around. Yep, the Miracle Man again.
This is a silly throwaway issue.
Quality Rating: D
Chronological Placement Considerations: In the end, the Jesus-baby is given to Wyatt Wingfoot and an unidentified woman.
The Official Marvel Handbook identifies this woman as Becky Rainbow, a minor character that will appear again much later in FF #192.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Original Ghost Rider #19
Inbound References (5): showAlicia Masters, Annie Christopher, Becky Rainbow, Franklin Richards, Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze), Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Medusa, Miracle Man, Mr. Fantastic, Namorita, Thing, Wundarr (Aquarian), Wyatt Wingfoot
There was some strange scheduling problems with this title at this time. Originally, #8 was supposed to be Thing & Thor and #9 Thing & Shang-Chi. Then, Thing & Thor got pushed back to #9, and #10 was supposed to be Thing & Iron Fist. Chris Claremont did the scripting over Gerber's plot for #9, and did #10 himself with Black Widow instead of Iron Fist. I'm guessing that Claremont was the office quick fill-in guy at the time before Bill Mantlo got put in that position, considering Claremont had the same function on Len Wein's last Defenders and Gerber's last Daredevil.
Please show the two panels depicting the Thing & Ghost Rider as Wise Men giving gifts in the manger. They made me laugh my head off when I first read them, and they are still some of the most unintentionally funny panels Marvel ever did(or possibly intentionally; you never know with Gerber).
Posted by: Mark Drummond | August 20, 2011 3:43 PM
Posted by: fnord12 | August 20, 2011 7:43 PM
Wyatt Wingfoot's tribe, the Keewazi, is called the Konohoti here.
At one point, the Miracle Man's power doesn't work on Ghost Rider, and Ghost Rider assumes that the power of the "Friend" may be responsible. This is never explained elsewhere, and it isn't mentioned in GR's own book.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | February 13, 2016 2:19 PM
Shouldn´t Annie Christopher be tagged in this issue? She´s at the Christmas party...
Posted by: Jay Gallardo | January 5, 2017 12:11 PM
I guess you mean the blond woman with glasses at the bottom of page 7? I guess that's her with miscolored hair. I've added her.
Posted by: fnord12 | January 13, 2017 9:24 AM
Fnord, in the first scan you posted, Annie's referred to by name, so it's definitely her.
Posted by: Michael | January 13, 2017 7:32 PM
Haha, I'm glad those panels were posted! I think I just found Ghost Rider's best costume.
Posted by: Mortificator | February 4, 2017 11:27 PM
Why doesn't Ghost Rider's flaming skull burn the headscarf he's wearing to cinder?
Posted by: Tuomas | March 31, 2017 4:19 AM
Tuomas, fnord discusses that issue here:
Posted by: Michael | June 1, 2017 8:11 PM
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