Ghost Rider #72-73
Issue(s): Ghost Rider #72, Ghost Rider #73
The Circus' Clown, son of Corky from Blaze's carnival, apparently was considering reforming...
...and led the Circus to the carnival only so they could be captured, although it's not clear how he thought some regular carnies could defeat the Circus of Crime since he didn't know that the Ghost Rider was hanging out with them (although we all know that carnies are tough).
Ghost Rider nearly assaults the Clown with his hellfire, despite his "innocence"...
...but Red Fowler is able to talk Johnny out of it.
It's becoming more difficult for Blaze to maintain control of the Ghost Rider.
Roger Stern is a good writer, and Bob Budiansky has a somewhat cartoonish style that works well with the subjects, but I'm just not a big fan of carnival stories.
Quality Rating: B-
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Original Ghost Rider Rides Again! #3
Inbound References (1): showBruto the Strongman, Clown, Corky the Clown, Cynthia Randolph, Ernesto Gambonno, Fire Eater, Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze), Human Cannonball, Livewire, Luigi Gambonno, Madame Olga, Ralph Quentin, Red Fowler, Zarathos
The title to #73 refers to a 1960s Smokey Robinson & the Miracles song.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | September 18, 2011 1:11 AM
Continuing the Motown theme and piggybacking off what Mark pointed out, the title to #72 is likely a reference to the legendary singing group the Temptations ("My Girl", "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone", "Ain't Too Proud to Beg", etc.).
Posted by: Brian Coffey | January 23, 2018 8:27 PM
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