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1777: Ghost Rider #5 (v2)

" And Vegas Writhes in Flame! "
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Ghost Rider #5 (v2)
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: Gil Kane
Writers: Marv Wolfman, Doug Moench
Pencilers: Jim Mooney
Inkers: Sal Trapani
Colourists: Petra Scotese (Goldberg)
Letterers: Tom Orzechowski
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: April 1974
Release Date: January 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 18
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 202                 Times Rated: 133
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Issue Blurb
When the evil machinations of the demon Roulette are revealed, Johnny must make a choice between saving Rocky or the city of Las Vegas.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider last appeared in Ghost Rider #4 (v2). Ghost Rider next appears in Marvel Team-Up #15 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Roxanne Simpson
Roxanne Simpson last appeared in Ghost Rider #4 (v2). Roxanne Simpson next appears in Marvel Team-Up #15 (v1).
Satan last appeared in Ghost Rider #3 (v2). Satan next appears in Ghost Rider #7 (v2).
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Issue Review
   March 31, 2016
I had hoped that Ghost Rider #5 would improve on what went before - with new writers - but it's still dumb. Nonsense. Aimless mess. Sigh. I know the series gets great. Eventually. But I've never read the first 30 issues. I sure hope they're not all like this. 3/10
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  JWC Says:    
  2012-11-24 20:01:56  
  "I'd better split until I can dope out this character's angle." - 1974  

  Drax Says:    
  2013-07-10 10:26:02  
  Ghost Rider is no Captain America for sure. Between the girl and the city, he chooses because the city insulted him! Ahah!  

  spencer617 Says:    
  2013-09-08 10:40:22  
  Apparently there are satanists around every corner in the Marvel universe.  

  skalchemist Says:    
  2014-01-13 07:53:10  
  Last issue was bad, but this was awful.

Also, Satan destroying Las Vegas to get the soul of Blaze seems like Oscar Meyer burning down its own hot dog p factory in order to cook a hot dog.

Also, contrary to what jfpj1991 said above, the best part of the issue was the teaser for "The Thing Called Killdozer!" (On sale Dec 18). By Theodore Sturgeon, no less!

  Garfieldicus Says:    
  2014-11-13 00:13:03  
  Well that story kind of took a sharp left turn. If this issue hadn't picked up right where the last one left off, I never would have been able to tell they were connected in any way.  

  Magik_Rune Says:    
  2015-03-12 11:42:16  
  "Roulette, the demon of Las Vegas!"


  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-04-11 20:17:27  
  At this point, I'm looking forward to the Killdozer than another issue of Ghost Rider.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-06-16 05:23:18  
  Why was Roulette given a skull face on the cover and the first page, when in the main story he's some kinda lizard looking thing? And what kind of name is Roulette for a demon? He doesn't even have some kind of gambling theme, he's simply attacking Vegas.  

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-04-09 19:44:12  
  It was a two star issue for the art, but the ending took that star away.  

  Shocker Says:    
  2016-12-30 15:19:01  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-07-17 23:53:38  
  Roulette....the demon of Las Vegas. And all the time I thought the demon of Las Vegas was Wayne Newton. Hmph.

There's an ad on page 12 for "fake throw-up". Why waste the money when all you have to do is read this story and produce the real thing? Seriously. This arc was downright horrible.

1 star. So far, this series is leaving me with a burning headache, too.

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-08-19 08:39:01  
  If some sort of hellspawn is attacking you, don't swear to Satan that you'll get him for this. You know, on the off chance that he's not actually in on this attack but might join in now that you've brought it to his attention, thus sealing your own doom.
In light of how Ghost Rider has been going so far, I wish this had actually happened.

  Locust75 Says:    
  2017-09-07 18:29:37  
  Just 1 star for Johnny letting Roulette take him for a...spin!!!

No Prize - Between issues Dude Jensen changes to Duke Jensen!

Stifler - So I guess Slifer is still roaming around Las Vegas as a demon!!

Hot Seat - In GR #3, Linda Littletrees said only satanic powered people can ride the cycle. Now, Rocky can ride with no problems!!!

Filler - Sad when a ad for Cleveland Institute of Electronics is more interesting than the story!!!

Resort - I guess they'll turn the floating castle into a casino...

'Nuff Said - "It is an offer I will not permit you to refuse."-Satan

  Marksman Says:    
  2018-04-09 23:03:11  
  Locust75 - I'm thinking they did turn the castle into Medieval Times.

Hot Lipless - that kiss between GR and Rocky unsettled me.

Best thing about the issue - the announcement of the Marvel Value Stamps.

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