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1987: Ghost Rider #8 (v2)

" Satan Himself! "
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Ghost Rider #8 (v2)
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: Gil Kane
Writers: Tony Isabella
Pencilers: Jim Mooney
Inkers: Sal Trapani
Colourists: Phil Rachelson
Letterers: John Costanza
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: October 1974
Release Date: July 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 18
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 175                 Times Rated: 111
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Issue Blurb
Frustrated by Roxanne Simpson's ability to protect Johnny Blaze, Satan tries a new tactic and decides to get to Ghost Rider by tormenting Rocky instead.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider last appeared in Ghost Rider #7 (v2). Ghost Rider next appears in Ghost Rider #9 (v2).
Supporting Characters
  Roxanne Simpson
Roxanne Simpson last appeared in Ghost Rider #6 (v2). Roxanne Simpson next appears in Ghost Rider #9 (v2).
Stunt-Master last appeared in Ghost Rider #7 (v2). Stunt-Master next appears in Ghost Rider #13 (v2).
Satan last appeared in Ghost Rider #7 (v2). Satan next appears in Ghost Rider #9 (v2).
Inferno last appeared in Ghost Rider #7 (v2). Inferno next appears in Ghost Rider #11 (v2).
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Issue Review
   March 31, 2016
#8 finds GR against Satan. But, as with all their skirmishes thus far in the series, it's all a bit vague about what's going on. Roxanne somehow protects Johnny, and Johnny can somehow use his power against Satan.
Why any of this is so, is anybody's guess, and the series seems kinda directionless, really.
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  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-05-08 18:47:28  
  This series has drastically improved. Really enjoying this small run. The prince of lies makes an offer to Roxxy, she'll probably take it but how can she trust him? I mean, he's the devil for God's sake.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-09-10 23:53:47  
  Did Satan just convince Roxy to believe him because he's the prince of lies?
Anyone else think that Crash looked like we was doing some kind of musical theater?
It kind of takes away from the Rider's badassitude to have Johnny's thoughts constantly tell us that he is just pretending to be a badass.

  Russ Says:    
  2017-10-18 19:07:11  
  Right, Rocky. That's the devil, not Monty Hall! Go for what's behind door #3 instead!

Looks like Tony Isabella has found a niche in Ghost Rider. The series isn't quite up to its potential just yet, but yes, the writing here is much improved. Still, I'm having a hard time caring about the choice Rocky is facing in the story cliffhanger. And Inferno? Can't take him seriously when the words "fear fear fear" are emanating from his head like an episode of Batman. I know the artwork is very 1970s, but.....

3 stars. Did Satan call Rocky "virginal"? Does that mean Johnny is really that much a gentleman? The way she tackle-hugs him when she sees him makes me wonder if they're both pulling one over Satan, and that's no mean feat!

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-11-22 06:05:48  
  Ghost Rider himself is getting better, and at least he's facing actual problems now, not just riding his bike everywhere. But Rocky is so damned annoyed that I'm getting very close to joining the queue of people waiting to sacrifice her. Could she be more of a stereotypical damsel in distress?  

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   February 12, 2018 TStarnes
   March 30, 2017 fragsel Added Zarathos to the issue.
   January 10, 2017 ViolentPhlegm Changed comic details.
   May 6, 2016 MattzLadd Updated the listing for Inferno.
   August 10, 2014 Neskit Added Inferno to the issue.
   July 4, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
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