Marvel Super Heroes #11 (1992): Ghost Rider and Giant Man

I bet I know what happened here.  Someone in editorial said, “Hey!  Ghost Rider has only appeared in his own book as the title character, 3 other series as a guest, and a couple of spin-off ‘Ghost Rider Family’ books this month.  We need to put him in Marvel Super Heroes!”  Then someone said, “Actually, he also appeared in Marvel Comics Presents, which we’ve basically turned into a Ghost Rider Team-Up book.”  And the editor said, “I don’t care.  More Ghost Rider.”

So they decided to make it Johnny Blaze, just so as to not wear out Danny Ketch’s welcome.

We get an “untold tale” of the original, Johnny Blaze Ghost Rider by Tina Chrioproces and Greg LaRocque where he does a race in a small town, ends up jailed by the local close-minded sheriff, and gets worshipped by a cult.  It’s awful, tired, and redundant.

Story #2 is Giant Man in a story by Dwayne McDuffie based on a Jim Shooter plot.  So, yeah, again: This is really old stuff. The art is by Bob Budianksy and Don Hudson—halfway through the 17-page story, it just switches pencilers.  Another example of the care and trouble they went through to jam this into the shit sandwich that is MSH #11.

The third story is the second part of a two-parter that started in issue #10. You can find it here.

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