Ghost Rider v6 26-27

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Ghost Rider v6 26-27

Post by Col_Fury » Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:17 am

Ghost Rider v6 #26
October, 2008

Appearances:
Ghost Rider(Johnny Blaze), Caretaker, Caretaker II(Sara), Dan Ketch, Blackout, Doghead, Death Ninja, Orb, Zadkiel-BTS

Synopsis:
Pg1-FB: Kansas
Sister Sara tells her Mother Superior that she’s been contacted by her grandfather and that she’s leaving the church.
Pg2-pg22: Tennessee, three days later
Dan Ketch, under orders from Zadkiel, has gathered Blackout, Ddeath Ninja, Doghead, and the Orb to attack Caretaker. Before they can really get started, Caretaker blows off Doghead’s head with Blaze’s old shotgun that shoots hellfire. The rest of the group storms Caretaker’s house, the Orb is injured, Death Ninja dies, and Blackout injures Caretaker. Dan yells at Caretaker, and Caretaker chides Dan for working for Zadkiel, all while Caretaker’s house catches on fire. Meanwhile, Sister Sara fights off a trucker’s unwelcome advances, just as Johnny Blaze approaches…

References:
There’s a coupe of ‘remembrance’ Flashbacks, but nothing with any new information.

The Orb keeps referring to himself as the ‘All-New Orb’ and mentions his ‘All-New Repulsor Ray’. This could mean he is a new Orb, or he’s just upgraded. The last Orb is assumed dead as of Solo Avengers 21, but the Orb appeared later in the Deadline mini. Is this the same Orb, meaning Drake Shannon? Is this the same Orb from the Deadline mini? Who knows?

Dan is working under orders from Zadkiel, giving him a BTS

Ghost Rider v6 #27
November, 2008

Appearances:
Ghost Rider(Johnny Blaze), Caretaker, Caretaker II(Sara), Dan Ketch, Blackout, Zadkiel

Synopsis:
Pg1-FB: Kansas
Sister Sara and the other nuns practice martial arts under the tutelage of their Mother Superior.
Pg2-pg22: Tennesse, three months later
Sister Sara convinces Johnny to give her a ride to her grandfather’s place, who turns out to be Caretaker. With his house on fire, he convinces Johnny that all the answers he seeks are inside. Meanwhile, Dan sets fire to Caretaker’s records in the basement. Blackout attacks Blaze, who turns into Ghost Rider and they fight. Meanwhile, Caretaker dies telling Sara she has to take over for him. She runs into the basement and absorbs the history of the Spirits of Vengeance from his burning records. Ghost Rider defeats Blackout just in time to see Dan run off into a portal to Tibet, and he goes off after him with Sara, the new Caretaker. Meanwhile in heaven, Caretaker has passed on and is greeted by Zadkiel, who destroys his essence and spreads his soul to the winds of eternity.

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To be continued!

A breakdown:

GR6 27 (1)-FB: three months ago(Sara only)
GR6 26 (1)-FB: three days ago(Sara only)
GR6 26 (2-22): now
GR6 27 (2-22): now, same day
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Re: Ghost Rider v6 26-27

Post by Paul Bourcier » Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:08 pm

Thanks, Colonel. Any idea how much time has passed since issue #25?
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Re: Ghost Rider v6 26-27

Post by dimadick » Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:59 pm

Col_Fury wrote:The Orb keeps referring to himself as the ‘All-New Orb’ and mentions his ‘All-New Repulsor Ray’. This could mean he is a new Orb, or he’s just upgraded. The last Orb is assumed dead as of Solo Avengers 21, but the Orb appeared later in the Deadline mini. Is this the same Orb, meaning Drake Shannon? Is this the same Orb from the Deadline mini? Who knows?
There might be a clue in the injury that incapacitated this Orb. A wooden board with nails gets stuck into the giant eye's pupil. The Orb falls down screaming. Shannon was just a regular guy wearing a helmet in the form of an eyeball. That injury should not have heart him. This Orb acts as if the giant eyeball is real rather than a mere helmet.

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Re: Ghost Rider v6 26-27

Post by Col_Fury » Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:49 pm

Paul Bourcier wrote:Thanks, Colonel. Any idea how much time has passed since issue #25?
There's no mention at all, which doesn't help you at the moment but will most likely be useful in the future whenever Ghost Rider crosses over with something else. Also, it leaves things pretty open between issues 25 & 26, in case we need any Ghost Rider guest appearances from other books to go since they've already established that he's been driving all over the country during that time in the recent Annual #2. So yeah, both helpful and not helpful at the same time. :)
dimadick wrote:There might be a clue in the injury that incapacitated this Orb. A wooden board with nails gets stuck into the giant eye's pupil. The Orb falls down screaming. Shannon was just a regular guy wearing a helmet in the form of an eyeball. That injury should not have heart him. This Orb acts as if the giant eyeball is real rather than a mere helmet.
Sure, unless the nails on that board were long enough to go through the helmet and stick into his face.
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Re: Ghost Rider v6 26-27

Post by ShadZ » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:53 am

The guys over at the Appendix have been trying to figure this new Orb out. So they asked the writers...

According to Bill Rosemann, writer of Deadline #2, the Orb in that story was supposed to be the original Orb, who is not dead after all

According to Jason Aaron, writer of Ghost Rider #26, the Orb in that story is intended to be a new character who indeed has a giant eyeball in place of his head

See http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix4/orb_grvi.htm
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Re: Ghost Rider v6 26-27

Post by Col_Fury » Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:16 pm

Thanks, ShadZ!
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