Sunday, April 27, 2008

Number 298

Ghost Rider and The Haunted Tomb

Ghost Rider makes an appearance in this blog after several months. Last time I posted a Ghost Rider story was "League of the Living Dead." "The Haunted Tomb" is the cover story for Ghost Rider #7, from 1952, written by Gardner Fox and drawn by Dick Ayers and his cousin/assistant Ernie Bache. Love the cover: big snake and skulls. Yow. A Doc Wertham special!

The pencil checkmarks in some of the panels mean this particular copy is from the Cosmic Aeroplane collection, which turned up in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the late 1970s. The man who owned the comics had bought them off the stands from 1939 until his death in 1961. Several of the comics used in this blog have come from that collection, including all four issues of Jet by Bob Powell.


Say what?
It's nice that some folks can keep it in the family.


Chuck Wells said...

I may have a relative or two like this guy. Not that I'm bragging or anything ....

Mr. Karswell said...

Man I love these Ghost Rider stories, I need to pick some up myself. The Powell art is phenomenal and the stories are just plain old goofy fun. I love the "crazy mummery" line. Even better is GR saying something really educated like "Only dead men have skulls..."

Oh really?

Mr. Karswell said...

Also, very appropriate story choice this weekend Pappy, an Osage indian curse was perfect as I coincidently took the family down to the Ozarks this weekend and we stayed at a resort in Osage Beach!

Didn't see any winged serpents gods though.

The Vicar of VHS said...

I used to love the motorcycle riding Ghost Rider of the 70s (wasn't as big on his rebirth in the 90s, though it was okay), so it's neat to see the OGR here.

And boy, Faye's stacked, isn't she?