Ghost Rider #14-15 (1975): The Orb Returns!

The Orb attacks Johnny Blaze and Stunt-Master during a show.  Also, Karen Page, who left Matt Murdock to pursue show business, somehow ended up in a biker circus.

But that’s not the weirdest thing—Richard and Wendy Pini are also in the show, doing special effects.  Who are they?  Well, as any true 1970s/’80s comic geek knows, they were the cocreators of the most successful independent comic of all time, Elfquest.  Wendi was also a renowned cosplayer—from before it was even called cosplay.  It was just wearing a costume.

The story ends with another “big reveal” of Orb without his eye-helmet, showing how ugly he’s supposed to be.  But unlike in Marvel Team-Up #15, he looks more old than ugly here.

I’m wondering if every Orb appearance will follow this same pattern.
Creators: Tony Isabella  and George Tuska (#14) and Bob Brown (#15)
Grade: C-
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