Monster of the Day #1635

Out of T-Fest MotD, so here’s a leftover Daimon Hellstrom cover. Obviously I like this one, this might be one of the only Johnny Blaze GR appearances I’ve never read.

Still, I suspect the ‘guest stars’ are illusions or something (or robots in other books). I used to hate that sort of thing when I was a kid, I always took it as a cheat. Although I guess in a world with all these robot-builders and such, it really wasn’t.

Still kind of a cheat, though.

  • Gamera977

    Oh wow what an awesome cover!!! I mean between SoS’s doppelganger, imps, Ghost Rider, and Satana I don’t think the artist could find room to shove in any more coolness.

  • About the only thing I remember about the one Eternals comic I had as a kid was that the Hulk in it was a robot. I’m not even certain I read past that, in fact.

  • bgbear_rnh

    I think I once dated The Devil’s daughter.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    Definitely looks like Gil Kane’s work. The legs on the negative-SoS…nobody else drew legs like that.

  • sandra

    Satana has HUGE hands.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Huge hands of fate.

  • Ericb

    Huge “hands” of fate.

  • Eric Hinkle

    I recall reading the issue; GR and Satana actually did show up.

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  • Luke Blanchard

    This issue was the concluding part of a three-issue storyline, and mostly consists of a long dream sequence. It’s a real crisis for the hero, but GR and Satana are figments in his dream.

  • Eric Hinkle

    My mistake then. I must have this one confused with another occasion when SoS did meet Ghost Rider.

  • Luke Blanchard

    The SoS was introduced in GR’s feature. You might be remembering that story, as GR’s antagonist for part of it was a young witch. It was the storyline running when GR graduated from MARVEL SPOTLIGHT into his own title. The SoS replaced him in MARVEL SPOTLIGHT, and the first issue starring him was part of the crossover.

    On the other hand, in MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #22 the SoS’s dream is supernatural, so one can quibble over what exactly the Satana and GR in it are. The GR figure refers to changes in GR’s series since they met.

    Most of the SoS’s MARVEL SPOTLIGHT issues were written by Steve Gerber, who wrote a lot of weird horror for Marvel in the 1970s. But not the first two and the last.

    Satana met the SoS in the last one, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #24, which was written by Chris Claremont. He also wrote her own feature, but I found it a forgettable issue. After that the SoS appeared in his own title, but it only lasted a year.
    If anyone’s interested, these stories were recently collected by Marvel. Marvel and DC have also started selling e-copies of back issues.

  • Eric Hinkle

    You know your comics far better than I do. Thanks for explaining all that.