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Madcap was a deeply religious fellow whose entire family was killed in a grotesque accident that made him incapable of feeling pain, with a healing factor Deadpool would envy. He also gained the power to make people lose their inhibitions. After losing his mind due to his trauma and deciding all life was a nihistic joke, he started wearing the clown outfit and run around getting himself horribly mutilated while laughing or shooting people with a bubble gun and making them as crazy bold as himself.

I am not sure I understand the thinking that made him hire himself out as a merc for the forces of evil in Ghost Rider: Heaven's On Fire. 2 pages from issue 4.

Plot? Er, unscrupulous anti-heroes are defending the world (and Heaven). Ghost Rider villains like Scarecrow below are teaming up to pile on! And Madcap. He may have gotten lost. He may be working for an evil angel, I forget.

Damion Hellstrom apparently was emo enough to shave his head after Marvel Divas. And grow a stupid beard. The chick below is an ex-girlfriend. She is also a pagan terrorist or rogue cultist or something that looks terribly evil but fights for free will.

I do like the "Oh, you think YOU'RE scary bad guys?" of that last panel there.

Madcap seems very off his game in this book, possibly because there's way too many supernatural critters and demons and angels and talk of a real live afterlife messing with his worldview. Got to wonder if this encounter will inspire actual character development..

Date: 2009-12-18 07:49 am (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
Character development for a D-List villain from something that happened in a rather self contained mini that no one except later Ghost Rider titles will likely ever mention again?

I wouldn't hold my breathe.

Date: 2009-12-18 09:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
Mini that involves angels and taking over heaven. I think you can cross out that part about future GR titles.

Date: 2009-12-18 07:27 pm (UTC)
darkblade: (Molly vs Bus)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
Well with the recent retcon that spirits of vengence are Angels it is possible that it might come up again.

Date: 2009-12-19 02:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] darkblade
Ghost Rider writers are retcon addicts.

Date: 2009-12-18 08:33 am (UTC)
jjgalahad: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jjgalahad
Ah, Madcap. I fondly recall the issue of She-Hulk where she stopped him by ripping the page with him on the comic out, smushing him/the page into a garbage can and then setting it on fire. Or something like that. It's been a while.

Date: 2009-12-18 09:33 am (UTC)
cainofdreaming: b/w (Default)
From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
I'm going off a tangent for the intent of this post here, but this whole mini has read like the writer, Jason Aaron, wanted to write about Ellis' Daimon Hellstrom but got stuck with a Ghost Rider assignment. And failed to catch the whole atmosphere Ellis had going for him.

Date: 2009-12-18 11:07 am (UTC)
greenmask: (Default)
From: [personal profile] greenmask
The TV Evangelists line sounded very Writing-Like-Ellis.

Date: 2009-12-18 03:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't know...I think he's come closest of anyone since Ellis. As a big fan of Intarwub Jesus' Son of Satan run, I've been pretty happy with this limited series so far, regrettable beard aside...

Date: 2009-12-18 11:46 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thandrak
... That's way too coherent for Madcap. Madcap talked like Freakazoid before Freakazoid existed.

Date: 2009-12-18 03:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crinos
Also: Daimon Hellstrom looks like Fu Manchu. There, I said it: I feel better.

Date: 2009-12-19 08:08 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Well, I'm not sure just how much of this is in character for Madcap, but the last panel sure is. I recall reading of a previous encounter he had with Ghost Rider, where Ghosty fired up the ol' Penance Stare on him - and he thought it was the COOLEST THING EVER, and wanted another round of it! I think Madcap joined the forces of evil simply because he thought that'd be the easiest way to get the living crap beaten out of him in innovative ways.
If anyone has any older scans of Madcap - specifically, the scene where he brags about doing things that the Comics Code "wouldn't line a birdcage with" while cutting off his own leg with a circular saw - I'd like to see them.


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