If you took away anything from my Black Stallion’s Ghost review of Chapter By Chapter it would be my lack of understanding horses. I don’t know a lot about them other than I tried to ride one as a little kid and even though it was a small horse I was afraid. I don’t know if it was for the same reason I don’t like roller coasters or my fear of heights or what the reason was but I never tried it again. I used to give up way too easy. I wasn’t the stubborn ox I am today. Someday I’ll tell you that story, and oddly it involves french toast and home economics class. It’s me so you shouldn’t be surprised normalcy is a rarity. Which should explain some of my fight choices.
That means I don’t know if a horse can outrace a speeding van. But if you’re the Phantom’s horse Hero, apparently you can. Just ask the driver with a skull mark on his face.
SMACK round 3
The Battlefield: The Phantom #1 (Moonstone; 2003)
The Promoters: Ben Raab (writer), Pat Quinn (artist), Ken Wolak & Dawn Broszewski (colorists), and Jeff Eckleberry (letterer)
Someone shot the Phantom’s wife. (Don’t worry, she’ll live.) You don’t do that and expect your day to end well. Of course you don’t expect to look back to see if you’re being followed and see a man in purple tights and a black eye mask riding a white horse.
You should now have a new respect for mounted police officers. Apparently it’s not such a dumb idea. Imagine THAT car chase. Would have made the OJ Simpson car chase more interesting.