Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Night Fights: Boogaloo - Round 5: Frightwing!



For tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Boogaloo, I'm going to show you how an iconic hero handles being overcome by his greatest fears, courtesy of Nightwing#10 by Chuck Dixon, Scott McDaniel, and Karl Story. Synopsis: Inspector Dudley Soames has hired Jonathan Crane aka the Scarecrow to kill Nightwing. To achieve that end, Scarecrow doses our hero with a powerful dose of his fear gas which causes Dick Grayson to hallucinate a reality where he's married to Donna Troy (who's cheating on him with TV repairman Roy Harper), has a 9-to-5 job working for the Joker, lives next door to his more successful coworker Bruce Wayne, and has Jason Todd for his paperboy. At this point Dick is about ready to crack......







......Scarecrow's skull.


Tonight's fearsome fight music comes from Siouxsie And The Banshees.




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Friday, July 11, 2014

Friday Night Fights: Boogaloo - Round 4: Stompa The Yard!



This week I happened to take advantage of a Comixology sale of the late 80's Suicide Squad run. So for tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Boogaloo, I'm going with Suicide Squad#3, written by John Ostrander and Kim Yale and illustrated by Luke McDonnell and Karl Kesel, and featuring a member of Kirby's Fourth World showing some unexpected versatility.


Synopsis: Darkseid sends the Female Furies to break Glorious Godfrey out of his prison cell at Belle Reve, where he has been languishing since the end of Legends. Belle Reve also happens to contain the secret headquartes of the Suicide Squad. Each team has split up. Here we see one of the Furies, Stompa, searching the grounds for Godfrey in her own unique style.




As you can see, Bronze Tiger has just made a serious miscalculation, thinking Stompa's head is much more fragile than her feet.


Spoiler: It's not.




Nor are her hands.


Considering the victor of tonight's Belle Reve brouhaha, what other fight music could I pick but this Serena Ryder number?




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Friday, July 04, 2014

Friday Night Fights: Boogaloo - Round 3: The Bane Of Cap's Existence!

In honor of today being the Fourth of July, tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Boogaloo features the Sentinel Of Liberty himself, Captain America, vs. the man who once broke the Bat.


Tonight's Big 2 crossover classic comes from DC Vs. Marvel #2, written by Ron Marz and Peter David and, in the case of this battle, drawn by Claudio Castellini. Synopsis: Having thrown his shield at Bane and seemingly missing, Cap is now on the verge of being the victim of Bane's signature move before......



.... being saved by Cap's signature move.


Tonight's fight music is this perfectly-titled ditty by Sweet.





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Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday Night Fights: Boogaloo - Round 2: Quantum Physical!



I've been picking up a lot more of the new Valiant Comics titles in this past year or so, and tonight's Friday Night Fights: Boogaloo is a perfect example of why. It comes from Quantum & Woody#4, written by James Asmus and illustrated by Tom Fowler.


Synopsis: Eric Handerson aka Quantum is attempting to rescue his foster brother Woody, who has been kidnapped by the mysterious group known as Edison's Radical Aquisitions aka ERA. Let's see how well that goes for him.



So who is Quantum?



That's who.


Tonight's fight music is this musical question posed by Kathryn Calder.




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Friday, June 20, 2014

Friday Night Fights: Boogaloo - Round 1: Eat Your Heart Out, Pete Townsend!



Greetings! Our host Spacebooger's latest Friday Night Fights bout is called Boogaloo, and I'm going to start off rocking and rolling, courtesy of Nextwave: Agents Of H.A.T.E.#1 by Warren Ellis, Stuart Immomen, and Wade Von Grawbadger. Synopsis: Elsa Bloodstone finds herself under attack by the Beyond Corp.'s own Human Resources department. But luckily, she has a weapon.




Guitar vs. Gatling. Which one will win?





Sorry, pal. You're about to have a little fender (Strat) bender.




John Hiatt, the source of tonight's fight music, would not approve, Elsa.




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Friday, June 13, 2014

Friday Night Fights: Red Devil - Prize Fight: Misadventures In Babysitting!



Welcome to this week's special Friday Night Fights Prize Fight: Red Devil, in which our humble host has one special rule: Each entry must be a scene featuring a fight with a red devil.


I'll do better than that, Spacebooger. How about....two red devils?


Tonight's devilish donnybrook comes from Tiny Titans#27 by Art Baltazar and Franco. Synopsis: Raven is tasked with watching Kid Devil for the weekend, so she takes him home to her house, where her dad Trigon insists on treating him like a baby, complete with high chair.






Wow, Trigon's demonic digits must be feeling a world of hurt.


Tonight's fight music is this rookie effort from Todd Rundgren.




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Friday, May 30, 2014

Friday Night Fights: Battlin' Jack - Round 12: Sir Galahad!



Tonight's final round of Friday Night Fights: Battlin' Jack comes from Thrillbent's weekly online comic Insufferable by Mark Waid and Peter Krause. Insufferable is the story of Nocturnus and his son/former sidekick Galahad. After a falling-out Galahad goes public and becomes a celebrity (and also kind of a jerk). At the point where I begin, Insufferable Vol.2 Chapter 16, Nocturnus and Galahad, while tracking the man who embezzled all of Galahad's money to Florida, had stumbled upon a murder mystery. When Galahad and his press agent questioned some young children in their clubhouse about the murder, some goons hired by said embezzler fire-bombed the clubhouse and later shot Galahad in the head. Here the goons report back to their boss.






Unfortunately for them, the man in the chair is...




.....not who they think he is.




Turns out the gunshot wound only grazed Galahad instead of killing him. Worse, he snuck into their car trunk and followed them back to their boss (aka the guy bound and gagged with Galahad's boot on his head.).






And there's the setup for tonight's fight. Which brings us to Insufferable Vol. 2 Chapter 17 for the fight itself. Did I mention that Galahad, in addition to being alive, is also quite pissed?


















Lesson: Don't mess with Galahad.


Tonight's fight music is by Josh Ritter.




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