Friday, February 05, 2016

Friday Night Fights: Canelo - Round 5: Pay The Devil!



For tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Canelo I'll be showing you a devilishly good fight courtesy of Daredevil #164, written by Roger McKenzie and illustrated by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson. Synopsis: Matt Murdock's father Battlin' Jack Murdock didn't take a dive during a fight Matt was watching like his manager, the Fixer, ordered him to, so the Fixer had him killed. Now Matt has grown up to be the crimefighter Daredevil, and he wants revenge.






Now that's the kind of art that propelled Frank Miller into an illustrious career and all the later cranky excesses that went with it.


Tonight's fight music comes from The Knack.




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Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday Night Fights: Canelo - Round 4: That's Gonna Leave A Mark Of The Beast!



For tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Canelo, I'm combining animal rage with cunning strategy, courtesy of a beastly battle by Steve Englehart, Tom Sutton, and Frank Gaicoia from Amazing Adventures#13, featuring the man who inspired this very blog's title.  This is Henry "Beast" McCoy's first story arc after his hairy transformation. His feelings leave him vulnerable to the manipulations of Mastermind and his fellow Brotherhood Of Evil Mutants members, the Blob and Unus the Untouchable. But now Henry has snapped out of it and....look out, Brotherhood!









Tonight's feral fight music is from a band whom I first learned about from fellow fighter Snell.




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Friday, January 22, 2016

Friday Night Fights: Canelo - Round 3: My Chi Is Strong!




Tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Canelo is my second consecutive time I'm nicking part of Snell's act. In my previous fight, I opted for man vs. animal action, and this time I'm featuring a fight with Shang-Chi. But while Snell usually opts for martial arts melees from the Master Of Kung Fu's self-titled comic, I'm taking this one from one of my childhood favorite arcs in Marvel Team-Up#84, written by Chris Claremont and beautifully illustrated by Sal Buscema and Steve Leialoha. Here, he's teaming up with Nick Fury, Spider-Man, and the Black Widow to wrest control of the captured S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier and its hypnotized agents from the Viper, who's planning to kill Jimmy Carter. But they're in for some opposition from....Boomerang.








Tonight's fight song is from The Dynamic Soul Machine.




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Friday, January 08, 2016

Friday Night Fights: Canelo - Round 1: Greystoked!



Welcome to the first round of Spacebooger's latest bout titled Friday Night Fights: Canelo. I figured I'd start this bout by going a little primal with this jungle jam from Tarzan#1 by Roy Thomas and John Buscema (I wanted to switch Buscema bros after leaning on Sal for my last two entries).


Synopsis: TARZAN VS. LION.






Winner: Tarzan.


Tonight's fight music is by the Electric Light Orchestra.





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Friday, January 01, 2016

FNF Special: “3…2…1…Happy Knockout” - Miracle Man Mashing!



Our host Spacebooger has decided to bring us one final year-end round called "FNF: 3...2...1...Happy Knockout!". The special rule of this end-of-year embroglio is: It must have a fight scene that is ONLY  4 panels long and the KO takes place on the last panel.


For my done-in-four donnybrook, I'm going with this miraculous melee from Marvel Two-In-One #8 by Steve Gerber, Sal Buscema, and Mike Esposito, in which our favorite everlovin' blue-eyed Thing goes head-to-head with an old Fantastic Four foe, the Miracle Man.


3...



Looks like Bashful Benjy is in a tough spot. Luckily, he's not averse to fighting dirty on occasion.



2...



1...






...KNOCKOUT!!!!


Tonight's fight music is by....BARRY MANILOW???


Sure, why not?




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Friday, December 11, 2015

Friday Night Fights: Snow White Fight - Hybrid Moment!



Tonight Spacebooger is emceeing a special Friday Night Fights mini-round entitled FNF Special: Snow White Fight. Our humble host has given us one special rule for this round: Each entry must include a fight scene that takes place in the snow or any other white background. Since I've already posted John Byrne's classic Alpha Flight Snowbird fight, tonight I'm going with another classic Marvel snow fight from the same era. Tonight's snow-white scuffle comes from ROM Spaceknight #18 by Bill Mantlo, Sal Buscema, and Frank Giacoia.


Synopsis: The X-Men are defending 15-year-old Jimmy Marks from what appears to be a killer robot that killed Jimmy's parents. However, appearances are deceiving in this case: The "killer robot" is none other than ROM, Spaceknight, and the X-Men have mistaken him for a murderer, something that happened quite often to ROM in his early encounters with the heroes of the Marvel universe. The parents' killer was actually Jimmy himself, who is secretly a human/Dire Wraith hybrid who cleverly calls himself Hybrid.


Here Jimmy has finally revealed his true monstrous self to our merry mutants and is facing off against them and ROM.



But what about the engine block?



And how does this work out for Logan?


NOT VERY WELL.



But....



And Hybrid is BANISHED TO LIMBO! (Unfortunately, so is ROM.)


Tonight's fight music is by the Misfits.





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Friday, November 27, 2015

FNF Presents: “Lights Out: Pitch Black Friday!” Prize Fight: Shady Lady!



It's time for the final prize fight for our host Spacebooger's latest bout, titled FNF Presents: “Lights Out: Pitch Black Friday!”. Our humble host has added one special rule: Every fight should have an overwhelming amount of darkness/lack of light. And what better protagonist to provide that than the Legion Of Super-Heroes' own Mistress of the Dark herself, Tasmia Mallor aka Shadow Lass?


Tonight's darkened donnybrook comes from Tales Of The Legion Of Super-Heroes #319 by Paul Levitz, Terry Shoemaker, and Karl Kesel. Synopsis: Tasmia's home planet Talok VII is being attacked by the Persuader and Lady Memory, the latter of whom has just driven Mon-El mad by forcing him to relive all 1000 of his years in the Phantom Zone. With the Legion's strongest member out of the picture, Lady Memory thinks taking out Shady will be a piece of cake.


Uhhh....not so much.




And it's lights out for Lady Memory!


The fight music for tonight's ebony embroglio is provided by Cher.




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