Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday Night Fights: Ghost - Round 10: (Giant) Snakes On A Plane!


For tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Ghost, I'm going to demonstrate, with the help of Travis Morgan aka The Warlord, how pilot training can come in handy in very unusual ways, courtesy of Warlord#3 by Mike Grell.


Synopsis: While trying to capture an elusive unicorn, Travis Morgan is ambushed by a tribe of Lizard Men who have been worshiping Morgan's crashed plane as their war god. (No, really.) The Lizard Men plan to kill him as a sacrifice to their new "deity" to make them invincible in war. This killing is then interrupted by the rise of their old god. Who just happens to be a giant golden snake. Luckily, Morgan's lieutenant Machiste comes to his rescue.




To prevent Machiste from becoming Purina Giant Snake God Chow, the Warlord scrambles through the plane looking for his survival kit. 










He finds the kit -- and the gun inside, and emerges from the cockpit ready to go all Samuel L. Jackson on this giant snake's @$$.....




.....but unfortunately for him.....




Since the guns aren't doing much more than annoying the giant beast, Morgan decides to try using a different weapon.






You've seen Friday Night Fighters win by the seat of their pants before, but I bet you've never seen one win by the seat of their plane.


Tonight's fight music is this aereonautic aria by Shiny Toy Guns.




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Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday Night Fights : Ghost - Round 8 - Firefall!




For tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Ghost, I'll be taking you back to the time when Rom: Spaceknight fought Firefall.




No, not that Firefall.


THIS Firefall. (Courtesy of ROM#4 by Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema.)




Instead of a late 70's country rock band, the Firefall in this armored embroglio is actually a crook named Archie Stryker whom Rom's enemies, the Dire Wraiths, manipulated into letting them graft his nerve endings to a suit of Spaceknight armor formerly worn by Rom's fellow Galadorian and best friend Karas. Archie has donned the Firefall armor to punish Rom for what he thought was the cold-blooded murder of his fellow humans (but what was actually Rom banishing disguised Wraiths to Limbo).







And that's the least of Archie's problems. You see, what the Wraiths neglected to tell him was that he wasn't just wearing the Galadorian armor, it was being grafted to his nerve endings, which meant he feels every bit of punishment dished out against the suit.











Tonight's fight music is by the band Firefall and the title is a perfect description of poor Archie's fate in this week's Galadorian go-round.




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Friday, December 05, 2014

Friday Night Fights: Ghost - Round 8: The 3-Way!


For tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Ghost,  I'm making things as easy as 1-2-3, courtesy of this sequential showdown in Batman Family#14 by Bob Rozakis, Don Heck, and Bob Wiacek. Synopsis: The duo of Mr. Brain and Doctor Brawn have used a ray called the Convincer on Batwoman that made her fade away and unleashed a deadly plague upon Georgetown. Batgirl and Robin track the villainous duo to a local carnival and confront them. While the Dominoed Daredoll handles Dr. Brawn, the Teen Wonder takes down Mr. Brawn with a unique triple-pronged assault.



Tonight's fight music is this ascendant anthem by Gloria Estefan.




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Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Night Fights: Ghost - Round 7: Doin' Da (Head) Butt!




For tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Ghost, I'm using Smallville: Lantern#11 by Bryan Q. Miller, Ig Guara, and JP Mayer.


Synopsis: Prometheus is breaking into Ft. Knox.




Earlier, he had killed a group of DEO agents and wounded both Agent Cameron Chase and Green Arrow. Now Ollie is recovered and looking for revenge.


And he's come dressed for the occasion.











That was way better than the end of Justice League: Cry For Justice. Prometheus was definitely the "butt" of Ollie's joke here. And with that, here's tonight's fight music.





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Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Night Fights: Ghost - Round 6: Getting Jacked!



For tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Ghost, I'm flashing back to the late 80's with this story from Doom Patrol#24 by Grant Morrison, Richard Case, and Scott Hanna. Synopsis: Robotman tries to rescue his Doom Patrol teammate Rhea (Lodestone) Jones from the clutches of her kidnapper and would-be suitor, Red Jack. How does that work out for him?


Not very well.








And what better choice for tonight's fight music than the same cheeky little number Red Jack was singing as he cleaned Robotman's clock, here rendered by none other than Fred Astaire?




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Friday, November 07, 2014

Friday Night Fights: Ghost - Round 5: Bringing The T.H.U.N.D.E.R.!



For tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Ghost, I'm bringing the thunder, or rather the T.H.U.N.D.E.R., courtesy of  T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents#16, written by Ralph Reese and illustrated by George Tuska.


Synopsis: The evil forces of S.P.I.D.E.R. have discovered the location of T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Mountain. Worse, they've also invented a Disruptor Machine which cuts off electrical energy and have used it to depower and capture the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents. Now it's up to the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Squad to save the day.





And with the Disruptor disabled...




Tonight's fight music is this thundering tune by Bob Dylan.




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Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday Night Fights: Ghost - Round 4: Strange To The Finish!



For tonight's special Halloween round of Friday Night Fights: Ghost, I'm taking a trip through fellow FNFer Snell's usual stomping ground, but this time I'm journeying through a darker unexplored corner of it, courtesy of this seafaring story from Bela Lugosi's Tales From The Grave#2, written by Kerry Gammill and illustrated by Kamil "Kurt" Kochanski.


Synopsis: A scavenger ship has discovered an old boat from the 1930's at the bottom of the sea. The vessel appears to be covered by a....thick, leafy, green vegetable substance. When their diver explores the craft further...




When the crew subsequently encounters turbulent sea waves and then notice two nearby sharks torn completely in two, they waste no time pulling up anchor and making a quick exit. But they haven't exactly made a clean getaway, as they find out when this crewman checks on the pilot and finds....




Wait, was that.......? Could it be....?




Uhh, that's a....new trick for him.




But where could this strange sailor be headed? And to meet whom?




She's looking a bit haggard.




I don't even want to know what happened to Olive and Swea'Pea.


Considering the comic title, you's think that tonight's fight music would be Bauhaus' most popular number. But since the late Mr. Lugosi was only the narrator here, it felt more appropriate to tailor the fight music toward our popped-eyed protagonist instead, so I'm forgoing Peter Murphy's former band in favor of Fiona Apple.




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