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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Friday, November 06, 2015

Friday Night Fights: Lights Out - Round 11: Bird Vs. Brass!

Recently, the comics world lost one of its most beloved Silver Age artists and one of my all-time favorite inkers, Murphy Anderson. I remember getting my introduction to his work courtesy of his inking of Curt Swan on the Superman books, Since then, I've gotten to read more Silver and Bronze Age comics and seen his inks do wonders with greats like Swan, Gil Kane, Carmine Infantino, Dick Dillin, Bob Brown, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, and Dave Cockrum.

However, I've chosen tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Lights Out o demonstrate that Anderson was a terrific penciller as well as inker. This Feathers vs. Flute fracas comes from Detective Comics #480 written by Len Wein and illustrated by the late, great Mr. Anderson. Synopsis: The Pied Piper has been lending his assistance to some robbers in Midway City, supplying them with his special musical instruments to aid them in fighting back against the police and Hawkman. With the aid of his own Thanagarian tech, the Winged Wonder has succeeded in topping the robbers' musical mayhem and has tracked their instruments back to their source.

No, not the wings!

That takes some brass, Hawkman!

And speaking of brass, here's tonight's fight song by the Pretenders.

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Friday Night Fights: Lights Out - Round 10: Who You Gonna Call?

How do you fight a ghost? In tonight's special Halloween round of Friday Night Fights: Lights Out, I'm letting Moon Knight demonstrate with his own unique brand of ghost-busting, courtesy of Moon Knight#3, written by Warren Ellis and beautifully illustrated by Declan Shalvey.

Synopsis: A ghostly punk biker gang has begun haunting the streets of Manhattan at night,randomly menacing and beating up innocent bystanders. Moon Knight goes in to fight them, but because he can't touch them and they can touch and hurt him, he proptly proceeds to get his....moon....kicked. So he consults the Egyptian moon god Khonshu, as one is wont to do in these situations.

Long story short: It turns out he DOES have clothing items for fighting the dead after all.

So now it's time for Round Two.

Well, that's definitely not a proton pack. Let's see how that works out for him.

Pretty well, it turns out.

Moon Knight ain't afraid of no ghosts.

And neither is Spacebooger.

Tonight's fight music is...what else?

Friday, October 23, 2015

Friday Night Fights: Lights Out: Round 9: How Do You Stop A Rhino From Charging?

Tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Lights Out will be presented in the form of a quiz.

Question: How do you stop a Rhino from charging?

a) Take away his credit card?


b) Attack him with your special Hulk pants?


c) Spray him with size-shrinking Pym particles and then sit on him?

The answer is "c".

The preceding multiple choice melee was brought to you courtesy of quizmasters Gail Simone and Udon, from their quizzical collaboration, Deadpool#66, with tonight's fight music coming from the Smashing Pumpkins.

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Friday, October 09, 2015

Friday Night Fights: Lights Out - Round 7: Lights...Well, You Know!

Tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Lights Out actually lives up to the aforementioned bout's name, courtesy of this embroglio-in-the-dark from Power Man And Iron Fist#66, written by Mary Jo Duffy and illustrated by Kerry Gammill and Ricardo Villamonte. Synopsis: The Daughters Of The Dragon, aka Misty Knight and Colleen Wing, set out to steal back the Jade Dragon from a group of thieves who had purloined it earlier. Unfortunately for them, said group of thieves is led by Sabretooth and the Constrictor. After they lock Misty in their vault, Colleen manages to get away and gathers reinforcements Luke Cage and Danny Rand, aka Power Man and Iron Fist, to rescue her. The plan is for Luke and Colleen to act as a decoy while Danny breaks Misty free. Unfortunately..

Fist manages to keep Sabretooth at bay, so Creed tries something different.


And it' guessed it....LIGHTS OUT FOR SABRETOOTH!

Tonight's fight music is this dimly-lit ditty by Peter Wolf.

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Friday, October 02, 2015

Friday Night Fights: Lights Out: Round 6: Eyes Playing Jokes On You!

Tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Lights Out will make you think your eyes are playing tricks on you. This refractive ruckus comes from Batman#294 by David V. Reed, John Calnan, and Tex Blaisdell.

Synopsis: In order to flush out the murderer of a Batman impersonator, the real Caped Crusader spread rumors of his own death, disguised himself as Two-Face, and arranged a series of fact-finding trials, with Ra's al Ghul as the judge, during which major Bat-villains, as well as Lex Luthor, claimed credit for ol' Bats' murder, with "Two-Face" tasked with finding them innocent. (It was the 70's, just roll with it.) The end goal was to make the real murderer reveal his proof. Said "real killer" turned out to be the Joker.

However, capturing the Clown Prince Of Crime proves to be a bit more....difficult.


For tonight's fight music, check out these lightbending lyrics by the Who.

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Friday Night Fights: Lights Out - Round 5: Hulk-Bustin'!

Tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Lights Out is a mixture of red, gold, purple, and green, courtesy of Iron Man#132, by David Michelinie, Jerry Bingham, and Bob Layton.

Synopsis: Stark Industries attempts a new treatment to cure Bruce Banner of his Hulk transformations. Long story short: It doesn't work out.

Ol' Shellhead decides to take advantage of the Emerald Goliath's momentary disorientation.

Does it work? See for yourself.

Sure, Tony ends up overloading his armor and being trapped in it immobile in the next panel or so, but....still counts!

The fight music for this single-blow slugfest is by the Rolling Stones.

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