Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday Night Fights: Karate Kick - Round 7: Why You Should Never Disturb Aquaman When He's Brooding...




For tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Karate Kick, the one rule our host Spacebooger has given us is each fight must include a kick to any part of the opponent's body. In the case of tonight's undersea embroglio, the part of the body on the receiving end of that kick is...most painful. Here it is, courtesy of Aquaman#1, written by Peter David and illustrated by Marty Egeland and Brad Vancata.


Synopsis: Aqualad swims down to the Aquacave to recruit Aquaman for an undersea mission, where he finds the Sea King...


...looking like hell.



Aqualad ain't havin' it, but unfortunately for him, Arthur........is having it even less.





Oooh, tough break there, Minnow.


Tonight's fight music is this seafaring siren song by Faith No More.




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Friday, September 09, 2016

Friday Night Fights: Karate Kick - Round 5: Not-So-Cuddly Toy!



For the Friday Night Fights: Karate Kick bout, our host Spacebooger has instructed us that each fight should include a kick to any part of the opponent's body. He also stressed that the kick should be awesome. So, to that end, one of the first things to come to mind is tonight's toy-mendous tussle from Superman#305, written by Martin Pasko and beautifully illustrated by Curt Swan and Bob Oksner.


Synopsis: Metropolis Coliseum has been destroyed, apparently by a figure wearing a Superman costume. Of course, everyone in Metropolis thinks the vandal was Superman. (Spoiler: It was actually Bizarro, accidentally flung into the coliseum by a cosmic storm.) Unfortunately, among the things destroyed was a display put together by former Toyman Winslow Schott of all his greatest toy inventions. Schott blames the Man Of Steel for the destruction of his life's work and comes out of retirement to seek revenge using a giant robot toy of himself. Superman investigates the wreckage and repairs the outer wall damage, only to be attacked by Schott in the aformentioned robot toy.


What makes tonight's featured kick stand out is....




....Curt Swan's undisputed mastery of the after-image.


Even though the toy the Man Of Tomorrow faced tonight was anything but cuddly, I thought this tune by Roachford was appropriate fight music for tonight's round.





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Friday, September 02, 2016

Friday Night Fights: Karate Kick - Round 4:Chronal Pain!



For tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Karate Kick, in which the one rule our host Spacebooger has given us is each fight must include a kick to any part of the opponent's body, I'm going with Blue Beetle#10 by Len Wein, Chuck Patton, and Dell Barras. Synopsis: Blue Beetle is chasing Chronos around Chicago. Let's see how he fares.








Since we began tonight's chronal kickfest with the Time Thief running out, this seemed like an appropriate choice of fight Muse-ic.





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Friday, August 26, 2016

Friday Night Fights: Karate Kick - Round 3: Giving Firestorm The Slip(knot)!

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I'm coming late to the latest bout by our humble host, Spacebooger, entitled "Friday Night Fights: Karate Kick", which contains one special rule:

For the next 12 rounds all fights must feature a foot to the face, a boot to the belly, a roundhouse to the ribs, a heel to the head, a stiletto to the stomach… you get the point.


Tonight I'll be kickin' it with The Fury Of Firestorm#28, written by Gerry Conway, pencilled by Rafael Kayanan, and inked by Pablo Marcos and Rodin Rodriguez, and features our favorite Nuclear Man struggling against the amazing might of....


.....Slipknot.


No, seriously.


Synopsis: Our hot-headed hero is spending some alone time with Lorraine Reilly when...




Yes, this villain is facing off against a nuclear-powered hero armed with power of...rope tricks.


And....winning?




Yep, Gerry Conway really took pains to demonstrate that the Rope-Tying Ruffian was actually....dangerous. Why yes, he'd have to be. After all, he apparently beat out Square Lash, Doctor Two Half Hitches, and Taut Line Man for the job.





"This is all well and good," you're thinking, but where's the kick?


THERE'S the kick.




Don't worry, folks, the fight quickly turns around when the Cravat-Using Criminal makes the classic Bond villain error of not making sure our hero is actually dead. And when Ronnie actually remembers that he's fricking Firestorm. But for purposes of this bout, I'm stopping here with our hero....on the ropes.


Tonight's frayed fight music is by the Foo Fighters.



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Friday, July 29, 2016

FNF Presents: “The Long Count” - Prize Fight: Lobo Gets Dox-ed!



Welcome to a special Prize Fight entitled FNF Presents: "The Long Count". Our gracious host Spacebooger has given us one special rule:

"Every fight should have a clear shot of the looser laying lifeless and KOed." 

With that gauntlet thrown, I'm going with this special intergalactic embroglio from L.E.G.I.O.N. '89 #10, written by Keith Giffen and Alan Grant and illustrated by Barry Kitson and Mark McKenna. Synopsis: After barely surviving an attack from a then-sex-crazed Stealth, Vril Dox II has spent the week recovering in a regeneration tank. Fresh off being on the receiving end of a double-cross by Dox, Lobo has taken advantage of the Coluan's convalescence to try to kill him. He is stopped from completing this endeavor by the now-lucid Stealth. She gets her rear handed to her by the Czarnian bounty hunter, but it's enough time to give Dox a chance to get his bearings and....


IT'S SHOWDOWN TIME!













Welp, sure looks like a clear shot of Lobo kayoed to me.


Tonight's fight music is this healing hymn by Frank Turner.




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FNF Presents: “The Long Count” - Prize Fight: Lobo Gets Dox-ed!



Welcome to a special Prize Fight entitled FNF Presents: "The Long Count". Our gracious host Spacebooger has given us one special rule:

"Every fight should have a clear shot of the looser laying lifeless and KOed." 

With that gauntlet thrown, I'm going with this special intergalactic embroglio from L.E.G.I.O.N. '89 #10, written by Keith Giffen and Alan Grant and illustrated by Barry Kitson and Mark McKenna. Synopsis: After barely surviving an attack from a then-sex-crazed Stealth, Vril Dox II has spent the week recovering in a regeneration tank. Fresh off being on the receiving end of a double-cross by Dox, Lobo has taken advantage of the Coluan's convalescence to try to kill him. He is stopped from completing this endeavor by the now-lucid Stealth. She gets her rear handed to her by the Czarnian bounty hunter, but it's enough time to give Dox a chance to get his bearings and....


IT'S SHOWDOWN TIME!













Welp, sure looks like a clear shot of Lobo kayoed to me.


Tonight's fight music is this healing hymn by Frank Turner.




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Friday, July 01, 2016

Friday Night Fights: Gene - Round 10: Good Vibrations!



You may have noticed how it's been a while since I've posted a round of Friday Night Fights: Gene. That's essentially because the demands of work and family have been kind of kicking my butt recently, leaving me with less time and energy to post these weekly walings. Meaning: I'm going to settle for being an irregular contributor here for the time being. But I'm back for this week's round with a fight guaranteed to shake you up, courtesy of Justice League Of America#140 by Steve Englehart, Dick Dillin, and Frank McLaughlin.


Synopsis: After the Manhunters capture Green Lantern, Green Arrow, and Black Canary, the other members of the Justice League manage to track them to the Arctic, where they fall into a trap courtesy of the Manhunters' leader, the Grandmaster.









To be fair to Superman, 99.999% of the time he tries this, he succeeds. Unfortunately for our Man Of Steel.....





.....this isn't one of those times.






Yep, the old "shrinking energy cube" trick.




Here's where Batman shows why he's in the group.




Actually, Flash, Supes only tried to punch through the cube, not vibrate through it, but....ohh, you be you, Steve Englehart.











And....







You'd think Grandmaster could've gotten away by more than just a few yards away by now, but....let's just roll with it.





Luckily, Flash gets up right away rather than catch 8 hours of "z's" while his friends are being sliced into Kibbles & Bits.


Tonight's fight music is this take on an old Beach Boys song by Todd Rundgren.




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