Friday, November 25, 2016


Welcome to the second round of our host Spacebooger's latest bout, Friday Night Fights: Power Punch. This bout has one new rule to it: Each round must feature a KO punch. And tonight, I'm providing this bit of gridiron glory from Amazing Spider-Man#153 by Len Wein, Ross Andru, and Mike Esposito.


Synopsis: Dr. Bradley Bolton, former Empire State University star quarterback and currently a top computer scientist, has a problem: His daughter has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom by some criminals led by a man named Paine, who demands the good doctor hand him a valuable computer component in exchange for Bolton's daughter's return. The meet goes as planned in ESU Stadium until Paine pulls a last-second double-cross which Bolton does not take well.




And off Dr. Bolton goes.




Meanwhile, Spider-Man, having shadowed Bolton earlier, suddenly arrives at the stadium only to find...





So Spidey has cornered Paine and is about to inflict some of the man's namesake on him when...




Tonight's fight music for this round of pigskin power punching is this selection from Queen.




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Friday, November 11, 2016

FNF Prize Fight: Not Quite Alive And Kicking!




Welcome to Spacebooger's special Prize Fight round, titled "FNF: Karate Kicks", where the special rule our host has given us is: Every fight should have multiple kicks resulting in a KO!


You want multiple kicks, Fred? I'll give you multiple kicks, courtesy of this entry from Deadly Hands Of Kung Fu#24, written by Chris Claremont and beautifully illustrated by Rudy Nebres.


Synopsis: Danny Rand aka Iron Fist has journeyed to Hell to save the life and soul of the woman he loves, Jade, from the clutches of the evil Dhasha-Khan, who plans to use it to remake our world. The fight has taken them back to New York City. Unfortunately for Danny, he's already been killed and, as a result.....






...is a mere ghost of his former self.




How does Danny extricate himself and Jade from this predicament? By figuring out a special feature of the power that gives him his superhero codename.




And.....




Ok, that was technically multiple kicks, but I'm not stopping until the KO.








And here comes the KO.




Well, in this case "KO" is short for "Killing Off". But it still counts.


Tonight's prize fight music is by INXS.



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Friday, October 28, 2016

Friday Night Fights: Karate Kick - Round 12: Dracula On Ice!




Tonight is the final round of the Friday Night Fights: Karate Kick bout. Our host Spacebooger has given us one special rule: Each entry needs to include a fight scene from a comic between 2 or more characters where one of them kicks another. This round is taking place on the weekend right before Halloween. Combine those two facts and really, the only fight I can post that fits both themes is this bit of vampire-vanquishing from Planetary#13, written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by John Cassaday.


Synopsis: In 1920, a 20-year-old Elijah Snow, while tracking a global conspiracy, has used a secret map of the world to locate a special home in London housing one of the co-conspirators, one Sherlock Holmes. However, unbeknownst to Elijah, Holmes has a....special guest.




"It".


Elijah seems to be in trouble here, but luckily, he's learned to....play it cool.




VERY cool.



OUCH!


Tonight's frigid fight music is by Don Dixon.





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Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday Night Fights: Karate Kick - Round 11: Batgirl's Bag Of Kicks!



Since our humble host Spacebooger scored a previous round victory using the Stephanie Brown Batgirl, I figured I'd give it a shot with the original herself, Barbara Gordon. Better yet, I'm having her bring the Kane Pain tonight, courtesy of Detective Comics #389, written by Frank Robbins and illustrated by Gil Kane and Murphy Anderson.


Synopsis: Barbara answers an ad from airline hostess Darlene Dawson to dress as Batgirl at an awards ceremony in Darlene's stead, since Darlene claims she has to celebrate her grandfather's birthday the same evening. Unfortunately, it's a set-up: Darlene is actually double-crossing her gang of jewelry smugglers by keeping some jewels they smuggled for herself and her accomplice, dear old Grandpa, and setting up Barbara to be killed by the gang in her place. (Notice the gang in question is dressed in a Justice League motif.)




What a pickle! How will Babs get out of it?


Answer: Like this!







And for our fight music, here's Babs' very own theme song.


      
 



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Friday Night Fights: Karate Kick - Round 11: Batgirl's Bag Of Kicks!



Since our humble host Spacebooger scored a previous round victory using the Stephanie Brown Batgirl, I figured I'd give it a shot with the original herself, Barbara Gordon. Better yet, I'm having her bring the Kane Pain tonight, courtesy of Detective Comics #389, written by Frank Robbins and illustrated by Gil Kane and Murphy Anderson.


Synopsis: Barbara answers an ad from airline hostess Darlene Dawson to dress as Batgirl at an awards ceremony in Darlene's stead, since Darlene claims she has to celebrate her grandfather's birthday the same evening. Unfortunately, it's a set-up: Darlene is actually double-crossing her gang of jewelry smugglers by keeping some jewels they smuggled for herself and her accomplice, dear old Grandpa, and setting up Barbara to be killed by the gang in her place. (Notice the gang in question is dressed in a Justice League motif.)




What a pickle! How will Babs get out of it?


Answer: Like this!







And for our fight music, here's Babs' very own theme song.


      
 



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Friday, October 14, 2016

Friday Night Fights: Karate Kick - Round 10: Slick Thinking!




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. Tonight's point of impact is the shoulders, courtesy of Superman: The Man Of Steel#33 by Louise Simonson, Jon Bodganove, and Dennis Janke. Synopsis; During the Reign Of The Superman story arc, Superman was restored to full power by a massive Engine City energy blast filtered through the Eradicator's body. Unfortunately, the blast did the job too well, causing our Man Of Tomorrow to continue absorbing too much power, causing his body to mutate and grow and leaving him with a dangerous (and rapidly increasing) level of power. The scientists at Cadmus concocted a way to have the Parasite absorb Superman's excess power at a rate where they can still keep him imprisoned and under control. However, Parasite absorbs too much of Superman's energy too quickly, causing him to break free. Luckily, he's gained Supes' strength and invulnerability but not his flight or vision powers. Un-luckily, he has gained Supes' super-speed, meaning he's fast enough to dodge anything Big Blue can throw at him from a distance.




Oh, no! The Man Of Steel will really have to use his brains to get out of this one.




Turns out he uses not only his brains, but also, per Spacebooger's special rule for this bout....




....his FEET!




So how does this stop Parasite? Let the Cadmus scientists explain that.







Very...uh....slick, Supes!


Tonight's absorbing anthem is by Kiss.




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Friday, October 07, 2016

Friday Night Fights: Karate Kick - Round 9: Party Crashers!



Well, I'm halfway through Netflix' Luke Cage series and so far I'm loving every minute of it. In honor of that, I'm taking this week's furious feet selection from a comic he co-starred in back in the late 70's. Tonight's power-tussle comes from Power Man and Iron Fist#50, written by Chris Claremont and drawn by John Byrne and Dan Green. Synopsis: Luke Cage, who has just been cleared of the crimes he was framed of, is the guest of honor at a party thrown by his lawyer, Jeryn Hogarth. A brother bounty hunter team named Stiletto and Discus crash the get-together to try to bring Luke in to justice anyway. Luke, along with his friends Danny "Iron Fist" Rand, Colleen Wing, and Misty Knight, aim to make sure that doesn't happen.




Iron Fist is NOT happy about Discus' action.




And neither is Colleen Wing.


Tonight's cutting fight music is by Billy Joel.




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