Friday, October 09, 2009

Friday Night Fights: Feet of Fury! - Round 5: Drunken Master!

Tonight's entry for Round 5 of Friday Night Fights: Feet of Fury! comes from Iron Man#125, "The Monaco Prelude", by the legendary Iron Man team of writer David Michelinie and artists John Romita, Jr. and Bob Layton.

Their run was most famous for chronicling Tony Stark's slow descent into alcoholism (I'm having G7 flashbacks!), but it also introduced a new arch-nemesis: Justin Hammer, a shady tycoon who funded other Iron Man foes and began overriding Shellhead's armor controls at inopportune moments.

The worst of those moments came when Iron Man was posing with the Carnelian ambassador and Hammer triggered his repulsor ray to go off, killing the ambassador on live TV.

After a night of drowning his sorrows with Napoleon brandy, Stark got down to business tracking down Hammer's office in Monaco and, after downing some "liquid courage" on the plane ride, proceeded to pay the office a visit accompanied by his pal Jim Rhodes. This prompted the office manager to summon a squad of armed goons to attack the two men.

Fortunately, Tony had just taken a crash course in self-defense from Captain America himself, and.....

Spacebooger knows when to say when.


At 2:03 PM , Blogger SallyP said...

"Funch" is such an interesting sound effect.


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