Friday, November 27, 2009

Friday Night Fights: Feet Of Adamantium!

Welcome to the final round of Friday Night Fights: Feet of Fury. Tonight's fracas comes from World War Hulk: X-Men 3- issue mini-series, written by Christos Gage and illustrated by Andrea DeVito, where the plot can be summarized as "Hulk comes to Xavier Mansion for Professor X and beats the crap out of all the X-Men for 3 straight issues". In World War Hulk: X-Men#1, he focuses on the academy kids first because they happen to be there. This is what happens when he faces X-23. As you can tell below, he doesn't know everything about her:

Technically, this kick doesn't K.O. the Hulk, but it does hurt him. A lot.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Night Fights: Feet Of Fury - Round 11: Pure Energy!

Last week in Friday Night Fights: Feet of Fury! , I noticed I had followed up past victories by posting a Legion of Super Heroes entry in the next round. So last week I posted another follow-up Legion entry....and won again.

So that means another Legion entry this week for Round 11. Only this time I'm changing things up a bit: The Legionnaire with the feet of fury isn't Karate Kid.

It's Drake Burroughs, aka Wildfire. Or rather, as he is known at the time of this story, ERG-1.

Our fight takes place in Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #201, in a story called "The Betrayer From Beyond", written by Cary Bates and drawn by the late, great Dave Cockrum. It's Legion Membership Tryouts Time again, and this issue focuses on an applicant named Molecular Master who has the power to make atoms really big. He makes it past the first round (not surprisingly, considering that his competition consists of such luminaries as Infectious Lass and Porcupine Pete). But there's one little problem: He's really an android who's been programmed to kill the Legionnaires and steal the Miracle Machine.

The one thing standing in his way? The aforementioned ERG-1.

How powerful are you, ERG?

Oh, that powerful.

It's up for debate whether that's technically a kick, but you can't deny that's some furious footwork. And you won't hear Molecular Master complaining.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday Night Fights: Feet of Fury! - Round 10: Legion Time!

After I found out I won last week's round of Friday Night Fights: Feet of Fury! , I noticed a trend the other two times I won a round: Both times I followed up my victory by posting a Legion of Super Heroes-related entry in the next round.

So why break tradition?

Tonight, for Round 10, I have some more Legion violence on hand, courtesy of Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes#205 , "The Legion of Super-Executioners!", written by Cary Bates and illustrated by Mike Grell. In this story, the Legion is being mind-controlled by a mysterious villain.

Ultra Boy is immune to the brainwashing.

Karate Kid, unfortunately, isn't.

Even when he's not in his right mind, Karate Kid will still mess you up good.

Another lesson from Spacebooger.

Friday, November 06, 2009

If Only Carrie Prejean Had Seen This..

Here's a special Public Service Announcement from The Office.

Friday Night Fights: Feet of Fury -Round 9: Punishing Kick!

Round 9 of Friday Night Fights: Feet of Fury comes from the pages of Amazing Spider-Man#129, by Gerry Conway, Ross Andru, Dave Hunt, and Frank Giacoia. This issue features the first apearance of Frank Castle, better known as the Punisher.

Here we spotlight how Spider-Man defeats the Punisher. I wish I could show more panels of this fight, but our host Spacebooger has ruled that we must use only three consecutive panels ending in a KO kick. His house, his rules.

And here's where it gets awesome: Spidey sets up his final knockout kick by bouncing off every wall in the room while simultaneously talking like William Shatner. Believe it or not, Spidey did this a lot in the 70's.

And DOWN goes the Punisher!

Bonus: In the spirit of G7, I'm including "Bouncing Around The Room" by Phish as our musical score for tonight's fight.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

For Saranga


For those who just started reading this post, those scans above are not some sort of dig at Saranga. Quite the opposite. They're my way of thanking her for being instrumental in supplying me some scans I had requested help in getting earlier here. Not only did she help me find the scans I used in this post, but she also posted this scan of Hal Jordan and Ollie Queen on her site for me. (And while you're clicking on that last link, check out the rest of her blog. She has some interesting and entertaining musings on topics like comics, feminism, British politics and even Smallville.)

Thanks, Saranga! Enjoy these with my compliments!