Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Night Fights: Bad Boys - Round 12: Supreme Pwnage

Welcome, one and all, to the 12th and final round of Friday Night Fights: Bad Boys! Tonight's entry was inspired by the recent news that J. Michael Straczynski will be taking over Superman beginning with issue#701.

One of the pluses of JMS writing Supes is that he has had past experience writing a Superman-like character a few years ago named Mark Milton, aka Hyperion, in the pages of Supreme Power and later in Squadron Supreme. Tonight's fight comes from Supreme Power#8, written by JMS and drawn by Gary Frank and Jon Sibal, featuring a rematch between Hyperion and tonight's victorious villain, Redstone, a sociopathic serial killer with powers comparable to Mark's.

What powers, you ask?

How about the power of heat vision?

That's heat vision, Holmes!

Don't feel too bad for Mark, folks. He regrouped at the end of issue 8, leading to the triumphant conclusion to his battle royale with Redstone in issue#9....

Oh, wait. There never was an issue#9. The story never got finished.

Chalk that up as one of the minuses of JMS writing your book.

To visit a guy who always finishes what he starts, click here. And for Heaven's sake, don't forget to vote.


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