Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday Night Fights: Minimum Clonage - Round 1: Shadowboxer!

Welcome to the latest Friday Night Fights 12-round event: Minimum Clonage!

Our host, Spacbooger has but one rule: Every entry must include an image from a comic where the featured character has not been used in a previous Minimum Clonage round by that particular participant.

What does that mean? Well, for example, if I use Dick Grayson as Robin in a round, I can't use Dick Grayson in subsequent rounds, nor can I use Tim Drake, Jason Todd, Damian Wayne, or Stephanie Brown as Robin, since Robin is regarded as the same character (Batman's sidekick in the DC Universe) for purposes of this contest.

However, using two distinctly different characters who share the same name, like the Fawcett/DC Captain Marvel and Marvel's Kree Captain Marvel or the robot Red Tornado and the Ma Hunkel Red Tornado, is allowed.

In addition, I also have a little self-imposed rule of my own: Whenever I win a round, my next post must involve or somehow relate to the Legion of Super-Heroes. And I just won the Baddest Of The Bad round last week. Therefore, to the 30th Century we will go!

In past Legion-related rounds, I've favored the mid-to-late 70's or the early 80's. But this time I'm going a little farther back to Adventure Comics No. 366 (Mar. 1968) for "The Fight For the Championship of the Universe" by Jim Shooter, Curt Swan and George Klein.

In this corner, we have the Fatal Five's own Emerald Empress, who controls a giant eyeball that uses green energy is as powerful as a Green Lantern ring's. With it, she has the power to fly, transform matter, teleport, move large objects, make herself gigantic, and generate intense energy blasts, among other things.

In the other corner, we have the Legion's Shadow Lass, who has the power to....make it dark.

Sounds like an easy victory for the Empress, right?


You can say that again, Shady!

Our fight music for tonight is none other than Fiona Apple's "Shadowboxer", for obvious reasons.

And as usual, don't forget to VOTE!


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