Welcome to another round of Friday Night Fights: Minimum Clonage. Let's look at the Used Character Board to see who I can't re-use:
In honor of this week's release of "Iron Man 2", tonight's free-for-all features the Golden Avenger squaring off against the one of that movie's villains, Whiplash. In Iron Man#123, "Casino Fatale", by David Michelinie, John Romita Jr, and Bob Layton, Whiplash and his two cronies, Melter and Blizzard (Shellhead's version of Heat Wave and Captain Cold) are robbing an Atlantic City casino for industrialist Justin Hammer. Unfortunately for them, it's also the same casino where Tony Stark happens to be gambling at the same time. Needless to say, Iron Man shows up to rain on their parade. Here's Whiplash, sounding more like he's from Yancy Street than from Mother Russia:
Wanton destruction of property ensues.
But don't count out Whiplash too soon, Shellhead!
Ok, now you can count him out.
And that, my friends, is what we call "cracking the whip".
For tonight's fight music, we're going with - who else? - Devo!
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