Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Night Fights: Clone Clobbering - Crossover Classic!

Welcome to Friday Night Fights: Clone Clobbering, the final prize fight in the Minimum Clonage bout.

The rules for this fight, according to Spacebooger, our host: "Anyone who won a previous round and is featured on July 23rd has to enter a new entry for the July 30th prize fight featuring the comic character who started the whole clone mess in the first place - SPIDER-MAN!" (The bout name "Minimum Clonage" is a play on the name of a fustercluck of a storyline in the 90's Spidey comics called "Maximum Clonage".)

However, I have a special tradition of my own: Every time I win an FNF round, my next round's entry must somehow relate to the Legion of Superheroes. And I won Round 12 with my Impossible Man-Mxyzptlk fight 2 weeks ago. Unfortunately, there are no team-up stories featuring both Spidey and the Legion, so I guess I'll have to break...

...Hey! Wait a minute! Isn't Superman a former Legion member?

Whew! Tradition intact!

For tonight's fight we travel back to 1976 for Superman Vs. Spider-Man, a crossover collaboration between writer Gerry Conway and penciller Ross Andru (who were, ironically enough, the team that produced the original 70's Spider-Clone story upon which the 90's one was based - damn them!), with inks by the recently-departed Dick Giordano.

Synopsis: Peter Parker and Clark Kent are both attending a science convention in New York with Mary Jane Watson and Lois Lane, respectively. Suddenly, Lois and MJ are greeted by a surprise guest:

Not only are both Pete and Clark shocked by this occurrence....

....but they're also quite pissed. So when they encounter each other in their costumed identities a few minutes later, each assumes the other is responsible...

I know what you're thinking: How can Spidey stand a chance against Superman? Answer: With some underhanded assistance from the real culprits, Lex Luthor and Doctor Octopus.

By this time, Supes begins to suspect that Spidey is innocent and tries to talk things over, but the Web-Head ain't havin' it....

But how does Lex's red sun ray affect Spidey?

Answer: Like this....

In honor of this special crossover, tonight's fight music will be a double-shot of songs by the one band who has tackled both Supes and Spidey musically. Allow me to present "Waiting For A Superman" and "The Supreme Being Teaches Spider-Man How To Be In Love" by The Flaming Lips.

Click here for some more Spider-Mayhem. And don't forget to vote!


At 7:11 PM , Blogger snell said...

Well played, sir. Well played.

At 7:11 AM , Blogger SallyP said...

Oh heck, I have this, and it was a helluva lot of fun.


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