Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Night Fights: Free For All - Round 1: Fallen Idol!

Welcome to the first round of Friday Night Fights: Free For All. Tonight's metallic melee comes from the Metal Men story "A Day In the Life" in Doom Patrol#1, written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis and illustrated by Kevin Maguire. Our fight begins in Brazil:

How did the Metal Men get into this fix? Let Mercury and Lead provide some quick exposition:

Tina and Gold have a plan to bring down Zummazumma....

..which... doesn't work.

After that setback, the team regroups...

.... and uses some different strategies....

.... including Lead and Mercury's version of the "Fastball Special":

And how does that work out for them?

Quite well, actually!

Well, for the most part, anyway.

Metal Men 1, Giant Idol 0.

Tonight's fight music is "Heavy Metal (Takin' A Ride)" by Don Felder. To see more fighters test their "metal", click here and vote for a fighter. Better yet, post an entry of your own in the coming rounds. It's easy and fun to do. If you don't have a scanner, it's a simple matter to check Scans Daily or use your search engine to find suitable fights. The more, the merrier!