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!