Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!

From Cain, the true Original Gangsta!

(The fratricidal funfest above was brought to you courtesy of The Saga of the Swamp Thing#33, by Alan Moore and Ron Randall.)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday Night Fights: Free For All - Round 11: Total Eclipse Of The Fist!

Tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Free For All comes from Adventures Of Superman Annual#5, written by  Robert Loren Fleming and drawn by Bob McLeod as part of DC Comics' "Eclipso: The Darkness Within" companywide crossover taking place in all their annuals (would that all crossovers were handled this way).

Synopsis: Eclipso has gained control over several of Earth's heroes by turning them into Eclipsos. Among the eclipsed heroes is Superman, who is hiding in an active volcano in Hawaii. The remaining uneclipsed heroes, along with the forces of L.E.G.I.O.N., have gathered to fight Eclipso Superman and restore him to normal.

Lobo breaks away from the rest of the group to take on the ecplised Man Of Steel alone....

...and learns a valuable lesson:

Don't mess with the "S". Especially if his face is half blue.

Tonight's fight music is "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" , courtesy of Lin Yu Chun and....William Shatner!

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

An Apology To Tim Profitt

"Gosh, Mr. Profitt, I'm so sorry my head got in between your foot and that hard curb. Can you find it in your heart to forgive me? Please????"

Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday Night Fights: Free For All - Round 10: The Art Of Misdirection!

Last week, I scored my first victory in the Friday Night Fights: Free For All bout. Longtime readers of this site will remember that I have an unbroken tradition of following up each victory round with an entry relating to the Legion of Super-Heroes in the next round.

For this round, I'm focusing on the Mark Waid reboot of the Legion, specifically Legion Of Super-Heroes#2, by Waid, Barry Kitson, Mick Gray, and James Pascoe. Here, three Legionnaires face off against the Precommandos. Who are the Precommandos?

The Precommandos are the police force of the planet Naltor. Like all Naltorians, they possess a distinct advantage, which they demonstrate against Shadow Lass...

... and even Karate Kid.

That leaves the third Legionnaire...

....Dream Girl, also a native of Naltor. But how can she possibly beat the Precommandos?

That's how.

Even 30th Century precognitive abilities are no match for the ancient technique known as the "Kansas City Shuffle". (Coincidentally enough, the song of the same name by J. Ralph is also our fight music for tonight.)

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Night Fights: Free For All - Round 9: Green On Green, Part Deux!

After eight rounds of Friday Night Fights: Free For All, I have yet to score a victory. I've tried Wolverine abuse and even Iron Man abuse, but to no avail. Now, it's time for me to roll out something I haven't tried so far in this bout: Hal Jordan abuse.

As an added bonus, it's another of my special "Green On Green" rounds, in which two or more Green Lanterns go head-to-head. Hal's opponent tonight is none other than John Stewart. Our fight music for tonight is "Green Mind" by Dink.

Tonight's emerald embroglio comes from Green Lantern: Mosaic#5, by Gerard Jones, Cully Hamner, and Dan Panosian. Synopsis: The Mad Guardian had abducted towns from various planets and relocated them onto one "mosaic" world. After his defeat, the remaining Guardians kept this world as is and assigned Stewart to protect it. Among the residents is Rose Hardin, a former love interest of Jordan's. In this issue, Hal offers her and her son a return to Earth, but Rose turns him down flat to stay with John on the Mosaic world.

Hal, being a complete egotistical dickweed, naturally assumes that Rose could only have rejected him because John is out of his mind and is controlling her.

Which leads to this exchange...

Hal, arrogant ass that he is, decides not to take no for an answer.

John fights back, but they both soon realize that they're endangering Rose and her house, so then it's psychic duel time.

John isn't doing too well, at first.

But then this happens....

Hal is undeterred, but then...

....he gets slammed in the face with a briefcase wielded by...

This is followed by a boot to the head from.....

...MC Hammer?

Hal gets up and attacks, only to face....

... an army of Johns!

Hal decides to fight fire with fire.

So, how does creating this "army of Hals" work out for him?

Kind of like this.

Instead of seeing Hal being abused, we get to see multiple Hals being abused.

Until, finally....

Truth be told, I had never held John Stewart in particularly high regard prior to GL: Mosaic. The throwdown in this issue completely changed that and officially elevated him to one of my favorite GL's. As for Hal, he'd been acting even more full of himself than ever at this point, particularly in his treatment of Guy Gardner, so believe me when I say.... HE HAD IT COMING!

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Friday, October 08, 2010

Friday Night Fights: Free For All - Round 8: Full Of Baloney!

In last week's round of Friday Night Fights: Free For All, my Wolverine abuse entry failed to score a victory. So tonight I'm posting something with a little more meat in it. Lunch meat, that is.

Our fight begins with Iron Man smelling something.....suspicious.

The Armored Avenger is expecting cold cuts, but ends up getting cold-cocked instead, courtesy of.....

....Baloney-Head and Liver-Wurst Face!

The duo inflict their "wurst" on our hero. But what is their motive for continuing to "meat" out punishment to the Golden Gladiator?

The mastermind behind this diabolical scheme? None other than a gigantic Dwight D. Eisenhower. No, really, I'm not making this up!

This deli-cate donnybrook comes from 2009's Strange Tales#2, courtesy of writer/artist Tony Millionaire. I discovered this masterpiece on the GrantBridge Street & Other Misadventures website, a wonderful site for viewing the work of past and present comics masters.

Tonight's fight music is -- what else?-- "My Balogna" by Weird Al Yankovic.

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Thursday, October 07, 2010

Requesting Technical Assistance

I've noticed something regarding my blog for a long time, but I have no clue how to fix it.

Here's the problem: When I go to, say, Slay Monstrobot's blog and view his links to other blogs, all the other blogs have both the title of their last post and the posting time listed, but when I get to the link to my own blog, all I ever see is the posting time.

Anyone know what I'm doing wrong on my blog setup?  All I can tell you is that I include my post title in the same space with the rest of my entry, albeit larger and boldfaced. Where should I put my post title instead?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Friday Night Fights: Free For All - Round 7: "W" Is For "Wendigo".... And "Wolverine-Whupping"!

For tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Free For All, I'll be featuring Wolverine. I've never featured Logan in one of my rounds before because, quite frankly, he's the most over-exposed character in the Marvel Universe, if not modern comics in general. Tonight, I'm making an exception for this featured fight because:

A.) It's by the classic X-Men team supreme of Chris Claremont, John Byrne, and Terry Austin.


B.) It features Wolverine getting the living crap beaten out of him.

Tonight's featured fracas comes from Uncanny X-Men#140, and our featured fight music is "Man in the Wilderness" by Styx. Synopsis: Wolverine is helping to rescue a camper and her baby from the Wendigo, and things are going well, at first. But not for long.

Who is the owner of the big, white, and furry paw that just whacked Wolvie? Why, none other than.....

From there, ol' Wendy proceeds with a wicked impression of Bam-Bam Rubble from "The Flintstones", using the Canucklehead there as the club.

Speak for yourself, Wolvie. I could sit back and watch this all day.

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