Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Night Fights: Fight Life - Round 9: Calculated Assault!

For all the lasting damage DC's IDENTITY CRISIS wrought, one of the lasting positive effects of the series is that it brought back the Calculator. These days, when you think of the Calculator, you envision the bespectacled computer nerd who dresses like an accountant and serves as the DC Universe's evil "anti-Oracle".

But back in 1977, he looked like this:

For tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Fight Life, I'm taking you back to '77 for Detective Comics#468, written by Bob "The Answer Man" Rozakis and beautifully illustrated by Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin. Synopsis: After facing off against the Atom, Black Canary, Elongated Man, Green Arrow, and Hawkman, ol' Calc has decided to go after the Bat himself.

Here, Batman employs several weapons in his arsenal against the Calculator.....

..... only to get a computer-generated boot to the head for his trouble!

Tonight's fight music comes to us from Kraftwerk.

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