Friday, August 05, 2011

Friday Night Fights: Smokin' Joe - Round 1: Hal Shows His Ambidexterity!

Welcome to the first round of our latest Friday Night Fights bout, Friday Night Fights: Smokin' Joe!Tonight's socially-conscious skirmish comes from Green Lantern/Green Arrow#76, "No Evil Shall Escape My Sight!", by Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams. Synopsis: At the urging of his pal (and self-righteous dick - I'll cover that in a future post) Green Arrow, Hal Jordan attempts to convince slumlord Jubal Slade to abandon his plans to evict his tenants and replace his tenement with a parking lot to make a fat profit. Jubal, humanitarian that he is, essentially tells Hal to sod off.

And then he orders his goons to throw Hal out.

BIG mistake.

I've got to give Hal credit here: He could attack these two thugs with any of a thousand ring constructs. But instead, he just uses his hands.

BOTH of them!

Tonight's fight music for this two-hand takedown is none other than "With My Own Two Hands" by Ben Harper. (No relation to either Roy or Jim.)

For more two-fisted tussles, click here. And don't forget to vote!

And while I'm urging you all to vote, I'd also like to take this moment to invite you to join the party. You can read the tail end of this post to get the rules for this bout. Now is a perfect jumping-on point, because the more rounds you enter in this bout, the better chance you have of winning at least one round and being eligible for the Grand Prize in the final Prize Fight. The more, the merrier, folks!


At 1:00 PM , Blogger SallyP said...

It is always fun to see Hal use his fists of doom. Back in the day, a Green Lantern was just another average hero...the fact that he could fly through space and THROW YOU INTO THE SUN IF HE FELT LIKE IT...was never brought up.


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