Friday, September 02, 2011

Friday Night Fights: Smokin' Joe - Round 5: Bouncing Boy Vs. Orion The Hunter... No, The OTHER One!

I won last week's round of  Friday Night Fights: Smokin' Joe, and longtime readers of this blog know what that means: that my next round must somehow relate to the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Therefore, tonight's futuristic fracas comes from 1973's Superboy And The Legion Of Super-Heroes#199,  written by the great Cary Bates and illustrated by the late, great Dave Cockrum. In this story, Bouncing Boy (aka Chuck Taine) is forced to fight for his life against Orion the Hunter.

No, not him.

I'm talking about this guy.

Apparently, one of his chief tactics is to stun his prey into a state of dizziness and nausea with his ensemble. The crew-cut and pigtails alone are making me reach for the Dramamine.

Unfortunately for Orion, Bouncing Boy is made of sterner stuff and doesn't go down that easily.


....Let the hunt begin!!

Hey, Chuck! You gonna take that from a guy who goes out in public looking like that?

Luckily, the answer to that last question is "No".

It seems that Chuck had a good reason for "chucking" himself into that icy underground spring.

Take THAT, Pigtail Boy!

In honor of tonight's loser, the featured fight music this week is by yet another Orion the Hunter.

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