Friday, February 03, 2012

Friday Night Fights: Marvelous - Round 11: Violet Gets Violent!

Since I won last week's Friday Night Fights: Marvelous round with Iron Man vs. Dwight D. Eisenhower last week, tonight's entry is going to be a Legion of Super-Heroes fight. Since my last Legion fight focused on Colossal Boy, I thought I'd go to the other size extreme tonight by spotlighting Salu Digby aka Shrinking Violet.

Tonight's scaled-down smackdown is from Legion of Super-Heroes#66, written by Tom McCraw and Mark Waid and illustrated by Lee Moder and Ron Boyd. This story takes place a few issues after Zero Hour, which triggered the first of many Legion reboots.

Synopsis: It's Legion Membership Drive Time!  Some Legionnaires go to Imsk to recruit a new member from their world. Three Imskians, including Shrinking Violet, compete for the Legion membership. In the course of the competition, another Imskian competitor, Ion (no relation to Kyle Rayner), is mysteriously killed. In the course of the Legion's inveestigation, they and Violet determine that the third competitor, Micro, is the killer.

Violet and the Legionnaires expose Micro and his crime to the other Imskians, at which Micro attempts to escape by shrinking out of sight. But while this tactic works well enough against Phantom Girl and Lightning Lass (aka Spark here), it's much less effective when you're on an entire planet full of beings who can do the exact same thing, especially when one of them is the aforementioned Violet.

And down goes Micro!

Tonight's fight music is by Hole.

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