Friday Night Fights:Wright - Round 8: William Conrad Style!
For tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Wright, I prove that Daredevil isn't the only one who can fight while wearing a fat suit. Christopher Chance aka The Human Target can give him a run for his money.
Tonight's plus-size pugilism comes from the backup story in Action Comics#423 by Len Wein and Dick Giordano. For those of you unfamiliar with the Human Target, Christopher Chance is a private investigator/bodyguard who assumes the identities of clients targeted by dangerous killers. Here, he's impersonating a man named Hiram Walsh, whose look was apparently patterned by Giordano after "Cannon" and "Jake And The Fat Man" star William Conrad.
There's an added personal element here: The man attempting to end Walsh's life is a deadly assassin named Dancer who, coincidentally enough, just happened to have killed Chance's father before his very eyes while Christopher was a kid, an event which inspired him to choose his current vocation.
Here, Chance-as-Walsh tracks his would-be-killer backstage to a closed theater.
So the Human Target is about to live up to his name for the last time, right?
BONUS: Here's the aftermath of that fight, which gets....very weird.
In all fairness, Chance-as-a-boy did almost kill Dancer with his bare hands in a fit of sheer rage back then, but...still.
Tonight's fight music is from Spoon, who vocally express their wishes not to be like Christopher Chance.
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