Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Night Fights:Wright - Round 9: Mayhem In The Maternity Ward!

Halloween is just around the corner, which means it's time for a special monstrous edition of Friday Night Fights: Wright. However, this October also marks a very special event for me: My son's first birthday! 

So how do I simultaneously commemorate both those occasions? With this special fight scene  Batman Family#17, written by Bob Rozakis and illustrated by Michael Golden. Synopsis: Kirk (Man-Bat) Langstrom is pacing in the waiting room during his wife Francine's labor. (You can tell this story takes place in 1978 by the simple fact that Kirk is in the waiting room and not in the center of the action, camera at the ready. Trust me on this.) However, Kirk endures some "labor pains" of his own when....

"Anti-tank gun"? Ouch!

So Man-Bat went full-on Will Ferrell??

Anyway, Man-Bat ends up teaming up with Etrigan to stop Morgaine LeFay, who is responsible for the rash of demon-births, from turning more babies, including possibly Kirk and Francine's, into monsters. They shut her down and Kirk returns to the hospital, with the story ending with this beautiful Michael Golden-drawn revelation of the Langstroms' first child, Rebecca.

So of course Dan DiDio had to ruin this story for me 35 years later.


Ok, rage over. Soooo....

Tonight's fight music is a song about another difficult labor story by Kate Bush.

For more post-natal pugilism, click here. And don't forget to vote!

(For "A.J.")


At 7:55 AM , Blogger SallyP said...

Congratulations on your 1st Birthday as a Dad!

Frankly, ALL kids are monsters at one point or another!


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