Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday Night Fights : Ghost - Round 8 - Firefall!

For tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Ghost, I'll be taking you back to the time when Rom: Spaceknight fought Firefall.

No, not that Firefall.

THIS Firefall. (Courtesy of ROM#4 by Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema.)

Instead of a late 70's country rock band, the Firefall in this armored embroglio is actually a crook named Archie Stryker whom Rom's enemies, the Dire Wraiths, manipulated into letting them graft his nerve endings to a suit of Spaceknight armor formerly worn by Rom's fellow Galadorian and best friend Karas. Archie has donned the Firefall armor to punish Rom for what he thought was the cold-blooded murder of his fellow humans (but what was actually Rom banishing disguised Wraiths to Limbo).

And that's the least of Archie's problems. You see, what the Wraiths neglected to tell him was that he wasn't just wearing the Galadorian armor, it was being grafted to his nerve endings, which meant he feels every bit of punishment dished out against the suit.

Tonight's fight music is by the band Firefall and the title is a perfect description of poor Archie's fate in this week's Galadorian go-round.

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