Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday Night Fights: Wildcat - Round 4: Bowled Over!

A few weeks ago I purchased the Daredevil: Born Again trade by Frank Miller (who also gave us 300) and David Mazzuchelli for a steal on Comixology. This trade had a lot of great fights in it. For tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Wildcat, I'm featuring one that should be right up your alley and hook you immediately.

Synopsis: After learning Daredevil's secret identity through information provided by a heroin-addicted (she eventually goes cold turkey in this story) Karen Page (who at one time was DD's answer to Lois Lane), the Kingpin uses this information to strike back with an elaborate frame-up of Matt Murdock which manages to pin corruption charges on him. Disbarred with his assets frozen by the IRS, Matt's life goes quickly into the gutter. Meanwhile, Matt's best friend and law partner Foggy Nelson is Christmas shopping with Matt's ex-girlfriend Gloriana O'Breen when they run into some foul play.

The would-be thief tries to take Glori's purse and split.....

....but Glori balks at that idea.

Foggy recovers enough to devise a desperate plan of action....

Uh-oh. Foggy will have to work fast to spare Glori's life.

 But that's just how Foggy Nelson rolls!

That's one purse-snatcher who's going to need his jaw reset.

Tonight's fight music is this bowling-themed bonanza by Camper Van Beethoven.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday Night Fights: Wildcat - Round 2: Getting Metal!

For tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Wildcat, it's time to get metal, courtesy of Metal Men#48, by Gerry Conway, Martin Pasko, and Walt Simonson. Synopsis: Eclipso is trying to resurrect the ancient sun god Umbra. Doc Magnus and his Metal Men take..uh..umbrage with that plan and try to stop him.

I always thought Eclipso needed more Iron in his diet, anyway.

Tonight's fight music is this metal missive by the London Suede.

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Friday, May 08, 2015

Friday Night Fights: WildCat - Round One: Stick It To The Machine!

Well, it's time for the opening round in our host Spacebooger's latest bout, Friday Night Fights: WildCat. In the week off between this round and the previous prize fight, my wife and I went to see Avengers: Agents Of Ultron. Ultimately, we both really enjoyed it, although it did have several problems. But there was one thing that was obviously missing, and that was....

....Daredevil decapitating Ultron with a stick!

Ann Nocenti, John Romita Jr., and All Williamson show Joss Whedon how it's done in Daredevil#275.

I couldn't think of a more appropriate fight anthem for tonight's wood-on-wire walloping than "Mr. Roboto" by....Styx.

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