Friday, November 06, 2015

Friday Night Fights: Lights Out - Round 11: Bird Vs. Brass!

Recently, the comics world lost one of its most beloved Silver Age artists and one of my all-time favorite inkers, Murphy Anderson. I remember getting my introduction to his work courtesy of his inking of Curt Swan on the Superman books, Since then, I've gotten to read more Silver and Bronze Age comics and seen his inks do wonders with greats like Swan, Gil Kane, Carmine Infantino, Dick Dillin, Bob Brown, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, and Dave Cockrum.

However, I've chosen tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Lights Out o demonstrate that Anderson was a terrific penciller as well as inker. This Feathers vs. Flute fracas comes from Detective Comics #480 written by Len Wein and illustrated by the late, great Mr. Anderson. Synopsis: The Pied Piper has been lending his assistance to some robbers in Midway City, supplying them with his special musical instruments to aid them in fighting back against the police and Hawkman. With the aid of his own Thanagarian tech, the Winged Wonder has succeeded in topping the robbers' musical mayhem and has tracked their instruments back to their source.

No, not the wings!

That takes some brass, Hawkman!

And speaking of brass, here's tonight's fight song by the Pretenders.

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