Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday Night Fights: Power Punch - Round 11: Solomon Grundy Falls On A Friday!

For tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Power Punch it's a showdown between a Man Of Steel and a muck-encrusted mockery of a man, courtesy of DC Comics Presents#8 by Steve Englehart and Murphy Anderson. Synopsis: Solomon Grundy attacks Superman just as he's trying to make time with Lois Lane

Let's see how that works out for him.

Turns out: NOT VERY WELL.

Never interrupt the Clois, Solomon.

Tonight's fight music is this bit of swampy songcraft by the Talking Heads.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Friday Night Fights: Power Punch - Round 9: Atom vs. Zappa!

After a few weeks hiatus, I'm back for another round of Friday Night Fights: Power Punch, and I'm featuring the villainy of....Zappa.

No, not that Zappa.

This one.

Tonight's mother of inventive embroglios comes from Justice League Of America#86, written by Denny O'Neil and Mike Friedrich and illustrated by Dick Dillin and Joe Giella. Synopsis: Industrialist Theo Zappa has used a device he stole called a Re-Memory Machine, a device that can rewrite peoples' memories according to the wishes of its user, to gain great fame and fortune. One day, an alien from the planet Kalyarna (not to be confused with comics blogger Kalinara) makes Zappa an offer: The transfer of all Earth's plankton to Kalyarna in exchange for anything Zappa desires. You see, the alien planet has advanced technology that uses magic as a power source (sound familiar, Snell?), but unfortunately said magic also produced pollution that's killed all their plankton. Unfortunately, what Zappa desires is to use the plankton transfer to blackmail both planets.

The JLA split into teams to thwart the plankton theft. They ultimately fail to stop the transfer, but Batman and the Atom follow Zappa back to Kalyarna with the stolen plankton, where...

And Zappa gets zapped!

Tonight's fight music and musician seems kind of appropriate for both tonight's fight and, well, current headlines.

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