Friday, July 3, 2015

Friday Night Fights--SCUBA Style!!

Man, if you think our Batman has it tough..you should walk a mile in the manga Batman's boots! Which is what we'll do in this week's Friday Night Fights!

Batman has to save a civilian from plummeting to his death...


While at the same time, he has to fend off a thief on the roof who's feeling kinda stabby!





Yeah!!!

(We'll explain later why a thief on a roof is wearing SCUBA gear...)

But despite that nice kick, Batman still faces a deadly dilemma:



Fortunately, Batman has a sidekick!!



PHEW!!





Oh, YEAH!!!

Spacebooger says I still haven't explained why the guy was dressed for Thunderball!!

Well, here's the reason:

D'oh!!

Japan's version of Batman takes down a thief with one arm behind his back holding up a civilian in Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Bamtmanga #47 (the digital version), everything by Jiro Kuwata, the original from 196??.

Now is the time for you to go and vote for my fight. Why? Hell if I know--it's a holiday week! Go have fun--but don't forget to vote!!


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Three Rings To Rule Them All!

Because some Thursday mornings...

...you need to see a sarcastic slow clap from the Ringmaster.

You're welcome.

From this week's Amazing Spider-Man #19.1

Herbie's Long And Winding Road!

Are you prepared to have your socks knocked off?

Because this morning, we present you with...


 Oh, man, Herbie and faux comic rock...this is like nirvana for me!!

You see, Herbie has been tailing a troublemaker...but he's gone to a Beetles concert!!







See, kids, back in the day the Beetles' Beatles' long hairstyle was known as "mop-tops." So Herbie took a mop and put in on his head!! Genius!



Where's the Grammy?!?



Herbie--more popular than the Beetles!!

From Herbie #5 (1964)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

How To Make The Perfect Jurassic Park Movie!!

The one way that Jurassic World could have been a better movie?

Admit it--that would have you in line to see the film everyday for the rest of your life!!

There's another thing they could do with the franchise. If you accept the "scientific" premise--mosquitoes who ate dinosaur blood get trapped in amber, and can be used to clone dinosaurs--then there's one more place you can go with it:

There must be mosquitoes who ate caveman blood and got trapped in amber, right? So we can clone cavemen!!

So Jurassic Park 5 can feature...

...Dinosaurs Versus Caveman!!

(With rocket ships, of course!)

From Unknown Worlds #47 (1966)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Wonder Woman Knows How To Whistle, Apparently

I know, I know, I've already done too many posts from Wonder Woman #62 (1953).

What can I say, it's the comic that keeps on giving!

So, Diana has flown up to stop the Martians from invading Earth. But sadly, the Martians have super-weapons!

Uh-oh!



But you're frozen solid, Diana! What can you do?

Wait...

Wait...

"Gigantic friction?"  In space?

Never mind about that! Can we get back to the fact that Wonder Woman operated her plane by inhaling and exhaling?!? WTF?!?!

This is reason #2,716 why young Lauren Bacall should have played Wonder Woman. "You know how to operate an invisible aircraft, don't you, Steve Trevor? You just put your lips together and...blow."

Yes, I'm going to hell for that.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Manic Monday Triple Overtime--The Orignal Acts Of Vengeance!!

Hey remember that Marvel crossover event, Acts of Vengeance, from 25 years ago?

25 years ago?!?! Geez, I'm old...

Anyway, Loki tricked a bunch of major villains into sending lesser villains against heroes that weren't their usual foes. See, the unfamiliarity would make the villains more effective against the heroes!! (Hey, Loki, why wouldn't that work both ways?? Shh...)

Anyway, like most of Loki's plans, it was a stinker, no one got hurt, nothing really changed, yada yada.

But the most amazing thing was, Stan and Jack had already done that story, 25 years earlier. And instead of an overstuffed, over-sprawling, "company-wide" crossover that spanned 70 some issues, they did it in one issue.

See, Dr. Doom used his "emotion charger" to influence basically every bad guy to go bust up Reed and Sue's wedding! But there were plenty of super-powered guests who pitched in to help repel the gate-crashers, so we had plenty of foes who had never met before facing off!!

For example, S.H.I.E.L.D. took down the Puppet Master's plan:




The Mole Man and his hoards were taken down by the X-Men!

Red Ghost and his Super Apes?




Doctor Strange took care of them!

Thor fought the Super-Skrull!

Daredevil took on HYDRA!


Captain America took on Cobra and the Executioner and the Enchantress!

Mr Hyde? Hawkeye was all over that!


Iron Man faced off against the Mad Thinker's Awesome Android!

Quicksilver battled the Human Top!!


And, well, everybody fought everybody!!

And it only took one issue.

So let that be a lesson to all you over-padded, "decompressed," "wide-screen," multi-month money-sucks: One issue. That's all you really need.

Plus, Kirby was never late, so we never had to delay an entire line so you could finish your "epic."

I'm. Just. Sayin'.

From Fantastic Four Annual #3 (1965)