Spidey may be gone already, but he got me an unexpected win last week. So with that karma at my back, let's see if we can get a little more obscure this week: Judomaster!!
Rip Jagger--yes, his name really was Rip Jagger--was visiting his college alma mater, and dropped in on his old college boxing coach, Pops--yes, his name really was Pops.
While there, he discovers that Pops former prize pupil, Rocky Vars--yes, his name really was Rocky Vars--has gotten Pops mixed up with mobsters, who force his fighters to throw bouts. Because apparently there was big money to be made gambling on college boxing. Who knew?
Well, of course Rip Jagger cannot let this stand, can he? But, rather than call the cops, or just bust up the mob, he leaps into his pony-tailed Judomaster costume and proceeds to give us the world's very first Mixed Martial Arts match--Judo vs. Boxing!! (Well, not just Judo...as the cover called out every other month, he was also a master of Karate and Jiu-jitsu!!):
Judo wins!! Judo wins!! Down goes Vars!! Down goes Vars!!
Spacebooger was doing his best Howard Cosell impression during that whole sequence...
Frank McLaughlin, Frank McLaughlin, and Frank McLaughlin brought us MMA the Charlton Way in Judomaster#97 (1967).
You should all vote for me because of the considerable restraint I showed in not doing any "Yo, Adrian" jokes. But even if you choose to vote for another one of the fighters, please vote--otherwise, gamblers who fix college boxing matches win, and we all lose.