Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday Night Fights--Jaeger Style!!

Given the timing, I really didn't have any choice this week.

With Pacific Rim debuting, featuring kind and gentle kaiju (giant monsters) being shamelessly hunted and beaten by evil Jaegers (giant human-operated mecha), well, this week's Friday Night Fights kinda had to go that direction, too.

Red Ronin, the giant Godzilla-fighting robot, has been stolen by a crazy scientist with dreams of using Red to bring about world peace and happiness and other nonsense.

Things go awry, as they are wont to, and Ronin ends up stuck in automatic "destroy" mode--yes, it really says "destroy" on the controls--and no one can stop him as he heads to New York City.

No one except a total team effort from the Avengers!

Wonder Man tries the old "throw a Quinjet at him" method--


So Captain America and company step forward with a complex and daring plan:

And eventually...

Now that's some serious laser surgery!

Spacebooger thinks I'm a little mixed up about whether the kaiju or the jaeger are the good guys.

Red Ronin goes to pieces in Avengers #199 (1980), by David Michelinie, George Perez, and Dan Green.

Now is the time for you to go and vote for my fight. Why? Don't ask me...I'm going to be in the theater all weekend seeing Pacific Rim again and again. Go, kaiju!! You guys, though--go vote!!

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