Friday, February 26, 2016

Friday Night Fights--Fully Functional Style!

Acts Of Vengeance was pretty stupid, as we'll find out in this week's Friday Night Fights.

See, the whole idea was that villains "trade" the heroes they usually fight. That way, the good guys wouldn't be familiar with the bad guys' M.O. and weaknesses, and they'd be able to take down the super-heroes.

Of course, this ignored the other side of the equation: the new villains wouldn't be familiar with the heroes, either, and so any surprise would also work against them.

Case in point: a few dozen minor super-villains have been showing up and attacking the Fantastic Four out of nowhere. The FF track the source of the problem to a Doombot, and...


Yeah, this was one of the periods when Ben Grimm was human, and was wearing the exo-skeleton. Too bad the Super-Adaptoid was the Stupid-Adaptoid and didn't know that...

Spacebooger wants a Super-Adaptoid/Super-Skrull fight!!

You really should know your targets better in Fantastic Four #336 (1990), by Walter Simonson, Ron Lim and Mike DeCarlo

Now is the time for you to go and vote for my fight. Why? Because Ben taking down the Super-Adaptoid single handed is the coolest thing you'll see this weekend. So go and vote!!


George Chambers said...

1) First to vote!
2) My favourite Ben Grimm moment ever!
3) Bonus points for the sheer absurdity of Ben asking the guy who's on fire to hold his cigar for him!

Dan said...

Serious question, I've never been a huge FF fan but is it worth putting in the time and going through the whole run?

snell said...

Dan--I'm hardly an unbiased source, as the FF was the first comic I bought on my own, the first I collected, and my gateway to all other comics. So, obviously, I think it's worth the time.

Certainly, the Lee/Kirby run is worth it. After that, the comic had some really good runs, which tended to alternate with, well, less good ones. If you don't want to commit to the whole thing, I'm fond of the Thomas/Wein/Perez/Pollard era (roughly 165-200), the Byrne Era, The Simonson era, the Waid/Wieringo run, the MacDuffie stretch, Hickman's run...