Friday Night Fight: Ninjak Kick Fest

After a week off for family things, Spacebooger has sounded the fight bell once more. The post I was going to do I realized partway through writing it might not actually have a kick in it, so I finished it and set it as a draft for the future. Instead I bring you another fight I had as back-up. And of course it’s Ninjak again.

Obsession is destructive. It can blind you to your own actions, no matter how noble the cause may be. Agent Blue will make you do extra work if you don’t call him Lieutenant because even though he is now part of the anti-super group Inquest he still thinks of himself as a cop and you will call him by his police rank or else. In the same vein his brother was somehow killed during a battle X-O Manowar was involved in, and Blue blames him for it, and has taken his rage out on all superheroes. So when he’s hired to bring in Ninjak his obsession is still a problem. I mean, the man faked a hostage situation to draw him out, and he still sees Ninjak as the villain. That’s kind of dumb.

 

Friday Night Fights clean logo

“Karate Kick” round 3

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Ninjak vol 2 #10

Ninjak vol 2 #10

“I’m telling you I’m a teenager, too!”

Ninjak vol 2 #10

Acclaim Comics/Valiant Heroes (December, 1997)

“Takedown”
WRITERS: Robert L. Washington III & Kurt Busiek
PENCILER: Steve Butler
INKER: Rich Rankin
COLORING: Atomic Paintbrush
LETTERER: Dave Lamphear & OG
ASSISTANT EDITOR: Alex Glass
EDITOR: Jeff Gomez 

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BW’s Morning Article Link: Fandom Ruining Being A Fan Continues

Zendaya virtual hair dye

You know what kills being a fan? The fandom. I don’t come down against fans for wanting what they love to be better represented, and there are times I agree, although usually for different reasons. However, they do take the fun out of things and make you not want to admit you’re, for example, a fan of Star Wars seeing how that fandom acts. ICv2‘s Steve Bennet goes over his own issues with the online fandoms.

“Yesterday’s” Comic> Mobile Police Patlabor #1

Mobile Police Patlabor #1

“I told you my big brother could beat you up!”

Mobile Police Patlabor #1

Shogakukan, Inc. (1997) reprinted by Viz Comics

“Prologue”
WRITER/ARTIST/CREATOR: Masami Yuki
ENGLISH ADAPTATION: Yuji Oniki & Annette Roman
TOUCH-UP ART/LETTERER: Wayne Truman
COVER DESIGN: Viz Graphics
EDITOR: Julie Davis

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The Furman Files: The Unreleased Energon Comics

The Furman Files logo

For those of you who weren’t here for the last time we did this, here’s a handy link. It has the history of how Pat Lee ruined Dreamwave and screwed over the people working for him by giving gifts to his parents using the money from the company, which led to him having none to give the creators as the company crashed and burned. He even lied to them, saying everything was fine and they were going to get paid. Last I heard they still haven’t.

Simon Furman later released the scripts for the uncompleted miniseries The War Within – The Age Of Wrath. which is the link above, and his run on Transformers Energon, tonight’s subject. I don’t know if these were sold like Age Of Wrath was but thanks to the Transformers Wiki and Furman’s own website we have a look at how the comics would have ended. I’ll link to the article so you can read the full synopsis, and just focus on a quick wrap-up (so it’s a summary of a summary) along with my immediate thoughts.

When we last visited this series a few weeks ago, Megatron had scrapped Scorponok and retaken control of the Decepticons, while Optimus Prime was trapped somewhere within the bowels of Unicron. But what would have happened next?

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Transformers: The Wreckers #2

Transformers The Wreckers #2

“Curse Grimlock and his stupid kegger!”

Transformers: The Wreckers #2

3H (Botcon 2002)

WRITERS: Glen Hallit & Rob Gerbracht
ARTIST: Dan Khanna
INKERS/COLORING: Dreamwave Productions
LETTERING: Yes Abbot, Richard Starkings, & Comicraft
EDITORS: Glen Hallit & Dan Khanna

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BW’s Morning Article Link: That’s Not How I Heard It

Sidney Paget: Sherlock Holmes

Sidney Paget: Sherlock Holmes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


You know how Darth Vader told Luke he was his father? Or Sherlock Holmes’ famous line? Or Doctor McCoy telling Kirk a man was dead before Kirk beamed back to the ship? How about Toto being told they weren’t in Kansas anymore, or how we learned there was only Zuul? Guess, what. The way we remember those and other famous TV quotes are wrong, as Buzzfeed‘s Donna Dixon brought up. Why do we screw these up? Probably somebody else messed up the line as a joke on a talk show or interview or comedy skit or something (how many people still think Dana Cary’s added lines while playing George Bush were actually things Bush said?), or possibly a line changed from a book like Oliver Twist in a popular adaptation that stuck with us, and we all accepted it since it sounded right, even though something was off. Some of these have become part of pop culture or famous sayings, and we’ve gotten it wrong for years.