The new tournament begins. “Wildcat” is named after the DC hero who used to be a boxer and still runs a gym…until the New 52 happened anyway. I don’t even know if he still exists at this point.
I’ve been pulling non-Prize Fights from the comics I’ve reviewed that week, which meant I had the opportunity to use the Superman/Doomsday fight. But we’ve all seen it, it’s been used in FNF probably as far back as Bahlactus’ early days as the creator of the Friday Night Fights. So I’m going with a different fight. Tonight it’s the rookie Darkhawk and another guy in similar armor. And yes, Darkhawk’s getting slimed.
“Wildcat” round 1
The Battlefield: Darkhawk #5 (Marvel; July, 1991) “Fury From Beyond”
The Promoters: Danny Fingeroth (writer), Mike Manley (penciler), Ricardo Villagran (inker), Joe Rosas & Kevin Tinsley (colorists), and Joe Rosen (letterer)
Darkhawk is chasing the hitman who tried to kill his mother in a museum full of people. That doesn’t seem very smart and he’s also not much of a challenge for a guy with a robotic armor body who fires blasts from his chest. Go figure. However, a new challenger steps in, calling himself Portal, and wearing similar armor to Darkhawk. Apparently he has an issue with people in that armor.
But he doesn’t just have a super-large 90s gun. He has a few other toys that Batman wouldn’t mind checking out.
And when Darkhawk escapes that, Portal brings out both his namesake and this article’s title.
But Chris Powell isn’t ready to suffer when he doesn’t know the crime.
And Darkhawk gains his first victory. Then his second one when he takes out that hit man.
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