Sorry this is so late tonight. I had another dental appointment and it looks like I’m losing another tooth. But at least they won’t be punching it out. See, it’s a segue.
The boxer-themed fights continue in this section as we fought over Michael Moorer (not to be confused with Michael Moore–he can’t fight anybody), Larry Holmes, and Vito Antuofermo. Spacebooger must be a real boxing fan to know about that last one. Then again I’m not so I only heard of Holmes in passing.
Fist-Shaking (Dodekain #2/Double M round 1)
This is how you introduce a robot big enough to punch Unicron in the face and win.
Getting Hosed (Amelia Rules FCBD/Double M round 5)
Admittedly this is just me trying to convince you to read this comic.
Never A Mouse When You Need One (Thundercats #7/Double M round 6)
Lion-O and Cheetara versus a mammoth that needs a manicure. Comics are awesome!
Overdue Team-Up (Cartoon Networks presents Space Ghost/Double M round 7)
Dino-Boy was a back-up cartoon on Space Ghost’s show but despite there actually being a multi-part story where Space Ghost teamed with other Hanna-Barbera action characters they never joined forces. This comic fixed that mistake.
Data Becomes My Favorite Android (Star Trek: The Next Generation/X-Men: Second Coming/Double M round 8
I’m not sure how Star Trek and X-Men kept getting team-ups in comics and novels but it did lead to Wolverine abuse and I’m always willing to accept Wolverine abuse. Hate that guy. Data is rarely not awesome!
In A Better World (TRS-80 Computer Whiz Kids/Double M round 10)
This was just after that school shooting here in Connecticut that was used by the anti-gun lobby to go after legit gun owners again. It was a tragedy and it still ripples out in this state. Because of that I wanted a fight where the kids got to be the hero instead of the victim and this is what I had to go with. No superpowers. Just two smart kids in the right place at the right time to stop a terrorist.
Green Versus Red (which unfortunately I had to show in black and white from The Essential Godzilla) containing Godzilla #21/Double M Prize Fight)
It’s Godzilla versus Devil Dinosaur. If Marvel didn’t find some way to make that fight happened they didn’t deserve the license.
Assassination Denied (Super Friends #2/Assassin round 1)
Hey kids, remember that time Poison Ivy dressed an underage teenage girl in a grass bikini and gave her the supervillain name Honeysuckle so they would work in a supervillain team that included The Human Flying Fish? Oh, you don’t. Sorry I brought it up. You probably slept better last night than you will tonight. At least Cheetah knows how dress a sidekick. Poor Chick and Toyboy.
Two For One Sale On Flying Punches (Billy Batson & The Magic Of Shazam #20/Assassin round 7)
Captain Marvel, back when he was still called by his real name, takes out two villains for the price of one. This comic shows this is a character that belongs in kids comics, not adult comics. Adults cannot properly appreciate him. Well, most adults.
Something He Learned From An Italian Plumber (Cartoon Network Presents #5/Assassin round 8)
Birdman doesn’t get enough credit among the Hanna-Barbera superheroes. This fight shows that he may be lucky but he’s still good.
Driving Mxy Daffy (Superman And Bugs Bunny #1/Assassin round 9)
Mr. Mxyzptlk meets his match…Daffy Duck!
Repaint Massacre (Voltron #2/Assassin round 11)
It’s the nostalgia here as classic Voltron battle a pallet swap of the first RoBeast he ever fought. Modern didn’t really bother to design RoBeasts.
Supergirl Vs. Psi part 2 (The Daring New Adventures Of Supergirl #2/Mosquito round 2)
It’s my favorite version of Supergirl in my favorite of her outfits…which may be a bias since it’s the first one I saw her in.
In Space No One Can Hear You Oh Yeah (The Adventures Of Kool-Aid-Man #1/Mosquito round 3)
Not every villain has to be out for power, money, or revenge. Some can just be jerks who like to ruin kids’ fun. That’s what I like about this comic. It does something a bit different and it’s fun in the kid logic sense.
Enemy Unknown (Mosquito round 5)
No, I didn’t forget to add the title. See if you can guess who the winner is before I reveal the battlefield. What I like about this fight is how well they adapted the movie it comes from (hint: it came out in 1985 in the US), and how you slowly see just how doomed the sub crew is at the same time they do…unless you read the movie/comic’s title of course.
In Russia Tiger Punch Bear (The Phantom Double Shot: KGB Noir #6)
A Russian extremist with the strength of a bear fights the Phantom, who has the strength of ten tigers. My money’s on the Phantom, which is usually the safe bet.
Angurius Gets A Win (Godzilla Legends #1/Mosquito round 8)
And frankly he was long overdue for one.
Godzilla Becomes The Orkin Man (Godzilla #12/ Mosquito Prize Fight)
Because you can’t have enough Godzilla. And this time it’s in color.
And that will do it for this showcase. Three more tournaments next week.