Yes folks, today just happens to be the Thanksgiving Day edition of The House Of Fun.
The Turkey's been stuffed and sliced, the gravy made and the pumpkin pies baked;
The vegetbles have been served, grace said, and and all are waked.
The first course has been served and now our bellies are full;
The wine's all drunk and now off we go to a slumberous lull.
Weep not if you happened to miss out on the very first servings;
'Cause there really is no shame for first come, first served is well deserving.
There's plenty more to be had, maybe too much I say;
Another round of turkey later, and I'm off to hit the hay.
Yeah, I made that up on the spot;)
Okay, so time for a Thanksgiving rumble worthy of those NFL pastime games, as we look at two combatants that both look like over-cooked leftovers so how appropriate right.
I'm pretty sure this match-up has long been thought and fought over ever since the two were introduced back in the crazy 70's.
On one side you have former scientist Ted Sallis, who died while trying to re-formulate the Super-Soldier serum against (depending who's written him and how you look at it)
former scientist Alec Holland, who likewise was working on a formula, but a bio-regenerative one.
Both met with unfortunate accidents, and became/mutated into muck monsters of the swamp.
Now personally, this one could go either way. And by that I mean, they either fight it out like two monsters from a bad Godzilla movie, or Swampy and Man-Thingy sit and talk/communicate telepathically and compare notes about how shitty their lives have turned out.
I mean really, power-wise there are only slight differences; who evers knows fear litterally burns at the touch of the Man-Thing. Plus he is(or was the last time I checked) the guardian of gateway to the nexus of all realities. Plus super-strentgh and regenerative abilities.
Swampy has the same deal in the strenght and regenerative department, plus can communicate with all plant life(and maybe all life as well) as well as communicate with the Paraliment of Trees for extra knowledge should he need it.
So mostly similar, but enough differences to make it interesting.
Man Thing VS. Swamp Thing. Who wins and why?
Btw, I picked Barry Allen as the overall winner from last week's battle bewteeen Barry and Wally.
I look at it like this; Barry edges out Wally overall in the experience and intelligence department. Plus he is the freakning Speed Force! Through an interesting paradox, he created the the lighting that gave him his powers and Wally's, and by some weird extension, every other speedster that in turn gets his/her powers from same said Speed Force.
Now of course I prefer Wally over Barry since he's the Flash I grow up on. I'd even argue personality-wise he's the better and more intersting Flash. Why? Because Wally as a character was what we call dynamic. He started off as a kid sidekick, took over the mantle but was still an immature ass, and at the end, matured enough to truly earn the mantle and became a family man. That's an arc we all saw develop over time. Barry really never had that range of development.
Ok folks, that's it for me. Again, I hope you and yours are having a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Have a safe hoilday and a good/great weekend:)