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Thursday, November 28, 2013

So, Who Would Win....?: Man-Thing VS. Swamp Thing

Happy Thanksgiving people!

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.
It's

Man-Thing.......



VS.

Swamp Thing........



































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.


So.......

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:)








Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Back-Issue Spotlight: Superman Annual#3(1991)

Happy Hump Day


Humpin' before Turkey Thumpin' I see......

Trying to figure out what issue to pick to spotlight today, and as I was sifting though my collection I found this little forgotten gem:


Superman Annual#3(1991) "Execution 2001" By Dan Jurgans and Dusty Abell

It was all part of the Armageddon 2001 storyline that ran threw all the annuals that year, with Waverider trying to discover the secret identity of the villainous Monarch from his time era.

Old Spoiler Alert: It turned out to be Hawk, or Hawk and Dove, even thiugh really it was supposed to be Captain Atom. Apparently news got leaked, and the creators of the project switched in Hawk at the last minute. Lame, but that's why spoilers aren't always a good thing I suppose.

Anyhoo, reading this one again got me thinking I've seen this premise before recently:


Yep, Injustice.
Only in Injustice it's the Joker who kills Lois, and it's not essentially Superman vs. the world....yet.

So who does kill Lois this time?
Intergang does, and essentially themselves and all of Metropolis with them after accidently exploding a nuke bomb meant to blackmail the city. Opps, butterfingers right?;)

Did I mention Lois and Clark were married in this timeline as well? Yeah, sucks to be Lois lately....

From there Superman goes all "No Nukes" on the world, rounding up all the world's nuklear weapons and disposing them somewhere.

Things seem to be going ok considering the circumstances until Superman encounters an American sub packed with nuke missles. He stops it and downs the vessel, not knowing that he didn't save all the men onboard. Seven die without him knowing, setting off a collison course with the Justice League under ordes from the US president.



Of course as always happens in these kinds of stories, someone or someones always dies, and this time it's J'onn that bites it when Superman kinda sets him on fire, giving him a heart attack. Yeah lame, but that's what happened.

It's afer this that the president calls in the big guns.....you guessed it, Batman.
 Batman's been avoiding this the whole time, knowing Superman was ultimately doing the right thing ridding the world of all those nukes. But after the death of the sailors and J'onn, Batman's forced to go after Superman, and that's when Jurgans blantantly rips the hell off of Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns fight between Batman and Superman. Right down to the suit.




You'd think Superman would've smartned up by now and not given Batman that damn Kryponite ring right?

That's how it ends, and Waverider once again(as he's found out in all the other Superman annuals but obviously has the worst case of amnesia ever) determines that Superman isn't and will never be Monrch. And thus the search continues.....








Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Moody Bats

Hey People.


So I've always wondered what it be like for Moon Knight and Batman to meet up. Like how would that meeting go, epecially since the have so much in common?

So I decided they would, and yes I'm aware that today's post is accidently topical since Warren Ellis is writing another Moon Knight ongoing. Good luck with that Warren;)




Later that day.....




Later on.....



Still later on.....



Yep, you guessed it, later on....



Yep, later on again.....



Still later(duh;)



Later on that day still....



Later.......



Later still(almost done folks)







The End

Poor Marc. All that and all he wanted was to pointed to the direction of a good sushi place.
Man, Batman really can be a dick sometimes;)

Extras:




Monday, November 25, 2013

"My Two Dads"


Ready for the Holidays? Yeah me neither. Fuck em'.
No seriously. I don't see why the rush for Christmas to be here already with all these pre-Thanksgiving sales and all.
Sure I'd like for the year to be over too, but damn retailers! Can we not acknowledge that it's still technically Fall?



Anyhoo, here's some free laughter to help you out in between trying to figure out who sits next to who on Turkey day and what gifts to get on the cheap....










The End

Ummmm, don't ask, don't tell, and it could happen?;)