Hey, before I get to today's edition of So, Who Would Win?, I've been meaning to show off my SWAG, specificially my birthday swag.
Well, here it is......
Starting off first with the action figure portion of my swag, I bought the Wal-Green's ML exclusive Black Ant figure, Then at a comic shop I bought the DCSH Parasite figure and the DC Direct Manhunter(Walt Simonson version).
At another comic store, I bought the DC Collectibles CSA Super Woman figure. She's a very welcome addtion to the New 52/updated CSA figures I have on my shelf. Damn she looks good though!
Then my sister bought me the new ML Wasp figure from the recent Antman wave. She's a much-needed improvement over her last ML figure......by faaaaaaaar!
On the comics front....
#'s 2-4 of The Falcon mini-series from the early 80's, Avengers#280, Mark Millar's Avengers2#2(big mistake:(
#4 of the Weird mini-series(good stuff), Daredevil#269(King of Thessly did a post on his blog about this one) Fantastic Four#277, Hellstorm#'s 2-4(You guys should really give this Vertigo-esque title a shot)
Sleepwalker#'s 13-16, Darkhawk#10, Hellstorm#6
Fantastic Four#354, Secret Wars: Civil War#1 and 2, Secret Wars: Squadron Sinister#'s 1 and 2(you know how I'm a sucker for the Squadron Supreme)
Fanstic Four#'s 366-3667, Avengers#'s 16-17 and USA Comics one-shot.
Adventures of Superman#466, FF Annual '98, Midnight Sons Unlimited#9, Moon Knight#'s 15-16.
Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars#'s 1-3. Soooooo worth checking out.
That's my b-day stash. Not a bad haul this year.
Now, onto today's fantasy matchup, Dr. Strange versus the Dark Phoenix.
Hell of a matchup power-wise huh?
I mean on one hand, you have Dr. Strange, the sorceror supreme of the MU. That means he has access to pretty much unlimited magical knowledge. He has a lifetime of practice in the mystic arts, applying the same dedication to magic that he once applied to the field of medicine as a neurosurgeon.
And really, if you look at his powers and the things he could and can do, there's not much he's limited by other than his own human stamina.
The Dark Phoenix on the otherhand is not usually encombered or inhibited by human stamina problems.
Its only problems happen when it comes to the human host it uses. Otherwise, the Phoenix force is power personified, capable of snuffing out planets and stars like nothing, but also is an undying engine of rebirth and renewal.
Now we all know how much trouble the Phoenix initially caused the X-Men, and then later on the avengers and the whole MU.
Imagine the incredible amounts of energy released during this fight.
Will Doc Strange be forced to banish the Phoenix to another realm if he can't destroy it?
Will the Phoenix attempt to posses and than burn out Dr. Strange if it can't?
That's what you guys will have to decide, as you choose who's the ultimate survivor from this fantastic fight.
The Dark Phoenix
Who Wins and Why?
Hope you guys and gals have a good and safe weekend.......