Friday Night Fights: A Thing to Remember!

Okay, time for a new set of 12 rounds of Friday Night Fights, and this time, SpaceBooger has declared a theme — every new round has to include a character from the previous fight.

And honestly, there’s no way I can do that.

My comics collection isn’t that vast, the organization is pretty poor, and an awful lot of my comics aren’t really known for good fights. Twelve fights, all linked from one character to another? I could never get something like that to work.

So instead, I’m gonna cheat.

I’ve got an old CD-ROM that includes every single issue of “Fantastic Four” all the way from the first issue to 2006. (Y’all know where I can find more of those? Wotta bargain, I gotta say.) And I’m pretty blasted sure I can find 12 Fantastic Four comics that feature Ben Grimm kickin’ some yahoo’s patootie, or sometimes, getting his own craggy butt whupped.

So here we go: From October 1968’s Fantastic Four #79, by the one-and-only Stan Lee and the even more one-and-only Jack Kirby: Ben has finally found a way to shed his rocky exterior and rejoin the human race, but when he and Alicia Masters are attacked by one of the Mad Thinker’s androids, he has to choose between letting the android wreck the place up, or putting on a pair of gloves that’ll turn him back into a rock monster permanently. What do you think he decides?

And there we go, with Round 1 out of the way. Next week? I think it’ll probably include the Thing.


  1. Andy Said,

    April 8, 2011 @ 6:09 pm

    Don’t forget to check FF #100; lots of faces and cheats in that issue.

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    April 8, 2011 @ 7:39 pm

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  3. snell Said,

    April 8, 2011 @ 9:36 pm

    Bro, those DVD-Rom collections aren’t cheating, they’re manna from heaven for bloggers–where do you think I get many of my fights from?!?!

    (and here’s a link to many of those sets on Amazon–although many of them are out of print and crazy expensive now…)

  4. scottslemmons Said,

    April 8, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

    snell, I always assumed you just had a library about as large and ornate as Neil Gaiman’s. 🙂

    That Amazon link is just depressing as hell. I’ve got the FF/Silver Surfer collection disk, and it’s just amazing that it sells for $84. Maybe I should go pick up some more Essentials/Showcase volumes at the used bookstore tomorrow…

  5. snell Said,

    April 8, 2011 @ 10:39 pm

    Oh, my collection is fairly vast, but also fairly unorganized, plus I don’t have everything. The DVD-Roms are a great step towards solving that, plus, it’s much easier to cut and paste from the screen than to scan everything..

    You might get lucky trolling eBay, or looking at the dusty shelves of a comic shop that doesn’t realize these are now collectors items…