Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Superman vs. Captain Not-Quite-Marvel!

You had better believe I bought this the first chance I got:

And, as we all know, it was indeed not the story "we thought they'd never dare print."  Because even five year-old Adam saw that the emblem on the guy in the red suit wasn't a lightning bolt.  But I was still all over it because it was the closest thing I had seen to an honest-to-goodness Superman vs. Captain Marvel fight.

The revival of Captain Marvel at DC Comics had already been going on for a couple of years, but Cap and the rest of the Marvel Family were firmly entrenched on Earth-S.  Cap and Superman would eventually meet in the pages of Justice League of America, but that was still a couple of years off.

So, we're left with Superman fighting Captain Thunder, who has the same powers but a different origin and instead of just saying a magic word, he has to rub his belt buckle at the same time?

How did the fight go?  SPOILER ALERT: Superman cheats.

You'll rarely see a situation where anyone, including Superman, can fight Captain Marvel without resorting to changing him back to his alter ego.  Which means that, in a straight fight, very few people (including Thor) have actually taken out Cap without him changing back to Billy Batson or otherwise holding back.

Yeah, I said it.

Also, am I the only one who thinks that "rubbing a belt buckle" is perverse?

And now, another installment of What DOES Intern Freddy do during his off hours? (tm!)

This has been another installment of What DOES Intern Freddy do during his off hours? (tm!)

And let us end the day with some Shenanigans! (tm!) 

I'm not calling Lois Lane a liar, but I need to see that pizza.  There is no way he spelled all that out in Mozzarella cheese.  I would have accepted "Help! Call police!" because that's feasible and would have gotten the job done, but the rest of that?  No sale.  Shenanigans! (tm!)

See you tomorrow!

1 comment:

Michael Carlyle said...

I believe most guys feel invulnerable when they *ahem* rub their belt buckles.