Saturday, December 4, 2021

Doctor Mid-Nite Vs. Mysterio

 

The scene in Spider-Man: Far From Home where Spidey is fully immersed in Mysterio's illusions is one of the coolest on screen comic book moments that I have seen.  The constantly changing dream-like environment with giant looming Mysterio tormenting Peter Parker immediately brought me back to so many cool sequences from the villains appearances in the comics.  I haven't heard that the character is among the returning villains for Spider-Man: No Way Home - but I wouldn't mind being pleasantly surprised. 


Friday, December 3, 2021

Domino and The Black Racer

 

Domino was a character that was getting popular just as I was getting out of the X-Men titles as they were getting a bit too convoluted for me. I knew that she had good luck abilities similar to Shamrock and Longshot, but not much else. I'm not sure how accurate the depiction in Deadpool 2 was, but I enjoyed Zazie Beetz' performance and her powers were visualized very well - I hope' she'll be back when Deadpool comes to the MCU. 

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Microforce (The Animated Series!)

 

Microforce first appeared in STF #1690... and I thought that this team would be a candidate for another cartoon adaptation.  There's been rumors of an Atom film being prepared by Warner Bros.  I'd love to see it if only to see how DC will handle a shrinking superhero story differently than Marvel's Ant-Man movies.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Snake Plissken Vs. Predator

 

Thank you to Mike Shirley, a Patron of this blog, for suggesting this match up! It really does seem like a natural for a man known for getting out of inhospitable places to go up against a hunter that won't stop until he lands his prey.  Let's just hope that Dutch gave Snake a few pointers on this particular threat, I think he may need them!

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Wonder Woman and Valkyrie in: "Corruption of the Amazon!"

 

Valkyrie always seemed to me to be the closest equivalent to Wonder Woman in the Marvel Universe (aside from the obvious homage, Power Princess of course), so I thought that she should have a bigger presence.  Now that she's a popular character in the MCU (well a Valkyrie at least, I'm not sure if she's officially Brunnhilde or not), perhaps that will change.

Wonder Woman previously met Valkyrie in STF #1357...  

I was glad to use a WW image by the truly talented Jai Lee here.  I was lucky enough to pick up a Wolverine sketch by him several years back:



Monday, November 29, 2021

The Sentry and Captain Marvel

 

Thanks to Tom Brennan, a Patron of this Blog, for suggesting this match up! I had been meaning to use the Sentry again, and Captain Marvel is certainly more than a suitable adversary for him.

I am always glad to use artwork by the amazing Jerry Ordway.  I was lucky enough to pick up a couple of pages by him several years back (inks by Mark McKenna and Paul Ryan): 



Sunday, November 28, 2021

Static and Spider-Man

 

I haven't heard much about the Static movie since it was announced, but I am definitely looking forward to it.  Michael B. Jordan will be producing alongside Denys Cowan and Reginald Hudlin, so it has a lot of talent behind it already.  Hopefully we will hear about a director and casting soon.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

The X-Men and Kamandi

 

Continued from yesterday's cover, we see that Kamandi's visit has taken quite a dramatic turn.  Will we see this line-up of X-Men when they finally make their MCU debut?  I'm not sure that Marvel is interested in doing a First Class type movie, but I know I would love to see it.  We'll see what the status of mutants is after Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness is released, I guess. 

Friday, November 26, 2021

Kamandi and The X-Men


 Presenting Part One of a Two-Part Epic!  Kamandi was a character that I liked every time I saw him in guest appearances, but I only ever read a couple of issues of his own series.  Is it worth seeking out? Make sure you stop by again tomorrow for the thrilling conclusion! 

Thursday, November 25, 2021

The Thing and 4 Famous Co-Stars!

 

You know what I'm thankful for today?  All of the awesome visitors who make time to stop by and check out these covers.  I am especially thankful to those who leave comments and let me know what they think. 

I've had a few requests for a Thing-led poker night cover, and I finally got around to it here.  I had fun deciding who Ben Grimm might include.  He already had a poker buddy in Lando Calrissian from STF #1943, and back in my MTIO: The Lost Issues days he met Jonah Hex, Wildcat and Hellboy... I'd love to be a fly on the wall for this game.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Hawkeye and The Huntress in: "Breakthrough!"

 

Presenting the ninth appearance of the Hawkeye/Huntress brother-sister act. If you have been following their adventures here, you'll know that they have been piecing together missing parts of their childhood, and it looks like their hard work is about to pay off. The Hawkeye Disney+ show starts today, I'm looking forward to checking it out.

Happy to use Brett Breeding artwork here.  He is responsible for my favorite piece of art that I ever commissioned:



Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Batman and Captain Caveman

 

One of the cool things about seeing different artists' interpretations of Batman is how they each choose to depict the Bat-Cave.  It's still the coolest superhero HQ in my mind, and I'm sure its fun for each new illustrator to put their own spin on it.  I'm looking forward to whatever version we will be getting in next year's The Batman movie. 

Monday, November 22, 2021

X-Factor Vs. Solomon Grundy

 

I remember thinking the premise to X-Factor was a little odd.  The original X-Men disguised themselves as mutant hunters in order to secretly help mutants, it didn't make a lot of sense to me.  They didn't stick with that set up for too long, fortunately. 

Glad to use a Solomon Grundy image here by the very talented Scott Kolins here.  I was lucky enough to pick up a couple of original pages by him (Flash #200 inked by Doug Hazlewood and Thing: Freakshow inked by Andy Lanning): 



Sunday, November 21, 2021

Star Sapphire Vs. Doctor Spectrum (Part Two)

 

Continuing yesterday's battle, it looks like Carol Ferris has the upper hand.  I still hope to see the Squadron Supreme appear in the MCU some day.  I loved their arc on the animated Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and it would be even cooler to see them in live action.  Thanks again to Blog Patron Ken Roskos for suggesting this match up. 

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Doctor Spectrum Vs. Star Sapphire (Part One)

 

Presenting Part One of a Two Part Epic!  Thank you to Ken Roskos, a Patron of this Blog, for suggesting this match-up.  It's too bad we never got to see Blake Lively transform into Star Sapphire in a Green Lantern sequel. Oh well, maybe the villainess will appear in the HBO Max GLC series. Come back tomorrow for the exciting conclusion!

Friday, November 19, 2021

The Penguin Vs. The Vulture

 

One of the things I am most interested to see in The Batman is Colin Farrel's performance as The Penguin.  He's unrecognizable under the make-up for the role and I've been intrigued with what he's been doing with the character in  the brief snippets we have been shown so far.  


I am always happy to use artwork by the amazing Norm Breyfogle, an artist gone way soo soon.  I was lucky enough to get a sketch by him back in the day:



Thursday, November 18, 2021

Martian Manhunter Vs. King Ghidorah

 

With the CW Supergirl series completed, and Zack Snyder's Justice League already released, have we seen the last of a live action Martian Manhunter for a while?  While it's been cool to see him on the screen, I still do not think that the character has been completely done justice yet, so I'd love to see him return in the DCEU at some point.  With the right actor I can see him being a fan favorite.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Krypto & Ace Vs. Kraven the Hunter

 

Even tough it's aimed at younger viewers, I am looking forward to DC League of Super-Pets.  I'm a sucker for comics, superheroes and animals, so there's a lot there to appeal to me.  I even have a cat named Ace! 

I am always happy to use the artwork of Curt Swan on this blog.  I was lucky enough to get an original page by him (and Inker Bob Oskner) many years back - I liked this piece because it shows so many of Superman's powers in action: 

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Booster Gold and Conan

 

Hey, if you're going to learn, learn from the best!  I can see Booster using his Time Bubble to pull a stunt like this.  Of course, knowing him, not everything will go exactly to plan.

I am always glad to use an image here by Dan Jurgens.  I was lucky enough to pick up an original page by him (and inker Rick Burchett) many years back: 



Monday, November 15, 2021

Jonny Quest and Swamp Thing in: ""That's no Yeti!"

 

Judging from the dialogue here, it's clear that this cover takes place slightly before the events of STF #3325, where Jonny and Swampy first appeared together on this blog.  That these tales appear out of order has nothing at all to do with me forgetting that I had already recently paired them.  That is a completely ridiculous suggestion and almost not even worth bringing up. I just like keeping visitors on their toes here at The Lost Issues. Yeah, that's the ticket!

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