Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Junkyard Gang



Sure, it's easy to become a superhero if you are a playboy millionaire - but I am more impressed with those who have chosen such a path without those kinds of vast resources.  I thought it might be fun to have a group that consisted of heroes that wage their war on injustice despite coming from the opposite side of the financial spectrum.  Don't expect a fancy headquarters - but do expect action!

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

MAybe... a team-up of Toxic Crusaders and Dinosquad.

Anonymous said...

I love it, they could also go by "The Dirty Half-Dozen."

In the name of the season, I would like to humbly recommend a few covers...

-Batman vs. Michael Myers (Halloween)
-Spider-man and Ash vs. the Evil Dead
-Wolverine vs. Jason (Friday the 13th)
-Dr. Strange (in astral form preferably) vs. Freddy Kruger.

All f which are courtesy of my high school notebook.

Thank you for taking the time.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles could join Toxic Crusaders and Dinosquad; they were all spill accident products.

Mike Shirley said...

Love this! They can recruit Spawn from his alleyway hideout :D
As for Halloween matchups, Captain Kirk vs Michael Myers and Gen13 vs Jason are tops on my dream teams

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous #1: there actually _was_ a confrontation between Dr. Strange and FK (sort of) once. In the good doctor's own magazine back in the late Eighties/early Nineties.

Anonymous said...

@Mike: I'd rather see Austin Powers take on Michael Meyers. It would be more appropriate, if you catch my drift. ;-)

Anonymous said...

And, given that Jason Voorhees was last seen in outer space, "Shirley" it would be more appropriate for him to be the one confronted by Kirk.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous above, can we please stop with the Shirley jokes. They're boring for me as a reader, and I can't imagine how Mike feels.

Ross, have you ever done a cover with Dr. Fate and the Rocketeer? It seems an obvious match, but I couldn't find out searching by labels.

Thanks again for an entertaining blog.

Bob Buethe said...

@Anon (2 up) : Mike was referring to the fact that Michael Myers' mask in the original "Halloween" was made from a rubber Captain Kirk mask.

Bob Greenwade said...

For someone vs. Jason Voorhees, I'd nominate Casey Jones. Hockey mask versus hockey mask!

For this team, I think they'd eventually get at least a guest visit from Basura (from the second season of TV's Who Wants to Be a Superhero?).

jackel said...

to Bob above, i love your hockey mask vs hockey mask idea but could ecpand the idea to include either DS's Wild Dog or the Arrowverse version of same...
Ross you continue to do the impossible and entertain us all on a daily basis....

Anonymous said...

Ah! Thanks for the clarification, Bob.

Anonymous said...

P.S. @ my namesake: "Shirley" you jest.

Cary Comic said...

@ the Anonymous above: your namesake is right. The puns are getting monotonous. Drop them, please. Immediately and permanently!

Mike Shirley said...

Yeah that joke got real old real fast. Everyone thinks they're the first and everyone thinks they're clever. It's really not.


@Bob Buethe - Right on, that's precisely my reasoning

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

Bob Greenwade "...and you know that notion just crossed my mind..." - The greatFuL dEaD.

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

How about a team of Druggie Superheroes? The Love Syndicate (Speed Freak, Sunshine Superman, Magic Lantern, & IDR the other members.) Brother Power The Geek, Starman (Blue skinned Disco Alien Version, Speedy ((Speedy's a Junkie Famous DC cover) (DC) Syn The Girl From LSD (Americomics), (wasn't there a Superhero called Captain Trips, and was Dope Rider a Superhero (High Times) or an anti-hero?), and Ludeman (ABC Network Fridays). Those are the only druggie Superheroes I know of. Not Druggie anti-heroes, Druggie Super Heroes

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

Michael Myers VS Austin Powers. In No Mojo at the Dojo.
Freddy Kruger VS Willie The V Alien (V NBC) in: In Englund's Gangrene and pheasant land. Doctor Phibes VS Doctor Goldfoot & The Bikini Machines. Jack O' Lantern VS Mervyn the Pumpkin-head (DC & Vertigo) In: Shut Up or I'll Bash you In The Face With My Shillelagh.

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

Ash VS Wilson Fisk in: Well Hello Mister Fancy Pants.

Simreeve said...

Anonymous said...
"Maybe Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles could join Toxic Crusaders and Dinosquad; they were all spill accident products."

So was [Marvel's] Daredevil. H'mm, maybe his teacher and the Turtles' teacher are old friends?

Anonymous said...

@Brother Kellymatthew Barnes: Maybe Druggie Superheroes could include or meet Cloak & Dagger, who were drug test victims in their origin.

Mike Shirley said...

@Simreeve - I think the chemicals that blinded DD are the same that mutated the Turtles... and yeah I'd like to see Splinter and Stick vs the Foot and the Hand

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

I apologize Anonymous for not making my point clear what I meant by Druggie Superheroes is recreational Abusers of brain altering & damaging substances.

Cary Comic said...

Btw: Brother Barnes is right. Austin Powers would make a more fitting arch-nemesis for Michael Meyers.

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

Ten in the Foot is worth one in the Hand.

Cary Comic said...

@Brother Barnes: if IDW ever does a TMNT crossover with Wolverine, Elektra, or Daredevil, I hope it involves the two ninja cults engaging in some kind of biological warfare. The title I would prefer used?

"Hand & Foot Disease!"

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