Thursday, August 31, 2023

Bruce Lee Vs. Jaws


Two icons of 1970's cinema starring in a movie together like this might not make a lot of sense - but pre-teen me would have just had to have seen what such an epic was all about. It's not like they have nothing in common - they are both named Bruce after all!

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Iron Fist and Plastic Man


With Mr. Terrific and Metamorpho being included in Superman: Legacy, many have speculated that we'll also have Plastic Man and Phantom Girl showing up early in the DCU, to complete the Terrifics team.  But who should be cast as Plas?  The two names I have heard mentioned are Ben Schwartz and John Mulaney. I can see either one in the role and wouldn't mind seeing one of them get it.  Are there any other good candidates?

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Dick Tracy and The Rocketeer in: "100 Ways to Whack a Witness!"


Presenting yet another chapter in the Rats McTattler Saga!  Tracy and The Rocketeer were last seen dealing with him in STF #3551, and first encountered him and each other in STF #2805... Let's hope the third time is the charm and they finally get the necessary information out of him!

Monday, August 28, 2023

Metamorpho Vs. Doctor Doom


Here's another cover that required a bit of prep work.  The Metamorpho and Doom images went together well, but before I could combine them, I had to do a lot of clean up and rebuilding of the background first.  Here is  peek behind the scenes:

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Blade Vs. 4 Famous Co-Stars


You have to feel bad for Mahershala Ali.  He was announced as the MCU Blade to much fanfare back in 2019... and his movie is still in development hell.  First it was plagued by script rewrites and they have completely started over at least once.  As soon as the production seemed to have found its footing, Hollywood was hit by actors' and writers' strikes, still unresolved.  There is still no sign of a Blade movie on the schedule even looking a few years down the road. Maybe the role is cursed and not just the character?

Saturday, August 26, 2023

The Avengers Vs. Doomsday


Doomsday pretty much took out the entire JLA before going one on one with Superman.  Would The Avengers have fared any better?  I'm not sure, but I would definitely want to read about the battle!  I guess it would all depend upon the roster.

Friday, August 25, 2023

Superman and Photon


The Marvels will be the next big superhero movie released and for me Monica Rambeau will be the main focus of interest.  It sounds as though she will be using Photon as her heroic name, but I am holding out hope that there may be a change by the movie's end.  She was Captain Marvel in the comics well before Carol Danvers adopted the name, after all - I'd love to see her take the title back in the movies.

Thursday, August 24, 2023

The Damned (The Animated Series!)


I thought that it was time that one of STF's earliest teams received their own cartoon show.  I'm guessing that this on might have a hard time getting past the network censors, though!  This is the Third appearance of The Damned on this blog - They were last seen facing Satan's retribution in STF #1890, and first appeared way back in STF #176...

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Sasquatch and Robin


Poison Ivy is a great Batman villain, and I'm not crazy when writers try to redeem her or present her as some kind of anti-hero.  I've seen her murder too many poeple to want have to root for her now. This seems to be a pattern with Batman's female adversaries - Catwoman, Talia, Harley Quinn... as soon as they start to get really popular, their bad sides are softened and they become more close to allies.  Next thing you know, Nocturna and Magpie are gonna be given keys to the Bat-Cave!

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Rogue and Power Girl


I'm not sure why the DC movies keep trying to give us new badass, no-nonsense Supergirl variants when there's already a perfectly good one to use - Power Girl.  She gets no love outside of the comics for some reason.  Sure, we've seen Rogue on the big screen before, but she wasn't exactly the sassy Southern fireball we know from the comics - let's hope her next onscreen iteration gets her personality correct.

Monday, August 21, 2023

Doctor Fate and Stranger Things


I've let my Netflix subscription expire because I wasn't watching much on the platform.  I will probably subscribe again for a single month next year so I can catch up on a few shows.  I definitely will want to binge watch the final seasons of Stranger Things, Better Call Saul and Cobra Kai.  They've all been great series and I hope that each is able to stick the landing.

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Darkseid Vs. Kang


These two were set to become the big bads of their respective cinematic universes, but things have not gone as planned.  The end of the DCEU and Snyderverse means that Darkseid will probably be put on the back burner for a while.  Jonathan Majors' legal issues have put everything Kang related into a holding pattern until a verdict on his alleged assault is reached.  It's a good thing we have Braniac and Galactus to pinch hit if necessary.

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Human Torch and The Metal Men


It's crazy how many rumors have come and gone regarding the casting of the new Fantastic Four. Joseph Quinn from the latest season of Stranger Things seems to be the current frontrunner to play Johnny Storm.  While I really enjoyed his performance, it might be a little jarring to see him as Johnny, since many have pointed out that he looks a lot like a young Robert Downey Jr.

Friday, August 18, 2023

The Avengers Vs. Felix Faust


When I posted my JLA Vs. The Mandarin cover a few days back, I received a bunch of requests for a follow up cover featuring the Avengers trapped by a JLA villain.  My favorite suggestion came from Dafydd Neal Dyar over on the Facebook Fan Page who mentioned using the classic cover from Justice League of America #10 as a template.  Thanks, Dafydd!

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Wonder Woman and Doctor Strange


This is another pairing that I have been meaning to get to for a while.  The red, gold and blue of their costumes go together well and I am sure they would have a mutual appreciation for one another.  I can see Strange getting mixed up with some of Diana's more mystical threats, like Circe.

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

The Punisher and John Wick


Yeah, I don't know how smoothly this team up would go.  Both of these guys are no-nonsense operatives that prefer to work alone.  I certainly don't envy anyone that gets in their way.

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Batman and Black Panther (The Animated Special!)


I've enjoyed Black Panther's appearances as a team member or guest star in various Fantastic Four and Avengers cartoons, and thought that the Marvel Knights motion comics featuring him were pretty cool as well.  I think it's time T'Challa receives an animated series all his own.  There are no shortage of interesting supporting characters, villains and guest stars that could be part of the show and the Wakandan setting would make it unique among most superhero shows.

This is the third meeting between Batman and Black Panther on the blog.  They last faced some diplomatic difficulties in in STF #1553, and originally appeared together on one of the very first covers made for the blog from back in April of 2010...

Monday, August 14, 2023

Justice League of America Vs. The Mandarin


Jack Kirby truly revolutionized comic book art. In addition to his amazing creativity in designing characters, monsters and machinery, he added many new visual tricks to the genre.  His use of extreme forced perspective, as shown on this cover, is one that many other artists picked up on and emulated.

Sunday, August 13, 2023

The Defenders and Johnny Thunder


Marvel has all the ingredients for a Defenders film, but they don't seem interested in making one. I thinks getting Hulk, Dr. Strange and Valkyrie together with a Namor variant (one closer to the comics please) in an adventure that introduces The Silver Surfer (thus avoiding having him first appear in an FF film for a second time) would make for a great tale. We'll see if they ever get around to getting the non-team together, but as for now I am not holding my breath.

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Batgirl and Spider-Man (The Movie!)


Now this is a TV movie that would have had me staying up late and sneaking into my older brother's room to watch.  Two superheroes teaming up, with one portrayed by the gorgeous Yvonne Craig? Count me in.

Spider-Man and Batgirl met in a more traditional comic back in STF #938...

Friday, August 11, 2023

Darth Vader and He-Man


The worlds of Star Wars and Masters of the Universe seem perfect for a crossover.  I'm sure there are plenty of kids who did just that in toy form over the years, mixing and matching action figures and playsets. It would be cool to see these famous glowing weapons up against each other.

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Dynomutt and Krypto


I recently checked out the new Scooby-Doo and Krypto Too! animated movie and got a kick out of it.  The only thing missing was a meeting between the Dog of Steel and the Dog Made of Steel!  I thought that this would be a good place to include that missing chapter.

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Batman and Snake Plissken


I have read that Kurt Russel was considered for the role of Batman that eventually went to Michael Keaton.  While Keaton was great in the role, I bet Russell would have been very cool as the caped crusader.  He would have probably performed the different Bruce Wayne and Batman personalities well.  We did eventually get to see him in as a superhero in Sky High, but that was a different type of movie.

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

The Wasp and The Flash


There were many factors that went into the underperformance of The Flash, but the character itself was not one of them.  Let's hope that we don't have a situation like with Hal Jordan, who was taken out of all movie plans for over a decade due to his movie not hitting the mark.  I'm guessing it will take until Justice League: New Frontier is released before we see a new Barry Allen (or Wally West?).

Monday, August 7, 2023

Black Lightning Vs. The Green Goblin


I hope that Norman Osborn has developed some protective defenses against electrical attacks after working with criminals like Electro and The Shocker, or he's about to find out that Jefferson Pierce is not one to back down from a threat.  Black Lightning is used to having to deal with Tobias Whale, another powerful businessman with a megalomaniacal streak, so he's more than ready to take on the likes of the Green Goblin.

Sunday, August 6, 2023

Deadman and Sherlock Holmes


If anyone can detect the presence of an invisible, intangible spirit, it's got to be Sherlock Holmes.  I've enjoyed tales where Holmes investigates cases with a supernatural element to them, so this is a story that might be cool to see play out.

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Man-Thing Vs. Jonah Hex in: "Bayou Rematch!"


Man-Thing has clearly held that grudge for a while - These two first clashed way back in STF #394, over a decade ago. I've been meaning to get them back together for a while, I think if they learned to work together, they could be a decent team.

Friday, August 4, 2023

Bender and Iron Man


Futurama is back after several years with brand new episodes on Hulu.  I am looking forward to checking them out.  The original series run is one of the best cartoons ever made and I hope that they can maintain the high standard that was set.  The entire voice cast has returned, which is a big plus.

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Robin and Mockingbird


Bobbi Morse had such success recruiting Nightwing into  S.H.I.E. L.D. in STF #4088, that it looks like she decided to also bring in the original Dick Grayson as a well! It's probably for the best, he's been looking for a new purpose after finding himself unstuck in the Multiverse as a result of battling Kang in STF #1744.

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

The Spectre and X-Factor


Jean Grey went from an innocent young mutant to arguably the X-Men's most powerful member.  She committed some terrible acts while under the influence of the Phoenix Force, however. Would the spirit of vengeance find her responsible for those deeds?  Finding out might make for an interesting issue.

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Green Arrow & Black Canary Meet Archie and Betty & Veronica


Archie, Betty and Veronica were the original "guy checking out a cute girl walking by, thus upsetting the girl he's with" meme.  Archie didn't know how good he had it - no matter which of the two was on a date with him, he always thought the grass was greener elsewhere and his eyes and attention would wander.  Adding a Blonde Bombshell like Black Canary to the mix would be sure to complicate matters further.

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