Greetings from the Odinson,
It is that time once again, boys and girls, when the Odinson talks about the battles he would love to see go down in the realms of comic books.
Without further ado…
It’s Fight Night 2020 with the Odinson
Let them fight!
The Undercard (Preliminary Matches)
Deadpool vs. Plastic Man – Wade Wilson, the Merc with a Mouth, possesses deadly combat skills, a hyperbolic healing factor, and a mouth that just won’t quit. Eel O’Brian was a small time hood who has been reconstituted into the most versatile human being alive. Deadpool excels at annoying the costumed community with his non-stop bent commentary, especially his hero Spider-Man and his “pals” the X-Men. Plastic Man’s askew way of looking at the world grants him a sense of humor not often understood, or appreciated, by others, especially his teammates on the Justice League. However, Batman thinks extremely highly of O’Brian and has even used him as a deus ex machina on multiple occasions.
This one is a tough call. At the end of the day, there really isn’t anything either of them can do physically to the other that would win the day. Deadpool has been chopped into pieces with each piece placed into a separate box and buried in cement and he still came back (see Punisher vs. the Thunderbolts). Plastic Man has been frozen and then shattered into a thousand pieces and came back (see Tower of Babel).
I know it’s a copout but in the end, I just want to see if these two nut jobs can drive each other even crazier with the wacky banter that we all know will ensue.
NOTE: Not to digress too much, but to this day, one of the funniest visual gags I have ever seen in a comic book was in the pages of JLA. Batman, Huntress, and Plastic Man are trying to escape the Shaggy Man and Batman says the teleporter will only transport inanimate objects. In the background of the panel, Plastic Man has transformed himself into a box. Still makes me laugh every time I think about it.
Catman vs. Kraven the Hunter – Catman’s physical attributes are on par with Batman. He is an elite level gymnast and dangerous fighter, and he is equipped with an all-purpose utility belt modeled after the Caped Crusader’s. He also possesses a mystical cape that helps him rapidly heal from wounds. Kraven is the world’s most capable and deadliest hunter. He imbibes a magic potion that enhances all his physical attributes to peak levels. He is strong enough to wrestle a rhino to the ground with his bare hands, and, in the past, has proven cunning enough to even perplex Captain America and Black Panther.
Kraven is the world’s greatest hunter, and Catman is the world’s most dangerous game. His mystical cape will make a nice addition to Kraven’s trophy room.
The Wrecking Crew vs. The Evil Masters – When you need arms broken or a tenement needs to be roused and demolished, you call in the Wrecking Crew. Wrecker, Bulldozer, Thunderball, and Piledriver are the blue collar, working class villains of the Marvel Universe. Henchmen for hire. The evil Masters of the Universe – Beastman, Trap Jaw, Merman, and Tri-Klops – are the muscle in Skeletor’s army of monsters and mutants. Whether a beastmaster, cybernetic weapons master, master of the seven seas, or master of perception, each Master brings a unique talent and skill set to the table.
Winner: The Evil Masters.
Both groups of henchmen are as tough as they come. The Wrecking Crew is able to go ten rounds with the Mighty Thor and the evil Masters can trade blows with He-Man the Most Powerful Man in the Universe. However, group infighting among the Crew will leave them susceptible to a Tri-Klops coordinated battle plan.
The Incredible Hulk vs. Grimlock – Hulk is the strongest one there is. Grimlock is the pack leader of the Dinobots, the mightiest of the Transformers. Bruce Banner, when he becomes angry, transforms into an eight-foot-tall green monster fueled by rage! Grimlock is a fifty-foot-tall robot that can transform into a mechanical Tyrannosaurus Rex!
In the end, there isn’t a robot built yet that the Hulk can’t dismantle. Honestly, I just want to see these two interact. The top drawer conversations would be worth the price of admission alone.
The Main Event
Cable and X-Force vs. The Authority – Cable is a cybernetically enhanced super soldier from the future armed to the teeth with the most advanced weapons. He has gathered unto him a team of rebellious teen mutants, each a walking weapon of mass destruction. The Authority are an Avengers/Justice League level strike force that stomps out world threats before they become a problem. Both teams are no nonsense, shoot first and ask questions later, attitude all the livelong day products of the 1990s.
Winner: The Authority.
I do think the aggressive nature of the original X-Force will initially catch Wildstorm’s premiere super team off guard, but in the end, the Authority has just too many heavy hitters like Apollo and Jack Hawksmoor on their side.
MODOK vs. Mojo – MODOK (Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing) is a creation of the terrorist organization AIM (Advanced Idea Mechanics). He possesses a computerized brain capable of uncanny calculations, mental powers that can melt a normal human’s brain, and an ego which is surpassed only by the size of his giant head. Mojo is the master of the aptly named Mojoverse. Obsessed with ratings, his gelatinous, spineless form glides around on mechanical spider-legs as he orchestrates televised entertainment for the masses, usually adventures starring the X-Men.
These are two of the most visually interesting characters ever to grace the four color page. Both of these villains have larger than life personalities and are so very, very entertaining every time they make an appearance.
The Odinson has to be honest, I don’t even really want to see them fight. I want to see them team-up. I want to see them interact. Along with being visually stunning, their behavior is so over the top that interactions between them would be pure gold!
Winner: The Fans.
We all win if MODOK/Mojo happens, and what’s great about this match-up is they are both Marvel characters, so this is something we could actually see!
This is Odinson bidding thee farewell
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