Not by coincidence are the two big upcoming superhero movies about combat between different superheroes.  Aside from the general devaluation of super-villains (only the biggest and baddest count, and they’re often a bit TOO bad), the heroes are complex enough to allow for a more nuanced disagreement before busting each other in the face with armored fists and alien strength.  Indeed, this week, I realized that I’d really love to see ‘Blankman v Meteor Man’ (and bear in mind, Robert Townsend and Damon Wayans aren’t more than a couple of years older than Robert Downey Jr), leading us to today’s internecine query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) thinks that Hong Kong Phooey v Underdog is a movie worth watching as well, asking: What two characters would headline your personal ‘Anyone v Anyone’ film?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

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8 Comments

  1. Jeffrey Corbello
    December 10, 2015 at 12:21 pm — Reply

    I have so many ideas. Here are just a few…

    Boba Fett vs James Bond. What a wild, explosive adventure that would be.

    Alf vs E.T. 80s alien super fight.

    Conan the Barbarian vs the Ultimate Warrior. I want it to be a street fight too.

  2. December 10, 2015 at 12:39 pm — Reply

    Spider-Man vs Kamen Rider. I know it sounds like a bad fanfic, but there is a multiverse for both franchises settings, so other than the rights issues it doesn’t seem too implausible. They could even throw in a reference to the Japanese Spider-Man and Super Sentai as they show a glimpse of other realities in the multiverse. Of course they would fight at first, but would eventually team up to face a bigger threat, like one of the big bads of Kamen Rider increases the powers of one of Spider-Man’s rogues or vice-versa.

  3. DamienR
    December 10, 2015 at 1:15 pm — Reply

    The teams from the Laff-a-Lympics (Scooby Doobies and Yogi Yahooeys) versus the Legion of Superheroes in a Contest-of-Champions style competition for the sake of the multiverse, with the Really Rottens just messing with everyone.

    • DamienR
      December 10, 2015 at 1:17 pm — Reply

      with art by George Perez.

    • Robbie
      December 10, 2015 at 9:33 pm — Reply

      Shaggy versus Matter-Eater Lad.
      Scooby-Dum versus Brainiac Five.
      Hong Kong Phooey versus Karate Kid

  4. Kirby
    December 10, 2015 at 1:35 pm — Reply

    Etrigan V. Hellboy, the later not having any of the rhyming, and possibly working with Jason Blood against Etrigan.

  5. December 10, 2015 at 3:38 pm — Reply

    I have only limited comic book knowledge, so I’ll have to go with something I’m familiar with, so I’ll go with The Rat Queens vs. The Torqeltones (Torq, Orem, Randus, and Ket).

    Batman vs. Boba Fett might be fun too.

  6. Mike McLarty
    December 11, 2015 at 9:02 pm — Reply

    Miracleman vs Kid Miracleman. NC-17.

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