Our various fictions are full of devastating combat pairings:  Mal and Jayne.  Ultra Boy and Mon-El.  Joaquin and Manolo.  And nobody wants to cross swords, literally OR figuratively, with Black Canary and The Huntress.  But the real test of any fighting team is simple.  Are they more awesome than the One-Two Punch of V.I.N.Cent and B.O.B. going head-to-head with a literal army of automatons in a running battle through the U.S.S. Cygnus, leading to today’s fighty-fighty query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) could make a case for the surprisingly effective duo of Templeton “Faceman” Peck and ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock of The A-Team, asking: Which fictional pair delivers the most devastating one-two punch of all?

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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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  1. July 28, 2017 at 2:17 pm — Reply

    The Caped Crusader and The Boy Wonder. (1966 version)

  2. July 30, 2017 at 4:11 pm — Reply

    Shadow Lass and Night Girl from The Legion! Ant-Man riding on Hawkeye’s Arrow.

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