Recently, my wife broke out my copy of ‘The Complete Book of Swords’, with the intention of reading it, which reminded me of my high school days of high fantasy nonsense.  (My step-brother had a Science Fiction Book Club membership, which means I have a TON of ’80s hardcovers holding my shelves down.)  For my money, Coinspinner, the Sword of Luck, would be my favorite, but in a pinch, I might be better off with Mjolnir, assuming that I’m worthy.  Still, either would be preferable to the curse of The Ebony Blade or the weird transforming Crazy Slots multi-weapon from ‘Hunter x Hunter’, leading to today’s legendary query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) absolutely wants Quasar’s quantum bands, with all the power of a Green Lantern ring, but none of the alien overlordy nonsense, asking: Which Named Weapon of fiction do you want for your personal arsenal?


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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! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Daniel Langsdale on

    I don’t really have much of an arsenal, not really my style. So, I’ll go with the Living Weapon, i.e. Iron Fist. He’d probably be a good hang.

  2. Jarmo Seppänen on

    Lantern ring would be handy, but I dunno if I have what it takes to use it. Maybe orbital laser, like in Akira or something. That would give a bit of pull for aggressive negotiations.

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