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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Two-Fisted Trifecta

You've thrilled to the ammo-belt whippings of Sgt. Rock!

You've freaked out at the head-exploding awesomeness of Barry Windsor-Smith's Conan!

And now, because I can't resist the allure of doing this sort of thing in threes, feast thine eyes on the Sensational Beatdown of 1954: Knockout Adventures #1, Starring Rip Carson!

I found this cover purely by accident just after it was uploaded to the GCD, and I know absolutely nothing about it other than its year of publication. And yet, somehow I think I've got everything I need just from the cover.

I mean, not only does it say "Two-Fisted Tales of He-Man Action" right across the top, but a man whose first name is a verb is giving four cream-puffs the thrashing of their lives, while actually saying the phrase "Let's Fight!"

And then there's the guy jumping off the speeding train in an effort to get the drop on him, but Rip clearly sees him coming, meaning he's about three seconds away from looking like the thug in the lower left-hand corner.

Tomorrow I'll try to rustle up some content that doesn't involve incredible amounts of physical violence, but for now let's just bask in the glow.


Blogger Mark said...

Any idea who drew this work of sheer genius?

3/29/2006 2:46 PM

Blogger Chris Sims said...

None at all, and Google's not telling.

3/29/2006 9:24 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is, without a doubt, the straightest comic cover in history. No sarcasm. For a comic with a "he-man" named Rip on the cover, that is, surprisingly, the least gay thing I have ever seen.

3/29/2006 9:26 PM

Blogger Adam said...

Chris, do you like Fight-Man? He seems to be your speed.

3/30/2006 9:55 PM

Blogger Chris Sims said...

My friends couldn't stop me from saying "I'll fight 'em til the cows come home--AND THEN I'LL FIGHT THE COWS!" for a month.

3/30/2006 10:00 PM

Blogger Adam said...

How's about a review of Agent X 10, then? I never read it nor heard of it till i started googling for a link to a review of FM for my last comment. YOu got it? you read it? Help a fellow fight-brotha out, hey?

4/03/2006 8:55 PM

Blogger Chris Sims said...

Quick 'n' Dirty Version:

Fight Man guest-stars in a two-issue story by Evan Dorkin that's not bad, but has some of the best cover blurbs of all time.

My personal favorite: "Be a man! Buy your girl a comic!"

4/04/2006 2:36 AM

Blogger Adam said...

gotta love that dorkin. that's almost up there with "don't ask! just buy it!"

4/04/2006 9:01 PM


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