“I am Iron Man”
And then he snaps his fingers
“I am Iron Man”
“I am Iron Man”
And then he snaps his fingers
I now have plans for this weekend! How is this the first I’m hearing about this? Go forth and spread the word… comic books for everyone!!!
Don’t have plans yet this weekend? Saturday, May 3rd is Free Comic Book Day, a day dedicated to comics, encouraging comic book readership, and getting the next generation of fans and readers involved. For more information, check out the official Free Comic Book Day website. Many comic book retailers have special events planned, so check out what’s going on at your local store. If you don’t have a friendly neighborhood comic book store you frequent, you can use the store locator to find one. Last week marked the 60th anniversary of the US Senate putting comic books on trial, a case that would lead to the Comics Code Authority and the near collapse of the industry, so what better time to get back in the comic book store and reclaim your freedom to read.
That’s right, the results are in. The Marvel vs. DC Team Tug-of-War battle royale has finally ended.
The official kingdom tally keeper tallied and counted and added and ran away and then came back and tallied some more.
I must admit that when I started handing out extra points I hadn’t counted on factoring them into the final results. But then, as I handed out more and more of them I realized I had to. I swear it was purely coincidental that both teams ended up with exactly 8,000 bonus points:
The Cutter received 1,000 points for the thoroughness of his argument.
Laura Lord received 1,000 points for pointing out that Spongebob is mightier than Aquaman.
Brother Jon received 1,000 points for basing his argument on stability.
Grayson Queen received 1,000 points for showing us all X-Babies.
J. Milburn received 1,000 points for sheer brilliance.
ElectronicBagLady received 1,000 points for admitting that her moral compass came from Uncle Ben and Aunt May.
C.C. received 1,000 points for using definitions to decide who to support.
CK Hope received 1,000 points for reminding us all it isn’t wise to anger The Hulk. He punched one god and repeatedly bashed another into the ground.
Sarah Brekke received 1,000 points for pointing out that goth is part of Gotham.
Little Dude received 1,000 points because he’s ten, and his post was fantastic.
Zoe received 1,000 points for picking sides early and pulling with all her might even when the odds were stacked against her.
NotAPunkRocker received 1,000 points for pointing out that no matter what else Marvel has, they will always have the sorrow of being affiliated with Howard the Duck.
FaithHopeChocolate received 1,000 points for referencing Bones.
AreYouFinishedYet initially received 1,000 points for reminding us all to party responsibly and then received a second 1,000 points for being Freshly Pressed.
Rara received 1,000 points for only using the comics to decide which side of the rope to support.
See? Evenly matched in bonus points. Funny that it worked out that way.
Therefore the real struggle came down to the number of people pulling on each side. The tally keeper freely admits that he may have missed some. He did his best but there were so many answers spread out across so many posts that it is likely he did, in fact, miss some. But, here is what he did come up with:
Team Marvel: 38
|Kim @ Tranquil Dreams|
|The Indecisve Eejit|
Team DC: 24
|El Guapo’s wife|
Therefore, the trophy, the glory, the victory go to TEAM MARVEL, and Team DC are left in the mud.
Big thank you to everyone who played. Including these wonderful posts:
What should the next tug-of-war battle be between? Star Trek and Star Wars? Clint Eastwood and John Wayne? Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett?
Freshly Pressed madness adding to the raging Tug-of-War battle. If you haven’t read this post yet, click on over and check it out now. It is hilarious. It is logical. It is a great post.
Like many mothers of small boys, I am often asked to play superheroes. My son Michael has loved to engage me in this activity for a while now, ever since receiving a Batcave a few Christmases ago. As a five-year-old, he has come to act out the traditional superhero versus villain role plays, but when we first started our imaginary scenarios in the Batcave, he always simply wanted to “have a party.” All the superheroes were invited, including the multiple versions of Batman he owned, which he logically named Dad Batman, Mom Batman, Sister Batman, Brother Batman, and Other Brother Batman. The parties sometimes included the villains, and usually
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Disclaimer – this is going to be a week of nonsense here in the kingdom. It seemed like the blogosphere could used some silliness, and since that is what we are all about here, that is what we are going to provide. Everything this week will be designed to uplift, make you laugh, etc… If you aren’t okay with that, too bad, that’s what you are going to get anyway. Now, on with the show…
The rules (because all games must have rules, except Calvinball, of course):
1) Read the prompt. (I know what you are thinking, “Reading, bleh, who wants to do that. But if you don’t read the prompt then you won’t be able to fully play along.”
2) Choose a side. (You have to pick a side in tug-of-war, that’s kind of important.)
3) Write a post that supports your decision. (We don’t need an essay, and we don’t give bonus points for brevity either. However, we will be your friend if you do something creative.) (Kim also says you can just leave your answer as a comment and since she is awesome we are going to allow that.)
4) Link back to this post so the moderator can count your support correctly. (Unless you leave your answer in the comments, then you don’t need to link back, because, well that might create an infinite loop that could explode the internet.)
5) There is no fifth rule – just seemed like there needed to be another one – oh, wait, I know: The fifth rule of Matticus Kingdom Tug-of-War is “You do talk about it.” To anyone and everyone. That’d be great.
The winning side will be the one that gets the most support, and their reward will be the knowledge that they chose wisely and eternal fame across the kingdom.
Doesn’t this sound like fun?
Many thanks to Kim and Rara for helping come up with and formulate this idea. They are amazing. Go forth and check out their pages. That’s not an order, per se, but it is an official edict. (Yes, there is a difference.)
For the return of the world famous* game, we have chosen the prompt: Which universe of superheroes (and villains) is superior: Marvel or DC?
The Matticus Kingdom is throwing our support behind Marvel. Mostly that is because we are partial to The Punisher and Spiderman. But, we can’t discount the overall popularity of the Marvel movies: X-Men, Spiderman, Iron-Man, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers, etc… They have dominated the box office and those billions of dollars cannot be ignored. Plus, if we didn’t pick Marvel, we are pretty sure that The Punisher would hunt us down and we really want to avoid that.
You want to play, right?
(Rara, in her infinite wisdom has decreed there should be an offical timeframe related to when the winner will be announced…. yeah, she’s a smarty like that.)
The ruling powers here in the Kingdom have decided that participants have until Friday (1/24/2014) one week (five-ish days) to throw their support behind one of the two answers.
Our official counter (yeah, we have a guy for that) will add them up and then one of our minions will post the results at some point next weekend, or the following Monday: bestowing glory upon the winners.
And, we’ll all live in a better world for finally having solved once and for all which is the better comic universe.
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