Batman vs. Ra’s al Ghul





Batman vs. Ra's al Ghul

Batman vs. Ra's al Ghul

When Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice was announced, the cries across fanboy-dom could be heard: “didn’t we JUST have a Batman reboot?” Well, true believers, that all depends on what your definition of “JUST” is. It seems like only yesterday that Batman Begins came out, ushering in a whole new vision for the Caped Crusader. Guess what? That was ten whole years ago! To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the start of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, we’re taking a look at the battle that would come to animate the whole series. It’s Batman vs. Ra’s Al Ghul!

The movie we’re talking about this week is Batman Begins


Angels in the Outfield vs. Rookie of the Year





Angels in the Outfield vs. Rookie of the Year

Angels in the Outfield vs. Rookie of the Year

Summertime is baseball season. Just because Miles and Timmy are probably the complete opposite of what you’d consider to be “athletes” doesn’t mean we can’t get in on the national pastime. This week, we’ve got two classic baseball movies from the 1990s on deck. So step into the batter’s box, choke up, and get ready for the high, hard stuff. It’s Angels in the Outfield vs. Rookie of the Year!

Angels in the Outfield

Young Roger and his buddy JP are in foster care and love baseball. When Roger’s father sarcastically remarks that they’ll be a family again when the Angels win the pennant, Roger prays for help for his favorite team. A group of real angels that only Roger can see descend from heaven and help the hometown team reach the championship.

Rookie of the Year

Young Henry Rowengartner loves baseball. One day, he breaks his arm fielding a fly ball. After Henry’s tendons heal too tight, he discovers he now has a rocket arm. Henry catches the attention of his beloved and hapless Cubs and is asked to join the team. First seen as a gimmick and mascot, Henry helps the team surge to the top of the standings and eventually the championship.

Voting ended on: Saturday June 27th, 2015, 11:59pm

Miles/Angels in the Outfield beat Timmy/Rookie of the Year, 41 – 13!


Unseasonably cold weather





Unseasonably cold weather in the Boston region has caught Miles and Timmy off-guard. They’ll be back next week with a brand new match!


The Avengers vs. Ultron





The Avengers vs. Ultron

The Avengers vs. Ultron

We’re Contest of Champions. This is a post about the movie event of the century, Avengers: Age of Ultron. To quote the greatest writer of this or any generation, ’nuff said!

The movie we’re talking about this week is Avengers: Age of Ultron.


Vision vs. Ultron





Vision vs. Ultron

Vision vs. Ultron

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that this month saw the release of the epic Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron. The film tells the story of the Avengers’ greatest villain–Ultron–as well as one of their greatest teammates–the Vision! If you saw the movie and thought “this movie is great, but I wonder how it played out in the comics,” then you’re in the right place. This week on Contest of Champions, we take a dip deep into the Marvel archives to look at the origin of both of these awesome robots. It’s Vision vs. Ultron!

The books we’re talking about this week are Avengers Volume 1 #54, 55, 57 and 58


Blip vs. Gleek





Blip vs. Gleek

Blip vs. Gleek

Every monkey wants to be the prime-ape, but some chimps wind up playing second banana. This week on Contest of Chimpions, we’ve got a fierce battle between two of the most beloved monkey sidekicks out there. It’s Blip vs. Gleek!

Blip

Blip is the monkey sidekick of Space Ghost and his young partners Jan and Jace. Like the rest of the Space Ghost team, Blip has a jet pack and a costume equipped with inviso-power.

Gleek

Gleek is a space monkey and the sidekick of the Wonder Twins, Zan and Jayna, who are members of the Superfriends. Gleek has a stretchable prehensile tail, and is smarter than the average space monkey.

Voting ended on: Saturday May 2nd, 2015, 11:59pm

Miles/Gleek beat Timmy/Blip, 14-9!


Aquaman vs. Gorilla Grodd





Aquaman vs. Gorilla Grodd

Aquaman vs. Gorilla Grodd

Ape-ril is upon us! This month is Contest of Champions’ annual simian celebration, its gorilla gala, its baboon blowout. You get the picture. This week, we’ve got a doozy for you. It’s a real fish out of water story as the King of Atlantis hits dry land to take on one of his ally’s greatest rogues, and perhaps the most fearsome ape in all of comics. It’s Aquaman vs. Gorilla Grodd!

The comics we’re talking about this week are Aquaman Volume 7 # 35-40.


Superboy vs. Krypto





Superboy vs. Krypto

Superboy vs. Krypto

There’s no more American an archetype than the boy and his dog. Charlie Brown has Snoopy. Timmy has Lassie. Henry has Ribsy. But what if you’re a Superboy? Obviously, you need a Superdog. This week, Contest of Champions celebrates the 60th anniversary of a charter member of the menagerie of Superpets. It’s Superboy vs. Krypto!

The book we’re talking about this week is Adventure Comics Volume 1 #210


Toothless vs. Stitch





Savage Dragon vs. The Tick

Savage Dragon vs. The Tick

The world of movies is filled with lovable sidekicks. The Seven Dwarves, the mice from Cinderella, Donkey, we could go on and on.

This week, we’re pitting two of the cuddliest, cutest, most vicious cartoon sidekicks against each other. It’s Toothless vs. Stitch!

Toothless

Toothless is a Night Fury, the most intelligent and most agile of all dragons. He can fly upwards of 100 miles per hour and has night vision and sonar. His plasma flame burns hotter than 6,000 degrees, and he can manipulate it to explode on contact.

Stitch

Stitch, or Experiment 626, is an alien creation that escaped exile and landed on Earth. Stitch was designed to wreak destruction across the universe. Although small in stature, Stitch is described as being bulletproof, fireproof, as smart as a supercomputer, and able to move objects 3,000 times his size.

Voting ended on: Saturday March 21st, 2015, 11:59pm

Miles/Stitch beat Timmy/Toothless, 14-13!

Art source credit: robthedoodler


Ulysses vs. Superman





Ulysses vs. Superman

Ulysses vs. Superman

There’s no getting around it, precious readers: the New 52 happened. We’re about three years in, so it’s about time we rolled up our sleeves and took a look at what’s been going on in the new ol’ DC Universe. In the New 52, Superman isn’t with Lois Lane. He isn’t a reporter for the Daily Planet. And he doesn’t even have red underwear! But at least he has all of his old, familiar powers. Until now! This week, we look at Superman’s recent battle with a new Man of Tomorrow and the debut of a brand new superpower. It’s Ulysses vs. Superman!

The comics we’re talking about this week are Superman Volume 3 # 32-38.