Reptile on Reptile Action

Godzilla/Gamera

player one

player two

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player four

One is a radioactive dinosaur and a metaphor for atomic weapons. The other is really neat and full of meat. Two men in rubber suits with a grudge against model buildings. Which radioactive fire burns brightest?

I Love You So Much I Want to Punch You In the Face!

Superheroes/Comics

player one

player two

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player four

Are superhero fans the art form’s worse enemy? Sales rarely follow critical acclaim and publishers cancel promising books before 12 issues. Why should Marvel foster new characters when they can just turn out another X-Book? The real reason Batman and Wolverine get around.

Alan Moore Than You Can Handle

Alan Moore

player one

player two

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player three

player four

He’s one of the greatest writers of comic books. Does he have a point when he rails against the publisher who made him so successful? Or should he suck up his loses and hire get a contract lawyer on retainer?

The Space Opera’s Not Over Till the Crime Lord Sings

Star Wars/Dune

player one

player two

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player three

player four

Sandworms and Sarlacc Pits. Two dangerous galaxies, one far, far away the other presumably closer. The Spice must flow or the Force is with you. What’ll get you there faster? A Guild Navigator or Hyperspace? Who would make a better PA, a Droid or a Mentat? And who is more mystical, the Bene Gesserit or the Jedi Order?

The Superhuman Normal Humans

Batman/James Bond

player one

player two

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player three

player four

One dresses as a bat, the other dresses with dignity. Two paragons of ability with top tier gear. Representatives of the establishment who solve their problems with violence. How do their many incarnations match up? West vs. Moore? Bale vs Craig?