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Friends of Dangerous, Dirty, and Unfun might be aware that I’ve been working on a side project with my buddy Miles (he of Now Is Not the Rhyme fame) for quite some time. Like, years. Well, all of that hard work has paid off: Contest of Champions is live!
Miles and I work together. Once we figured out that we both liked comic books, we distracted ourselves in the office by tossing ludicrous match-ups at each other. Like, I’d turn around in the middle of the day, completely unprovoked, and asked “Who would win in a fight: Rocket Red or the Crimson Dynamo?” Or he would ask “Who would win in a fight: Bat-Mite or Spider-Ham?” It never really went further than that, but as these hypothetical match-ups started to pile up, we began to wonder if we could do something with them. Miles and I figured that since we bicker about everything else, we might as well bicker about superheroes on the Internet.
The principle is this: Every couple weeks or so, Contest of Champions will feature a fight between two somehow related heroes or villains. (So, for instance, in the example above, Rocket Red and the Crimson Dynamo would square off because they’re both Soviet-engineered robot suits.) The idea behind the whole thing is to pick battles that have probably never happened before; there’s no sense in arguing about Superman versus Batman or Green Lantern versus the Silver Surfer. We’ve seen those fights before! Miles and myself will each represent a combatant, and we’ll pretty much just argue about who would win in a fight. You know exactly how it’ll work, you did it all the time when you were a kid!
And because this is the Internet, we’re going to get the readers involved. Once Miles and I are done arguing, you guys get to vote on who you think was more persuasive. Or, if you want to treat it like a popularity contest, you can just vote for me all the time. Or if you’re spiteful, you can vote for Miles all the time. But at least at first, let’s try to maintain the integrity of the “may the best man win” ethos of the site, eh? Miles definitely knows more about comics than I do, but as you can see from my Marvel card to the left, my Ability to Banter Well with Villains is quite literally unchartable, so I figure I’ll be able to hold my own.
It’s been a long road, and Miles worked really hard putting together what I think is just a dynamite-looking website. (He’s responsible for more or less the entire visual conceit of the site; I gave the thumbs-up to everything, though!) There were times when I thought this thing would never happen, but here we are. Now is when the fun starts. So throw contestofchampions.net into your bookmarks or you RSS feed, Like our page on Facebook, follow our Twitter, all that stuff. It’s going to be a good time.