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vampires vs robots vs werewolves vs monkeys vs pirates vs yeti vs zombies?

October 22nd, 2008 by Rick Marshall · 4 Comments ·

Earlier this month, I was paging through a catalog of upcoming comic books and couldn’t help but notice the flood of upcoming comics with “vs.” in their titles. There was Yeti vs. Vampire, Vikings vs. Werewolves, Pirates vs. Ninja, even — and I’m not making this up — Superman and Batman vs. Vampires and Werewolves.

I felt inspired to reach out and learn what combinations we haven’t seen thus far, so I kicked off a conversation on Twitter and Facebook. The results were pretty amusing, so I’ve posted them here in chronological order:

rickmarshall paging thru comic preview catalog, chuckling at “yeti vs. vampire” & “vikings vs. werewolves” ads… 02:27 PM September 24, 2008 from TwitterFox

rickmarshall hmm… what “vs” combos haven’t we seen yet, folks? ninjas vs. gladiators? robots vs. sea monsters? 02:31 PM September 24, 2008 from TwitterFox

brianwarmoth @rickmarshall just came up with this @ lunch: Sith Predator vs. Immortal (Highlander-verse) Jedi! 02:39 PM September 24, 2008 from twitterrific in reply to rickmarshall

Sean Ronan: duh!? Ninja-pirates vs. Gladiator-robots… and then they all get attacked by a sea monster! Instant classic!! at 2:44pm September 24

calebandrew @rickmarshall Ghosts vs. Robots! 02:44 PM September 24, 2008 from twitterrific in reply to rickmarshall

Casey Seijas: personally, i’m still waiting for “she-hulk vs. leon spinks” at 2:47pm September 24

Gabriel Fieramosco: vampire-commandos vs. zombie-robots at 2:51pm September 24

rickmarshall @brianwarmoth Ooohh… good one. Although it’s a bit complicated, don’t you think? 03:05 PM September 24, 2008 from TwitterFox in reply to brianwarmoth

rickmarshall @calebandrew Hmmm… I feel like that one had to happen in a Hellboy or BPRD story at some point, no? Maybe not. 03:06 PM September 24, 2008 from TwitterFox in reply to calebandrew

calebandrew @rickmarshall So true. I just envisioned Data from STNG having to stay in a haunted house until dawn 03:10 PM September 24, 2008 from web in reply to rickmarshall

AdamTracey @rickmarshall Vampire Nuns vs. Tony Curtis? 03:11 PM September 24, 2008 from TwitterFox in reply to rickmarshall

rickmarshall @AdamTracey Oohh… That one works, too. Although I’m not sure which one is more frightening. 03:21 PM September 24, 2008 from TwitterFox in reply to AdamTracey

AdamTracey @rickmarshall Take it from me, a recovering Catholic: Vampire Nuns = scariest sh*t in the history of ever. 03:24 PM September 24, 2008 from web in reply to rickmarshall

Matthew Cavazos: Cybernetic Flying Monkeys versus the Budweiser Clydesdales at 3:32pm September 24

brianwarmoth @rickmarshall Not if it all takes place on the planet Zeist — Zeist’s details are so abstract and convoluted it would be a perfect setting 05:48 PM September 24, 2008 from twitterrific in reply to rickmarshall

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