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Versus # 7 – Double Date: Hawkeye & Mockingbird vs. Green Arrow & Black Canary

After a very, very, very long hiatus the first new Versus arrives at Grizzly Bomb! Now if anyone was following our little rag-tag bunch back in the days at Bam!Kapow! then you will remember this series fondly (jedi-mind-trick), as a place to pit some of our favorites heroes and villains against each other in match-ups that we will more than likely never get to see.

I re-did them during my time at Action News, which Doc reposted here as well, so you can check out all 6 here. And now, here we are, at the Grizzly Bomb Stadium. Its only fitting that Versus makes its triumphant reappearance in a very special edition. It’s A Double Date! Couple vs. Couple! A battle of the spouses! It’s like The Newlywed Game, but with more blood and less 70’s flair. Joining me will be Dr. Kronner, and Versus Alum Toni Smith. This kind of brings it all back to the beginning, as the very first Versus was brought to you by Myself, Doc, and Toni.

But that’s enough rambling from me. That’s not what we are here for, is it? So as usual we will discuss who we think are the better characters, and then who would win in a fight. Well, typically. It has been known to be unpredictable. Let’s look at the contenders:

Hawkeye & Mockingbird vs. Green Arrow & Black Canary

Clint Barton and Bobbi Morse; secret agents, Avengers, husband and wife. Both trained to the pinnacle of human perfection. Clint by Captain America and his time in the circus (seriously) and Bobbi as a deep cover agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Hawkeye is proficient with the use of his bow, and mastery of his specially designed trick arrows, as well as katana’s and many martial arts. Mockingbird wields dual batons/billy clubs, as well as various spy gadgets and fighting techniques.

Oliver Queen and Dinah Lance; adventurers, Justice League-er’s, husband and wife. Both trained to the pinnacle of human perfection. Ollie trained in the harsh world of survival, abandoned on an island, and Dinah raised a superhero’s child, trained by war time heroes. Green Arrow is proficient with the use of his bow and mastery of his specially designed trick arrows, with a brawler’s fighting mentality. Black Canary has her Canary Cry, a high pitched scream that she rarely uses, choosing instead to fight with her various skills and tactical knowledge.

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The Urban 30 Weekly Update! Season 5, Weeks 1-8

Welcome to the first edition of the Urban 30 Weekly Update here at Grizzly Bomb, and it’s something I’m definitely excited to bring you. For those of you that don’t know, The Urban 30 is a superhero blog that tells the story of a team of superheroes based in DC (the city, not the comics), with each character brought to you by a different writer with their own style and strengths.

The everyday lives, loves, friends and enemies of these heroes are covered every day of the week. The sky is the limit when it comes to the type of stories featuring the different members of the team. Back at Action News I started the weekly (sometimes monthly) update and I really enjoyed summing up the week for everybody, so I’m going to keep doing it here. If for no other reason than I love to shamelessly self promote anything I am involved with.

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