Thursday, October 25, 2007

Iron Gelatomettista Challenger - Francis Manapul!

For anyone who's been following the Iron Gelatomettista challenges here, the name Francis Manapul should be all too familiar. Not only was he the first challenger to step into the ring, but he also beat four of our own 'mettistas in his last round here back in July. A dark day for the blog indeed!

Not only is he a threat here on the internets, but he can also hold his own on the comic racks with such upcoming titles as The Legion of Super-Heroes appearing in December, Iron and the Maiden in November and Sept Guerrieres from Editions Delcourt in 2008. The point here is that he's good, very good even, but then the artist he's facing off against this time is no slouch either: Jim Lee.

You didn't really think Jim was going to sit idly by and watch Francis walk away with the crown, did you? Ha, ha.

Post your choice of two characters below and come back at the end of next week to catch all of the action as Jim Lee faces Francis Manapul!

60 comments:

Andy said...

Zealot and Nemesis! Let's see Jim draw his own characters for one of these challenges!

Nestor said...

Took a while but I say Cloak and Dagger

J. Nadiger said...

Helspont vs. Deathblow

TylerD said...

I agree! Let's see some Wildstorm Characters in the contest! My vote is Engineer and Hawksmoor!

Cindy said...

OOOH! Zealot vs. Nemesis! That sounds great! GIRLFIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!

MrRyno said...

How Bout Zealot vs. Midnighter?

Shawn said...

How about, Robin and Krypto that should even the odds and make for some interesting compositions.

Jason Truong said...

Stargirl and Kitty Pride (optional: Lockheed)

Agnes said...

Ohh I like the Robin and Krypto idea! Sounds interesting and cute

Raphael said...

it would be neat to see their takes on kyle rayner and guy gardner.

Dani Serrano said...

Voodoo vs Witchblade!

Vittorio said...

2 female characters please!
It would be great if 1 would be from US comics and 1 from mangas!!

Fogger said...

Zealot vs. Jakita Wagner!

finn5fel said...

Grifter vs. Wolverine

GTJDorris said...

Travis Bickle from Scorsese's TAXI DRIVER versus Leon from Besson's "Leon" aka "The Professional"

SedatOezgen said...

the punisher vs. deathblow?
Sedat :)

Branden said...

Gundams vs Transformers

casperOne said...

I think that if two female characters are chosen, then Francis will have an edge, whereas two male characters would give Jim an edge. Francis has a lot of rounded lines, which work well with the female body, whereas Jim's style is very angular, which work well with male bodies.

I like the idea of Cloak and Dagger, as well as Robin and Krypto.

Urban Barbarian said...

I'm with GTJDORRIS on this one! Bickle VS Leon!

johnchrist said...

Prob faaaar too late now,
But I renew my previous requests for Scott Pilgrim action!!
Heh, How about Scott Pilgrim V.S. Spiderman (Black Cat's evil ex-boyfriend)

Dave Hamann said...

Cloak and Dagger.

gdeo said...

I'm with Dan...bickle and leon...something that would give them botha challenge

Richard said...

Witchblade vs. Batman

tyldak said...

It has to be major characters, and nothing "cute". It's not very often you get to see two of the very best go head-to-head - don't waste it on obscure characters or cutesy cartoon crap. Just my 3 cents.

Batman Vs. Witchblade is a good idea.

tyldak said...

How about spidey vs. batman? I don't think I've ever seen Jim Lee's take on spidey.

J. J. said...

Mary Marvel Vs. Black Adam!

cjay79 said...

"Dirty Pair" from Japan, versus "Birds of Prey" from Gotham....?

Sebastien said...

hehe, this is good one.
Batman vs Witchblade sounds fair to me.

Joseph said...

majestic vs superman

Jay said...

How about they design a new Ironman versus a new Captain America ?

Michael H. Morris said...

Abe Sapien vs Stingray

Yeah that's right i said it.

COMIKXGUY said...

leon vs bickle

vs

the guy from transporter and that awesome chick too

vs

domino harley on a harley

vs

the bride on a motorcycle from kill bill

all on a war-torn street with stuff blowing up, jets flying dropping bombs while a riot is taking place behind them!

3 vs 3 ? or all - out brawl ?


oh! you DID say pick 2 didn'tcha?

my bad :)


the first 2 : leon vs bickle


or as an alternate:

powerpack

vs

the goat from valiant/acclaim's quantum & woody

vs

joe quesada's event comics kid death & fluffy

vs

goblin studios joe psycho and moo frog

obscure i know but cool books you should try


"and in this corner..."

LET MORTAL KOMBAT BEGIN !

COMIKXGUY said...

OR....


DYLER DURDEN VS HIMSELF !

:)

KL said...

Given their connections to Legion:

Matter-Eater Lad and Bouncing Boy!

Well a boy can hope...

ANMPH said...

Zealot and Nemesis sounds great.

Also like Batman Vs. Witchblade, just fits them since their current popularity was fueled by their work with these characters.

Finley said...

Leon Vs. Blick...let's see how they handle two classic tough guys.

Skull_Leader said...

Punisher versus Marv (of Sin City).

or

Zealot versus Psylocke.

kenaustin said...

I'll second KL's comment on the Legion. Manapul is getting ready to be knee deep in them, and Lee has stated he's always wanted to draw them. Therefore...

Dawnstar versus Wildfire!!

Richard said...

Yeha I thought Batman and Witchblade was a great choice considering that's what they're most known for. :)
Hope we get to see that.

Mecha said...

Batman vs. Wolverine!

Though Jim might have a leg up on that since he's drawn both characters before ;)

Witchblade vs. Batman would put both of them on a slightly uneven keel ;)

Louis said...

hmmm i would have to say batman and moonknight...

that would be plenty fun...

or

deadpool vs. deathstroke...

battle of the counterparts!!

the Revan said...

GTJDorris said...

Travis Bickle from Scorsese's TAXI DRIVER versus Leon from Besson's "Leon" aka "The Professional"


THAT would be COOL.

cory j walker said...

Mister Miracle and Big Barda.

Nicholas said...

tried to think of something that wouldn't give either artist an unfair advantage:

spawn vs. darkness?

danielpicci said...

batman vs witchblade seems fair to me..

then again any artist drawing anyone may be a little unfair...
jim will take this one out for sure...no disrespect to francis but no match for jim....

peace

Roz@Aspen said...

HULK vs. THOR


It should be characters they are NOT familiar with to make things even. If it was Batman, Jim could do that in his sleep.

cjay79 said...

I agree, Batman's a popular vote, but I want to see something I haven't seen Jim draw, or at least something he hasn't drawn in the last few years.

Broneal said...

venom and the thing

To said...

How about Timberwolf (from Legion) vs warblade

bamf27 said...

How about X-23 (feral Looking) vs. The Hulk. Like father like daughter

Chris said...

VENOM vs. HULK

cjay79 said...

I like the Venom thinking.....

How about Venom(Eddie Brock) vs. Venom (Mac Gargan)?

Potential for some crazy use of the symbitote there.

cjay79 said...

"crazy use of the symbitote"? Some sort of inventive use for a carrying bag from outer space? Ugh.

Choisez said...

Bane vs Doomsday
Hawkman & Hawkgirl
Shazam & Mary Marvel
Power Girl & Wildcat
The Comedian & Silk Spectre
Kaneda vs Tetsuo

Omar "OX" Rodriguez said...

Goku Vs Superman

shaan said...

onslaught vs. apocalypse

Sebastien said...

kanedas vs tetsuo!!!!

sight..never going to happen.

Christian said...

Optimus prime vs the iron giant!!!

Russ Sheath said...

Barbara Gordon Batgirl V Huntress

goodinblue said...

Hellboy vs Buffy the Vampire Slayer