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War Machine vs. Living Laser Hyper Combo Wallpaper!

FIRST: There's kind of a long story behind my latest War Machine wallpaper. If you wanna read it, you can go to my Tumblr find out the deal.

AND: Suffice to say that by this point, the AudioShocker is the #1 War Machine fansite... amiright?!?! I mean, this is probably like my umpteenth War Machine blog post. Seriously. I don't think there's anyone else out there who actually cares this much, and that makes me both happy and sad.

NOW: On with the wallpaper! This beauty comes from the pages of Iron Man #289. Page 15 panel 1, to be exact. The Living Laser arrives at Stark Enterprises to throwdown with Tony Stark only to find Jim Rhodes has taken his place. Rhodey then offers the electric supervillain a job (as a ruse) and proceeds to sneak away so he can put on a kickass refractive suit of armor (covered in prisma-polymer laser-proofing, to be exact). Hijinks ensue.

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Art is by Tom Morgan, Brad Vancata, and Ariane Lenshoek... and, uhhh, me. Sorta. See, I isolated Tom and Brad's linework so I could redo Ariane's colors (because the original image I had was kinda lo-res and not wallpaper worthy). In fact, here's a bonus wallpaper consisting solely of my recreation of Ariane's color art:

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You'll be pleased to know that Iron Man #289 had a happy ending -- War Machine scrambled the Living Laser's particles and shot him out into deep space. Then Rhodey took off the armor and spent the next three days wondering if his actions made him a murderer. HAPPY!!!

ALSO: Check out more of our War Machine wallpapers.

Thanos Hyper Combo Wallpaper!

It boggles my mind to think that I haven't already posted Thanos wallpaper!!!

This image is from the first page of Silver Surfer #35, penciled by Ron Lim, inked by Tom Christopher, and colored by Tom Vincent:

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For those of you who don't already know, Thanos made his first Capcom fighting game appearance as the boss in Marvel Super Heroes. And then he popped up again in Marvel vs. Capcom 2.

In the comics, Thanos has battled the Avengers, Silver Surfer, Iron Man, Thor, and more. The Nihilist supervillain was created by Jim Starlin, and he broke out in a big way in the early 90s with the Infinity Gauntlet miniseries.

I could go on and on... but instead I'll just post another wallpaper!!! This one is from Marvel Super Heroes, as Thanos gets ready to face off against Shuma-Gorath.

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If you're still craving more Thanos, here are some of his win quotes from MSH and here's a nifty little animated GIF of Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet.

EDIT: MTV Geek used our version of the top Thanos image for their "who should play Thanos?" article. Nice steal, MTV!! BTW, for the record, I think Damion Poitier (the guy who played him in the Avengers movie) should also voice the character in his subsequent film appearances.

MORE: The Top 9 Comic Book Stories feat. Thanos and the Infinity Gems

Hyper Combo Wallpaper: Marvel vs. Booklets

These are the booklets from Marvel Super Heroes, Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter, and Marvel vs. Capcom... all for the original PlayStation.

And since the HyperComboCast is taking the week off, I figured it's only right to reward you for your patience with some new wallpaper!

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As much as I look back fondly on my days playing fighting games on the PS1, let's be honest -- the arcade versions of these games are exponentially better.

Still, I hope you've enjoyed this trip down memory as much as I have. See you next Monday for the new http://www.audioshocker.com/tag/hypercombocast!!

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HyperComboCast #24 - UMvC3 Themes, Final Round!

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It's the final battle in the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Character Theme Song Showdown Tournament!! Kenny and Nick kick things off with a listener call-in by kickass artist Andrew Kilian (see Andrew's work in his Super Haters Guest Week collaboration with Nick!).

To leave us feedback of your own, email HyperComboCast@Gmail.com with your questions or comments OR call our automated comment line at 412-567-7606 and we'll play your message on the show.

And now... the conclusion of the UMvC3 theme song tourney!

Match 1: Nova

VS. Virgil

Match 2: Doctor Strange

VS. Firebrand

WHO WILL WIN THIS MOMENTOUS CHALLENGE??? Does Nova still own nick's heart? Will Kenny push Firebrand all the way to the win? Listen to find out who will be crowned the UMvC3 Theme Song Champion!

ALSO: Here's Round 1, Round 2, and Round 3.

HyperComboCast #23 - UMvC3 Themes, Round 3!

HyperComboCast Podcast

Kenny and Nick kick off Round 3 of the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Character Theme Song Showdown Tournament by responding to some listener feedback. We play a call-in from Pierce Johnson, who wants to know about playing fighting games on the PC. Kenny drops some knowledge and Nick has a gift for Pierce -- his unused copy of Street Fighter IV PC. Then we answer an email from Kurtis Homan about the Ultimate Fighting System card game.

To leave us feedback of your own, email HyperComboCast@Gmail.com with your questions or comments OR call our automated comment line at 412-567-7606 and we'll play your message on the show.

And now... the tourney!

Match 1: Ghost Rider

VS. Strider Hiryu

Match 2: Hawkeye

VS. Firebrand

During Match 1's discussion, Nick mishears a key piece of opinion from Kenny... will this mistake derail the entire tournament?!?!? Luckily, Match 2 is a much easier battle.

The winners of the two matches face off for the last spot in the finals. Which hot track will make it to the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Character Theme Song Showdown Tournament, FINAL ROUND???

ALSO: Here's Round 1 and Round 2.

UPDATED: Here's the Final Round!