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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.

HyperComboCast #11 - Marvel, from comics to fighting games

HyperComboCast Podcast

Was Avengers in Galactic Storm the first Marvel fighting game! NO! It's a wonky digitized sprite affair with eight main characters and eight assist characters (one of the first with assist characters).

Thankfully, X-Men: Children of the Atom was the first Marvel fighting game! This classic Capcom fighter has gorgeous character design, a good selection of fighters, and tight animation.

Marvel Super Heroes (our favorite!) was next, and it took things to the next level. Fantastic obscure characters (Shuma-Gorath, Blackheart), killer art direction, awesome gameplay... EVERYTHING RULES!

Marvel Super Heroes

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X-Men vs. Street Fighter used the Marvel Super Heroes approach and runs wild with it in the very first Marvel/Capcom crossover game!

Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter is where things slip a little bit... and the secret characters are totally lazy re-colorations!

Then it's the first Marvel vs. Capcom!!! (Nick loves the gameplay). We get Venom and War Machine, and some color-themed secret characters.

Marvel vs. Capcom

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As for non-Capcom releases... There's the very average X-Men: Mutant Academy 1 and 2. Plus, there's X-Men: Next Dimension, a slightly freshened up Mutant Academy... and Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects is sort of a fighting game.

But then we're onto Marvel vs. Capcom 2!!! Cable and Marrow join the fight... plus two Wolverines? And, ahhh...c'mon, you know the rest. Classic, yadda yadda, etc.

Fast-forward to now... Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Oodles of new characters! MODOK, Phoenix, Taskmaster, and tons more. Plus, some Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 conversation.

And after the end theme, we briefly discuss the rare adaptions of Marvel Comics story lines in fighting games -- Operation: Galactic Storm and Infinity Gauntlet.

NEXT: Star Wars fighting games! (Masters of Tesar Kasi and Soulcalibur IV)

Chun-Li MvC Hyper Combo Wallpaper!

This week, we celebrate the righteous leg twirling fury of Chunners!!!

Up first? My most favoritest Chun-Li move ever - the 7 Star Sky Flash Kick* Hyper Combo. Beautiful, isn't it?

7 Star Sky Flash Kick

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Next we have the aftermath of the 7 Star Hyper Combo. I dig this image so much that it's currently my desktop background!

Chun-Li kicks Captain Commando

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Thirdly, I bring you this shot of Chun-Li's ever-awesome Kikosho Hyper Combo... giving Wolverine a wonderfully elastic neck.

Chun-Li hits Wolvie with the Kikosho

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And, finally, nothing makes for a great ending like a little victory stance! This shot features one of my all-time favorite MvC team-ups, Chun-Li and War Machine.

Victory! Chun-Li and War Machine

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Next Hyper Combo Wallpaper? Gambit gets his fight on!!!

* I like this move SOOO much that I plan to name my second album after it.

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War Machine gets real in Hyper Combo Wallpaper!

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More War Machine? Seriously? Seriously. I know, I've been overdoing it. But the Iron Man 2 movie is out next week and I figured it would be timely to toss out one more. Anyway, I've got it out of my system now. So next week, get ready for two months of Street Fighter Alpha here on Hyper Combo Wallpaper!

War Machine fights Hyper Combo Wallpaper!

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Ahhh yes! My favorite of the Sean Chen Weapon of S.H.I.E.L.D. Month wallpapers. Kudos to inker Sandu Florea and giant kudos to Jay David Ramos for his amazing colors. Oooh and big shout to Joe Caramagna for the great SFX! Next week, well, I guess you could say it's a fill-in Hyper Combo Wallpaper!