Thanks to some wheeling and dealing by Tbinns, The Correctness was invited to present a live version of the Superhero Smackdown at the Calgary Comic Expo this past weekend. We discussed how to transition a season-long adventure into about 50 minutes, and whether to use the same 8 finalists. We decided to pull Superman from the bracket, as he had already won once, and it seemed to make things a bit more even.
We arrived at the Expo early in the day, and checked out the room. It was a large one, and we discussed whether there would 9 or 12 people attending the panel, as it was a) unknown to most of the attendees, and b) opposite a panel on comic book writing featuring Chris Claremont. (admin_rock entertained thoughts of skipping our panel to attend that one!)
But when 5 o’clock rolled around, and we saw the line, it was clear that we were in for a fun time!
Those of you with eagle eyes might find a member or two of the correctness in the above picture.
We took the stage, and set up the rules. 2 days prep, anything goes, winner takes all.
The 8 finalists we used were
and of course
We discussed each match-up, and then took comments from the audience, who were great! Much fun was had by all. After the comments, we threw the question to the audience, and they chose the winners of each fight.
The panels in the other rooms must have wondered what the hell we were doing, as we made a LOT of noise…
The smackdown went as such
Deadpool vs Flash = Flash
Hulk vs Green Lantern = Hulk
Flash vs Hulk = Flash
Kitty Pryde vs Batman = Batman
Wolverine vs Spider-Man = Spider-Man
Batman vs Spider-Man = Batman
Flash vs Batman = Batman
Super Special Thanks go out to the woman without whom none of this would have looked good: Mrs. admin_rock. (admin_rack? admin_rockette?) She made us an awesome bracket board, as well as designing 2 t-shirts for the weekend.
Also, to Mrs. Tbinns (tbinette?) for providing the pics above!
And thanks to Mrs. RobbieRobTown, whomever you might be, we’re looking forward to meeting you one day.
Welcome to our new readers, and we hope you enjoy the correctness. We’re also looking forward to attending more comic cons in the future, so we might be hitting your town one day soon! Lock up your daughters! Unless, of course, they are the future Mrs. RobbieRobTown.