Continuing this week’s boxing theme.

§ March 24th, 2010 § Filed under Uncategorized § 9 Comments

So I was leafing through a copy of Marvel’s ’70s pop culture mag Pizzazz (in particular, the July 1978 issue with the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band movie cover feature), when I happened upon the section where readers submitted their own cover designs for the magazine.

And get a load of this:

Folks, I believe that is the Hulk and Darth Vader squaring off in the boxing ring.

Well, okay, Vader is a bit indistinct, considering I’m blowing this image up from a much tinier picture…it could be, I don’t know, the Phantom Blot or something. But c’mon, it was the ’70s, and look…that’s gotta be Darth’s helmet:



9 Responses to “Continuing this week’s boxing theme.”

  • Roger Green says:

    In the clearing stands the boxer and the fighter by his trade
    And he carries the reminders of every glove that laid him down
    Or cut him, ’til he cries out in his anger and his shame,
    “I am leaving, I am leaving!”
    But the fighter still remains.

    My 4 a.m. recollection of the lyrics; if it’s wrong, don’t tell me.

  • Tom K Mason says:

    I want Hulk Vs. Darth Vader! Comic book, animated series, ringtone, statue, webcomic, fan film, or a cake covered in the frosting of justice. In whatever form it takes, I want HvDV, even more than Superman Vs. Muhammad Ali.

  • Rich Handley says:

    That’s definitely Vader. Pizzazz ran a 16-part ongoing Star Wars comic strip.

  • The crowd looks like they must be holding a match in Mr. Bill’s hometown.

  • philip says:

    “Hulk not need gloves.”

    I pick Hulk in a knock-out unless Vader can do his chokey Force thing with boxing gloves on. Or does chokey Force thing violate Marquess of Queensberry rules?

    I did not wonder these things three minutes ago but now I demand answers.

  • john says:

    Wait, Marvel had a pop culture mag? I had NO idea.

  • Ed says:

    If Hulk can break out of Dumb Magician’s stupid red ball, Hulk can handle Stupid Breathy Weiner-Helmet-Man’s chokey trick.

  • Arynne says:


    …and there was much rejoicing?

  • Demoncat says:

    and in the end the hulk finaly got ticked off and stood over Vaders un moving body . as Vader learned never to tick off the hulk. even with boxing gloves.