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Author Topic: Metropolis Monarchs slammed by Dice-K  (Read 14112 times)
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« on: May 11, 2007, 09:41:16 PM »

I just read Superman #662 and was surprised to see that Boston's internationally renowned starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka (aka "Dice-K") beat the Metropolis Monarchs, 4-0.  Another win for his already incredible record, it must have been the precursor to his victory over the Toronto Blue Jays last Wednesday.

With the Metropolis Monarchs up against the Boston Red Sox in the American League, and the Meteors up against the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League; it's obvious that the Monarchs and the Meteors are analogies for the Yankees and the Mets.

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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2007, 03:41:39 PM »

Well if Derek Jeter shows up on the Monarchs, we'll know for sure.  Cheesy

I never got around to reading issue 662, any good?

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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2007, 05:32:28 PM »

What other instances have real-life athletes' Earth-1 (or -2, etc.) counterparts shown up in the comics? Think it was Hank Aaron showed up in the Johnny Nevada's-been-kidnapped story (as a guest on the "Midnight Show") as a guest on the show...

Know there's various stories (flashback tales/Superboy tales) that mentioned or showed Babe Ruth...
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2007, 05:41:43 PM »

 somewhere in the archives, I have a early 60's Superman with Antonio Rocca, the wrestler featured on the cover.  I'll look up the number

I'm certain there were other instances, though none come to mind right now
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2007, 06:20:23 PM »

somewhere in the archives, I have a early 60's Superman with Antonio Rocca, the wrestler featured on the cover.  I'll look up the number

I'm certain there were other instances, though none come to mind right now

here you go: http://superman.nu/wiki/index.php/Antonino_Rocca
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2007, 08:22:46 PM »

I seem to recall Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra appearing in Superman family mags in the 60s -- as adverts
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And the ubiquitous Mr. Met.  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2007, 11:18:44 PM »

Pelé was in one of the Maggin novels, IIRC.

I never got around to reading issue 662, any good?

Yes, it was.

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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2007, 01:02:21 AM »

Thanks, saves me the trouble of digging through the long boxes !
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