Olympian Introductions

Hammerknight has come up with what I think will be a very fun and interesting set of super-hero events which we're calling "Olympia Games" (ahem). He's put together an introductory poster describing what he has in mind (click to see it larger):


For those of you with problems getting to or viewing the poster, I'll try to retype the verbiage. And mega THANKS to Hammerknight both for the great idea, and for running it, he IS the man!

The First Ever Comic Book Hero OLYMPIA GAMES!

You get to pick who you want to compete. Pick a hero from any Comic Book Publisher. Then all you have to do is post your choices in the comment section below as follows: Hero's Name, Publisher, and the event you want to see them in.

The Events:

  • Gymnastics, Combat Tactical Course
  • Track and Field, 1000 mile Race
  • Swimming, 1000 mile Freestyle
  • Target Shooting, Combat Tactical Course
  • Tug-of-War, Five Person Team

After all the suggestions are made I, Hammerknight, will gather it all up and set up the events. With Tug-of-War being a five person team event, I will make the team-ups from the more suggested heroes, so if you can't pick out five heroes for the team that you would like to see together, I am sure that other people will make some suggestions to help fill out the teams. Then we will post a Poll with the events and contestants listed. Then vote for who you would like to win the event.

Start making suggestions today and we will have the Voting start next Friday and post the winners the Friday after.

36 Responses to Olympian Introductions

  1. Runt82 says:

    I hope I’m going this right…

    » Spiderman, Marvel, Gymnastics
    » Dynamite Thor, (I don’t know the publisher, so here’s the link to Jeff’s blog article. http://www.heromachine.com/2010/01/27/dy-no-mite/ ), Track and Field
    » Aquaman, DC, Swimming
    » Domino, Marvel, Target Shooting
    » Hulk, Juggernaut, The Thing, Apocalypse, Gladiator (Shi’ar Imperial Guard); Marvel, Tug-of-War

  2. Gero says:

    Gymnastics:Spider-man, Marvel Comics
    Track & Field: The Flash, DC Comics
    Swimming: Aquaman, DC Comics
    Target Shooting: Vigilante, DC Comics
    Tug-of-War: Captain Marvel, Fawcett Comics; Superman, DC Comics; Thor, Marvel Comics; The Incredible Hulk, Marvel Comics; Lobos, DC Comics

  3. TheNate says:

    Gymnastics: Daredevil, Marvel Comics
    Track & Field: Quicksilver, Marvel Comics
    Swimming: Namor the Sub-Mariner, Marvel Comics
    Target shooting: Nick Fury, Marvel Comics
    Tug-of-War: Hercules (Marvel Comics), The Thing (Marvel Comics), Superman (DC comics), Superboy Prime (DC) Galactus (Marvel comics)

    That’s right, I have Galactus playing tug-of-war. Beat that.

  4. TheNate says:

    Wait – just as I clicked “post” I thought of a quick change:

    Target Shooting – the Saint of Killers (he never misses)(DC Comics)

  5. Vaxx says:

    Gymnastics: Rag Doll, DC (quadruple jointed FTW!!)
    Track & Field: Silver surfer, marvel (he can manipulate matter, and put out the competition.)
    Swimming: Superman, DC Comics ( As fast as a speeding bullet. It doesn’t matter where.)
    Target Shooting: Bullseye, Marvel (Perfect aim, Have fun 🙂 )
    Tug-of-War: Thor, Marvel, The Incredible Hulk, Marvel
    Superman, DC, Apocalypse, DC, Spawn, Image comics

  6. Gero says:

    @The Nate: I almost wrote in Galactus for that one, but decided not to, since he’s not a “hero”…

  7. TopHat says:

    Gymnastics: Captain America, Marvel comics
    Track and Field: Kid Flash, DC comics
    Swimming: Attuma, Marvel Comics
    Target Shooting: Bullseye, Marvel Comics
    Tug-of-War: Rulk (Marvel), Annihilus (Marvel), Darkseid (DC), Thanos (Marvel), Sentry (Marvel)

  8. Matt says:

    Gymnastics: Mr.Fantastic, Marvel Comics
    Track and field: Makkari, Marvel Comics
    Swimming: Tempest, DC comics
    Target shooting: Batman, DC comics
    …and everyone I can think of is up there for tug-of-war except Super Skrull, Marvel comics

  9. Jake says:

    Gymnastics: Dick Grayson, DC comics
    Track and Field: The Flash (Wally West), DC comics
    Swimming: Aquaman, DC comics
    Target Shooting: Deadshot, DC comics
    Tug-of-War: Batman, DC comics (Batman always finds a way)

  10. Discworldean says:

    Gymnastics: Batman, DC Comics
    Track and Field: The Flash (Jay Garrick) DC Comics
    Swimming: Namorita, Marvel Comics
    Target Shooting: Deadpool, Marvel Comics
    Tug of War: Incredible Hulk; The Thing; She-Hulk; Thor; Colossus, All Marvel Comics

    [Quick question, which universe would these events be taking place in, as in MU, the speed force doesnt exist (ie Flash = Useless), in DCU, Flash easily beats Quicksilver.]

  11. Cybertourk says:

    Tug of War: Juggernaut, Marvel

  12. Hammerknight says:

    First off, all great suggestions.
    Second it will be taking place in lets say a Olympic Universe that the Gods have created for the games, so there for any powers the hero has will work like it does in their own universe.
    Third, The publishers are like a country, ie, USA, Japan,England, etc. So that means Marvel will be playing against DC, and any other publisher to see how many gold medals they can win. So for the Tug-of-War you can pick the complete team or just make suggests of who you would like to compete in it.

    You can make as many suggestion as you want to. Help bring in ideas from other publishers then just DC and Marvel. It would be nice to see about four or more competing. Their can also be more then one from the same universe competing in the same event just like the real Olympics.

  13. Hammerknight says:

    Also remember these are Heroes that believe in fair play so they hurt someone just to win.

  14. Hammerknight says:

    One thing I did forget to put, Heroes can be living or dead. The gods have gathered them up to play the games. All heroes will be at the peak to level the playing field. So if there is more the one person that has been that hero write down which one you want to see compete.

    Sorry about the add ones here I should of remembered to include everything but I didn’t. This is the first ever so any suggestion that all of you have for the games are welcome. I do believe that a blind vote would be better so that it will be more of a surprise when the winner is announced.

  15. Gero says:

    Jeff, since everyone’s putting in villians, can I make a new list?

  16. Jeff Hebert says:

    Don’t ask me, ask HK, it’s his show.

  17. superfan1 says:

    Gymnastics: Nightcrawler (Marvel) Beast (Marvel)

    Track and field: Daphne (9th wonders, if that’s useable), Rogue (Marvel, she could steal superspeed before the race. :P)

    Swimming: Namor (Marvel) Aquaman (DC)

    Target shooting: Iceman (Marvel), Spike (Marvel), Thor(marvel), Bullseye(Marvel), Storm (Marvel)

    Tug of war: Hulk (Marvel), Dr. Manhattan (DC comics), The Comedian (DC comics), Niki Sanders (9th wonders. would that count since the comic book itself is based in the show?)

    BTW, let me know if those 9th wonders aren’t applicable

  18. Hammerknight says:

    Isia and I were just talking. Because a couple of Villains were suggested, should we include Villains or should it be Heroes only? And if we do include Villains should we have each universe have a Hero and a Villain team. Example “DC”-Heroes and “DC”- Villains, “Marvel”- Heroes and “Marvel”- Villains.?

  19. Hammerknight says:

    @Superfan, if the (th Wonders is a comic book publisher then they can be used.

  20. Hammerknight says:

    Everyone keep making suggestions, I’m keeping track of them and writing down how many times a hero gets suggested and that way if I have to narrow it down I will go with the ones that have the most suggestions.

  21. superfan1 says:

    Well, here’s more suggestions since 9th wonders is applicable.

    Gymnastics & Target Shooting: St. Joan A.K.A Monica Dawson (9th wonders)

    Tug of War: Helllboy (Dark Horse), The Goon (Dark Horse)

    Swimming: Blue (Dark Horse; in the comic hellboy)

  22. JR says:

    gmynastics and target shooting: black widow ( Marvel)
    Tug’O’War: HUlK (marvel), superman (DC)
    swimming: Tempest(DC)

  23. inferno1999 says:

    Gymnastics: Mr. Fantastic (Marvel Comics)

    Track/Field: Flash (DC Comics)

    Swimming: Namor (Marvel)

    Target Shooting: Bullseye (Marvel)

    Tug-of-War: Hulk (Marvel) Galactus (Marvel) Thing (Marvel) Ego the Living Planet (Marvel) Hob Goblin (Marvel)

    I’m new to writing comments so hi Everybody! I think we should be able to put in villians. It would make it better.

  24. Legatus says:

    I’ll nominate a team from the manga series One Piece:

    Gymnastics: Monkey D. Luffy
    Track & Field: no starter
    Swimming: Arlong
    Target Shooting: Ussop
    Tug-of-War: Boogey, Woogey, Oimo, Karsee and Oz(if a 200 foot tall horned devil zombie is eligible for the contest)

    and if Oz is excluded from Tug-of-War they’ll only have four men at the ropes and Luffy D. Monkey as the fifth man trying to convince Boogey and Woogey to pull in the same direction.

  25. Gero says:

    Hammerknight: I don’t see too much of a problem having the villians and heros in the same catagories. You probably don’t need to go through the trouble of creating two parallel olympics. That being said, here’s my new roster (you can choose to disregard the first one if you want):

    Gymnastics: Spiderman, Marvel Comics
    Track & Field: Black Flash, DC Comics
    Swimming: Aquaman, DC Comics
    Target Shooting: Deadshot, DC Comics
    Tug-of-War: Blob, Marvel Comics; Darkseid, DC Comics; Superman, DC Comics; Galactus, Marvel Comics; Primus, Marvel Comics (yes, the planet-robot from Transformers, he’s in a comic, he counts!)

  26. Gero says:

    Oh! I just thought of another change! Replace Deadshot with Sniper from Yu Yu Hakusho, Shueisha Comics.

  27. kyle says:

    gymnastics, Combat Tactical Course : spider-man
    Track and Field, 1000 mile Race:zoom(dc comics)
    Swimming, 1000 mile Freestyle:namor(marvel)
    Target Shooting, Combat Tactical Course:dead pool
    Tug-of-War:hellboy,superman,sandman (marvel),wonder woman,

  28. Hammerknight says:

    It is looking great so far. Remember don’t limit yourself to just one choice let me know who you would like to see. I think it’s going to be a very good game with all the suggestions so far.

  29. Hammerknight says:

    This is what I have for Publishers so far:
    DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Fawcett, Shueisha, Image, and 9th Wonder.
    Does anyone what to suggest more publisher(which I’m using instead of countries)?
    Does anyone have anything to say about the ones we have so far?
    Let me know because I’m going to try and do a rough draft within the next day or so. So Let me know who you want to compete.

  30. Gero says:

    We need more Shueisha characters! All we have so far is one from me, and Legatus’s entries. For people who are wondering, Shueisha makes most of the characters in the Shonen Jump comic books…

  31. Hammerknight says:

    Thanks Gero. All and any help is welcome.

  32. Superfan1 says:

    More 9th wonder suggestions

    Target Shooting: Noah Bennet, Lauren Gilmore (9th wonder)

    Tug of War: Knox, Mohinder Suresh

    Gymnastics: Santiago

    Swimming: Bianca Karina, Donald Essex

    Track and Field: Edgar

  33. Hammerknight says:

    Gymnastics; Bulletman, Bulletgirl (Fawcett)
    Track: Master Man (Fawcett)
    Target; Golden Arrow, Commando Yank (Fawcett),Green Arrow (DC)
    Tug-of-War: Hercules, Thor, Atom Blake, Diamond Jack, and Paul Bunyan (Fawcett)

  34. Alexander says:

    John Constantine, Vertigo
    Papa Midnight, Vertigo
    The Phantom Stranger, Vertigo
    Didi/Death, Vertigo
    Morpheus/Dream, Vertigo

  35. Hammerknight says:

    Okay now we have some Vertigo people, lets see if we can get some more to compete in the other events.

  36. Hammerknight says:

    Just typed up the Gymnastics event for Friday. We Have Seven publishers for the event. DC, Marvel,Fawcett, Dark Horse, Image,9th Wonder, and Shueisha. I didn’t come up with anyone from Vertigo for this event. There is still time to be heard for the other events.