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Mutant League Boxing by MatthewSmith Mutant League Boxing by MatthewSmith
Seriously, why was there never a Mutant League Boxing game back in the 16-bit era? It would have been an ideal follow-up to the football and hockey games, with heaps of scope for outlandish fighters and loopy special moves; Punch-Out! with even barmier goings-on than usual, essentially. But no. Tsk.

Anyway, this particular piccy was inspired by the marvellous comicky work of Jeff Martin, creator of Heat: The Space Age of Pro Wrestling, Where is Zog? and Hockeypocalypse. It was the latter series, which follows the splendidly entertaining adventures of a mutant ice hockey team in post-apocalyptic Canada, that prompted me to get doodling; a humorous aside during one story mentions the notion of post-apocalyptic boxing, and the mutant folk featured in the comic include gunky blob blokes and deer persons, so the piece practically drew itself.

These two are characters of my own devising; the big green guy is Silas “Sludger” Magoo, and the equally big and somewhat slovenly stag fellow is Barney “Iron Hooves” Balonki. They’re super-heavyweight sluggers of the none-too-sophisticated variety, as is perhaps obvious, and they’re not at all popular with the boxing arena cleaning staff, who weary of having to scrub all the slime and hair off the canvas following their encounters.

All of Mr Martin’s comics make for smashing reading; issues of Hockeypocalypse and Where is Zog? can be purchased here, and Heat can be perused online just over here. You lucky people!
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Artmaster6778757 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  Student Writer
May I do a story about this?
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GoldenKingranger1995 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017
You know, I had this idea for a Mutant League Live Tour, it'd be basically like pro wrestling, but replace the wrestling with Arena Football, Basketball, Soccer, and Hockey, and all the players are athletes in monster suits, there's ton of violence and green blood, what do you think, would that be a good idea?
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MatthewSmith Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017
Sounds fun to me!
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GustavoPixels828 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017
Hey guy make more like that pls
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GustavoPixels828 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017
Make more like that pls!!! 😆😆
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MatthewSmith Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017
I shall!
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Ultra-Gor Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017
I love ALL your work. But still I long for more Apeman & Monkeyboy. I STILL have their picture in my cubicle, going on now for over 7 years. Forgive me for being the eternal hopeful.
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MatthewSmith Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017
No worries, sir! And they are most definitely still around, believe me.
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Wolf-Moon35 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
Awesome work, are you commissioning again =D
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:iconmatthewsmith:
MatthewSmith Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017
Not yet; life keeps on finding new ways of absorbing all my time like a big scary sponge creature. But soon, hopefully!
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SonicBoomJester Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Deer 1, Monster 0
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MatthewSmith Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017
Indubitably!
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DaBoz Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant work as always, I still get excited to see a new post by you.  Love sludgers design, as well as Barneys...I'd say more but the awesomeness is overwhelming my brain here. Stellar stuff.
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MatthewSmith Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017
Zounds! I'm honoured you like the piccy such a lot. Many thanks indeed for the kind words!
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ToonTorment Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017
I don't think Mutant League Boxing ever even made it into the cartoon. :O
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MatthewSmith Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017
Not to my knowledge, although there was a spot of wrestling if I remember correctly. And there's another game that should have happened: Mutant League Pro Wrestling!
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ChicagoSDD Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
Hey I write a web comic if you have the time please check it out.

Thank you, for your time Justin Krever

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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa, this is quite cool.
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MatthewSmith Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017
Ta muchly!
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep!!
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mezasalvador Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I would be looking into Mutant League Boxing as seems to be interesting, besides good picture you did ! :D
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MatthewSmith Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017
Thank you kindly! I think I may have to come up with some further piccies set in this particular world...
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Dermot Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
Apparently, after Mutant League Football and Mutant League Hockey, they planned a Mutant League Basketball, but it never materialized.
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MatthewSmith Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017
I did not know this thing. It really is rather a pity that the franchise just sort of conked out; the concept could have lent itself to all sorts of fun games.
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Dermot Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017
It did become an animated television series that ran for two series.
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DarkStar-werewolf16 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
Wow :D Amazing job with this ^^ 
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MatthewSmith Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017
Cheers!
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Coretoon Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mutant League Boxing sounds like a comic idea I wouldn't mind looking into!

Great to see more work from you! Looking great as always!
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MatthewSmith Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017
You're most kind, sir! And I agree wholeheartedly, a Mutant League Boxing comic would certainly be a groovy thing. Perhaps it's an idea worth pursuing...
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Titan820 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! This is awesome!
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MatthewSmith Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017
Many thanks indeed, my good bloke!
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Titan820 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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