Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Words Fail Me



Let's hope words don't fail you! Can you compose a suitable haiku in praise of the Dr. Domino heroclix (and his Dominominions) on this Haikuesday?

27 comments:

Mark "Puff" Anderson said...

Oooohhhh, Domino...

God, I'm old.

I reread Dr. Domino's first appearance just a month or so back when I was digging through one of my comic boxes.

Excellent.

Mark "Puff" Anderson

methane said...

Cool.

What are all the DC characters based on traditional games?

You have Dr. Domino. Checkmate is based on chess pieces. The Royal Flush Gang and the Joker are based on playing cards. There must be many more, but none are coming to mind right now.

David J Oakes said...

*That's* what's missing from Clix! Thugs tied to the ouvre of a specific villain! It's so brilliant, so obvious, how come no one has thought of it before? Dale, if WizKids doesn't steal the Dominettes (Dominoids? Dominosers?) from you, they are morons.

Diamondrock said...

That's absolutely beautiful. Just breathtaking.

rambozus said...

My empathetic joy for you is overwhelming.

David said...

hehehe - I like how the thugs are helpfully identified by the number of pips...

Scipio said...

Thugs tied to the ouvre of a specific villain! It's so brilliant, so obvious, how come no one has thought of it before?

Actually, Dale and I thought of it quite some time ago; he makes me "goonclix" when time allows. I already have "the Interrogative Gang" (Mr. Hu, Mr. Watt, Mr. Venn, Mr. Ware, Mr. Howe, & Dr. Wye)to assist the Riddler.

Others are planned.

totaltoyz said...

What are all the DC characters based on traditional games?

Another short-lived Bat-villain was Mr. Roulette; and the Golden-Age Superman had an enemy called the Puzzler (he once murdered champion card players in methods inspired by their particular games; beat the poker champ to death with a fireplace poker, etc).

Scipio said...

You know, it's Dr. Domino's BELT that impresses me most.

Oh, and "Checkmate" was a one-time game-themed villain, who was only seen in flashback, planning a series of posthumous deathtraps for Batman, for whom he blamed his fatal radiation poisoning.

Mallet said...

That might actually be the single greatest image in the universe.

totaltoyz said...

he makes me "goonclix" when time allows. I already have "the Interrogative Gang" (Mr. Hu, Mr. Watt, Mr. Venn, Mr. Ware, Mr. Howe, & Dr. Wye)to assist the Riddler.

And wait til you see the gang that will be included with your next shipment!

Isaac said...

Does the "Mr. Ware" goon actually look like Chris Ware? Because I think that would be AWRRSOME.

Scipio said...

" That might actually be the single greatest image in the universe."

Now I need a toy battleship and a tiny little wicker chair...

And a rocket to tie the Wonder Woman clix to ....

crowdedhouse said...

Awe-inspiring. That's all that I can say.

Mallet said...

"Now I need a toy battleship and a tiny little wicker chair...

And a rocket to tie the Wonder Woman clix to ...."

Only beauty can come from these ideas.

Only beauty.

Michael said...

15 comments and no haiku?

Dr. Domino
And his Dominominions -
Wizkids: Make Goonclix!

Mark said...

Six white dots on black
and a stylish purple cloak.
the Doctor is in!

Mike Loughlin said...

One- Ready to rock!
Two- Jaw clenched, muscles ripp'ling!
Three - dude looks jaundiced.

totaltoyz said...

Jaundiced? He is not!
He is supposed to be of
Asian extraction.

(How's that for Haikusday?)

Bobby Flashpants said...

Take a click, you fool
For my head perplexes up
my henchmen's damage

Anonymous said...

Dominominions!
Time to send Wonder Woman
off to the boneyard!

Steven said...

Hey Scip! Is Doctor D.
Your last submission for this
Black History Month?

(He is black.)

Steven said...

opps, that should be

Scip! Is Doctor D.
Your last submission for this
Black History Month?

Bill L. said...

Dr. Domino
Tried his best to hide from all,
But he was spotted.

Jeff_W said...

Dr.Domino
Nefarious criminal,
NOT the pizza dude.

That's all I've got, he's like a baddie from the bottom of the barrel after it's been scraped.

Scipio said...

You know what's really impressive?

It's the subtlety:

Pip One is Rookie.
Pip Two is Experienced.
Pip Three is Veteran.

Nice.

Anonymous said...

How awesome would it be if Dr. Domino teamed up with Killer Moth? Outrageous!