Thursday, January 04, 2007
As previously mentioned, there's a delightful new set of DC Heroclix coming out at the start of March.
Here are some sneak preview pics!
Okay, I'm still not into the new Blue Beetle, which is odd, because he's the closest thing to Vibe the DCU currently has. Until, you know, they bring back Vibe.
But Tex-Mex kid with mysterious armor is not close enough to breakdancing Puerto Rican kid with vibratory powers. Perhaps it's for the best; after all, now I don't have to wear the tracking bracelet any more, and Latino parents no longer get notified whenever I'm in their neighborhood.
"Okay, Chico," Jaime menaces. "Let's make that two falls out of three."
This one's a surprise. It's not part of the regular set, so it's probably a figure you have to mail away for. You can get a redemption coupon by buying a brick (a bundle of six boxes--or eight; I forget) of the new Heroclix at your local (Big Monkey) comic book store. Note that classic "half-mask" that marks this as the Golden Age Dr. Fate, making him a companion piece to the many other Golden Agers in this set. "Inza," he intones, "I offer you this ankh-bling and ask you to be my bride."
If I hear one more idiot complain "that's not his pose on the cover of Action 1", I'll scream. No, of course, it's not. He'd look ridiculous running around the board holding up a car; he's Superman not the Hulk. Besides, he wouldn't fit in a Heroclix box.
Instead, he's in a sensible pose still found in his first issue: he's running, which perfectly shows the difference between this non-flying Superman and all subsequent ones.
"Must--escape-- Luthor's chewing gum trap!"