Friday, January 12, 2007

Starman's Kicky Clix!

Behold, the glory that is...

STARMAN!
What a build! He's big enough to be on The Real World: Opal City. Hats off to Wizkids for remembering that, because Starman was drawn by Artist of Athletes Jack Burnley, the character was better and more finely muscled than his contemporary crimefighters. Starman invented the eight-pack, baby. And check out those manly Westphalian watermelon-crushing thighs! Why, I bet he could incapacitate you just by kicking a chair at you.

As noted on the Superman Is A You Know What site.


Starman packs a good deal of muscle on his dial as well, particularly for only106 points.
His first two slots have Running Shot, which lets him zoom out and zap enemies on the fly. Similarly, he's got three slots of Energy Explosion for blasting entire clusters of opponents simultaneously. Energy Shield/Deflection as his defense power protects him from ranged attacks, and an inital slot of Leadership lets him inspire Willpower in his teammates (under the right conditions). Those two slots of Ranged Combat Expert will turn many a foe's adam's apples into applesauce.


Like many pieces, he's a leader and attacker at the start of his dial, but then, after he's taken a few knocks, becomes more defensive. In fact he's almost a latter-dial saint, using his Barrier to protect himself and his teammates, Force Blast to push away anyone who comes in for the kill, and his surprising Perplex to confuse opponents into lowering their defenses.

Besides, he has the JSA Team Ability, so if you keep another JSAer adjacent he can share their defense, making him tough to hit all the way down his dial. If you want to take down one of the JSAers, you'll have to be ready to take them all down!

Personally, I can't wait to have him face off against Jack Knight, and spank that slacker! He's also scheduled to school Ultraman at some point, who dare not relax for an instant.

The Golden Age Starman is one of the Uniques in the Origin set of DC Heroclix, coming in March.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

It'll be fun to contrast his dial against Alan Scott's. Not that I picture them being too similar, but they should do a good job of complementing each other. Also yeah, this guy was made for the JSA team ability. I reckon letting him and GL carry each other across the map will make for a snazzy defensive/offensive combo.

Anonymous said...

Perplex was one power the JSA really needed. The new Dr. Fate also has it, and there's a few others in the set who could theoretically have it. If the JSA gets an 18 defense somewhere, they could become a serious threat.

Scipio said...

Heh.

Wait'll you see Jakeem Thunder...

totaltoyz said...

WizKids is going to put me out of business, if they start making characters fans actually want!

Tom said...

This is off-topic, but I just wanted to say that I noticed the credit/thank you on the preview of Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis # 50. I'm not sure whether congratulations are in order, but regardless, that's pretty cool. Back to lurking!

Scipio said...

Thanks,Tom; that was nice of them, wasn't it?

I hope you like what Tad is going to do with the seriers; there are some interesting surprises in store!

totaltoyz said...

It'd be cool if he co-wrote an issue with legendary science fiction author Frederik Pohl. I'm pretty sure he's still alive. It'd be worth it just to see the credits "Written by Tad/Pohl".

Perceval said...

Pretty helpful piece of writing, thanks so much for your post.
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