Justice League International

Hello again Fix-a-maniacs it’s another week to check out what’s happening on the selves, on the nets and in 1987.

 

Heroclix:

As the Teen Titans set looms within palpable tasting distance. I’m a huger than huge Titans fan and I’ve been reading and watching and frothing madly about the Teen Titans set which will be out in a matter of weeks, the gravity feed is actually set to drop today. However that’s a topic I’ll be saving for next week since I can’t stop once I start and there’s a lot already to discuss.  This week and the last has been a cornucopia of spoiled con-figures and the release of the Iron Man 3 Movie Set for realies. Let’s check them out! M-006-OldManLogan

 

Ok a new Wolverine from a story I’ve never read… I get this feeling a lot…. Well at least it’s not another Batman! Cool!

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Oh ho ho? Mr. Wade Wilson’s super genius super villainous alter-ego? NICE! Keep ‘em coming!

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Oh! I spoke too soon about Batmans….Oh wait! It’s Bat-Mite! That’s different. He’s pretty cool, silly but cool! NEXT!

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Oh it’s….NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

What is that!? First of all this beast is in gaming terms pretty broken for 350/250.  At 250 points they have trait Super Strength and that lets them hold 2 objects and they get trait Charge….So they can do 7 Damage with Exploit Weakness with a charge or  13 with Duo Attack! Great…not to mention their other Special Powers. But the real problem with this is the poses that Wondie and Supes are…. …Just ICK! Is Superman mid-coitus? Why are his hands on her neck and back, he looks like he’s holding her against her will and is about half-way though a very horrifying smell of Wonder Woman. Superman’s Edward Cullen face aside why is are their eyes closed? Where did this even come from?

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Oh! Jim Lee drew it ok. So now it’s time to get flamed. This drawing….is weird! Even bad? Jim Lee is a legendary artist in comic books doing all the iconic X-Men designs I remember from the 90′s but, I have a better understanding now of anatomy and there’s a lot of questions I have to ask… Ok the pose is better for sure, it looks like they’re actually engaging in human-romance and not… …whatever the heroclix is doing. But where is Superman’s left arm? His huge front arm (Which is wider than Wondie’s tiny 90′s Psylocke abdomen) makes me think I should be able to see his forearm and elbow behind Wondie’s back JUST SOMETHING! ANYTHING to tell me where his left hand is coming from! And Wonder Woman is all length, she’s as tall as Supes but her only noticeable weight is in her hair and one leg. AND WHY IS HER LASSO FLIPPING OUT ALL OVER!?!! Is this a Todd McFarlane Spider-Man cover now? So here’s what they both should have learned from:

2865679-dsc03337bHoly Cow! Real anatomy! A pose for both characters that doesn’t look like soft core porn, and Wondie’s rasscley-lasso is tucked safely away from flying all over. They might need a bit more emotion in their faces, but at least they look to be having less fun than straight out orgasm or something even creepier. I don’t have a problem with a Heroclix “Couples” figure. And I understand the whole ‘throws of passion’ approach is new considering that the only previous couples are in fighting poses.   I might have reservations about the hastey slash-fic-meets-sales-stunt of Superman and Wonder Woman being romantic….with each other, but I think it needs to be handled a bit better especially in that Heroclix. The figure needs to reflect something interesting and telling of the couple themselves. You know like…

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This would make a great Heroclix!

 My LGS Tourney this week was 800 pts. ‘Age of Ultron’ the most expensive figure on your team has to have the Robot Keyword and gains Mastermind, Leadership and Perplex. My team was strong and had a lot of great synergy here it is:
6x Easy Co. Soldiers, 1 Sgt. Rock, GF:GG Kilowog, 3x Aim Renegades, 2x Red Guardians and Lex Luthor and Brainiac duo.

With the combined buffs of Kilowog and Sgt. Rock each member of my Easy Company had 11 attack, Running Shot and Willpower. Add on being able to shoot for 2-5 damage depending on their positioning with Enhancement figures my team made everyone member a threat. It’s unfortunate that my dice laid down and died for the whole tourney. But these things happen and my dice will be Rasputined later this week.

Finally Let’s Talk about

COMICS:

My pulls this week have been weird since i was diverting funds for my Fiance’s Birthday. However I would always recommend Batwoman and Wonder Woman, Wolverine and the X-Men is another title I’ve been really enjoying.  I’ve also been reading Justice League International! Which is a pretty fun series from the 80′s were everyone hates Guy Gardner, the team consists of many awesome not Superman characters like Mr. Miracle (YES!), Martian Manhunter, Dr. Fate, Fire, Ice and even Lobo the last Czarnian eventually muscles his way onto the team. I would recommend picking it up for some good laughs and you can see what people’s hair was like in the 80′s…even if it’s as old as me!

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Until next time!