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Welcome to another installment of the Weekly fix, you source for all the gaming, comics, and hi-jinks I pursue each week.

This week it’s a doosey so let’s jump right into it!

 

Heroclix:

This week saw the end of the Heroclix online League, I had less than perfect results, going up against a slew of headache and mouse-smash-inducing teams but luckily I fared much better yesterday in our weekly Heroclix Tournament.

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Don’t Get MAD! Get Gladiator! (Yeah I said it.)

 

 

This week’s format was 800pts No Resources. A simple format that left a lot of possibilities open.  I had NOTHING come to mind, so I threw together a variation of my online soldier theme team with AMAZING results. Here you go:

CW034 Ares 199
GX017 Domino 69
TREK100 Warship Voyager 125
GLGF003 Kilowog 145
GG040 Gladiator 195
CA019 Yelena Belova 60
Hey! I know you’re all surprised to see Kilowog AGAIN!  But you can’t keep a good WOG down! And here he’s the heart of the team, being a super fast taxi/mobile fire base, that gives everyone near him +1 Attack, Combine that with Ares Presence of the God of War trait gives an additional +1 attack for adjacent friendlies, meaning Gladiator is swinging at 14 attack with correct positioning. Obviously the key is keeping Domino in the right place for Probability coverage which is easy with WS-Voyager pulling her around.
The Warship Voyager was amazing even if it didn’t ever hit a free critical hit with it’s Trait, shooting of Psychic Blasts and pushing to Outwit was good, and it’s Invincibility made it one of many hard targets on my team so it remained almost unscathed every game.
It also let me PAINSTAKINGLY explain it’s back-story to thrilled (angry-bored) opponents.

Comics:

This week I was reading a certain series of Venom (2011) back issues! Circle of Four!
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  Sometimes you go to Hell, Sometimes Hell comes to you.
Now I’ve talked about Venom before, and I’ve talked even about the new Venom before but now I’m speaking specifically about a story-arc featuring an AMAZING cross-over of epic-cross-over-ness.
The story features X-23, Ghost Rider (Alexandra), Red Hulk and Venom. Unwittingly turning Las Vegas into a real Sin City as Hell is literally set loose on Earth, the four heroes must confront Blackheart and stop his demonic centrifuge from pulling Earth into Hell!
It’s a brilliant series of issues, including an amazing amount of character development for all the heroes, and X-23 fans like myself love to see Ms. Kinney playing well with others plus she’s got a lot of great moments in the book, but I’ll stop there since you really need to pick these issues up! I liked it so much that I’m actually making my own custom Circle of Four Heroclix team (look for that in a later fix) They’re from last year so they could be easy to find and are also contained in a Trade as well.
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Nobody likes you when you’re X-23!

As weekly fix drives on Frank explores another week of escapist outlets!

Howdy again folks this is another dose of your Weekly Fix, I’ve got plenty to talk about this week so listen up!

Heroclix:

This week marks the 2nd week of the 2nd of the Heroclix Online Free-League!

Heroclix Online is an interesting and affordable alternative to playing Heroclix with people in real life. It’s player base is low but seems highly dedicated, the game developers have a lot of room for improvement for the game itself, but the game has a lot of really fun features. Such as rolling Theme or Sealed Tourneys that are running 24-hours a day. However I’m here to talk about the Free League!

The 2nd Free League is an event being run by none other than one of my best friends and previous blog co-writer Norm Steadman (Sermonty on HCO). He’s provided much of the prizes for the league out of his own pocket like in the last league, what makes it even more interesting is that this time around the first prize winner will receive the Entire Batman factory set in real life! If you’re interested take a look here!

I’m going to talk about the team I took last week! Soldier squad!

Green Lantern Gravity Feed: Kilowog 145pts

Cap. America Gravity Feed: Howling Commando 40pts (dial B)

Cap. America: Nick Fury 104pts

That’s 294 pts of Soldiers! This team worked great! Nick Fury is really a bigger problem then you’d think he’d be, and everyone on my team can shoot for 4 with Kilowog’s Enhancement and his Special Power buffs up his teammates attacks! And finally that Howling Commando is just so darn good for his points. My team put down quite a few poozers this week but I still didn’t beat the top person whom went 9-1. Was fun though, we’ll hit ‘em hard again next week.

Comics:

I’m way behind on my current comics because I’ve been catching up on my topic for this week!

WE ARE VENOM!

Oh man! I love Venom! Basically in any form he’s one of my favorite characters in the Marvel Universe!

I loved his original arc in Spidey with Eddie Brock!
I loved his (terrible) solo comics in the 90s when I was a young turk,

I loved his crazy series in the Millennium Age of Comics. (2003)

I loved Mac Gargan Venom in the Thunder Bolts on into Dark Reign and,

I LOVE Flash Thompson Venom! He’s story is so..well terrible, he was a total ass to Peter, and then his Abusive Dad sent him into the Army, were he got his legs and attitude blown-off. After he dives into the bottle he volunteers for “Project: Re-Birth,” here is were the comic picks up the story of Agent Venom. Flash has got a lot of heart and there’s many times were you really start connecting with the big goon. I really like the redesign of the Symbiote suit to be a lot more tactical and utilitarian. It can also be said that Flash uses a lot of guns and the Symbiote often holds a few extra guns for some extra firepower, which always looks sweet! But I also love when it goes berko and get’s huge and looks like big ole’ 90′s Venom complete with his big dripping tongue! This series is out in trades now and definitely something WE would recommend you getting!

WE ARE VENOMNOMNOMNOM!

Well until next week! Don’t forget to get your fix!