Weekly Fix

Another Weekly Fix, your move creeps!

 

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Wait that’s not from Judge Dredd? Well ok! Fine, creeps! But, I’ve got my eye on you, and I’ve also got a bunch things to talk about this week so let’s get to it!

Heroclix:

As the newest figures from Fear Itself pour out, I’ve actually finally got my hands on one of the Holy Grail pieces for myself, the pièce de résistance or tank de résistance if you will!

CUTJPNow for those not familiar with this most oft’ misunderstood haunted military vehicle, The Haunted Tank is a DC comic that began in the 1960′s featuring the crew of a M3 Stuart light tank in WWII being guided by the Ghost of Civil War General J.E.B. Stuart! Yeah I know right? From there the tank fought a host of strange villains including Nazi monkeys! It’s a pretty awesome read, now as for theHeroclix…

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…it’s pretty CRAZY! It’s not as broken as The GCPD Police Car or The Heinous Bat-mobile, or any of those new Team Bases. However, the Tank really does come to life with a series of really effective traits and Special Powers The Autopilot side is driven by the General himself and therefore doesn’t suffer damage from moving without a pilot which is nice! On that side it does suffer a bit in the Attack and Damage department in comparison to the Piloted version, and it also loses out on the very cool pilot abilities from that side too. The Auto-Piloted version actually suffers highly in comparison to the Piloted version which is really really really REALLY GOOD! The Piloted side’s only downside is that there’s so few Heroclix who posses the Soldier AND Warrior keywords, which means 2 things:

1- You’re going to be putting Warlord in the driver seat or a Star Trek ship, or Paying for Ares who’s worth more than the tank itself.

2- You’re going to have a hard time trying to make a theme team, especially since the HT itself only has the Soldier Keyword, not even past or Mystic.

Just for fun here’s a fun WWII Cross-Over team you can try your self!

Cap and Bucky 138pts

Haunted Tank (Piloted) 136pts

Easy Co. Soldiers x2 30pts each

Mr. Terrific 59pts

Wonder Woman 100pts.

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This is a pretty fun team, really great pieces and they’re all from the Golden-Nazi-Bashing-Age of comics. Cap and Bucky are pretty good for being the first duo, and if you’re scared of them getting slapped up you can always split them into solo figs. One of the Easy Co. Soldiers gets to play in the Haunted tank, and Mr. Terrific can give you some protection and additional Outwitting powers. If you’d like to trade Terrific for Sandman you could keep the whole “theme” together and you have enough points left to add on the All-Star Squadron ATA onto Wonder Woman and Mr. T. All in all a fun team!

 

 COMICS:

This week I’ve been hustling though Fear Itself, and so I’m going to forgo talking about it until next week when all of the Heroclix are out on the Webs.  This week I want to talk about one of my favorite comic book characters:
Judge Dredd!

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Judge Dredd is one of those comic book characters who’s gone through so many changes over the years, each one evolving the character more and more, giving the opportunity for new stories and tales to be told about him and his universe. Another unique quality of Judge Dredd is that each issue is episodic, usually lasting a few pages and comprising a full all be it brief story. There are longer story-arcs many of which are the must reads of the Dredd-o-verse! Since there’s literally 1000s of Judge Dredd stories I’ll just touch on a few now and again.

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One of the short stories I enjoyed was ‘Gut Shot’ Judge Dredd is shot and stuck in an elevator with a Rookie Judge on his first run into the Mega City, dark comedy ensues. I would also highly recommend Judge Dredd and Judge Dredd: Year One out now by IDW in monthly print, Swierczynski really has a good idea what a Judge Dredd story is. Next week it’s Star Trek, Bioshock and more Dredd!

Good day! Time to get your Fix!

 Heroclix:

It’s been a week off, and I had to take a break from this article series because of a few things, my fiance’s birthday was last week, she was also finishing her final exams for college this year, Doctor Who Season Finale and finally the last month of No Man’s Land for Heroclix was last Tuesday. It was quite a busy week for everyone to say the least! So let’s do some thinking.

 

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The last month of No Man’s Land had the most glorious prizes, the Joker and Harley Quinn duo was number 1 on my fiance’s birthday list, and so we had to go home with it last week. I created a plan, a secret training regimen and included 2 extra ringers onto my ‘team.’ After spending a few weeks on the ‘Amusement Park Map’ me and the others were confident with the 4 of us, the brick of boosters to draw our draft from we would be taking the prizes by storm.

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I was the only person to go undefeated and because I played a bit too relaxed in the first round I didn’t have enough points to break my tie breaker for 2nd, so I got third (for the 2nd time in a row for NML! lol). Luckily we rolled for the random prize and got to go home with the duo. The tournament was very fun and we all had a great time! I was even more excited when Starfire won me the last game of the night by taking down Headcase! Truth be told I was very glad no one pulled Super Boy Prime in sealed, and surprised no one at our LGS has seen Blackfire yet.

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Wierd!

Doctor Who:

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!WARNING! M-Fing Spoilers ahead!

Ok! As someone who is a fan of Doctor Who I have a few feelings with the last half of the latest season of New Who. First of all I’m SOOOOOOOOOOOO tired of Mr. Matt Smith as the Doctor. His personality doesn’t fit the scripts that they’re writing for him in this season. He’s gotten too many lighthearted bits that he’s not pulling off. Like in the Moon Theme Park episode he’s jumping around in front of kids and trying to do his best “funny child-man” bit and it’s just DYING! Matt Smith doesn’t have the same kind of charisma that he started his run on who with. At first he was played as a “stuck-up genius, who thought he was smarter and better than anyone” and Amy was his foil, she had a great chemistry bringing Smith down, and it worked. The newly added Companion Clara now basically just exists to kiss the Doctors ass and be a somewhat carbon-copy of the adventurous aspects of the Doctor. It’s made the show very tedious. Yes, her ‘backstory’ revealed in the finale was….tight…as tight as it could be after they just made up the whole bit about the Doctor’s Grave having his ‘body’ which is all his memories which people can just walk into and CHANGE his life!!  Yeah that sounds…safe.

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Honestly I don’t hate Clara, I like her I just think her character is completely unnecessary from a narrative standpoint, when there’s just a malign sexual tension between the Doctor and Clara and not much else it’s really boring to see them run around an agree about stuff.

cult-doctor-who-s07-e02-the-rings-of-akhaten-3 Don’t get me wrong there was some great parts of episodes of this half of the season! The “Time Squad” the Victorian Era group of Extra-Terrestrial Aliens who fight threats in their time, was SWEET! Anytime they showed up it was a great episode. This season was not the best for sure, maybe even the worst of new Doctor Who, however the finale revealed that there might be a heavy focus on NOT MATT SMITH and the Sealing of the Time War in the next season! Awesome!

It’s time for another Weekly Fix!

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Heroclix:

TITANS! ON TUESDAY!

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That’s me!

The Teen Titans set is already on it’s way to your Local Gaming Store, the gravity feed has already been out for almost a week and I am EXCITED!  I have a palpable air of energy! Tuesday’s going to be BIG! Now this means I could easily jabber on forever about this set, So maybe I can just touch on specific figures in the set that are a MUST HAVE for me. Not saying I wouldn’t like the whole set but these buggers are in particular high-demand for myself.

Beast Boy Tiger!

Special Powers
MORPH: BEAST BOY: Give Beast Boy a move action that deals no pushing damage. After the action resolves, replace him with any character with this trait on the same click number.
POUNCE FROM ABOVE: Beast Boy can use Leap/Climb. When Beast Boy moves, if Beast Boy ends the movement at a lower elevation than when he began the action, after actions resolve, he may be given a close combat action as a free action.

 

I really like all of BB’s Forms since DC75th but this one is one of the newest! I love his movement power, it adds another great part of utility to that figure line.

Superboy!

Special Powers
KRYPTONIAN STRENGTH: Superboy can use Super Strength.
TACTILE TK: Superboy can use Force Blast. When he does, knocked back characters are dealt 2 damage after actions resolve.

 

Oh Boy! Remember when Superboy stopped dressing like a tool and got some great character work by Geoff Johns in Teen Titans? Yeah! It was great! I like this dial a whole lot too, he’s got trait super strength which is HUGE, and his SP is going to get a big boost when the new rules for forceblast are handing out knock-back on all attacks.

Lil’ Lobo!

Special Powers
UNFRAGGIN’ STOPPABLE!: At the beginning of your turn, you may heal Li’l Lobo 1 damage if he is adjacent to an opposing character.

 

Oh man! Remeber when all those heroes got turned into kids by Mordru? Remember when Lobo stayed a KID and joined Young Justice? Yeah AMAZING! Right!?

Shut up you Bastiches! You don’t know! It was cool!

Now Lil’ Lobo has a great trait, lots of great stats and reducers, all in a tiny 102pts package, he might be the piece to pull in sealed since he’s only an uncommon.

Bunker!

Special Powers
PSIONIC CONSTRUCTS: Terrain markers placed by Bunker are not removed until they are destroyed or until Bunker uses a power that places that type of terrain marker on the map.
PURPLE FISTS: Bunker can use Barrier, Incapacitate, and Quake.
PURPLE CONSTRUCTS: Bunker can use Barrier and Toughness.

 

OMG! Now that’s a support dial! This guy’s so good at what he does he might cause his own problems! YEAH!

Anyway this is one the many New 52 Reboot Titans that I am desperate to get my hands on. I love Miguel in the new Titans! He’s my second favorite new Titan behind…

Solstice!

Special Powers
NO PROMISE THIS IS GOING TO WORK: Give Solstice a power action and choose a square within her range that is on a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal path from her. All objects, walls, or squares of blocking terrain that would hinder or block line of fire to that square are destroyed.
DARKNESS & LIGHT: When Solstice has no action tokens, lines of fire can’t be drawn to her when it is not your turn. If the line of fire for a ranged attack targeting Solstice crosses through hindering terrain, modify her defense by an additional +1.

 

Not only is she my favorite New 52 Teen Titan she’s also got quite a unique power set, with a very NICE utility power, especially if you’re using her with a certine barrier making machine! Set up some cool barrier tricks with Senior Bunker and then Knock a clear path through with Kiran here. With her probability control, psyblast and stealth powers she’s going to be great!

 

Wonder Girl (Cassie Sandmark)!

Special Powers
GROWING DARKNESS: At the end of your turn, deal Wonder Girl 1 unavoidable damage if she is adjacent to an opposing character and did not make an attack this turn.
WONDER GIRL’S LASSO: Wonder Girl may begin the game with Wonder Girl’s Lasso assigned to her by paying the point cost. This object does not count toward your object total and is scored and removed from the game when Wonder Girl is KO’d.
PULL THEM CLOSER: Give Wonder Girl a ranged combat action as if she had a range value of 6. When she does and hits, in addition to the normal effects, place the opposing character adjacent to Wonder Girl and she my make a close combat attack as a free action targeting that opposing character.

 

Now let me say THIS first. I HATED CASSIE SANDMARK! For the LOOOOOOOooOOOOoOOONGEST time. She wasn’t Donna Troy, and as an adolescent  I hated vapid pretty girl stereotypes getting into my comics. That being said the character has grown on me when I recently read all of the Teen Titans comics in preparation for this set coming out. She’s not as bad as I remember and they haven’t made a good heroclix of her EVER. So I’m very excited to get her. Plus the New 52 Cassie is pretty neat too. They haven’t previewed if she’s gonig to be Jeans Cassie from 06′ TT or the New 52 Lazer Suit Cassie. AAAAAAaaaalll that being said, I love this figure. I love people who can start with their own relics, and I love when their good relics!

The New Teen Titans Team Base and Figures!

Holy hot damn! They released all of the Wolfman and Perez era Titans again, making some HUGE strides over their older Un-Carded counterparts, Raven and Cyborg are some of the biggest benefactors of this treatment.

 

Raven!

Special Powers
THE DARKEST MAGIC: Raven can use Phasing/Teleport. When Raven deals unavoidable damage with the Mystics team ability, she deals 2 unavoidable damage instead of 1.
I SEE YOUR FEARS…: When Raven is attacked by a character with one or more action tokens, she can use Super Senses.
DAUGHTER OF TRIGON: Raven can use Barrier. When this click is revealed, stop turning the dial and roll a d6; on a result of 5-6, turn Raven to click 7.

 

Oh Raven! You’re the only transdimentional-empath-demon-rape-love-child I need on my teams! With her great dial full to the roof of support powers and the Mystics team ability make her a real annoyance. But what makes her great is that old “Pratfall to Trigon’s will” bit near the end of her dial. Pushing her from annoying support girl to almost unignorable 2 mystics damage from trying to stop her, plus she’s got a bit of Mind Control on the back end too.

Cyborg!

Now Cyborg has had 2 figures of AWESOME power in the last year, but the old costume Vic Stone is no slouch himself. No traits or Specials Powers but his Running Shot and Enhancement hero make him a popular friend to have next to your other 80′s Titans, now he just needs a hot shot ranged attacker to back him up…

Starfire!

Special Powers
TRUE LOVE: When Starfire is adjacent to a friendly character named Nightwing, modify Nightwing’s defense value by +1 if not already modified by this effect.
TAMARAN PRINCESS: Starfire can use Energy Shield/Deflection and Invulnerability.

 

OH! EMMMM! GEEEEEEEEEH!
JUSTICE thy name is Starfire! It’s taken Heroclix a long time to make a realistic Starfire that isn’t representing that horrid ‘Brainless Sexdoll’ from that comic that isn’t something I want to talk about. And even THAT one only has Energy Shield as her defence powers, which is staggering when Starfire has gone fist to fist with Wonde Woman and Wonder Girl. Those points aside she’s a beast and a half!
Huge Range! Huge Speed! and HUGE HAIR! Make her a flying orange monster. But for every flying solar-energy-blasting-orange-space-princesses coming to Earth for good,  there’s an Evil Heel version of them trying to bring them down, their Hollywood Hulk Hogan…

Blackfire!

Special Powers
I SHOULD BE QUEEN!: Improved Movement: Ignores Characters
THE HATED SISTER: When Blackfire targets a character with the Teen Titans keyword, modify her attack value by +2.
INTENSE STARBOLTS: When an opposing character takes damage from Blackfire’s ranged combat attack, that character can’t use the Carry or Flight abilities until the beginning of your next turn.

 

Oh boy! Since JLA 52′s Enchantress, there seems to be a figure in almost every set that’s tailored to beat down anyone else in the set,  in sealed play. Blackfire is this set’s Blade, she can’t fly like her little sister but she can shoot just as hard and with Psyblast and Leadership leading off she’s going to put a huge dent in whoever she get’s her bolts on. It’s only a shame she’s the RAREST figure in the set and not a common/uncommon. Which sucks since I need both of the ‘R sisters.

Chases:

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 Those don’t look like the Toon Titans!

Now only one chase has been revealed but it’s a member of Prime’s Titans, meaning the most hated-loved-no hated!-no stupid-shut up! Super Villain in the DCU has broken free and might be breaking the power board for the set wide open. Now, that’s not to say that I don’t want a Superboy-Prime or some of his Evil Titans. I LOVED the Perez/Wolfman Crisis on Infinite Earths, I liked Infinite Crisis, I liked some of Final Crisis (when I could understand it) since it was about the New Gods some of my favorite DC characters behind the Titans! And I also loved the Tie-In Legion of 3 worlds! (Long live the LEGION!)  Johns and Perez teamed up again to make a very good run of Superboy-Prime. That being said if he IS in the set he’s going to THE piece to pull for sealed, like Terrax in Amazing Spiderman.

Missing Titans!

While the greatness of a whole Teen Titans set is undeniable the fate of many Titans remains in the “Unclixed” category. Now to be fair the only team that has had a huger roster of characters over the years is the Legion of Super Heroes, so I can understand why all 100 (or so) Titans haven’t been clixed yet. However I’m just going to toss a few names out there that I desperately wanted a new figure for.

Kole, Argent, Miss Martian, Bombshell, Dueala Dent, BETTE KANE! Mas y Menos, Lilith, Jericho and Johnny Chase. I would also loved some kind of “Teen Titans Go!” clix maybe that could have been a team base instead of the HORRIBLE Gen13 base?

COMICS:

I read ALL the issues of Teen Titans I could read over the course of the Last Month…

It was fun! I skipped the original Golden Age Titans since they weren’t something I ever really knew about until I read about them in the Wiki. The Perez/Wolfman era New Teen Titans are the strongest and longest running titans incarnation, creating a great number of likable characters. This series established all of the now classic Titans heroes and villains. This series ran straight up to 96′ when they rebooted the team with the title changing to ‘Teen Titans’ this is honestly the WORST Titans incarnation. I love some of the starting issues but the dialogue is weird and the series only last until 98′. 99′ was the Technis Imperitive which somewhat revived the original Titans to a degree bringing every Titan together (and the JLA) for a huge cross-over sandwich. This era concluded with some great new Titans books the beginning of Young Justice and the Geoff Johns Teen Titans, this took them all the way until the reboot. Though let it be said that Johns did leave Titans at some point and the quality of the series definitely took a dive. The reboot was… …weird, to the Titans? Some characters are annoying now, new characters are all cool, and the first story arc was AMAZING. I guess they fairred a lot better than ‘you know who and the we won’t says’ so I guess it worked out. If you need some Titans recommendations….here you go!

 

-Judas Contract, Who it Donna Troy?, Terror of Trigon, Graduation Day, Kid’s Game, Technis Imperative.

Well let the Titans be with you! Until next week.

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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!

Frank here taking another dose of my weekly fix!

And this week I’ve finally blown the lid off the joint and I’m current with ALL of my DC Monthly Pulls!
OMG! I know right!? Reading 5 Comics a month is hard folks! Especially when you can’t read!

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 Comics:

With the revelation that it took me 2 months to read 100-ish pages of mostly pictures (yikes!) let’s  talk about what I read!

First off LIGHT SPOILERS! Be warned! (it’s 2 weeks or more old but I said it anyway!)

Batwoman 16-18 finished off the “War of the Monsters” story arc with the intervention of Batwoman, Wonder Woman, and Hawkfire !

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Booyah!!

Gotham is saved from the precipice of destruction and very squicky tentacle-based-unpleasantness as the “Mother of All Monsters” is repelled at the last moment, it’s a great end to the Wonder Woman team up and a fitting book end to the first complete Batwoman story-arc (In her own book).  The story was…FANTASTIC! It had action, it had character developement, it had romance… and it had Wonder Woman! Speaking of romance…

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Awee! Isn’t it sweet?

This reveal was great! And they pick right up with this in Batwoman #18 the latest Batwoman issue, I won’t spoil too much but Batwoman DOES actually do battle with Mr. Freeze in the issue it’s not just a teaser. And I gotta post the cover so I can see it again!

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Cool Cover!

Now let’s take a minute to talk about Wonder  Woman! The last few issues of WW have been building up a battle between the Current Greek Pantheon (see NU52 wonder woman) against the “First Born” a literally Nameless God who’s the deranged and super-powered offspring of Zeus and Hera, he was literally buried at the Earth’s core to teach him humility, now that he’s DUG HIS WAY OUT! He thirsts only for revenge against the other Gods. Meanwhile Wondie is still searching for the latest godly-bastard the stolen son of Zola and Zeus. This baby has been rumored to be the one who destroys the universe somehow by the High-Father leader of the New Gods. Orion (Like a ginger Superman with anger issues), a New God is dispatched to destroy Zola’s son. Crossing paths with Wonder Woman’s entourage and other greek Gods. The series is still very good and even through some strange Art….creeps is still very amazing, just like Batwoman I would tell you to go get them now…so do it! I’ll wait!

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Heroclix:

This week’s Theme Tournament is:  LADIES NIGHT! 700 pts. only Female Characters!

This does not include non-gender Robots or Constructs or any kind of Vehicles. So my first plan was foiled so I started over and I like what I’ve got.

148pts  BM032 Big Barda
61pts   BM036 Batwoman
100pts  FFJL004 Wonder Woman
215pts  BN007 Wonder Woman
70pts  SOG035 Void
69pts  GX017 Domino
663 pts total
I think I’d toss X-Force on Domino and Put the Utility Belt on Batwoman with my extra points. Now let’s have a few words about
Violet Lantern Wonder Woman! Remember the Purple Lanterns they were the somewhat sexist ALL FEMALE Lantern Corps made up of those who “Feel Great Love” now….I just…don’t want to get into what parts of the Expanded Spectrum I “Feel Great Love” and which ones of which I “Have Great Rage.” If there’s one brief bone I can pick it’s they’re ridiculous ‘costumes’…it’s hard to not go off on a rampage here, but I’ll indulge a smidge. The biggest gripe I have against them is their ‘uniforms’ which look like the “Sexy Halloween” Version of a Green Lantern Costume colored purple. Which would be a bit less nonsensical and debasing if they couldn’t make their own clothes with their Power Rings like ALL THE OTHER CORPS DO! And, Wonder Woman is unfortunately no exception.
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And this is the ‘cleaned-up’ version.
Now that all being said Violet Lantern Corps Wonder Woman is a fearsome heroclix, she has Probability Control, Indominable, and Impervious. She’s a beast for her points and easily able to tip over most ‘tentpoles’ by her lonesome. Backing her up is the 100pts Nu52 WW, her trait let’s her be carried and then charge as if she hadn’t been carried, and she’s going to be showing up to the throw down via Big Barda, and her Boom Tube!
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The Biggest and the Strongest!
Batwoman hunts down enemy support figures and Void and Domino throw out support and emergency evac if Wondie or Barda needs a break to Rest or to get free of a sticky situation. I’m very excited saddly I wasn’t able to take the Regular U.S.S. Voyager or the Invisible Jet or I would have! Maybe  Next WEEK!
Well that’s you’r fix for this week! See you next time for more!

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!