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A holiday weekend just makes it that much shorter a work week, and that means we’re closer to SPX!  But, before that comes there’s a signing with Roger Langridge at Big Planet Comics in Vienna, VA.  It’s gonna be a fun week!  While I count down the days until fun, here’s the news you might have missed.

Around the Blogs:

The Beat – “Indie” Month-to-Month Sales: June and JulyAlways interesting to see what sells, especially for indie comics.

The Mary Sue – Jim Lee Says Justice League #1 Is “Setting Records” Digitally… but Won’t Quote Actual RecordsI think it’s past time we needed a digital sales chart…

Death and Taxes – Rick Perry’s Superman Love Reveals GOP’s Anachronistic Policies – I get a feeling Rick Perry doesn’t know Superman all too well.

Con Coverage:

MTV Geek – Dragon-Con 2011: The Next Generation

MTV Geek – Dragon-Con 2011: Cartoons Come to Life!

Poptimal – San Diego Comic-Con: An Interview with Mark Dos Santos

MTV Geek – Dragon-Con 2011: DC Comics Cosplay Photos

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Ultimate Comic Books Online – The Amazing Spider-Man #668

Primary Ignition – Brightest Day, Vol. 3

Suite 101 – The Three Musketeers: Campfire

Comic Book Weekly Reviews – 4/27/11

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It’s a thick stack of books this week and a lot of quality.  What should you grab and what should you skip?  Find out below!

Monthly Comics

Age of X Universe #2 – The first issue of this event spin off I thought was a bit weak, but this second issue bounces back with a hell of a statement about following orders.  The second story featuring Doc Strange and Dazzler is also good, even keeping me on my toes.

Story: 8.25 Art: 7.75 Overall: 8

American Vampire #14 – The platoon moves on to find the Japanese Vampire infested camp, but what does one look like?  Skinner also continues to play his game.  This is a great mix of a “war” comic and a “vampire” comic, one I highly recommend picking up.  There’s a great feel to the issue, it’s atmosphere and pacing are both done really well.  letPlease someone make this into a television series.

Story: 8.75 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.75

The Avengers #12.1 – The Avengers have to rescue Spider Woman who plays the damsel in distress.  A villain from the past returns and there’s a lot of foreshadowing.  Overall it’s a decent issue and will have greater implications than the actual quality of the issue.

Story: 7.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.75

Brightest Day #24 – It’s the end of this maxi-series and as a whole it just feels like a convoluted way to get even more characters back into the DC universe.  Swamp Thing isn’t the only person to make their debut.  The art, story, it all was definitely not as solid as the launch of the series.  A bit of a let down.

Story: 7.25 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.25

Captain America #617 – Bucky is playing gladiator in a Russian prison, while his friends scramble in an attempt to get him out alive.  This direction is pretty entertaining as we keep getting Steve Rogers’ return to the uniform foreshadowed.

Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25

Deadpool #36 – Deadpool is back on Earth and has realized his friends dislike him.  He comes to other realizations as well.  The series seems to be missing something lately, swinging to far into the slapstick.  It does best when it’s well balanced between that, solid story and good action.  Hopefully it gets back on track soon.

Story: 7 Art: 7.25 Overall: 7

FF #2 – Doom’s got some brain damage.  The FF must help him.  Why they’d help a dangerous man, because Reed’s daughter says so.  It’s not the strongest of plots and certainly Doom hasn’t acted lately like he’s missing something (see Namor’s comic as an example), but I guess we’ll see where the series goes.

Story: 7.75 Art: 8.25 Overall: 7.75

The Flash #11 – It’s all a lead up to Flashpoint and we get a better idea as to the cause of the world changing event.  The series is interesting and not quite as solid as previous arcs, but the build up has been entertaining.

Story: 7.5 Art: 8.25 Overall: 7.5

Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #9 – John, Kyle, Guy and Hal must decide how best to complete their mission and there’s some dissension in the ranks.  The War of the Green Lanterns continues and it’s still pretty entertaining.

Story: 7.75 Art: 8.25 Overall: 7.75

Incorruptible #17 – At some point you need to start rebuilding the city, but has Max accepted his role in that?  The villain must decide what role he’ll really play in the new paradigm of his city and the world.

Story: 7.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.75

The Mighty Thor #1 – Just in time for the movie, a new Thor comic book.  The World Tree is hurt and Sif and Thor must head out to protect it.  Back on Earth the debate rages on what it means in Gods walk among men.  It’s an interesting first issue that picks up where the last series left off.

Story: 8.25 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.25

Namor: The First Mutant #9 – The latest arc has Namor struggling with the rule of his kingdom as a break off faction of Atlantis challenges his authority.  The story is decent, but doesn’t blow me way.  I’ll give this arc a try, but if it doesn’t improve, I think it’ll be my last one for the series.

Story: 7.5 Art: 7 Overall: 7.25

New Mutants #24 – And with a blink the Age of X is over, but the ramifications will continue.  The story was pretty cool, but not quite as epic as some other events.  If anything I was a bit disappointed at the somewhat predictable cause.  The big thing though will be how this carries out throughout the year as the reverberations from it trickle out.

Story: 8.25 Art: 8 Overall: 8.25

The New York Five #4 – And thus ends Brian Wood’s second volume of his look at four college students comes to an end.  The series is fantastic as I’d expect of his writing.  Underneath it all, it’s also a love letter to New York City, one that after reading, you can’t help you were a part of it.

Story: 9 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.75

Osborn #5 – I think this series shows off why I like Norman Osborn so much.  He’s a villain many moves ahead of us, thinking of the big picture.  It’s kind of hard to not like someone so Machiavellian in their actions.  Here’s hoping we get more of this.

Story: 8.75 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.75

Planet of the Apes #1 – For fans of the movies, humans and apes now live in an uneasy world together and after an assassination that truce might end.  The first issue is decent enough, hopefully the series kicks up, but as far as setting the tone and up a story, this issues does that quite well.

Story: 7.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.75

Power Man and Iron Fist #4 – All kinds of craziness is going in what feels like a cheesy “B” movie in comic form.  But it’s a fun read.  The dynamic between the new Power Man and Iron Fist is entertaining.  As a whole a decent, but flawed read.

Story: 7 Art: 7 Overall: 7

Secret Avengers #12 – We learn more about John Steele’s past and are hinted at what the Shadow Council is about.  I think we’ve got some new big baddies, hopefully they live up to their reputation and how they’ve been set up.

Story: 8 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8

Secret Avengers #12.1 – Steve Rogers takes on Wikileaks and actually makes a pretty solid case in his argument.

Story: 8.75 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.75

Uncanny X-Men #536 – I wasn’t a big fan of the first Breakworld storyline, so this follow up isn’t quite doing it for me either.  I’m just waiting for the fireworks to really hit later this year.

Story: 7.5 Art: 8 Overall: 7.75

The Walking Dead #84 – It’s always after the darkest moments we see a glimmer of hope.  Everyone is at their darkest in this issue, with things looking completely over, but then there’s the hope.  After 84 issues, is that what writer Robert Kirkman has been trying to instill in us?  That no matter how bad it all seems, there’s always hope?

Story: 9 Art: 8.75 Overall: 9

Venom #2 – Venom takes on Kraven on a mission to destroy some vibranium.  The second issue continues the set up in what still seems like it’ll be a promising series.

Story: 7.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.75

X-Men #10 – The X-Men continue to battle Dark Beast.  There’s a lot I liked and a lot I didn’t.  It was a fun arc, but not a memorable one that’ll keep me talking for a while.  But still, a few good issues.

Story: 7.75 Art: 8.25 Overall: 7.75

X-23 – Daken and X-23 chat and deal with someone trying to start up a new Weapon X program.  The issue with this mini-crossover isn’t the lack of fireworks, but too many double crosses and zig zags.  It does get old after a bit.

Story: 7.25 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.25

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It was an interesting news day in the comic industry.  The right went apeshit over the latest issue of Action Comics (more on that later) and I wound up in a twitter fight about piracy and torrents, sigh… all in a day.  I’m sure you were glued to the twitter back and forth and might have missed a lot, here’s the news and reviews of the last 24 hours or so.

Around the Blogs:

MTV Geek – Marvel Series’ Hit Netflix Instant Streaming April 29th! – As if you needed more of a reason to get Netflix.

Around the Tubes Reviews:

IGN – Age of X: Universe #2

IGN – American Vampire #14

IGN – The Amazing Spider-Man #659

IGN – Batman Incorporated #5

IGN – Brightest Day #24

IGN – Captain America #617

Bleeding Cool – Danger Girl And Army Of Darkness #1 and Amazing Spider-Man #659

IGN – Detective Comics #876

IGN – FF #2

IGN – The Flash #11

IGN – Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #9

IGN – Incorruptible #17

IGN – The Incredible Hulks #627

Comic Book Resources – Justice League: Generation Lost #24

IGN – Justice League: Generation Lost #24

IGN – Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom #6

IGN – The Mighty Thor #1

IGN – Morning Glories #9

IGN – New Mutants #24

IGN – The New York Five #4

IGN – Planet of the Apes #1

IGN – Secret Avengers #12

IGN – Secret Avengers #12.1

IGN – Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Lost Command #4

The Herts Advertiser – Ultimate Avengers 3: Blade Vs The Avengers

IGN – Uncanny X-Men #536

IGN – Venom #2

IGN – The Walking Dead #84

IGN – Wonder Woman #610

IGN – X-Men #10

Comics Girl – Zita the Spacegirl

Comics Alliance – Digital Comics Weekly 04/28/11: 5 Comics You Should Be Downloading

IGN – Comic Book Reviews for 4/27/11

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Yesterday I had fun with data and comic books and launched a new weekly column (but it’ll come out on Tuesdays from now on).  Hope everyone is geared up for the weekend as there’s a lot of comics this week to pick up and read.  Here’s the news you might have missed in the last 24 hours, including reviews.

Around the Blogs:

GeekWeek – Antje Traue Cast As Female Villain In MAN OF STEELWe’ll be getting the third member announcement pretty soon I’m betting.

Comicvine – Stussy Releases A Line of Marvel-Themed ClothingIt’s all about the Geek chic and style.

Bleeding Cool – Greg Capullo’s First Batman And Robin PencilsSome nice art that makes me want to go to Boston Comic Con.

The Beat – Thwipster aims to be Groupon for nerdsPretty cool.

IGN – This Week In Digital Comics – 4/27/11For those who don’t like physical copies..

GeekWeek – The 10 Best Supermans Of All Time – Yes, there’s been over 10 Supermen that’d result in the need of a top ten list.

Comics Alliance – ‘Green Lantern’ Increases VFX Budget as Hollywood Trends Towards Deadline DisastersThe special fx at times looks a bit cheesy, here’s hoping this money will fix that.

Kotaku – Week in Comics – Kotaku each weeks looks at the comic book releases with an emphasis on video game related comic books.

Around the Tubes Reviews:

GeekWeek – Action Comics #900

Evansville Courier Press – Inanna’s Tears

Bleeding Cool – Locke And Key #6 and Brightest Day #24

Comic Book Resources – Planet of the Apes #1

Comicvine – Comic Book Reviews For The Week of 4/27/11

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It’s a wrap of the week, and we’ve got an extra long Around the Tubes since we missed yesterday’s edition.  Below you’ll find the latest news and reviews that we didn’t bring.  Hope you enjoy!

Around the Blogs:

The Beat – Rob Granito launches pay-for-chat plan; plan failsYeah, we won’t be paying.  But, if someone wants to pay to interview me….

ICv2 – ‘Dark Knight’ in PittsburghRoad trip anyone?

ICv2 – ‘Green Lantern’ InjuryInjuries are very common, Spider-Man just has a bad wrap and some horrible PR.

NY1 – Manhattan Company “Saves” Comic Books For The Digital AgeNice to see digital comics get more coverage.

Fantagraphic Books – SPX adds Diane Noomin, Johnny Ryan as guestsI probably should start planning interviews and coverage now, I guess.

The Beat – SPX unveils 2011 flyer by Craig Thompson — UPDATED with more guestsLooking forward to this show.

Comics Alliance – New Avengers Team Up with FDNY for Free Fire Safety Comic [Preview]Marvel continues to team up with New York City government.

Cheat CC – Top 10 Comic Books That Need To Be Video GamesSome interesting choices on this list.  What do you all think?

WonderCon Coverage:

Comicvine – WonderCon 2011: Geoff Johns

Comicvine – WonderCon 2011: J.T. Krul (Part 2-Aspen Comics)

Comicvine –WonderCon 2011: Peter David

Graphic Novel Reporter – WonderCon 2011: Two Views

Graphic Novel Reporter – WonderCon 2011 in Review

Movie Viral – WonderCon 2011 Recap and Gallery

Comics Alliance – Mattel Shows Off Gobs of ‘Green Lantern’ Movie Toys at WonderCon

Examiner – Recap: WonderCon 2011

Comicvine – WonderCon 2011: Green Lantern Emerald Knights Interviews

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Comics Alliance – Action Double Feature

Boing Boing – Anya’s Ghost

Comic Book Resources – Avengers: The Children’s Crusade #5

Bleeding Cool – Brightest Day #23 and Green Wake #1

Bleeding Cool – Nonplayer #1 and Fear Itself #1

Comicvine – Comic Book Reviews For The Week of 4/06/11

Kotaku – Week in Comics

Newsarama – Best Shots Rapid Reviews: FEAR ITSELF, BRIGHTEST DAY, More

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It’s been over a day, and I’m still thinking about Kevin Smith‘s Red State and how much I want to see the movie again, but I can’t unless I want to drop a decent amount of cash and up for some travel.  The news surrounding C2E2 announcements continue to leak out.  What else made the news?  Find out below.

Around the Blogs:

Kotaku – Week in Comics – Do you like video games?  Enjoy comics?  Kotaku, checks out the ones based off the others.

Torontoist – Scott Thompson Goes Straight With New Comic – I love Kids in the Hall, it’s a must read for me.

Backstage – ‘The Spidey Project’ Opens (and Closes) Before ‘Turn Off the Dark’ – Well, that’s one Spider-Man musical done with.

Filmonic – Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion now called Horizons – Think Radical will change the name of the comic now?

CBLDF – C2E2 Liberty Jam! This Saturday! – If you’re in Chicago, help support a great cause.

Around the Tubes Reviews:

The Globe Mail – The Cardboard Valise

Bleeding Cool – Fear Itself: Book Of The Skull and Brightest Day #22

Comics Alliance – Joe the Barbarian

ICv2 – The Long Tail

Bleeding Cool – Morning Glories #8 and Generation Hope #5

Austenprose – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Graphic Novel

Complex – The Best Comic Books This Week: Batman, Spider-Man, Iron Man and More!

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Best Comic Books of 2010


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It’s the first day of a new year and so that means we’re doing our “best of” listing of the top comic books for 2010.  Generally these are comic books that came out in 2010, though some are from earlier times and we got around to reading them.  Keep in mind, this is what I read.  We’ve added some new categories this year, but without further delay, here are the winners!

Best Super Hero Comic – The Invincible Iron Man

Invincible Iron Man #500.1Yes, this series won last year too, but writer Matt Fraction has kept up the excellence with an amazing plot mixing superhero heroics, politics, corporate rivalry and with the latest issue, we learn this is all the tip of the iceberg.

In single issues there’s usually some bigger worldly issue we’re presented with, great banter, often fantastic action and beautiful art.

This is a superhero comic for adults and one series I look forward to each month.

The upcoming Invincible Iron Man #500.1 is the perfect jumping on point to see what you’re missing.

Runner Ups – Secret Warriors, Uncanny X-Force

Best Non-Super Hero Comic –DMZ

DMZ 50Is there a more politically relevant comic book series out there?  Every month we’re given something to think about as we follow Matty Roth through Manhattan which is now a DMZ in the middle of the second American Civil War.

Writer Brian Wood is able to pivot and comment on what’s currently happening in politics and the world challenging our perceptions and not seem preachy at the same time.

With some single issues that stand as some of the best of the year and numerous holy shit moments, this isn’t just one of the most relevant comics out there, but some of the best political commentary of any entertainment medium.

Runner Ups – American Vampire, Chew, The Walking Dead

Best Limited Series or One Shot – Daytripper

DaytripperI’ve handed this comic off to so many people and not only sucked them into this series, but also got them to ask what else is out there?  This showed that comics aren’t about just spandex anymore.

There’s no other series out there that created such an emotional reaction each month.  I’m not embarrassed to admit there were numerous moments I broke down crying or teared up.  No other series has done that before to me.

It’s a shame it ended and hopefully we see more soon from the phenoms Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá.

Runner Ups – Killer: Modus Vivendi, Taskmaster, Velocity

Best Single Issue – Unknown Soldier #21 (New Category)

This series saw it’s conclusion this year but it also brought the best issue of any comic book during it’s end run.

This issue focused on the history of one Avtomat Kalashnikova rifle as it’s passed from one owner to another.  It’s a powerful issue looking at the mass distribution of a weapon that’s been a driver and common tool in today’s conflicts .

Powerful, heart wrenching, and an amazing political and historical statement, this issue is a must read for comic book fans and non-comic book readers.

Worst Single Issue of the Year – Fantastic Four Annual #32 (New Category)

Three words as to why – Time. Travel. Abortion.

Best Graphic Novel/Trade Paperback – Return of the Dapper Men

Return of the Dapper Men HCThere’s no other graphic novel that was more magical this year than Jim McCann‘s and Janet Lee‘s Return of the Dapper Men.

This is a magical world of wonder where time has stopped and adults have disappeared.  Neverland in a modern setting.

A modern classic is the only way I can describe this graphic novel that seems to evoke the best of those magical tales we read, watched and were told as kids.  This is a graphic novel parents will be sharing with their children for years to come.

Runner UpsHow to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less, Cuba: My Revolution, Revolver

Best Event of the Year – Artifacts

Artifacts #1 CoverThe first issue had me gasp “holy shit” out loud and the subsequent ones have just been setting up what will be a hell of a ride.

The public seems to have reacted well with issues going back for numerous printings.

All hell is about the break loose in the Top Cow universe and with Ron Marz‘s talented writing to drive it and some fantastic artists to back him up, there’s a chance this might be next year’s top event as well.

Best Genre of the Year – Zombie

The Walking Dead Zombie Teaser 2One thing makes zombies get the win here, The Walking Dead.  The comic book series continues it’s excellence and the television show had us wanting more after it’s first season’s six episode run.  There’s a reason it was one of the top rated cable series ever, it’s that damn good.  Evidence of it’s spread beyond the normal comic book reading public are the numerous people reading it on my daily commute and my non-comic book reading friends asking me about the series and comic.  I don’t see this type of legs with the big movie blockbusters.  Congrats to Robert Kirkman and AMC.

Runner Up – Noir

Best Comic Tie-In of the Year –Heroclix

Heroclix Web of Spider-manI’m a sucker for Heroclix and picked up the Blackest Night set at Gen Con this year.  I don’t play, but love looking at the detailed figures.  There’s something so much fun about it and I wish I had some local gamer friends that I can break out my figures once in a while and give me an excuse to get more.

With sets based off of Watchmen, Blackest Night, Brightest Day, Jonah Hex, Iron Man, Spider-Man and the DC 75th Anniversary it’s impressive this was a game and company on the brink of collapse not too long ago.

Runner Up – Marvel Universe toys.

Best Comic Book Related Movie – Scott Pigrim vs. the World (New Category)

Scott Pilgrim vs. the WorldIt’s been an up and down year for movies based off of comic books.  Next years crop of movies looks strong, but this year had one stand out and that was the kinetic Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

This was a movie for the Nintendo generation with so much in there even our ADD generation missed some of the winks and nods littered throughout the film.

It holds up after multiple viewings and I know I left with a smile on my face.  Overall it was a year of weak competition but even in a strong year this would be a contender.

On an aside my favorite movies of 2010 were The Social Network, Black Swan, The Town and The Fighter.

Runner Up – The Losers

Best Series Finale of the Year – Ex Machina (New Category)

Ex MachinaI can’t think of a series which ended so perfectly.  To say more would give it all away, but I was beyond satisfied when I finished reading it and hoped for a second volume.

The finale of this superhero as Mayor series answered our questions, gave us some jaw dropping moments at the end and presented a Presidential ticket I might even vote for.

A lot of series left unanswered questions or gave us disappointing ones, but this one never seemed like a cop out and never treated us like children.

The ending was damn near perfect and the series one of the best of modern times.

Runner Up – Daytripper

Best Surprise of the Year – Killer: Modus Vivendi (New Category)

The Killer Modus Vivendi 006 CoverThis is a new category that I thought was appropriate to throw out there.  I look at this as comics you probably skipped in 2010, but you really should go back and check out. 

Killer: Modus Vivendi is the third volume for this character and saw him being manipulated by the CIA and Cubans in a tale about oil and spheres of influence.  Bond and Bourne, eat your heart out.

Not only do we have great action, some intense moments, but there’s also politics and a worldly view you don’t find out in too many other comics.  It’s the complete package in comics for adults.

Runner Up – Velocity, Kill Shakespeare

Biggest Disappointment of the Year – Brightest Day and Heroic Age

Enter the Heroic AgeI “Entered the Heroic Age” and looked forward to tomorrow’s “Brightest Day” and can say “no thanks.”  Does no longer being dark and gritty also mean convoluted and boring?

Marvel and DC comics took a dip this year as they moved away from dark stories and attempted to hark back to the golden age of black and white heroes and villains.  We also got the return of the 90’s with the return of characters we thought and hoped were dead and stayed that way.

This all clearly isn’t lasting long as the Marvel event Fear Itself looms over 2011.  As a hole things just aren’t quite as exciting as they’ve been in years past.

Runner Up – Iron Man 2

Best Character – Killer

I’m so happy Archaia put Killer: Modus Vivendi in my hands.  With it I got one of the best politically charged noir comics on the market and a badass anti-hero in the man we only know as Killer.

He beds the hot chicks, assassinates people with a shot, causes revolutions and destabilizes regions. Bond and Bourne are wimps compared to writer Matz‘s creation.

We get to see politics and the world from outside of an “American” perspective and a cold unrepentant killer and assassin who it’s all a job to.

This was the third volume with more to come.  I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Publisher of the Year – Archaia

ArchaiaSo where’d this company come from?  I don’t think there was one comic I read I was disappointed in or didn’t enjoy in some way.  The hardcovers are just high quality products and stories in between the covers reflect that.  The Killer, Mouse Guard, Cyclops, Critical Millennium and so many more are series you should be reading and if you’re not then you need to check them out.

Many of these series continue into 2011 and there’s many new ones to come.  When I think Archaia, I think high quality and expect the best.  So far they haven’t let me down.

Runner Ups – Top Cow, Marvel

Heroclix Brightest Day Deadman

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Wizkids has released a preview of the Deadman figure for it’s upcoming Heroclix release Brightest Day.

Heroclix Brightest Day DeadmanFrom the Wizkids website:

While Deadman probably won’t be eating any burgers during your games, he will help you dish out some hearty helpings of pain to your opponent’s figures!  His array of support abilities, as well as his very consistent combat values, allow for a host of tactical opportunities during your game!

Not to mention Deadman’s ability to summon friendly figures with the White Lantern Corps and the Brightest Day keywords! WOWZAS! Need some reinforcements? Deadman has your back!

Heroclix Brightest Day Firestorm

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Wizkids has released a preview of the Firestorm figure for it’s upcoming Heroclix release Brightest Day.

Heroclix FirestormFrom the Wizkids website:

The Fight for Control Trait represents Jason and Ronnie’s unbalanced control of the Firestorm Matrix, and allows you access to powers which could be very useful in your game.  Couple this with a dial allowing for many combat options, and you have a versatile and useful aerial figure.

Some mid-dial Running Shot ensures that Firestorm can still bring the fight to your opponents, and the Pulse Wave doesn’t hurt either!

Lastly, let’s not forget that Firestorm can remove those pesky walls or squares of Blocking Terrain your opponent’s figs keep hiding behind! Now your other attackers can take shots at their leisure and Firestorm can continue to support their efforts with that aforementioned Perplex! (Just make sure to roll for Perplex before you give him the Power Action to remove the walls/Blocking Terrain!)

Heroclix Brightest Day Aquaman

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Wizkids has released a preview of the Aquaman figure for it’s upcoming Heroclix release Brightest Day.

Heroclix Brightest Day AquamanFrom the Wizkid’s website:

First off, let’s look at that Trait: The Undead Sea certainly will have your opponent’s thinking twice when you pair Aquaman with other figures with the Atlantis Keyword on your force! The ability to deal 2 Damage in response to one of your figures being K.O.’ed is a great asset, and worked correctly, could be devastating to your opponents’ forces!Aquaman’s bag of tricks doesn’t end there though! As a Transporter, Aquaman also has access to the Move and Attack ability and is able to carry your other figures to where they can do the most good for your force!

Consistent combat values and solid powers make Aquaman an excellent choice for a secondary attacker and support piece (literally! He has Support on his late-dial!), as well as an excellent core for any Atlantis-Keyword-ed team!

And lastly. let’s not overlook that sinister tentacle rising form the Deep! Aquaman’s Tentacle Whip Special Power gives him the benefit of an 8 Range with an unblocked Line of Fire so long as his target occupies water terrain!

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