[EDITOR’S NOTE: Welcome to Clix-Mas 2017, wherein we here at Critical Missives rather foolishly try to provide you with twelve different articles in twelve days, all brought to you by either the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, or the Ghost of Christmas Future! If you need to catch up with our intro to all of this, the first Night of Clix-Mas 2017 can be found right here! And we announced a new Holiday Scenario for our local venue on Night Two! And the Ghost of Christmas Past named a few of his favorite things from the past Clix year right here! On Night Four, the Ghost of Christmas Present left us his Top Ten Figures from Star Trek: Away Team!! Then, the Ghost of Christmas Future gifted us some Irresponsible Speculation about IndyClix!! Later, the Ghost of Christmas Future came back and talked about licensed properties that would make great Clix sets! Then the Ghost of Christmas Present gave us a presentation of the Top Eleven most valuable Heroclix released this year! Finally, yesterday, the Ghost of Christmas Future published an editorial on the putrid state of Marvel’s publishing division and why that makes IndyClix sets even more important to Wizkids!]
Welcome to Night Nine of The Twelve Nights of Clix-Mas, our annual event where our little operation here tries to churn out fresh content for twelve straight nights!
After yesterday’s semi-editorial about the woeful state of Marvel publishing, I thought today would be a great day to look at three recent (read: published in the last five years) Marvel or DC stories that would form the basis for great Heroclix sets (or even just great sets in general)!
So without further ado, let’s dive right in!
1. DARK KNIGHT: METAL:
From the last five years?! How about a story that’s ONGOING RIGHT NOW! Now, Wizkids might have to make a slight title change for marketing purposes–maybe something like “Batman: Metal” or “Justice League: Metal,” although it’s not impossible that they’d be just fine with the name as is.
But this set would allow Wizkids to give us:
–All new versions of the Justice League;
–Cool, creepy generics like Jokerized Robins; more Court of Owls pieces;
–Alternate Earth versions of DC heroes and villains;
Common Prime: Jokerized Damien Wayne;
Uncommon Prime: Joker of Earth-22;
Rare Prime: The Superman of Earth-1 (renegade Superman who the Batman of that world killed by becoming the Devastator);
Super Rare Prime: Nightmaster;
The Dark Knights (The Red Death, The Devastator, The Drowned, The Dawnbreaker, The Merciless, The Murder Machine, The Batman Who Laughs) and Barbatos.
I think a set like this would have DC Heroclix fans really excited, and it would synergize well with this year’s Elseworlds and Harley Quinn sets!
2. TIME RUNS OUT:
This was the lead up to Secret Wars, but that encompasses like two or three years worth of comics!
–You’d have entire teams of alternate Earth Avengers you could draw from;
–Strange, never before seen POWERFUL generics like the Black Priests;
–Ultra powerful Chases like Doctor Strange as the leader of the Black Priests; a new Black Swan piece; Thanos leading the Cabal; and Doctor Doom as Rabum Alal.
All of which would lead us into…
3. SECRET WARS (2015):
This could even be a Storyline OP, right?
But we would get:
–The members of the 616 life rafts;
–The long awaited return of the Fantastic Four, although not quite as we remembered them;
–Any number of alternate versions of all of the Marvel Heroes and Villains–you could cherry pick from your favorite tie-in Battleworld series;
–A Colossal Thing as “The Wall!”
–A Chase Molecule Man, Chase Black Panther (with Infinity Gauntlet), or even…
–An Ultra-Chase God-Emperor Doom!!
So yeah, there are still plenty of other great stories from Marvel and DC out there for Heroclix to adapt!
Which ones would you like to see?
Sound off in the comments below!