Greetings HeroClix fans, and welcome to another entry into our Clix It Up series, this time focusing on the titular character from the Marvel HeroClix: Superior Foes of Spider-Man set. That’s right, we’re digging deep on different takes on Peter Parker himself, Spider-Man!
Up first, we’ve got the 049 rare version of Spider-Man from the Superior Foes of Spider-Man set, who brings two very powerful traits, as well as two tremendous special powers to the game. His first trait, Trusty Spider-Sense allows Spider-Man to use Super Senses, and he can also evade attacks made by characters using Precision Strike. Additionally, when he’s hit by a ranged attack, you increase the result of this roll by 1! His second trait is called Spider’s Web, which states when Spider-Man hits, after actions resolve, you may attach his Web marker to a hit target, removing it from anywhere else. The character with the Web marker can’t move without breaking away, can’t automatically break away, and other characters don’t have to break away from that character. Finally, when that character successfully breaks away, remove the Web marker. His first special power that we wanted to look at appears on his movement, Unmatched Mobility, and gives this version of Spider-Man the ability to use Hypersonic Speed, but only to make close combat attacks. Finally, on attack is the special power Last Ditch Effort, which allows him to use Precision Strike – and, in addition to that, you can give him a free action to make a close attack!
Our next version of the Wall-Crawler puts out eyes squarely on one of the most popular iterations of Spider-Man, the 2015 008 LE from the Marvel HeroClix: Symbiote Monthly OP Kit. When he wore the black costume, Spider-Man was a more aggressive, more powerful version of himself – but with some distinct weaknesses, which we’ll get into.
First, he has a stack of Improved Movement, including Ignoring Elevated Terrain, Ignoring Hindering Terrain, and Ignoring Characters – meaning this Spidey has the most mobility from top to bottom on his dial than any other that we’ll look at today. His first trait, Sonic Sensitivity, plays into the weakness we spoke about earlier – with this trait, Spider-Man can use Toughness. However, when he’s hit by an attack using Energy Explosion or Penetrating/Psychic Blast, after actions resolve, you’ll place an action token on him if he has less than two action tokens. His second trait is called Webbing, which states that when Spider-Man hits with a ranged combat attack and actions resolve, roll a d6. On a result of a 4-6, the hit characters can’t move, be placed, or make ranged combat attacks until your next turn. Finally, to show the power of the Symbiote, we have two special powers – the first is called Aggressive Arachnid, which grants Spider-Man the ability to use both Charge and Flurry. His second special power on defense is called Symbiote-Enhanced Spider-Sense, allowing him to use Super Senses. Additionally, you can modify Spider-Man’s defense value by +1 against ranged combat attacks.
Next up is a distinctly different version of Spider-Man, the Iron Spider! The 056 Chase from the Marvel HeroClix: Amazing Spider-Man set, Iron Spider is a powerhouse – and he gives you a built in set of options! His trait, Morph: Spider Armor, allows him to be given a move or close combat action. After those actions resolve, you may replace him with any other character with this trait, the Morph: Identity Crisis trait, or the Morph: Changing Frequencies trait on the same click number. Iron Spider has two special powers – the first, called Gliding to the Rescue, states that Iron Spider can use the Flight ability and Running Shot. His second special power is called Three “Waldos,” which allows Iron Spider to use Flurry or Perplex once per turn, and he can only use Perplex to target himself. Now, at first glance, Iron Spider might seem lesser than the two previous looks of Spider-Man, but where he lacks in traits, he more than makes up for in combat values. With over 70% of his dial being able to naturally break through defenses without the use of any other powers, three targets for ranged attacks, double digit attack values across the board, and his Indomitable nature, this Spider-Man is more than capable of holding his own against any other version!
Our final version of Spider-Man is a more… Superior version – the Superior Spider-Man! The 060 Super Rare from the Superior Foes of Spider-Man comes loaded with three traits to show how superior he is to other versions. First up is the trait Superior Spider Arms, which states Superior Spider-Man can use Flurry. When he does, he can use Probability Control, and when he hits, the hit character’s defense value is modified by -1 until your next turn. Up next is the trait Call In Help From The Spider-Verse!, which claims that once per turn, for all characters with this trait, when Superior Spider-Man hits an opposing character and after actions resolve you may roll a d6 that can’t be rerolled. On a result of 3-6, place another friendly character with the Spider-Man Family keyword adjacent to this character. His third trait, Spider’s Web, is identical to the same named trait from our earlier Spider-Man entry – it states that when Superior Spider-Man hits, after actions resolve you may attach his Web marker to a hit target, removing it from anywhere else. The character with the Web marker can’t move without breaking away, can’t automatically break away, and other characters don’t have to break away from that character. When that character successfully breaks away, remove the Web marker. Finally, Superior Spider-Man has one special power, called It’s My Life, I’ll Fight to Keep It, which allows him to use Super Senses, Toughness, and Willpower.
That’s it for Clix-It-Up this go around – a look at four versions of Peter Parker, one of the most iconic characters in comics.
What’s that? Superior Spider-Man isn’t just Peter Parker, but also Otto Octavius? Huh…imagine that. Stay tuned for our next Clix-It-Up and visit your friendly local game store to get the Marvel HeroClix: Superior foes of Spider-Man set today!