DC HeroClix: Batman Classic TV Preview

DC HeroClix Batman Classic TV: The Bookworm!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

And welcome back as we continue our journey through Gotham City’s criminal underworld in the upcoming DC HeroClix: Batman Classic TV set!  Today we check out a villain who preformed literary based crimes, The Bookworm!


The Bookworm has an Elaborate Deathtrap ability, as do all villains in the set.  Once per game, give The Bookworm a power action to make a close combat attack that deals no damage.   If the attack is successful, place the hit character on The Bookworm’s card.  A character on this card can use the Escape Deathtrap ability.

The Escape Deathtrap allows the captured character a chance to escape unscathed.  At the beginning of that characters turn, they roll 2d6, while The Bookworm rolls a d6 and adds his Elaborate Deathtrap bonus, to a maximum of 8.  If The Bookworm is friendly, not on the map, or if your result is higher, the character is placed in either its starting area or adjacent to a friendly figure.  If The Bookworm’s roll is higher, deal this character damage equal to the difference, to a maximum of 5, and when the damage is dealt, defense powers can be used.

The Bookworm’s Elaborate Deathtrap is called The Bell Tolls For Thee, and makes his Elaborate Deathtrap bonus equal to the current hour in the 12 hour system.

The Bookworm has a trait called I’m Never Far From My Bookcase of Secrets, which allows him to start the game with The Bookcase attached at no cost.  (We’ll get to The Bookcase in a moment).  The Bookworm can be given a power action to place The Bookcase in any square on the map.  He can be given a power action to place him in the square The Bookcase is in, and then reattach it to The Bookworm.


The Bookworm has a full dial of Super Senses to try to avoid attacks.  The Bookworm also has a special power on his first three clicks called You Know Every Plot, But Can’t Write Your Own, which allows him to use Outwit, but only against a power or combat ability another character on your force can use.  On his last two clicks, he has Close Combat Expert to try to pummel an opposing character.  Costing 45 points, The Bookworm can be played in theme on teams using the United Underworld keyword.

The Bookcase can be played as an object on your force for 6 points.  Characters adjacent to it can use Empower and Enhancement.

Thanks for reading!  Please join us for our next DC HeroClix: Batman Classic TV preview when we visit a villain who changes personalities whenever he receives a blow to the head!  Tune in next time – same Bat-day, same Bat-website!