Greetings, HeroClix fans! Welcome to another exciting preview from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Superior Foes of Spider-Man set! Today, we are looking at two members of the Superior Foes team from the Superior Foes of Spider-Man comic series, Speed Demon and Boomerang!
Up first we have Speed Demon, a Speedster who’s been a member of the Sinister Syndicate, as well as part of the Thunderbolts! Coming in at 80 points, Speed Demon possesses a trait shared by all characters on the Superior Foes team, called Superior to the Other Guys! Once per turn for all characters using the trait, when a character uses the Sinister Syndicate team ability to replace their attack value with Speed Demon’s, that character can also use Probability Control during that attack! Speed Demon also comes with a Clix FX base to use with his second trait, Speed Shadow! Speed Shadow allows him to place the Speed Shadow marker in a square he moves through during an action. Then, when Speed Demon attempts to make a close combat attack, he treats characters adjacent to the Speed Shadow marker as adjacent to him – which goes well with his full dial of Hypersonic Speed and high speed value!
Moving on to the other powers in his dial, Speed Demon has two special powers. His attack special power called Punch You Before You Know It! appears on the last three clicks of his dial, and allows Speed Demon to use of Hypersonic Speed. When he does, he can use Flurry as a free action instead of making a close attack for that action! Speed Demon’s special defense power on his first three clicks of his dial is called I Got Super-Speed, Baby! which gives him Combat Reflexes and, if he moved at all during your last turn, he can also use Energy Shield/Deflection. Wrapping up, he has Indomitable for Willpower to keep him moving as well as Super Senses, and Probability Control toward the end of his dial.
The second member of the Superior Foes we’re previewing today is the self-appointed leader of this version of the Sinister Syndicate, Boomerang! A former professional baseball player, as well as a member of the Masters of Evil and Thunderbolts, Boomerang comes to this team of foes to make one last big score for himself. And, uh…sure…for the rest of the team as well (he promises he won’t betray you!). He possesses both the Sinister Syndicate and Masters of Evil team abilities, and can be played at 110 points for 6 clicks of life, or scaled back a bit at 75 points with 4 clicks of life. To start, like the other members of his team, Boomerang has the Superior to the Other Guys trait. Like Speed Demon, this trait can be used when sharing attack values with the Sinister Syndicate Team Ability, but with a different twist. When taking Boomerang’s attack value, that character can also use Precision Strike during that attack!
Boomerang also has two special powers on his dial. His defense special power called Mid-Air Boomerang Deflection allows him to use his boomerangs to distract opponents from hitting him! This power lets Boomerang use Energy Shield/Deflection, and if he would be hit by a ranged attack while he has no action tokens, you may give him an action token to immediately use Super Senses! His damage special power called Got My Own Gang Now…and They Sorta Listen to Me lets Boomerang use Leadership. However, if he does so and fails, you may give an action token to an adjacent friendly character to remove an action token from him instead! Talk about a team player!
For combat symbols and abilities, Boomerang has a 6 range with two bolts, Improved Targeting – Ignores Characters, and the Flight Ability (thanks to his awesome new Jet Boots!). But that’s not all – Boomerang has a plethora of standard powers on his dial, including Running Shot, Sidestep, Stealth, Energy Explosion, Precision Strike, Toughness, Ranged Combat Expert, and Outwit.
Alas, that’s it for today’s previews – be sure to stop by next time for more exciting previews from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Superior Foes of Spider-Man set! Until next time, be Superior to the Other Guys!