HeroClix Online, the digital version of the collectible miniature toy strategy game featuring characters from the Marvel, DC Comics and other franchises, is currently in the process of hosting its paid beta version, giving early adopters a chance to take part in testing an early version of the game on the cheap. Parent company WizKids gave Co
As something of an action figure dude, I usually see WizKids' HeroClix franchise as equal parts collectible and game. In terms of pure playing, however, the collector issue seems like it could be an issue
Awesome: Tales Designed to Thrizzle creator Michael Kupperman's next project, Mark Twain's Autobiography, 1910-2010, will be out from Fantagraphics soon.
Manga: Japanese fans who attend Fullmetal Alchemist: Milos no Sei-Naru Hoshi on July 2 will get an exclusive copy of Fullmetal Alchemist vol. 11.5 by Hiromu Arakawa. Nice!
Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 fans into HeroClix, prepare for a miniature plastic dream to come true -- WizKids is bringing Street Fighter figures into the fold this summer. Kicking things off with a starter
The "Brightest Day" is coming to tabletop gaming. The series is already well underway for most - the comic book series kicked off back in April and it's going to keep on trucking bi-weekly thanks to co-writers Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi
Whether a "Watchmen" sequel ever comes to pass is irrelevant - the brand is sure to continue on. It doesn't matter whether or not the film bombed at the box office, it nonetheless catapulted Rorschach, Dr. Manhattan and the others into mainstream status. So it should come as no surprise whatsoev
While we admit that the logo they came up with is actually pretty brilliant, we here at ComicsAlliance were pretty shocked by last week's announcement that "Watchmen," Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' deeply cerebral work about the nature of super-heroics in "real-world" situations, would now be represented as tiny plastic HeroClix figures.
We can only assume that the decision to do a "Watchmen" HeroClix set was motivated by the fact that action figures just aren't ironic enough, but hey: It could be worse! Even with the question of just what the Comedian's "attack" stat represents hanging over every 'Clix match, there actually are games that would be even less appropriate for the themes of the graphic novel, and ComicsAlliance's Chris Sims and Caleb Goellner are here show just what they'd be.
Whether or not you agree with all of the specific pairings between character and moral/color alignment, it's hard to deny that Geoff Johns' idea to deputize certain members of the DC Universe as temporary Lanterns in "Blackest Night" is kind of great