• DC Bombshells OP Preview

    Hey folks. While many of us are caught up in Nats/Worlds fever thought I'd remind us all there's an OP set this month that may have escaped your attention: DC Bombshells! Taking place in an alternate universe 1940s, DC Bombshells follows the an iconic group of super-powered female heroes on the front lines in World War II.

    First up we have Mera: Queen of Atlantis. An alternate art replacement for the War of Light common, Mera frequently finds a spot in competitive teams to reduce the damage from big attack damage. Alternate art of meta staples is always welcome.

    Next up we have Stargirl. First appearing in DC: Justice League she briefly made a spalsh in some flying sidekick teams, but fell out of favor after other options made themselves available. Her level 2 and 3 fielding costs tarnish her appeal, but her ability makes for an interesting option for people wanting to try a Justice League affiliation team. Being able to basically field any Justice League character at level 2 at least is fairly appealing.

    Lois Lane however piques my interest quite a bit and really starts my creative juices flow. One of the issues with Superman characters is the balance between cost, ability, and speed. Lois Lane giving them all Overcrush opens the field up quite a bit and requires all Superman versions to be reevaluated. One prime candidate is the World's Finest Superman - Hero of Metropolis who costs one less per Superman affiliated character. Unfortunately this Lois Lane doesn't come with the Superman affiliation so would not offer any cost reduction, but at her higher cost and lackluster stats, she would likely end up being a late purchase to make your army of inexpensive Supermen almost unstoppable.

    Check your local store's event page in the Wizkids Info Network and make sure you compete for these cool cards. We once again have a set of very interesting characters with a lot of brewing potential. That Lois Lane alone may be worth it.
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. Shadowmeld's Avatar
      Shadowmeld -
      Who cares about the stats on these dice.... look at the stats on the art!

      What can I say, I'm a fan of Cheesecake.
    1. Strawhatgamer's Avatar
      Strawhatgamer -
      Agreed ... Cheesecake is good! That is until you choke on it...
    1. pk2317's Avatar
      pk2317 -
      I love the art style (and the comic series), I hope they do another set of these. I also like that the Alt Art is a halfway decent meta card, and not just there for thematic reasons.
    1. StrangeBrew's Avatar
      StrangeBrew -
      There are 2 beautiful dovetails with previous promo cards. The 5 cost Superman Trinity War is made for this Lois Lane, and this Stargirl with the Wonder Woman Trinity War would really put a punch into a JL team. (And yes, all of these cards are beautiful, which never hurts.)
    1. chebyu's Avatar
      chebyu -
      Any reason why Lois Lane lost the Team Superman affiliation?
    1. cbone3's Avatar
      cbone3 -
      There was a Supergirl in the promo art. Is this a multi-month event with more to come?