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This Girl Is Trouble.

March 16, 2010

Yikes.  The Elektra deck is looking more terrifying with each new preview card.  That 5-drop will start thinning the enemy hand on your second turn?  People are going to HATE seeing that chick hit the board.  Especially when she can’t be killed.

Very, very scary.  Make sure you click on over the the mothership for the full article.  This girl is trouble.

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Our Favorites So Far.

March 15, 2010

Today we are taking stock.  With over 50 Marvel Superstars cards revealed so far, we have enough to play favorites.  Let’s choose the best of each card type, starting with Base Resources.  Each player starts the game with three bases in play, so the action can begin immediately.  The Baxter Building card is a magnificent example of perfectly matching the movie image with the card frame.  Check out the parallel curves on the top and bottom.  Aesthetic brilliance, excellent on the eyes.

New York is the obvious choice for our favorite City Resource, since it is the only one we have seen!  Every time we catch this shot in the Incredible Hulk movie, our fingers start itching for real Marvel Superstars cards.  Gotta love that Lady Liberty.

Favorite Leader character was a tough decision.  The Storm card calls to us with an open hand, but Jessica Alba’s eye is just a bit louder.  Very difficult choice.  Our article avatar was the deciding vote. 

This pick was much easier than it should have been. We have never, ever seen Mystique look so cute. Yes cute. Shots like this are going to make the Premier Edition of the Marvel Superstars Trading Card Game one of the most thrilling games ever to be released. We are in bunches, waiting to see what other surprising photographs were chosen to embellish our favorite Marvel movie characters. Good times.

Our top Special Action card is not only a favorite all-time movie moment, it is incredibly powerful in the game. If Blade can build a deck that consistently gets to his 8-drop, the Flurries will be spectacular. We simply cannot wait for the full set so this bad boy can start busting.

We end with The End of Days, our favorite previewed Action card. That scene in Ghost Rider was cool enough before it was immortalized on cardboard. Now it will live forever.

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Upper Deck Makes A Reassuring Statement.

March 14, 2010

In case you heard about the recent layoffs and were worried, ICv2 has gotten a statement about the future from Upper Deck, and it sounds promising. Here is the money quote:

“Upper Deck’s entertainment division is not being ‘shut down.’ Upper Deck has several upcoming entertainment releases and the Company expects to remain in the entertainment category.”

So it looks like Marvel Superstars will live to fight another day!

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Villains Week: It Gets Worse.

March 13, 2010

If you have ever played a Trading Card Game, you know how nasty that card will be. If you have tested Marvel Superstars with proxy cards prior to its release, you may not be able to sleep at night.

Since Marvel Superstars decks will be limited to only three copies of each card, Doom’s Power Grab will really hurt. Since missing a drop crushes momentum drastically, it may be fatal.

We shall see.

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Villains Week: The Most Beautiful Splash.

March 12, 2010

What a wonderful way to end a truly terrifying week. Madame Mystique. I must admit that this particular photograph is one of the best images I have ever seen from the X-Men films, and we can all agree that her ability is pure dynamite for future toolboxing in the Marvel Superstars Trading Card Game. Having this seductive shapeshifter pop up on the mothership gives us a new sense of possibility for the future. We are crossing our fingers harder than ever for the release of the game, especially with such spectacular cerulean skin calling us toward the Villains team.

Simply gorgeous.

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Villains Week: This Is What I Was Afraid Of.

March 10, 2010

Hoo boy, our heroes are in trouble.  The mothership has released two new Doom based Villains cards. They. Are. Sick.

Personally, I don’t want to be Doom.  With Power Grab looking quite the combo enabler, however, I am sorely tempted.

Just what I was afraid of.

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Villains Week: Evil Goodness.

March 7, 2010

Just in case you have not been exposed to the ultimate evil in the Marvel Superstars Trading Card Game, that is The End of Days.  It was fully revealed Friday in our latest article on the mothership.  It is a super-rare, and it is very viable in the game.

We have been playing Marvel Superstars for the past couple days with printed proxies.  We know, for certain, that it will be possible to pop 8 resources to clear the board.  In honor of The End of Days, we hereby post all the Villains cards heretofore revealed.  Happy Sunday!