Posts Tagged ‘Halle Berry’


Lovely Leader Ladies At Their Leisure.

March 26, 2010

There are three female Leader characters appearing in the Premiere Edition of Marvel Superstars, and it will be awfully difficult not to play with them. Their faces leave an indelible mark, and their strategies summon like sirens. The first, obviously, is Halle Berry as Storm.

Usually when the word “bounce” and “Halle Berry” are combined, we are talking about something else. In Marvel Superstars, she commands even more attention with her natural abilities. Storm’s charge power is simply nuts. It can clear any size Supporter from the board with the wave of a hand.

Yes, that is Jessica Alba. I guess she was trying to apply the antidote for the extreme blonde they made her wear in the Fantastic Four movies, and that shot makes me grin every single time.

Sue Storm sets up a sizable wall when it comes to Marvel Superstars. Swarm strategies will be neutered and aggro players will come up way short. She stalls – sensationally.

Ha! That is an actual photograph of Jennifer Garner in high school. No wonder she is bringing the pain with her Elektra Leader card. This lovely lady learned her lesson, and now she is Marvel Superstars’ most dangerous assassin.


First Decks!

March 3, 2010

Stormy by Alex “OrangeSodaMan” Lloyd.

1x Storm Leader
3x Xavier’s School Base Resource

18x New York City Resource

3x Knock Out
3x Only the Strong Survive
3x Severe Weather
3x X-Men United
3x Iron Man, Businessman
3x Cyclops, Head of the Class
3x Storm, Cloud Cover
3x Ice Man, Ice Shards
3x Rogue, Power Drain
3x Wolverine, Finisher
2x Professor X, Charismatic


Thirsty by Jaron “Vylokx” Tomsky.

1x Blade Leader
3x Baxter Building Base Resource

16x New York City Resource

3x Blade Flurry
3x Media Darling
3x High Kick
3x Only the Strong Survive
3x Iron Man – Businessman
3x Hannibal King – Nightstalker
3x Ghost Rider – Burnout
3x Elektra – Resurrected
3x Daredevil – Acrobat
2x Typhoid – Decay
3x Blade – Daywalker
2x Blade – Vampire Slayer

Yes indeed, the time is now.  We have enough preview cards to build decks and start playing Marvel Superstars.  Stay tuned to this station for the results of our testing, the first-ever fight will be Storm against Blade.  Thanks to Vylokx and OrangeSodaMan for the lists, the deck names are ours. 

Here.  We.  Go!


X-Men Week: To Beat, To Bounce, or To Swarm?

February 19, 2010

When talking X-Men strategy in the Marvel Superstars Trading Card Game, there are three major themes.  Wolverine is all about beating the enemy to a bloody pulp while healing your own wounds.  Storm is bouncy, and Professor X swarms the board like an all ages punk show with a five dollar cover.  Which is your style?

Whether you beat, bounce, or swarm, it looks like the rest of the team will be ready to prop you up. Take a look at this Cyclops.  It is obviously tailor-made for the X-babies low-cost swarm theme. It also gives any other character-based deck a good kick in the pants.

Fill my hand with supporters? Yes please. Especially when the Weather Witch is fixing to bounce the other side to high heaven.

Oh my, that is strong. And, just in case you like the sound of bouncy board control but want to run the Professor or Wolverine leader, you got this little rain dance at your disposal.

The X-men are not playing nice in Marvel Superstars. Whichever direction you take them, they are taking no prisoners.  Enemy beware.  These mutants are swinging every which way but loose.


X-Men Week: Storm’s Alter Egos.

February 16, 2010

In terms of pure power, this girl stands above all the other Marvel Superstars cards that have been previewed.  For purely aesthetic reasons, its eye candy thrills like nothing else we have seen.  It is no wonder, therefore, that Storm currently has a commanding lead in our Miss Mutant Universe poll.

Now let’s look at who else she has been.

Yes, we get to play 007 when it comes to naming our decks.  Halle Berry was a Bond girl.  It doesn’t get any better than that.

No, that is not Tony Stark.  This is a shot from the movie Gothika.  It was a bit of a bomb, but maybe you have a taste for bad movies.  If so…

Yes, Storm was Catwoman.  No, I don’t know anyone who considers it one of her finer moments.  It will provide some crossover kookiness when we are selecting nicknames for Marvel Superstars decklists, and Halle Berry had the last laugh.

Yes, Oscar, you will have a new home in the Marvel Superstars Trading Card Game, especially when playing a Storm/Rogue combo.  Good times straight ahead, one month away!


X-Men Week: Miss Mutant Universe.

February 13, 2010

That may be our favorite Valentine of all time. In honor of our unbounded love for the Marvel Superstars Trading Card Game, we are offering you an opportunity to embrace the mutant female of your choice.

Who will you choose?




Jean Grey.


Kitty Pryde.

Whichever fantasy flavor floats your boat, this is your shot. You decide who wears the crown.

Vote early, vote often!


X-Men Week: Be Storm’s Valentine.

February 12, 2010

What. A. Beauty. That card was just released on the mothership. Not only does it blow all the other previews straight to kingdom come, but it heralds a hurricane of impeding Halle Berry domination in the Marvel Superstars metagame.

Remember, you start each game with three Base resources in play. Notice, this Storm can exhaust the entire enemy economy with one violent wind.  Realize, this is a whole new game from this day forward.

I think I’m in love.


The Leader We Can’t Wait For.

December 11, 2009

The fire has been lit. When Upper Deck announced that Storm would be one of the first fifteen Leader Characters in the upcoming Marvel Superstars trading card game, it began burning a hole in our brains.

We do not know what her ability will be. We have no clue whether her strategy will be based on zapping bolts of direct damage or sweeping whirlwinds of control.  We only know one thing. Her cards are gonna look awful good. Turning Halle Berry sideways FTW.