GTM #239 - Marvel HeroClix: Fantastic Four Cosmic Clash
by WizKids



Are HeroClix players ready to experience the Fantastic?

Releasing in early 2020, the new Marvel HeroClix: Fantastic Four Cosmic Clash starter set features the return of Marvel’s First Family to HeroClix for the first time since 2012!

This starter set features fan-favorite characters Mr. Fantastic, The Thing, the Human Torch, Invisible Woman, the Silver Surfer, and Dr. Doom. If your store doesn’t already have a HeroClix community – that’s okay! This starter set’s packaging is intended to merchandise side-by-side with HeroClix or board games. Players can enjoy head-to-head play with the standard HeroClix rules or scenarios, as well as HeroClix play for 3 or 4 players!

Included in the starter are six characters with their character cards, as well as dice featuring the Fantastic Four logo, four full color maps, a Powers & Abilities cards, the HeroClix core rulebook, and Campaign rules. The four maps are utilized in Campaign play and feature iconic locations like Castle Doom and Reed’s lab.

Players will be able to play using the Fantastic Four against Doctor Doom, the FF against Doom against the Silver Surfer, or with a handful of other options to help keep the game fresh! Future scenarios in the campaign will be impacted by how your team fares in the current one, granting a ton of replay value.

Not only are the sculpts in this Starter Set brand new, they’re better than ever! With dynamic poses and awesome detail, these belong in every HeroClix collection. If you’re a Fantastic Four fan, they can’t be missed! Furthermore, each dial features multiple starting lines and point values, making sure that if you want to fit them into your HeroClix strategy you’ll have a ton of flexibility. Let’s take a quick look at two of the iconic characters included in this set - the Invisible Woman and Dr. Doom!

First up, Sue Storm - a.k.a. The Invisible Woman - can be played at either a point value of 100 or 75 points, making her a versatile addition to teams of any point configuration. She has a trait called Hide and Seek which allows her to choose one of the following as a free action: Either opposing characters can’t target Sue unless they start their turn within three squares of her, or, terrain markers are considered clear terrain this turn for line of fire purposes this turn if Invisible Woman is within 4 squares of them. Sporting special defense powers, a STOP click, and high stats across the board, Invisible Woman is a great piece for defensive purposes. You may surprise opponents if you decide to pivot with her – she’ll be able to reposition deftly with Sidestep and make some long-range multi-target attacks. Whether you’re ahead or behind, she’ll be a great resource!

Dr. Doom, like every other character in this set, is a versatile character to have. For versatility, he can be played at a point value of 300, 200, or 100 points. At his full value, Dr. Doom has 11 clicks of life, making him an absolute powerhouse, while also hitting for over 5 clicks of damage at his top dial. He has an incredibly powerful trait granting him improved Leadership. Rather than removing an action token from an ally, he can remove one from himself. If he succeeds in using Leadership, he gains Improved Targeting - Ignores Hindering terrain - meaning that defensive bonuses and powers triggered by being in hindering terrain are effectively useless against him - but that’s not all! He also gains Protected status against Mind Control and Outwit, meaning that those powers are useless against him for that turn. However, with that comes the side effect of other powers and abilities not being able to remove action tokens from Dr. Doom. Dr. Doom can easily stand toe-to-toe against the toughest of teams and is an invaluable asset at any point value. No one rivals Doom!

The long-awaited return of the Fantastic Four to HeroClix is going to be a year-long event. First, Marvel HeroClix: Fantastic Four Cosmic Clash launches in early 2020 with this Starter Set. Later in the year, their expanded cast of characters will hit the tabletop with a Booster Brick, and soon after that – The Search for Galactus!