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New Spider-Man Mandala Debuts in September.


Remember the Spider-Man Mandala we found on an old silk tie? It seems that the big boys in the offices of Marvel Comics dug it. They will be unleashing a brand spanking new one in September, on the cover of Ultimate Spider-Man #2.

Most awesome.

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Joe Quesada is now serving coffee at CBR.





Spider-man, from imagination to reality. If you love that stuff as much as I do, today is a New Day Rising.

Every Friday on CBR, Joe Quesada himself will be slinging ink from the inner chambers of Marvel Comics. The future never looked brighter.

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Sunday Mandala: Spider-Man So Silky and Smooth.



I know it is Wolverine’s big weekend, but Spidey slung some seriously sweet stuff our way on Saturday and now I just found him randomizing this week’s Sunday Mandala with a necktie listing on ebay. Wipe the web off your face and let me explain.



Jango Fett posted a thread on dot org listing a few decks he needed to liquidate. I was lucky enough to plant a claim on the single coolest stall concoction I have ever seen. Here is the list, what should we call it?

4x Aunt May-Golden Oldie (1 Foil)
4x Black Cat- Nine Lives (All EA)
4x Spider-Man- Ultimates (Foil)
4x Spider-Man- The Sensational Spider-Man (3 Slider Version, 1 Foil)
1x Spider-Man- Zombie (Foil)
4x Spider-Man- Alien Symbiote (3 Foil)
3x Spider-Man- Outlaw
4x Scarlet Spider-Ben Reilly (All Foil)
3x Spider-Man- Stark’s Protege (All EA)
1x Spider-Man- Cosmic Spider-Man (Foil Alternate Art)
1x The Sentry- Golden Guardian of Good
1x Galactus-Devourer of Worlds

Plot Twists:
4x Indebted (1 Foil)
4x Gift Wrapped
4x Spider Senses (1 Foil)
4x Spider-Signal

3x Empire State University (1 Foil)
4x New Baxter Building (All EA)

3x Ego Gem (All EA)



 I asked Jango to give me a quick instruction manual on how to play the thing. You know me, I have never stalled in my life. Here follows his brilliant basics. I especially adore the draw engine.



The general idea is to draw most of your deck and brick everything the opponent does until you Galactus him.

The mulligan condition is Black Cat, Ego Gem, or New Baxter Building. I’m assuming you know how the draw engine works, so you just do that every turn for tons of cards in hand.




The ideal play goes like this. (You want evens. It doesn’t really change how you play, but if your opponent has Galactus too, then you still end up with all the life on 9.)

1: Aunt May for a free Spidey.
2: Black Cat with Ego Gem. Start drawing.
3: Spidey Ultimates. I usually save the web counters till turn 5 or so, because you probably won’t lose a character before that.
4: The Sensational Spider-Man.
5: Alien Symbiote: you can use all the extra Spidey’s you’ve probably drawn to pump the 5 drop to gigantic proportions.



 (Editor’s Note: I totally love the idea of the Alien Symbiote swelling with counters, but I am adding one Secret Avenger in case I face a hot little honey named Zazz or something. Now back to the tutorial.)

6: Spidey Outlaw: I would use the 6 from Marvel Knights because he is AMAZING, but that requires Clone Saga, which takes up needed space, so outlaw is the next best thing. You can play Scarlet Spider, but then you don’t get web counters, plus you would need another one in your hand to clone on 7.
7: Stark’s Protege: Yet more stalley goodness.
8: If you have evens, then Cosmic Spidey is your preferred drop, because then you can use your probably massive board to smack up your opponent. If you have odds, the Sentry plus Stark’s Protege means you don’t need to worry about much. Plus by this point you would have gone through at most 42 cards ( With Black cat, Ego Gem, and Baxter up and running on turn 2, more if you also got ESU as well) so you would have a mit full of pumps.
9: Galactus: Play him and the game is probably yours. There isn’t much anyone can do at this point, because you can exhaust every single 9 drop ever made with your 7 and 8.

You need Scarlet Spider by turn 4 to clone Spider-Man. Other than that, you use the web counters you get every turn with the Ultimates Spidey, the 4 drop and gift wrapped to make your opponent angry. The you brick everything with Spider Senses and Spider-Signal.

I had tons of fun with this deck. It’s interesting to see what your opponent tries to do, because they usually only have 1 character to attack with!


So there you have it. Stu soon stalls, and our particular kitchen table world will never be the same.




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Pocket Fighter vs. Marvel Super Heroes?

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Pocket Fighter was always one of my all-time favorite video games. Ten years later, we see what would happen if they cut loose the Chibi on the Marvel Superheroes. Can you imagine the special moves?



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Vs. System Camicia: The Eights.

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Those are the only two eight-cost cards in our Vs. System Camicia deck.

Click here for the Camicia rules, or sit and groove groove on the artwork. Just make sure you let Driver 8 take a break.

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BYOT Golden Age Tournament Report!




Wow, what a good time was had by all.

Round One my War Paint was dried up slowly and surely by JediJames and Spider-Man. The five drop neutered my Zazz, and I could not get the BRPD Signal Device on her to stop the lock. We went to turn eight, and all 18 of my Infernal Minions ended up spent. Game Over.

Round Two I smacked the X-Men around quite nicely, burning for 24 on the final spasm with World War III. I love War Paint, and I am so glad I played it. It is my favorite win condition. Ever.

Round Three I got Hulk Smashed BIG TIME. The only round I saw the Hellboy belt, and Zazz didn’t show until turn six. Ouch. The big green lug swung for 34, then readied and swung again for the win. Oh well, I was close enough to grab a slight taste of victory at least. It tasted like splattered War Paint.

I replaced Mantis with Dr. Light, Light Shaper and Shadow Thief to make it legal for BYOT. I dropped Criminal Mastermind for Invasion Plans and busted three of them in one turn. And you know I ran 4 X-Babies Attack! Mad props to my good friend JediJames for hooking a Stu up with the extra commons.

Thanks to Venom B. A. and Action Comics and Games in Clermont. It was mad fun to turn some superheroes sideways again. I can’t wait for the next one.

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