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Big News About Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

As always, I am using trading cards to illustrate my bliss. Today the joy is spinning like a Playstation disc inside my brain. We are a bit closer to the confirmation of Squirrel Girl in Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and rumor has Mysterio swimming into the line-up alongside her.

There is a “leaked list” of the characters that will be included in the game. If this were accurate, all our dreams would come true simultaneously. Here is the Marvel roster that has been mentioned:

  • Wolverine
  • Dr. Doom
  • Iron Fist
  • Iron Man
  • Super-Skrull
  • Dormammu
  • Deadpool
  • Captain America
  • Hulk
  • Magneto
  • Spider-Man
  • Mysterio
  • Kingpin
  • Thor
  • She-Hulk
  • Squirrel Girl
  • Ultron
  • Hawkeye
  • Misty Knight
  • Silver Samurai
  • Psylocke

Like all things that seem too good, this one began to taste bad right away. As soon as we started to celebrate, our hopes were slightly dashed. In Tokyo this morning, Capcom revealed two intense official truths. First, we will be fighting with X-23 as a playable character. Second, there will be a simple mode for noobish button smashers everywhere.

The sigh of relief we felt in knowing that the special moves will be easy to bust was instantly tempered by the fact that X-23 is not on the “leaked list”. Does that mean Squirrel Girl and Mysterio are out? Of course not. It could still be possible. The waiting continues, but at least we have leather jeans and female claws to groove on while we wait.

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Thursday Thirteen: Wicked Visual Bliss.

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Wow.  It has been six entire months since I did a Thursday Thirteen. We are back in the saddle again.  With a vengeance!

One of my favorite things to do on the interwebs is a secret I will share with you today. Go to www.deviantart.com and search for “marvel masterpieces sketch”. You will find hours of wicked visual bliss, I promise. Today my TT gives a little taste.

That first set of hand-drawn cards that were inserted randomly into the packs is from anjinanhut. Let’s count down the characters starting with that first set of nine and showcase their myths with a corresponding Vs. System card, shall we?

1. Shuma-Gorath. Everyone’s favorite pink tentacled Chaos Dimension special move busting giant alien from Marvel vs. Capcom!

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2. Doop. My students said they heard him called The Big Green Potato on television. For shame. All the X-Statix DEMAND RESPECT. Especially when they are morphing into Wolverine. Thank you.

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3. X-23. Sounds like a spray lubricant. Does she free up rusty bolts?

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4. Doop again. No wonder I love this set of drawings so much. Who is he transforming into this time?

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5. Whirlwind. Featured on the most beautiful Dave Devries painting in all of Vs. System. Sorry, Chaos Magic, but I love this one with all my heart.

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6. Doop for a third time. Steve Rogers, eat your big green potatoed heart out.

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7. Constrictor? Sorry, no Vs. System card for you.

8. Fourth Doop, this time Squinty.

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9. Deadpool. The man (zombie) who wears Squirrel Girl underoos.  Really, he does.

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That completes the first round, here goes the final four.

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10. Sentinel Mark IV. You didn’t think I would get throught this list without at least one blast of shiny purple, did you? It is my blood type, after all. That one was painted by gravyboy.

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And then there were three.

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11. Mysterio. Fresh from the twisted sick inkwell of Narcomics. Gotta love a dude with a fishbowl on his head, even if he doesn’t have any real superpowers. This is all an illusion anyway.

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12. Thanos. The glove, the purple face, the utter purity of devotion to death.

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It doesn’t get any better than that. Unless I can find…

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13. Squirrel Girl! You thought I would say Mulletman? Sorry, I am nuts for the bushy tailed tree rodents and Doreen Green is the most powerful superhero the world has ever seen.

First one from Celestial4Ever, second by LisaR. After I post this, I am scurrying straight up the nearest tree.

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Thanks for visiting my return to the land of Thursday Thirteen, your eyes will recover from Wicked Visual Bliss Overload in a matter of minutes. Maybe.

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