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Superman - Clobberin' Time
Reviewed May 19, 2003

Rank Unique
Point Value 223
Collector's Number 095
Rarity 6

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1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
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If we have to have a Wolverine and Spider-Man derivative in every Marvel Comics set, then it would stand to reason that we have to have a Superman and Batman derivative in every DC Comics set. That's called logic. While over at Marvel we've gotten a Regular Spider-man, Black Costume Spider-Man, Six-Armed Spider-Man, and Ultimate Spider-Man, as well as Wolverine, "Bezerker" Wolverine, "Stealth"
Wolverin, Logan (Wolverine in Civvies) and Weapon X, all of which appeared in regular Marvel Universe COmics (except for the Ultimate Spidey) our DC Counter
Parts are mostly based in the Elsewords sets of Books. Check it out, we've gotten Regular Batman, Batman with Kryptonite Gauntlets (from Dark Knight), Vampire
Batman, and now Superman, Son of Darkseid from Superman: The Dark Side Elseworlds series. (As an aside,I realize that the other three Superman figures,
REV Supes, Black Costume Supes, and OWAW Supes are all from the current DC Comics Universe, it's just semantics after-all).

Now, don't get me wrong, that's not a BAD thing, since Superman and Batman don't really change a whole lot from their Regular Versions, though I guess you could conceivably do a thousand different versions of Bats, what with different Bat Costumes and such (anyone remember Cold Climate Batman?), just like Kenner and Hasbro used to do with their action figures. But I rather like the idea of using Elseworlds characters, since they're so far from what we're used to seeing.
I'd love to see a whole set of figures from the two JSA Elseworlds Series by Dan Jolly and Tony Harris (I can't remember the name of the first one, but the
second one just came out, and is "The Unholy Three" I think.)

Anywho, this is Kal-El if he landed on Apokalips instead of Earth. He's a nasty little punk, who has most of the regular Superman's abilities, and none of the namby pamby Boy-Scout charm that our Clark Kent has in overabundance. There are some big differences though, so pay attention.

Difference Number 1 - He doesn't have heat vision, at least he doesn't USE it in the comic, and therefore he doesn't have the ranged attack in this version.

Difference Number 2 - No Leadership. Whoop-de-do.

Difference Number 3 - He's a Close Combat Expert, and according to the game designer has a potential of 7 clicks of damage on the first turn, and no less than 4
by his last click of health! YOUCH!

Now, let's look at the rest of the dial shall we? As I mentioned his damage goes from 5 to 2 with Close Combat Expert for the whole dial. He'll hit too, with
an attack of 12 and Super-Strength for several clicks. His Defense is strong, of course, at 16 with Impervious for the first 4 clicks and Toughness for the remainder. Supes is also a flyer with a speed of 10 and close combat for the first several clicks.

A nice package of close combat badness, he's a Superman Ally too, and only costs 223 points. He's a one-man wrecking crew, and fits in a 300 point game.
NASTY, simply nasty.

Superman, Son of Darkseid is a level 6 Unique, and since he's from the brand new expansion, he's H-O-T hot. Right now he's one of the hottest pulls you can
get from Cosmic Justice. If you want to go the Ebay route, you're going to pay an arm and a leg, anywhere from $20 to $55 depending, with most of the recent
purchases being made in the $40 range. Personally, I'll buy 6 boosters and try my luck for that price. I don't think we've got another Nightcrawler on our hands, since DC is far less popular than Marvel, and I'm sure CJ was produced in less quantity than CT, but time will tell.

My Ratings:
Playability 5 of 5
Collectability 5 of 5.

YUP, only my second 5 Star Figure. Wonders never cease!
GeneralZev This is my first review and I get to start off reviewing a one-man army more so than Veteran Dr. Doom.

You look at the Son of Darkseid Superman and you say 223, Too Many Points!!! However, you then look at his dial and your jaw drops. Close combat expert his whole dial, by theory he can hit for no less then 4 clicks of damage. Also he starts off with 5 clicks damage, so by theory he can do 7 Clicks OF Damage, stronger then Firelord!! Mix that in with 11 clicks of health, impervious half his dial and the other half toughness. Then finish it off with charge his first three clicks, super strength half his dial, the superman team ability, and a sick-attacking value (12 to be exact). You got you opponent’s team shaking in their space boots and a well worth 223-point figure. Any less and he would be as broken as a Firelord.

300 pt.- 2 our of 5
400 pt and above- 5 out of 5
Sealed Box- 2 out of 5


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