Pojo's HeroClix "Click of the Day"
Once upon a time there was a scientist named Alec Holland, who was
researching in the Louisiana swamp when he was attacked, his research
destroyed and he left for dead at the bottom of the swamp. When Dr. Holland
emerged from the swamp, he was transformed. The Swamp Thing was straight
horror creation in the Jekyll and Hyde vein under it's first run, written
largely by Len Wein and drawn with power by Bernie Wrightson. That all
changed with Saga of the Swamp Thing Number 21 written by Alan Moore. Turns
out, Dr. Holland actually was dead, but his memories and spirit passed into
a creature that formed into existence as a result of the experiments
combining with the swamp. Swamp Thing then went into sort of an extensential
existence, exploring his own identity as a scion of nature, and also as a
cornerstone of the DC Magical Universe. For several years Moore weaved
magical tales that eventually found Swamp Thing falling in love with the
niece of his greatest enemy, Abby Arcane, AND they had a baby together. Alan
Moore's writing on Swamp Thing led directly to the formation of DC's Vertigo
Imprint, and radically changed the nature of comic books forever. As DC's ad
line went at the time "Comics Aren't Just for Children". Indeed.
Veteran Swampy is a macho 93 points, but you get 11 clicks of health for
that. He's got 8 Speed, 11 Attack, 15 Defense and 3 Damage. Phasing and
Plasticity aid the speed, Super-Strength, Impervious and Toughness round out
this heavy hitter. Swampy is going to be around awhile, and he's going to
kick some butt before he goes down. And he's a swimmer too.
He's a level 5 rare, but again he's from Hypertime, so his realized prices
should be pretty low. I love the sculpt though, reminds me a little of the
great line of Swamp Thing figures from the late 80's.
Playability 4 of 5
Collectability 2 of 5.
gotta love this guy! Even his ROOKIE version has only ONE click of KO! His
vet version is a monster, sporting Impervious, Thoughness, Super Strength,
Phasing and more! He has high values (as high as Supes anyway) and only
costs 93 points! Pinch me, I'm dreaming!
200- Games: 3.75/5
300+ Games: 4/5
Sealed Box: 5/5
The Bottom Line: 4.25/5
|Two words. Holy Crap! For ninety three points
you get this? An 8 movement
with Phasing, a crushing 11 attack with Super Strength, a wonderful 15
with Impervious, and 3, natural damage. And Plasticity, which, because of
Indyclix, has become a heck of a lot more useful. Pure power. Use him if you
him. If you don't, what are you waiting for? Christmas?
200:2/5 (too small a team)