Set: Marvel Ultimates
Rarity: 2-4, [LE5]
Costs: 31, 44, 58
Health: 6, 7, 9,
SSADD: 8/9/15/2, 9/10/16/2, 10/10/17/2, [9/10/16/2]
Powers: Leap/Climb, Super-Strength, Super-Senses
LE has all powers plus Perplex
Experienced adds Incapacitate, Vet adds Willpower
Ranged Attacks: 1 Range 4 (all versions)
Team: None, None, Spider-man, [Spider-man]
There’s a little movie that’s releasing nationwide to
theaters today, you may have heard of it. It’s a sequel, and I know what
you’re going to say, all sequels suck. Well, not all, but most. I can
pretty much guarantee you this movie won’t suck, even though I didn’t get
into any advance screenings, I’m confident that Sam Raimi and company have
made a decent film. Oh you know the film I’m talking about right? It’s the
second Spidey flick of course! Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco
and Alfred Molina star, and in a bit of synergy, we’re reviewing the brand
new Spidey figure from Ultimates. Does Spidey finally get a decent Heroclix?
Read on true believer!
Well, this much I can tell you, these Spideys are CHEAP CHEAP
CHEAP. Which is always a major warning sign. Looking at the stats, only
the Vet and LE are really playable. Sure the Rookie and Exp. will fit on a
lot of teams, but that doesn’t mean you’ll want to play them. The Vet at 58
points is cheaper than the CM, AND the IC version (and by definition the Uni
version too), but come on, Spidey is better than this. It’s really sad that
the best version of Spidey is now an LE that is a tournament prize (though I
understand that Ultimates will carry random LE’s in boosters now).
So let’s break it down further, shall we? The Rookie has low
stats and crummy powers. Good thing he’s only a couple points more
expensive than…say scrubs. This is truly the Peter Parker as rookie Spidey.
The Exp has a little more power adding Incap to the end of the dial, but the
stats still stink. The Vet is worth using as a third tier attacker only,
but he does have the Spidey TA, and that never sucks. The LE is by and far
the best of the four, and as I already mentioned, that’s just sad…and
Finally, let’s look at the sculpt and values…you know I
always end my reviews this way, why would this one be any different? This
time we get Spidey on a stick. Yes, that’s WK’s new post thing that they’re
debuting in this set. I thought there was going to be some rule change that
went along with the post, like never losing Leap/Climb, but I’m not sure. I
love the post, and the backpack, as seen so many times in the comics, but
after the fantastic leaping Spidey in Critical Mass, we get…err…another
leaping Spidey? Come on there must be SOME other sculpt we could get.
Oh, and Spidey’s REV set are Commons and Uncommons, which
means they’ll be plentiful. Joy. More Spideys. Actually that wouldn’t
suck for me, since I only have three or four Spideys as it is. So far REV
sets are going for as high as $7.50, but that will change, and it’s only
that high because it’s Spidey. The Vet not being a Rare will hurt the
long-term collectability. The LE, though, the skies the limit on that
baby. That LE will be the most popular Spidey figure, until the Masterpiece
version comes out in Mutant Madness.
Playability first, then Collectability out of 5.
Rookie 2, 2
Exp 2, 3
Vet 3, 3
LE 4, 4
And here’s a new portion of WildWill’s reviews: Punichu’s
Comic Recommendations: This first time I asked Puni for what Doc Ock
appearances he’d recommend the neophyte read. He says: “Amazing
Spider-Man #113-115 when he was wooing Aunt May and #131 when he tried
to marry her are good for a chuckle. Some of that came out this month
reprinted in Essential Spider-Man #6. Another good read would be
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1, which is reprinted in Essential
Spider-Man #1. That’s issue has Doc Ock helping form the original
Sinister Six! I never really enjoyed any Doc Ock/Spidey stories, though.
the best Doc Ock story to me was Fantastic Four #267 where Reed tries
to get him to help with Sue's first birth, but Ock's insane connection to
his arms stops him from wanting to help.”
Next time: More Ultimate Madness. And more Movie Tie-Ins.
He had a movie already this year, and the DVD is slated for this Fall. You
know him, you love him…it’s…oh darn he shot me….aaaaaaaahhh……..