Greetings, HeroClix fans! Welcome to another exciting preview from the upcoming DC HeroClix: The Joker’s Wild! set! Today, we blast into the Golden Age of comics-- all the way back to All-Star Comics #3 published in 1940-- to look at a fast-moving and hard-hitting pair of founding members of the heroic sub-theme in this set… the Justice Society of America or JSA for short.
Speaking of short, our first hero Al Pratt (aka The Atom) may be small in stature, but makes up for it with his incredible strength and fighting skills! The proverbial 98-pound weakling studying at Calvin College, Al Pratt was trained by none other than boxing champ Joe Morgan. The Atom may only be 25 points, but he is no light-weight! Sidestep gets him into the fight, Combat Reflexes helps him to avoid incoming punches… before Al lays them out with his Close Combat Expert which can give him up to a whopping 5 damage on his top click!
The Atom also features a shared trait that will be seen on all the founding JSA members in the set called A Simpler Time. With this trait, when another friendly character with the JSA team ability uses it to share the defense value from The Atom, they will also receive a bonus of +1 to their defense if they are being targeted by a close attack.
Next up, we look at the speedster of the team— The Flash! Born in Keystone City, Jay Garrick was a Scientist who worked with hard water. During one such experiment, Jay was struck by lightning, granting him the speed of Mercury, allowing him to become The Flash! At 35 points, The Flash possesses two standard powers— Hypersonic Speed and Super Senses— with impressive speed and defense values to keep him out of danger and solid attack values to be able to stick those hit-and-run attacks.
The Flash’s A Simpler Time trait allows his JSA teammates to use Super Senses for an attack if they share his defense value, however they only succeed on a result of a 6.
With the low point values of the Golden Age line-up of the Justice Society of America, players will be able to field an impressive 9-figure JSA team! Keep an eye out for more awesome previews from DC HeroClix: The Joker’s Wild! including more denizens of Gotham City, more JSA members and figures from our other heroic sub-themes—The Outsiders!
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