DC’s Deck Building Game is a decent way to step in the shoes of the greatest heroes Warner Bros owns the copyright to. The likes of Superman and Batman can handle any monster, alien or mad scientist that comes their way. But what happens when things get a bit supernatural? Superman may be the Man of Steel, but in the cosmic game of rock-paper-scizzors, magic beats steel any day. In those situations, you call up a different breed of hero: Justice League Dark.
It’s anyone’s guess how James Gunn will handle Batman in the new DCU, but we’re running out of ways to interpret the Dark Knight without repeating ourselves. The big screen has seen a super-campy Batman and a super-serious Batman. Last summer’s “The Batman” found its own reason to exist by focusing more on Mr. Wayne’s detective skills (and it’s not dead, “The Batman Part II” is still happening, it just won’t be part of the main DCU).
For quite a long time, the bread and butter of collectibles company Cryptozoic has been figurines of popular characters, DC superheroes most prominently. They’ve come out with a lot of them by now. We suppose they figured they had to shake things up, because their latest product is just….PART of Batman. Specifically, his hand.
Last December we alerted our readers to the existence of a Kickstarter meant to fund three card games based on the art of Steven Rhodes. We were almost too late to report on them as the campaign was on its last day. But if we didn’t manage to inform you about it soon enough, and you missed your shot to pledge, there’s good news: the games are officially out as legitimate retail products, thanks to Cryptozoic.
You can’t keep a Battle Wizard down, and that’s why Cryptozoic is preparing an unprecedented SIXTH tabletop product for them…and this time they’re giving it the subtitle ANNIHILAGEDDON 2 — XTREME NACHO LEGENDS.
In 1992, Sean Young Michelle Pfeiffer made waves as Catwoman in Batman Returns. Other Catwomen have taken turns in the role since, but none have been quite as iconic, whether that was due to the movie being terrible (Halle Berry’s unfortunate role) or the character barely resembling Catwoman at all (Anne Hathaway in Dark Knight Rises). Somebody we might have another Catwoman that measures up, but for now, only Pfieffer gets her own statue.
It’s the future. Batman is old and retired. But in his absence, Gotham has decayed into a crime-infested cesspool, and Bruce decides he must suit up one more time. That’s the basic plot behind The Dark Knight Returns, one of the greatest Bat-stories ever told. And in 2021 you’ll be able to live it, as Cryptozoic introduces Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Board Game. But if you want a copy, you’ll have to hurry. The Kickstarter campaign went live on January 31 and expires in less than two days.
To those of you who have been waiting for Cryptozoic’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Board Game to launch its crowdfunding campaign, I have good news. They’re….ALMOST ready to launch!
As you know, Cryptozoic mainly deals in products based on licensed properties. But they have an original character, a mascot — he’s short, he has a skull for a head and his name is Bob. Bob hasn’t been in much Crpytozoic merch….until now. You can add one of several Bobs to your shelf for free, if you’re lucky that is.
Sorry we didn’t learn about this one earlier, but there’s a Kickstarter going on for a tabletop card game based off the art of Steven Rhodes, and it would be criminal not to mention such a thing here — but there are only a few hours left. Hopefully this message reached you in time.
It’s the future. Batman is old and retired. Suddenly a teen named Terry — wait, let me start over.
Cryptozoic Entertainment, makers of minatures and tabletop adventures based around your favorite characters, is gearing up to celebrate the long-delayed release of Wonder Woman 1984 with their own card game based on the movie. Presumably, this card game has been sitting around complete for quite a while as well, but they seem to feel confident enough in the latest release window to reveal this product.