(The main article with pictures is in Critical Hit Issue 8)
The second annual New York Comic Con, the upstart spring geek migration that genuflects to the mother of all comic book cons, San Diego, enticed even his Holiness the Pope to come to the Big Apple. All of the major players in the comic industry were present: Marvel, DC, Manga and even the young Independents were present to wow even the geekiest of the comic genre.
The Con opened with a entrance line a mile long and packed with spandex, but I was prepared this year and applied for my educators pass in advanced and walked in the side door.
Spandex highlights: White Queen and the Dark Phoenix, nice.
Spandex disappointments: Nightwing – got his knee caps continually bashed by some ninja dude in a suit. Came to a point where Nightwing was hopping around on one leg holding his knee and crying like a baby, pathetic
After taking in the morning panels I met with Iron Man 49 for the First Annual HCRealms, New York Comic Con: Comic Brawl I. Rules: 500 point unrestricted, not After taking in the morning panels I met with Iron Man 49 for the First Annual HCRealms, New York Comic Con: Comic Brawl I. Rules: 500 point unrestricted, not more than 5% of build total can be feats, must be theme and have a good time. (Disclaimer: the teams are as I remember them and not sure about the feats; most everyone had a lovely protected or two, so to those of you who love to add points – don’t.)
The winner won a trophy – rookie shield trooper and first and second pick from the prize box - supplied by Iron Man 49. Six heroclix players registered to play and where broken into two battle royals of three players each. Winner determined by kill points.
Battle Royal I consisted of:
Player: Honduras Al
Theme: Teen Titans
Nightwing and Starfire
Hawk and Dove
Skrull infiltrator x2
Skrull Warrior x3
z- wolverine (mm) shellhead
z- giantman (mm)protected
z- hulk (sn)lucky break
z- captain america (sn)
z- ironman (mm)
Batman (golden age)
Dr. Fate – e
Dr. Midnight – e
Player: Ironman49 (NYCC event sponsor)
Theme: Bat Enemy
Blockbuster – v
Freeze – v
Harley Quinn (starter)
Ra's al-Ghul (icon) lazpit
Battle Royal I
Skrulls ruled the game. Team Teen Titans had no “T” or any other letter in the word team. They could not make a team attack or any other roll to save there young clix life. And, when they did the skrull made their avoidance roll. It was an ugly day to be a Titan, first team out of the tourney. Team Suck (look at his team for the theme) surprisingly held their own. Poison is an antidote to shape change, but - eventually team Suck lived up to its’ name.
Winner – Skrulls
Battle Royal II Summary
It’s hard to be a giant and even worse to be the undead. Batman Enemy and team JSA came out swinging. Crazy Joker sent his minions into the JSA fray on the first round. Spectre responded and missed. Meanwhile, the zombies crept forward. Team JSA and Joker kept battling and the zombies crept forward. Mr. Freeze went down first to the JSA and the zombies crept forward. JSA and the Joker’s minions cleared and the zombies crept forward. Protecteds were burned by team JSA and Batman Enemy and FINALLY z-wolverine smacked Spectre. Manbat swooped in and applied the killing/winning blow. Moral of the story – zombies are too slow.
Winner – Batman Enemy
Batman Enemy vs. Skrulls. Didn’t see much of the game; bathrooms were far from the gaming area and there was beer to drink. However, the turning point of the game was when Ra’s fell into his Lazarus Pit and came back at full health to wreak havoc upon the skrulls. However, in the end it was a skrull warrior and the skrull general that provided to be too much shape change for Batman’s nemesis to overcome and the skrulls won the day.
Winner of the First Annual HCRealms New York Comic Con: Comic Brawl I: