Tuesday, March 1, 2011

All Star Superman Part 6: Super Rares

In Web of Spider-Man the Super Rare spots are taken up by a lot of Spider-Man’s villains, both classic and new, some never before made. All Star Superman seeks to do the same injecting new life into outdated characters and introducing new opponents.

Red Hulk’s spot goes to an equally “red” powerhouse - the Communist Superman from the Red Son Elseworld’s story.

Annoyance villain The Spot trades places with annoyance villain the Prankster.

Never before made Morlun loses his place to never before made Eradicator, from the Reign of Superman story arc.

Bruce Banner’s girlfriend Betty turned into the Red She Hulk, while red head Maxima tried to make Superman her lover.

Classic Spider-Villain Doctor Octopus moves over for penultimate Super-Villain Darkseid, featuring his version from Final Crisis as a way to distinguish the figure from his still competitive Crisis version.

Spider-Man ally and foe Sandman makes way for another 4th World figure - Highfather, a perfect counter to the Lord of Apokalips.

Mischevious Mysterio uses illusions to frustrate Spider-Man, so it’s fitting that the equally frustrating Mxyzptlyk takes his spot.

Self aware, 4th wall breaker Deadpool can easily translate to some-time Superman foil, and 4th wall breaking Ambush Bug.

The Green Goblin is arguably Spider-man’s greatest foe so it’s fitting that GG’s spot goes to another epic Superman villain - Cyborg Superman.

Finally, while I want to give the Iron Man/War Machine duo’s place to two men of steel (Superman and Superboy) I feel compelled to include Bizarro Superman in the set, but because he was recently included in the Arkham expansion, I want him with a twist. What better way that with a World’s Worstest duo, featuring both Bizarro and Batzarro?

That wraps up the SRs nicely with some of Superman's most colorful friends and foes.
  • #50 Red Hulk SR = Superman (Red Son)
  • #51 The Spot SR =Prankster
  • #52 Morlun SR =Eradicator
  • #53 Red She-Hulk SR = Maxima
  • #54 Doc Octopus =Darkseid
  • #55 Sandman SR = Highfather
  • #56 Mysterio SR = Mxyzptlyk
  • #57 Deadpool SR = Ambush Bug
  • #58 Green Goblin SR = Cyborg Superman
  • #59 Iron Man/War Machine SR = World’s Worstest (Bizarro/Batzarro)
Next we'll examine what could possibly be the Chase figures in this set, and look at the LEs as well.

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