Collecting: Blackest Night HeroClix

Published on February 12th, 2010

wonderwomanDo you play HeroClix? Or do you just buy them to have on your desk ?  Well if your a fan of DC’s Blackest Night then you’ll be happy to know that HeroCLix will be releasing figures of the temporary emergency lanterns.

Included in this set are:

  • Wonder Woman – The Star Sapphire (Love)Though Wonder Woman has proven herself a hero time and again in battle, the message she always seeks to spread in the mortal world is one of peace, equality, and love. During the Blackest Night, Wonder Woman’s earlier death and resurrection by the Greek gods opened her to the influence of Nekron and the Black Lanterns – but her immense love for the planet Earth and all its people allowed her to be saved by accepting a violet power ring and joining the Star Sapphires.
  • The Atom –  The Indigo Lantern (Compassion)He’s my least favorite although I do enjoy the translucent effects on his HeroClix.A stalwart member of the Justice League, Ray Palmer’s life was torn apart when he discovered that his love Jean Loring was a murderer. Even after taking a pilgrimage into the multiverse in search of a new purpose, the Atom found he still felt empathy for Loring and all those who had brought evil upon the innocent. In the rise of the Blackest Night, the Atom’s rare compassion allowed him to join the Indigo Tribe and wield the power of their light.
  • Scarecrow – Now part of  the Sinestro Corps (Fear)I am sure Comic Impact staff member Rob is trying to find a way that he can get his hands on this one.Though his fear toxins gave him the ability to instill fear in nearly everyone, long exposure to the chemicals made the Scarecrow himself unable to feel terror–except when he was pursued by Batman. In the wake of the Dark Knight’s death, the Scarecrow was on the brink of despair–until in the Blackest Night the Scarecrow found a new purpose when he was given a yellow power ring and a place in the Sinestro Corps!
  • Lex Luthor – With his greed-fueled orange power ring (Avarice)Since childhood, Lex Luthor refused to let anything stand between him and what he desired. Though born to wealth and status, Luthor wanted always wanted more, building a path to power paved with suspicions, accusations, and corpses. In the Blackest Night, Luthor refused to aid past allies and strived  only to save himself and what belonged to him–proving himself the perfect candidate for a greed-fueled orange power ring

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  • Mera the Queen of Atlantis –  wife to Aquaman, as she is now part of the Red Lantern Corps (RAGE) Queen of Atlantis and wife to Aquaman, Mera rallied her people in the wake of a planetwide crisis and became the leader of a rebel army determined to take vengeance for the destruction of Atlantis and the death of Aquaman. After the battle was won, she agreed to have the body of Aquaman moved to Atlantis…only to find he had risen from the grave as a Black Lantern. The desecration of the man she loved ignited a new fury in Mera, leading her to the front lines of the battle against the Black Lanterns and the Blackest Night…and earning her a place in the rage-powered Red Lantern Corps!

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  • Barry Allen/The Flash – The Blue Lantern (Hope) who is by far it is my favorite one.The Fastest Man Alive inspired many worlds and universes when he sacrificed himself to save them all, and had risen to near sainthood by the time he was suddenly reborn.  As he struggled to uncover the secrets behind his own return, the Earth was plunged into the Blackest Night.  The Flash found the hope he inspired in others made him worthy to join the Blue Lantern Corps, and that his rebirth might hold one of the secrets to bringing the Blackest Night to an end.

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  • Hal Jordan – Mr. Green Lantern (Willpower) himself.

The War of the Light comes to HeroClix with the DC HeroClix Blackest Night Starter Game! As the Blackest Night encompasses the world, heroes and villains alike are deputized into the Lantern Corps to fight back against the legions of Black Lanterns. Choose a team of lanterns and take them into battle! This starter game includes everything a player needs to play HeroClix, including figures, map, rules and more. The DC HeroClix Blackest Night Starter Game will be in stores May 12, 2010.

Simon Daoudi
Simon@comicimpact.com