Marvel Dice Masters: Deadpool: Agent Carter
This November sees the newest release for WizKids‘ Dice Masters, Marvel Dice Masters: Deadpool. The set is focused on Deadpool’s world including the X-Men and Weapon X, but the set also includes some other familiar characters and the first appearance of the Inhumans team affiliation. I’ll be reviewing a card a day until the set’s release in a few weeks. But, beyond discussing the cards and how they fit into the Dice Masters game, I’ll also focus on the characters themselves and if the card reflects their comic history.
First up is Agent Carter: Answered the Call, the rare version of the card.
Art: Renaud Mu, Agent Carter: SHIELD 50th Anniversary (2015) #1 Variant
Comic origin: Margaret “Peggy: Carter first appeared in 1966 in Tales of Suspense #77 Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. As a teenager, the character joins the French Resistance and becomes a fighter who serves alongside Captain America. The two fall in love, but an exploding shell gives her amnesia.
As a teenager, the character joins the French Resistance and becomes a fighter who serves alongside Captain America. The two fall in love, but an exploding shell gives her amnesia.
In the comics, she also was originally the older sister of Sharon Carter, but that was later retconned and she became Sharon’s aunt.
In other comic versions, she marries Captain America in “House of M” when he isn’t frozen and the Earth-65 version she is the long-lived director of S.H.I.E.L.D. filling the roll of Nick Fury… including an eye patch!
Live action version: Hayley Atwell portrayed the character in various films including Captain America: The First Avenger and her own show Marvel’s Agent Carter.
Card playability: This card is absolutely playable! A cheap 2 FIST to purchase with only a 1 total cost to field, the card and die is cheap, cheap, cheap! While the die is active, it increases the cost to field Sidekick dice by 1. This is a huge ability as popular meta teams like Bard rely on fielding Sidekicks, so anything to increase the cost to field them will slow things down. Her cheap cost too means it’s a die that will be purchased early and fielded quickly. But, there’s a drawback too. That increased cost applies to you too, so hopefully your own team won’t rely on Sidekicks too much. This is a card that’ll be sought after and absolutely played.
Card vs. Comic: I think the card’s text and even the stats are a good reflection of the character. While she’s good with guns, I always saw her more defensive than offensive, but as part of the French Resistance, she harried the enemy so being an irritant and increasing the cost of Sidekicks is a good way to reflect that.
Final Thoughts: This card is a MUST GET. I think it’ll shake up the meta a lot and you’ll see entire teams built around it.
WizKids provided Graphic Policy with FREE product for review.