Marvel Dice Masters: Deadpool: Blind Al
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.
Next up is Blind Al: Stay in the Deadhut, the common version of the card.
Art: Walter McDaniel, Deadpool #20
Comic origin: Created by writer Joe Kelly and artist Ed McGuinness Blind Al debuted in Deadpool #1 in 1997. Al was living with Deadpool in the “Deadhut,” his house in San Francisco. Though her origin has never really been revealed its been hinted she was involved with British Intelligence. Deadpool was hired to kill her, but what happened is unknown. Later he would capture her and the two would have a weird relationship where she was a prisoner, friend, housekeeper, Greek Chorus, and mother-like figure.
The character was originally intended to be the first Black Widow and responsible for Deadpool getting cancer.
Live action version: Actress Leslie Uggams portrays Blind Al in the 2016 feature film Deadpool.
Card playability: This card is highly playable allowing a way for you to ping your opponent. The card is similar to the super rare Batgirl in that you can deal 1 damage to the die and then you deal 1 damage to your opponent. With a 3 MASK to purchase and total cost of 1 to field and 2 defense on the first level, this is a perfect card to do that sort of damage, constantly pinging your opponent.
Card vs. Comic: Kind of? Deadpool would hurt anyone who tried to help Blind Al escape but not her, so in that sense it works in a way and fits the two character’s odd relationship and history.
Final Thoughts: This card is fairly cheap to purchase and cheap to field and if played right, it’ll be beyond irritating to opponents. Sounds like my type of card!
WizKids provided Graphic Policy with FREE product for review.