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 Colossus: Former Juggernaut and Colossus: Rigid Morals, the common and uncommon version of the card.
Art: Tom Grummett, X-Men Forever #11
Comic origin: Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin, aka Colossus, was created by writer Len Wein and artist Dave Cockrum and debuted in Giant-Size X-Men #1 in 1975.
The character transforms himself into a metallic “organic steel” form and also is physically strong along with superhuman stamina and durability. For a time the character was the Avatar of Cyttorak aka the Juggernaut!
Born on a Soviet collective farm, he has sister Illyana and older brother Mikhail.
The character has been a member of the X-Men, Excalibur, an Acolyte, and X-Force, died from the Legacy Virus and been resurrected.
Live action version: The character has appeared in numerous animated television shows and live action films. Daniel Cudmore played the character in 2003’s X2, 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, and 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. He also appears via CGI in 2016’s Deadpool. In that film Andre Tricoteux and T. J. Storm provided motion capture, Glenn Ennis provided initial face shapes, Greg LaSalle the final facial performance, and he was voiced by Stefan Kapičić.
Card playability: The cards are expensive to purchase and generally to field though a 1 cost to field and 5A 5D is pretty nice. The ability to deal 1 damage to everyone or 2 to all level 1 characters when fielded is an easy way to clear to board if needed. I myself shy away from cards that cost 6 or 7 like these two.
Card vs. Comic: The two cards don’t quite work for me as far as translating the character to card, but they do if you think about his being the Juggernaut. That’s a character that rolls through his enemies since “nothing can stop him” so in that sense dealing damage to everyone works really well.
Final Thoughts: This could be a pretty useful character, either version, but my play style doesn’t match the high cost.
WizKids provided Graphic Policy with FREE product for review.